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16th Oct 2012

  Bretislav Pojar dies 

The acclaimed Czech filmmaker Bretislav Pojar passed away on 12th October in Prague. The Annecy Festival team would like to pay tribute to this great master and charming man.

His work has left its mark on animation.

The Lion and the Song was the winner of the first Festival Grand Prix in 1960.

Read the film info for The Lion and the Song

Bretislav Pojar attended the special anniversary editions of the Festival (25th, 30th, 40th and 50th) and was also a jury member in 1962 and 1997.