On Saturday 6th March 2021, Czech Film and Television Academy announced the winners of the newly-formed category Best Animated Film. The award went to Jan Balej’s A Colourful Dream.
A Colourful Dream (in original: Barevný sen), Czech Republic, 2020, 74 min
A troupe of traveling performers lands on an island governed by a despotic ruler with strict police control. When, during their performance, a shot fired from circus cannon goes astray, it triggers a series of unexpected events. A young man and woman, Drin and Tuvi, and Nathan the seagull enter into an uneven struggle with totalitarian power. A struggle that eventually changes the fates of all the island inhabitants – both human and feathered.