project in development

full-length animated film 2D

format 71 minutes

director: Lenka Ivančíková

writters: Katka Moláková Anna Vášová in association with Lenka Ivančíková

lead producer: Michal Podhradsky – Animation People (CZ)
co-producer of the French side: Jean-Francois Bigo – JPL Films (FR)
Polish co-producer: Grzegorz Wacławek (Animoon)

supervising producer on the Polish side: Grzegorz Skorupski (Animoon)

co-produced by: Animation People (CZ), JPL Films (FR), Animoon (PL)

distributor in Poland (LOI): Young Horizons

distributor outside Poland: Les Film Du Preau (FR), KMBO (FR)

partners: 13ka (CZ), Letko Sp. z o. o. (PL)

funding: Czech Film Found (CZ), Creative Europa (EU)

/ Project description /

Eliza, a 6-year-old girl with magical eyes, is experiencing the separation of her parents. Seeking comfort, she wraps herself in Dad’s scarf, which brings her a sense of family closeness. Unexpectedly, she moves to a magical forest, where she finds friends: a plush squirrel and a light deer, with whom she confronts the wolves that symbolise her fears.

The girl learns courage and compassion, and learns the value of friendship. In the magic forest, she finds a tree, Zelun, whom she asks to help her friends. The wolves are tamed and Eliza regains her confidence. In the real world, she meets new friends and receives support from dad. Eliza’s story is about the value of true friendship and the courage to overcome adversity.