World Festival of Animated Film /
short and feature edition 5 to 10 June 2017
World Festival of Animated Film / short and feature edition 5 to 10 June 2017
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Nočna ptica / Nighthawk

Špela Čadež

Slovenia, Croatia / 2016 / 8' 50''


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Tuesday, 06. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 13:00 h
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Europa Cinema, 17:30 h
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A badger is lying motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.

Špela Čadež

Špela Čadež was born in 1977 in Ljubljana. After graduating in design from the Academy of Fine Arts (2002) in Ljubljana, she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Department of Media Design. During her studies she made two animated puppet films, Zasukanec (Mate to Measure) and Lovesick (Liebeskrank), which have been screened at over a hundred festivals all over the world and won more than 30 awards. Since 2008 Špela Čadež works in Slovenia as an independent animation film director and producer. Her animated film Boles (2013) screened at many festivals and won over 50 awards and honours, including a Cartoon d'Or nomination.




Špela Čadež


Finta Film; RTV Slovenija; Bonobostudio


Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež


Mario Kalogjera


Johanna Wienert


Tomaž Grom


Grand Competition Short Film 5
Croatian Film Competition 1