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Panorama Short Film 2022
Filmstill Babajanja
Babajanja
Ante Zlatko Stolica
A cinematic conjuring: Ante Zlatko Stolica uses horror film tropes to recall childhood fears triggered by a woman from his grandmother’s village.
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Babajanja

Babajanja
Ante Zlatko Stolica
Panorama Short Film 2022
Documentary Film
Croatia
2022
14 minutes
Croatian
subtitles: 
English

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Ante Zlatko Stolica
Tibor Keser
Vanja Jambrovic
Katarina Zlatec
Iva Ivan
Hrvoje Nikšić
Hrvoje Nikšić
Marin Stolica

In this cinematic conjuring, Ante Zlatko Stolica remembers childhood fears triggered by a deaf woman in his grandmother’s village. The ghost of Janja, an allusion to the Slavic fairy tale character of Baba Yaga, haunts his dreams, lurks in dark places and joins forces with other horror characters. Still lifes, horror films and a gloomy soundscape evoke the unease that still disturbs the director, even after Janja’s death.

Jan-Philipp Kohlmann
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Depth of Souls
Family Ties
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill I Already Know What I Hear
I Already Know What I Hear
Darko Masnec
Hand-drawn strokes forming and transforming to the beat of electronic sound fragments create a space full of successful and failed attempts at communication.
Filmstill I Already Know What I Hear

I Already Know What I Hear

Ja već znam što čujem
Darko Masnec
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Croatia
2012
5 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Darko Masnec
Darko Masnec
Darko Masnec
Darko Masnec
Darko Masnec
Vjeran Šalamon
Vjeran Šalamon

An abstract, extremely reduced miniature that manages to express and capture all the more with minimal means. Only a few hand-drawn monochrome strokes, forming and transforming to the rough beat of electronic sound fragments, create a vast space. It is filled with image and sound signals, with successful and failed attempts at communication.

Lina Dinkla
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Kids DOK 2022
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Mouse House
Timon Leder
Two mice discover a wheel of cheese. One of them flees from the cat, the other finds a way into this paradise. Every bite brings it closer to the collapse of its house …
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Mouse House

Mišja hiša
Timon Leder
Kids DOK 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia,
Croatia
2022
8 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Timon Leder
Jure Vizjak
Maja Zupanc
Jure Bušić
Marica Kicusić
Maja Zupanc
Janez Dovč
Julij Zornik
Tilen Javornik
Veronika Hozjan
Jošt Šeško

Two mice discover a big wheel of cheese. Paradise, no less! But how to get in? One mouse has made it, its little brother is outside on his own and must watch out for the hungry cat. Inside the cheese wheel, the mouse lives like a king, eating its way through the yellow treat. But every bite brings it closer to the collapse of its house …

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Filmstill Nighthawk

Nighthawk

Nočna ptica
Špela Čadež
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia,
Croatia
2016
9 minutes
Slovenian
subtitles: 
English

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Špela Čadež
Tina Smrekar
Špela Čadež
Vanja Andrijević
Iva Kraljević
Zarja Menart
Špela Čadež
Matej Lavrenčič
Johanna Wienert
Gregor Zorc
Špela Čadež
Tomaž Grom

A drunken drive through the night with a badger at the wheel. The car radio is a crooning, rhythmic companion and rhythm generator to the reeling road, the will-o’-the-wisp headlights of oncoming cars. The beginning becomes the end of a bizarre journey that turns our heads not by speed but by narrative sophistication in visually magnificent concentration.

André Eckardt
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Witty
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Panorama Short Film 2022
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Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse
Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda
Absent-minded everyday routines at the “White Horse” café overlap with daydreams and sound loops, until reality loses the ground beneath its feet.
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Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse

Sjeti se kako sam jahala bijelog konja
Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda
Panorama Short Film 2022
Animated Film
Croatia
2022
10 minutes
Croatian
subtitles: 
English

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Ivana Bošnjak Volda
Thomas Johnson Volda
Igor Grubić
Vanja Andrijević
Ivan Slipčević
Ivana Bošnjak Volda
Thomas Johnson Volda
Iva Kraljević
Hrvoje Nikšić
Hrvoje Nikšić
Hrvoje Nikšić
Iva Kraljević
Ivana Bošnjak Volda
Thomas Johnson Volda

In the “White Horse” café, waitress and guests apathetically go through their routines. Meanwhile, the reality surrounding them seems to destabilise more and more: between white noise and the sound of tuning forks, between daydreams of galloping knights and ever-growing mountains of drizzling packet sugar. Ivana Bošniak Volda and Thomas Johnson Volda pile up layers of these images and sounds, until they crack – and clear the way to breathe.

Carolin Weidner
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Out of Balance
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Work Hard Play Hard
Depth of Souls
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Salute to the Sun

Pozdrav suncu
Darko Masnec
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2022
Animated Film
Croatia
2022
9 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Darko Masnec
Stjepan Milas
Vanja Andrijević
Darko Masnec
Darko Masnec
Darko Masnec
Anita Kos
Stjepan Milas
Luka Smetiško
Luka Smetiško
Luka Smetiško
Darko Masnec
Lana Cirkveni

It’s lonely out in space and only the sun can warm you. In his imaginative 2D animation, Darko Masnec makes lines come alive and breathes life into abstract geometrical figures, as if Paul Klee and the Shadoks were celebrating a colourful banquet of metamorphoses. Stylised forms sprout luminescent organic compounds that tell a touching love story in outer space.

Christoph Terhechte
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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The Cars We Drove into Capitalism

The Cars We Drove into Capitalism
Georgi Bogdanov, Boris Missirkov
Competition for the Audience Award 2021
Documentary Film
Bulgaria,
Germany,
Denmark,
Croatia,
Czech Republic
2021
93 minutes
Bulgarian,
German,
Norwegian,
Czech,
Russian,
English
subtitles: 
English

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Georgi Bogdanov
Boris Missirkov
Martichka Bozhilova
Tina Leeb
Miljenka Čogelja
Dana Budisavljević
Jiří Konečný
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Sascha Beier
Simone Baumann
Boris Missirkov
Georgi Bogdanov
Boris Missirkov
Georgi Bogdanov
Emil Granicharov
Jacob Thuessen
Georgi Tenev
Veselin Zografov

A nostalgic trip into a past when buying a car constituted a lifetime’s work – especially for those Europeans who had a maximum of two handful of brands at their disposal. This cheerfully edited collection of auto biographies from socialist production evokes seemingly carefree times when the motorized vehicle was allowed to be simply a status symbol: free from ideological turf wars revolving around the climate crisis and mobility diets.

From Russia via Bulgaria and the Czech Republic to Germany and Norway, love stories between humans and Trabi, Moskvitch and Volga are captured on film. We meet protagonists who are fond of their beloved piece of tin, then or now, or have even amassed a considerable collection. There’s a couple who met and fell in love at a retro car exhibition and still drive the same model today. We meet a sexton who passes on his official car after 32 years of use. We make the acquaintance of a pin-up who always poses in front of vintage cars from the East. They all have a soft spot for these rickety rust buckets, because even though the products of the socialist car industry were usually slow, chunky, tedious to drive and to repair, they were all regarded as showpieces of a successful life. And there was one in almost every family: coveted, long longed-for, assiduously polished.
Lina Dinkla
Nominated for MDR Film Prize
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Witty
State of the World