The movie "SEA" was chosen along with other seventy-four movies to participate in the 17th International Animation Festival which was held from August 23 to August 27. Hiroshima International Animation Festival was established in 1985, as a project commemorating the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing and since then it has been organized every two years. The theme this year was "Love and Peace". A five-member expert committee had the difficult task to choose the best movies from 2,842 entries from 88 countries and regions. The movie "SEA" was the only one from the Czech Republic which advanced to the finals and will be screened at the festival on August 25.
Marharita created a video clip and used the music composed by the instrumental Belarusian band Port Mone Trio which is one of her favourite bands. "The overall footage of my clip is 0:03:49. The video was created in letterbox format 16:9, 25 frames per second. It is a computer-drawn 2D animation with added texture. I created the video as a complete animation. I drew each frame all over again so that the viewer felt that there was no static in the film," describes the author. Her film is a minimalistic and melancholic story about the illusion of freedom and loneliness of a young man in the sea of life, and you can watch it here.
The overall atmosphere of the movie is based on contrasts of black and white and an endless game of changes and metaphors. The main element of this movie is running water, which represents a metaphor for our life, the passage of time and a journey of life which every one of us has to choose.