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Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill A War of Words or Respectful Silence?
A War of Words or Respectful Silence?
Leo Černic
A film commissioned for a school education programme. The goal of this programme is to teach children about their own history and that of their country.
Filmstill A War of Words or Respectful Silence?

A War of Words or Respectful Silence?

Vojna besed ali spoštljiva tišina?
Leo Černic
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia,
Italy
2020
2 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Leo Černic
Mateja Zorn
Leo Černic
Leo Černic
Leo Černic
Samo Jurca

A film commissioned for a school education programme. The goal of this programme is to teach children about their own history and that of their country – especially on the background of the recent wars. The hope is that this knowledge will also be applied to the future, that it will bring colour to the black and white, a smile to the gloom.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Boles
Boles
Špela Čadež
Filip and Tereza have little in common except for the wall between their apartments. Loosely based on Gorky, Špela Čadež makes the puppets dance: a pas de deux of neighbouring lonelinesses.
Filmstill Boles

Boles

Boles
Špela Čadež
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia,
Germany
2013
13 minutes
Slovenian
subtitles: 
English

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Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Gregor Zorc
Tomaž Grom
Michael Jörg
Thomas Schmidl
Oliver Thorm
Johanna Herr

Filip lives next to Tereza, he is a blocked writer, she is an ageing prostitute. They have little in common, except for the wall separating their apartments. One day Tereza asks him to write a letter to her fiancé. But that’s only the beginning … Špela Čadež makes the puppets dance, loosely based on Maxim Gorky: a pas de deux of neighbouring lonelinesses.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Chicory ’n’ Coffee
Chicory ’n’ Coffee
Dušan Kastelic
The richly detailed animated story of a lifelong deception: Day by day, the wife serves chicory coffee substitute, though her husband demands real coffee.
Filmstill Chicory ’n’ Coffee

Chicory ’n’ Coffee

Čikorija an’ kafe
Dušan Kastelic
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia
2008
9 minutes
Slovenian
subtitles: 
English

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Dušan Kastelic
Dušan Kastelic
Dušan Kastelic
Dušan Kastelic
Dušan Kastelic
Cory Collins
Mateja Starić
Iztok Mlakar

This musical, richly detailed 3D animation is based on a Slovenian folk tale which tells the story of a peasant couple from wedding to death and is also the story of a lifelong deception: Day by day, the wife serves chicory coffee substitute, though her bully of a husband demands real coffee. Everyone knows about the swindle; he is the only one who remains clueless.

Lina Dinkla
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Family Ties
Witty
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009
Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009
Špela Čadež
The Far East Film Festival in Udine is dedicated to popular Asian films. Špela Čadež’s trailer for its 11th festival edition is dedicated to the love of noodles that unites nations.
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Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009

Far East Film Festival Trailer 2009
Špela Čadež
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Italy,
Slovenia
2009
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Špela Čadež
Far East Film Festival (FEFF)
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Johanna Herr

Since 1999, the Far East Film Festival, the biggest festival of popular Asian films in Europe, has been held annually in the Italian city of Udine. Špela Čadež was commissioned to design the trailer for its 11th edition in 2009 and delivered a crisp and short, wonderfully incisive puppet animation about the love of noodles – with or without cheese – that unites cultures and continent.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Farewell
Farewell
Leon Vidmar
Lovro steps into the bathtub. A drop falls from the faucet and makes waves – into the past, back to the day he went fishing with his grandfather for the first time.
Filmstill Farewell

Farewell

Slovo
Leon Vidmar
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia
2016
6 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Leon Vidmar
Kolja Saksida
Jerneja Kaja Balog
Miloš Srdić
Julij Zornik
Tomaž Grom
Leon Vidmar
Leon Vidmar
Jaka Kramberger
Teo Rižnar

Lovro steps into the bathtub. A drop falls from the faucet and makes waves – into the past, back to the day he went fishing with his grandfather for the first time. Thoughts, sounds, bath utensils swirl memory and reality together … With this animated melancholia, Leon Vidmar, a student of Špela Čadež, continues in the vein of his teacher’s works in terms of craft and atmosphere.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Kurent
Kurent
Miha Reja
The 2D animation, reduced to clear shapes and colours, interweaves the coming-of-age outburst of its protagonist with the wild and loud Slovenian carnival figure Kurent.
Filmstill Kurent

Kurent

Kurent
Miha Reja
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia
2021
7 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Miha Reja
Boštjan Potokar
Miha Reja
Miha Reja
Boštjan Gombač
Boštjan Kačičnik
Miha Reja

This 2D animation, reduced to clear shapes and colours, interweaves its narrative with the Slovenian carnival figure Kurent. In the evening, a boy on the threshold of becoming a teenager sneaks to the annual expulsion of winter. Wild masked figures romp there and ear-splitting cow bells ring out, and the next morning nothing is the same.

Lina Dinkla
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Coming of Age
Filmstill Last Minute

Last Minute

Zadnja minuta
Špela Čadež, Marina Rosset
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Germany,
Slovenia
2010
2 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Špela Čadež
Marina Rosset
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Marina Rosset
Tomaž Grom
Johanna Herr

The chalk chases the shadow. Once it is captured, only traces of the game remain. Drawing, erasing, drawing again on a porous surface. Like on a sloppily wiped blackboard, shades of images that have long ceased to exist shine through. Špela Čadež stages a race between fleeting and manifest forms that – at least in terms of film theory – knows no winner.

Lina Dinkla
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Liliana
Liliana
Milanka Fabjančič
Milanka Fabjančič uses sepia and pastel-coloured drawings to bring to life the miraculous story of the factory worker Liliana, who carries a shining secret in her heart.
Filmstill Liliana

Liliana

Liliana
Milanka Fabjančič
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia
2019
7 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Milanka Fabjančič
Kolja Saksida
Tanja Prinčič
Teo Rižnar
Milanka Fabjančič
Milanka Fabjančič
Milanka Fabjančič
Matic Drakulić

Misty-eyed and nostalgic, this film takes us into the past. The accomplished illustrator Milanka Fabjančič uses sepia and pastel-coloured drawings to bring to life the miraculous story of the industrious and meek factory worker Liliana. Every night she takes off a shining necklace, every morning she puts it back on. During the day, the secret of her meekness remains hidden in her heart.

Lina Dinkla
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Filmstill Lovesick

Lovesick

Lovesick
Špela Čadež
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Germany,
Slovenia
2007
9 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Špela Čadež
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Matej Lavrenčič
Oliver Thorm
Christina Zimmermann
Mateja Starić
Eli Cortina Hidalgo

A pain in the heart, never-drying tears and turned heads are hard to treat, but fortunately not incurable. In X-ray images and tissue samples, on examination couches and in waiting rooms, always under medical supervision, Špela Čadež’s puppet animation studies the difficult-to-diagnose lovesickness. An animated physiological case study.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Slowenian Animation 2022
Filmstill Mate to Measure
Mate to Measure
Špela Čadež
A hardworking tailer fulfils his customers’ wishes using every means his brain has to offer. But when he meets the love of his life, his thoughts get out of control.
Filmstill Mate to Measure

Mate to Measure

Zasukanec
Špela Čadež
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Germany,
Slovenia
2004
7 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Špela Čadež
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Mateja Starić

Daily life at the tailor’s shop is so tumultuous that sometimes you need to cheat a little to cope. Imagination and spontaneity will not always be enough. When the tailer feels unobserved, he tends to let his brain do all the work. But what happens when love enters the scene and thoughts get out of control?

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Filmstill Money and Happiness

Money and Happiness

Money and Happiness
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2022
Animated Film
Serbia,
Slovenia,
Slovakia
2022
10 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English

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Ana Nedeljković
Nikola Majdak
Jelena Mitrović
Tina Smrekar
Peter Badac
Luce Grosjean
Ana Nedeljković
Nikola Majdak
Leon Vidmar
Nikola Majdak
Milina Trisic
Dusan Petrovich
Julij Zornik

In Hamsterland, everybody is 100 percent happy. Their religion is statistics and the perfect employee is young, a team player and stress-resistant. Even the most mindless computer jobs and piece work drudgery are fun, without exception. Until one day something goes wrong after all and the mantras “think positive” and “follow your dreams” are temporarily silenced. An entertaining polemic on hyper capitalist, neoliberal societies that makes you smile.

Samuel Döring
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Out of Balance
Witty
Work Hard Play Hard
Kids DOK 2022
Filmstill Mouse House
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 …
Filmstill Mouse House

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
Kids DOK 2021
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Muri the Cat – The Big Game
Jernej Žmitek
Today is the derby between FC Cubs and FC Tigers. The cats must fend off the tricks of the cunning Scallywag. Gaudy animation from Slovenia.
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Muri the Cat – The Big Game

Maček Muri – Tekma
Jernej Žmitek
Kids DOK 2021
Animated Film
Slovenia
2020
11 minutes
Slovenian
subtitles: 
English

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Jernej Žmitek
Polona Kumelj
Jure Vizjak
Jernej Žmitek
Roxana D. Bentu
Jernej Žmitek
Jerko Novak
Matic Perčič
Jernej Celec
Sandra Ržen

Today is the great derby between FC Cubs and FC Tigers. With the brawny Cheeky in the goal, the kitten’s victory is all but guaranteed. But their plan is thwarted by the cunning Scallywag. Will his tricks be enough to win the match? “Muri the Cat” is a mini-series based on Slovenian children’s books: gaudy and merry.

Lina Dinkla
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Small Worlds, Big People
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
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Steakhouse

Steakhouse
Špela Čadež
International Competition Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Slovenia,
Germany,
France
2021
10 minutes
Slovenian
subtitles: 
English

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Špela Čadež
Tina Smrekar
Špela Čadež
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Pierre Baussaron
Fabian Driehorst
Luce Grosjean
Johanna Wienert
Clémentine Robach
Zarja Menart
Anka Kočevar
Špela Čadež
Tomaž Grom
Olfamož
Iva Kraljevic
Špela Čadež
Gregor Zorc

Coupledom has its own dynamics. Her professional obligations do not tick by the clock, his cooking and love are extraordinary, but, alas, precisely timed. This all too familiar incompatibility is condensed into murky, acrid roast fumes and ends civilized, but bloody. Špela Čadež gradually slows down the pace, creating a space for the absurd goings-on to penetrate deeper and deeper. Black humour, “well done”.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Love/Without Love
Filmstill Steakhouse

Steakhouse

Steakhouse
Špela Čadež
Slowenian Animation 2022
Animated Film
Slovenia,
Germany,
France
2021
10 minutes
Slovenian
subtitles: 
English

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Špela Čadež
Tina Smrekar
Špela Čadež
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Pierre Baussaron
Fabian Driehorst
Luce Grosjean
Špela Čadež
Špela Čadež
Iva Kraljević
Olfamož
Tomaž Grom
Johanna Wienert
Anka Kočevar
Zarja Menart
Clémentine Robach
Gregor Zorc

Coupledom has its own dynamics. Her professional obligations do not tick by the clock, his cooking and love are extraordinary, but, alas, precisely timed. This all too familiar incompatibility is condensed into murky, acrid roast fumes. What was intended as a pleasant evening for two ends civilized, but bloody: black humour, “well done”.

André Eckardt
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Family Ties