My Sunny Maad is Oscar-nominated filmmaker Pavlátová’s feature debut. It won numerous prizes at international festivals including the jury award at Annecy 2021, best international feature at Bucheon 2021, and best feature at Animafest Zagreb 2022.
France’s 48th César Awards were held on Friday evening, where Michaela Pavlátová’s My Sunny Maad added another major award to its mantle after winning best animated feature.
2023 Animation and VFX César Award Winners
After winning best European short film at the European Film Awards, Urška Djukič and Émilie Pigeard’s Granny’s Sexual Life kept to its winning ways by scooping the César for best animated short.
- My Sunny Maad (Michaela Pavlátová)
Granny’s Sexual Life is based on the anonymous testimonials gathered in Milena Miklavcic’s book “Don’t Play With Fire, Ass, and Snakes.” In the film, four elderly women reflect on their memories of the old days when they were young. The film was previously screened in competition at Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tallinn Black Nights, and other high-profile international festivals. At the Warsaw Animation Film Festival, it won a special mention for “showing the violent side of the world through a relevant animation technique,” according to the jury.
- Granny’s Sexual Life (Urška Djukič, Émilie Pigeard)
- Laurens Ehrmann, Notre Dame on Fire