War and Peace in the Balkans

War and Peace on the Balkans

Presented by Animateka International Animationsfilm Festival

Programme curated by Igor Prassel



A group of people is celebrating, sitting around the table. The celebration cake is served, but not in equal portions …

Daniel Šuljić
1997 Croatia
Oil on Glass



A symbolic story about a product of society that gets out of control.


David Peroš-Bonnot
2006 Croatia
Stop Motion


Jerky but smiling characters from this short film will take the audience through this animated pageant inspired by a book by Thomas Hobbes called “The Leviathan”, written in 1651. The film is a timeless adaptation with the visual constant of ruins and sewers, and shows the consequences of having taken the decision of choosing the security of the State at the cost of losing one’s own freedom.


Simon Bogojević Narath
2006 Croatia
3D Computer Animation, Stop Motion


After a long sleep, the hero of this story – a Bosnian – awakes and starts building a wonder. His reasoning is not something you should be jealous of, but he is not very different from you, either. You share some things with him, deep inside …


Ivan Ramadan
2008 Bosnia & Herzegovina
3D Computer Animation



The remnants of ruins, stone piles from destroyed houses, walls cracked and covered with impact holes: these unintentional war monuments still stand like a border between two cultures. The camera travels along as an orchestral carpet of sound, subtly reminiscent of war, unfurls. The film was made in 2008 on the borderline of a territory never recognised by international law, the former Republic of Srbska Krajina – a hotspot in the war with Croatia (1991 – 1995) following the „tree-trunk revolution“.


Eni Brandner
2009 Austria
Stop Motion


Brainless Rabbits live in Rabbitland, a perfect world ordered according to the most successful examples of war zones, ghettos and slums. They are intensively pink, have holes in their heads instead of brains, and they are happy regardless of what happens to them. They are the highest stage the evolution has ever reached. Their everyday life is completely fulfilled. The Rabbits spend days voting on free and democratic elections, which take place in Rabbitland once a day, because Rabbitland is an ordered democracy.


Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak
2012 Serbia
Stop Motion


The animated Slovenian western Wanted combines in an ingenious way the traditional Slovenian countryside with the Wild West, with a hint of contemporary criticism.


Boris Dolenc
2012 Slowenia
2D / 3D Computer Animation



Life in the Box is boring and miserable. Until the day a new baby boy starts to grow in the middle of the Box! This baby is very different from other flat-headed inhabitants of the Box. He’s happy, lively and curious. As the baby grows bigger and bigger, the flat-headed neighbours become more and more annoyed with him. Until one day he literally grows over their heads.


Dušan Kastelic
2017 Slowenia
3D Computer Animation