"I was preoccupied with your letters: in agony, in love, in worry, and in an entirely indefinite fear of the indefinite." - Franz Kafka
Franz and Milena – between them a distance, her husband and loads of letters – it is love that fills Kafka's life with light and hope and at the same time illuminates the fears and darkness in him. The animated short Kafka in Love is based on Kafka's Letters to Milena. It explores less known, but nonetheless extraordinary and puzzling aspects of Kafka's personality.
Zane Oborenko is an animated film director and artist from Riga, Latvia. She has completed BA studies at the Academy of Arts of Milan, and MA in animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Zane has developed a unique author’s handwriting in sand animation. Her diploma film IMG_00:01. JPG (2013) received the Best Student Film award at the Fredrikstad Animation Festival. Zane has created numerous animations for exhibitions and music events. Currently in production is her sand animation short Kafka in Love.
Sabīne Andersone is the managing director of the animation film studio Atom Art, based in Riga, Latvia and a co-founder and member of the Latvian Animation Association. She has produced prize-winning artistic animation shorts and children films in different formats, and was nominated for the Cartoon Movie Tribute award for Producer of the Year with the feature film Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs.
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.