Student / Rising Stars




Light Year Apart

Delí nás svetelný rok

What if you can't breathe without someone who can't breathe with you?

Little Alla longs for a cute plushie from a shop window and he longs for her. They develop an instant friendship but Alla cannot afford to buy him, so she sells all her toys and finally buys the teddy bear with the money she made. But their first hug reveals an unexpected surprise – the teddy bear is allergic to people! He can't breathe and coughs around Alla. The more they are together, the more ill he becomes. In despair, Alla and the teddy decide to separate, but maybe... there is a way to breathe together!

Director’s statement
The main idea behind this story is determination to fight with obstacles in a friednship. Alla is teaching us that every issue has a solution even though we might not see it right away. Willingness to fight for what we love is immensely important and the sooner we understand it the better. That's why our target audience are kids. The most suitable technique is digital 2D animation with naive characters and colorful backgrounds. It is an animated movie with no spoken word so we can reach out to a wide range of children all over the world.


Viktória Taranová

Michaela Čermáková

Country of production


Target audience

children 4-6

Animation technique



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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