The film Graffitiger is a witty and a slightly melancholic story of a lonely graffiti-tiger, whose home-place are walls and facades of Prague buildings. The city, full of dirty corners and streets covered with graffities, is a wild jungle, where the tiger looks for his lost love. The thrilling and on the other hand cheerful story is made by using the actractive combination of 2D drawn animation and live action with actors.
Director Libor Pixa made the Graffitiger as his graduation film, which helped him to complete his studies at the film academy FAMU in Prague. Other members of the crew come from the same university – producer Pavla Kubeckova, cinematographer Jan Suster, editor Otakar Senovsky or sound designer Marek Musil.
The music, that is an important part of this non-dialogue film, was composed by a tandem of Michal Reynaud and Luka Krizek.
The film is very well accepted both by laic and professional public not only locally in the Czech Republic but also abroad. So far the most prestigious and important achievement of the Graffitiger is the nomination by American film academy for The Best Foreign Student Film – Academy Award - Oscar 2011.
Nomination for The Best Foreign Student Film – Academy Awards 2011
The Best Czech Student Film – Czech Lion 2010
The Best Animated Film – FAMUFest 2010
The Audience Award and the second price in the international student film competition in Rio de Janeiro – AnimArte! 2011
The Best Short Animated Film – The River Film Festival Porta Portello
in Padova 2011
The Best Animated Film – The Sixth CILECT Prize 2011 (International Association of Film and Television Schools)
Prize "For the Lyricism" – IX International Festival of Animation Arts Multivision, St. Petersburg
The Best Visual Solution – The International Short Film
and Animation Festival Dyvofilm, Dnetropetrovsk
Grand Prix – Kinoproba Film Festival, Yekaterinburg
The Best Animated Film in Graffiti and Street-art Style – Graff Fest,