Kateřina Karhánková graduated from the Animation Department at FAMU, Prague. She focuses on films for children, often visiting schools to interview kids. Her thesis film The New Species competed at the Annecy 2014, screened at the MoMA in NYC, and was selected to several international festivals where it won awards from both juries and audiences. Her following film, Tony and Mr. Illness, won several awards, including the 2015 Gold Panda.