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JOURNEY TO YOURLAND WON SLOVAK NATIONAL FILM AWARD

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, the Slovak Radio in Bratislava hosted the ceremony of the Slovak National Film Awards Sun in the Net for 2022, awarded by the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA). The award for the Best Animated Film went to our film, the animated feature film Journey to Yourland by Peter Budinský. After the awards for The Kite and Once There Was a Sea…  this is the third award for our company in a row in this cathegory.

Our 3D animated feature film, Journey to Yourland, that is telling the story of ten-year-old Riki, his cheeky new friend Emma and Tidling the monkey as they embark on an adventurous journey to Yourland.

 

Our ambitious feature film has been presented except USA also at festivals in Croatia, Switzerland, Germany and France and has been worked on by more than fifteen artists and animators from all over Europe, from Ireland to the Czech Republic. Journey to Yourland thus stands out for its sophisticated art style with detailed backgrounds evoking the epic video game feel so appealing to young viewers already looking for something more than “kiddie” animation. The film’s visual concept draws on stop-motion visuals, which inspired the stylization of characters and environments and the creation of textures. However, the visual concept is transferred to a digital environment and the film is animated like a classic CGI 3D film. The uniqueness of the technology lies in the use of the Unity game engine in the finalisation of the film and rendering.

 

The film was co-produced by plutoon (Slovakia), BFILM.cz (Czech Republic), The Pack (Belgium) and RTVS, supported by the Audiovisual Fund, the State Cinematography Fund, the Belgian screen.brussels fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Flemish Film Fund VAF, the MEDIA programme and the Bratislava Region. The international sales agent is Beta Film.

The list of all winners you can find here.