Martin Smatana (1991, Slovakia) holds an MA in Animation from FAMU, Prague. During his BA studies, he completed an internship at Nukufilm studio in Tallinn, Estonia. His debut film, Rosso Papavero, premiered at Berlinale in 2015 and went on to win 13 international awards. The Kite is his graduation film. It premiered at Berlinale in 2019.