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NFB/Bonobostudio short Hedgehog’s Home by Eva Cvijanović receives Young Audiences Award at Annecy festival.


June 16, 2017 – Annecy, France – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Hedgehog’s Home, directed by Montreal-based Eva Cvijanović and co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Bonobostudio, received the Young Audiences Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s special awards ceremony on June 16. This year marks the fourth time the special awards were presented at the city’s town hall with Jean-Luc Rigaut, mayor of Annecy, in attendance. A second awards ceremony will be held on June 17, the festival’s closing day.

The week-long Annecy International Animation Film Festival, one of the oldest and most important celebrations of animated film in the world, hosts the industry’s leading creators and professionals every year in June.

Hedgehog’s Home, directed by Eva Cvijanović (10 min)

  • Hedgehog’s Home is a film about a hedgehog whose devotion to his home annoys a quartet of beasts who decide to confront him.
  • This film was screened in official competition in the Generation Kplus section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it received a special mention from the jury. It was also screened in three official competitions at Animafest in Zagreb, where it received a special mention (Short Films category) and the Short Film Audience Award.
  • An international co-production produced by Jelena Popović (NFB) and Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio, Croatia), with Michael Fukushima as executive producer.

Eva Cvijanović is an animator and filmmaker who participated in the Hothouse apprenticeship program for emerging Canadian filmmakers (The Kiss, 2011).


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