Apr 13 | 10:00—11:00 | Case Study

How a Strong Director-Producer Relationship Leads to Successful Filmmaking

Why making a film and the bond between producer and director is like a marriage or how to be successful together and not let difficult times ruin the creative relationship.

How to build a long-relationship between producer and director?

The lecture is based on the examples of authors and their cooperation with producer during the 20 years of the existence of MAUR film. Martin Vandas wants to highlight how the professional careers of directors, their job opportunities and their authorship skills are transformed and changed under influence of their movies.

This case studies selected animation projects on which Martin Vandas collaborated with young aspiring filmmakers or students. You will find out how these collaborations started, took place, what impact they had on the direction of the professional careers of the individual filmmakers and what are the important premises of a quality film work.

Martin Vandas Graduate of FAMU – Film Production and FF UK – Film Science, member of the European Film Academy, founding member of the Animated Film Association ASAF, expert of the Czech Film Fund and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, external lecturer of the Department of Animation at FAMU. Martin Vandas is a producer of feature and animated films, several documentaries and TV series (MAUR film). The company’s portfolio includes, among others, the animated feature films Fany the Revolutionary Tale and The Crossing, as well as the short animated films Suzie in the Garden, Mom’s Always Right, Paolo’s Happiness, Daughter and many others.

Moderator: Marta Jallageas (CEEA)

CEE Animation Experience is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA and the International Visegrad Fund.


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Martin Vandas

(Czech Republic)

Marta Jallageas

(Czech Republic)


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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