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 …
Oil on Glass
A symbolic story about a product of society that gets out of control.
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
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 …
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“.
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
The animated Slovenian western Wanted combines in an ingenious way the traditional Slovenian countryside with the Wild West, with a hint of contemporary criticism.
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.