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Hedgehog’s Home

Eva Cvijanović
2017 | 10 min
Technique: Stop-motion

Selections and Awards

  • Press Award for Best Short Film Anima Bruxelles 2018

  • Official SelectionAnnie Awards – Best Animated Short Subject, Los-Angeles, USA (2018)

  • Official SelectionSundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA (2018)

  • Young Audience AwardAnnecy International Animation Festival, Annecy, France (2017)

  • Audience Award / Special Jury AwardWorld Festival of Animated Film, Zagreb, Croatia (2017)

  • Honorable MentionOttawa International Animation Festival, Canada (2017)

  • Grand Prix - Short Animated FilmKinder Film Fest Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan (2017)

  • Special Mention Short FilmBerlinale International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany (2017)

  • Audience AwardAnimanima International Animation Festival 2017, Serbia (2017)

  • Official SelectionAnima Mundi International Animation Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2017)

  • Official SelectionNew York Film Festival, USA (2017)

  • Official SelectionPalm Springs International ShortFest, USA (2017)

  • Official SelectionFantoche International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland (2017)

  • Official Selection - AnimationYorkton Film Festival 2018

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Synopsis

Background


Short Synopsis


Interview with Eva Cvijanović

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MAKING-OF

Meet the Filmmaker...

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Team


Eva Cvijanović
Director
Biography
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Photo : Martin Cesar


Eva Cvijanović

Eva Cvijanović is an animator and filmmaker focused on the storytelling potential of environments and character. Since graduating from Concordia University, she has produced and directed two independent films (Seasick, 2013, and Once Upon a Many Time, 2010) and was part of the NFB’s Hothouse program (The Kiss, 2011).

Drawn to the immersive power of the tangible, Eva works with felted wool, watercolour and pastels while being equally fluent in digital media. Eva’s experience ranges from working on documentary and puppet films to videogames and more. Her latest venture is Hedgehog’s Home, an NFB/Bonobostudio stop-motion short film based on a famous Balkan tale.


Jelena Popović
Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Photo : Carrier Haber


Jelena Popović

Producer at the NFB Animation Studio since January 2014, Jelena forged her skills as production manager and associate producer on conventional, interactive and hybrid documentary and animation films. She directed and co-wrote the documentary The Knights of Orlando (2007) and edited Patrick Doyon’s Oscar-nominated short Sunday, as well as three editions of NFB’s acclaimed Hothouse program. She co-produced with Marcy Page Theodore Ushev’s Blood Manifesto (Prix Créativité, FNC 2015), Sheldon Cohen’s My Heart Attack, (Best Animated Short, Cleveland Int’l Fest) and Munro Ferguson’s Minotaur VR. With Maral Mohammadian, she co-produced Naked Island, a series of public service alerts by some of the top Canadian animators exposing the dark underbelly of modern times. Her latest releases are Hedgehog’s Home, a stop-motion fable about cherishing one’s home directed by Eva Cvijanović and co-produced by Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio, Croatia), which won over 30 prizes including Special Mention at Berlinale and Prix Jeune public in Annecy, and Manivald, a gender-ambiguous tale about the boomerang generation by Chintis Lundgren, a coproduction with Estonia and Croatia selected at Sundance, SXSW, Annecy and awarded at OIAF, LIAF, NYSFF, Aspen, Denver, Manchester etc.


Vanja Andrijević
Producer (Bonobostudio)
Biography
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Vanja Andrijević

Vanja Andrijević lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. She is the producer and general manager at Bonobostudio, a company focused on the production, distribution and promotion of animated and experimental films.

Previously, she worked as the coordinator at Split Film Festival, the coordinator and producer at production studio Fade In, and the executive producer at the Croatian Film Association and Kenges, an animation production company.

Vanja has been a member of the selection committees at the 25FPS Experimental Film Festival (2009–2010), Annecy (2009), and Animafest Zagreb (2012), and a jury member at several film festivals and pitching forums. She has also organized and coordinated other film-related events, such as promotional activities, screenings and workshops.

She is a member of the Croatian Producers Association.

vanja@bonobostudio.hr


Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer
Biography
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Michael Fukushima

Michael Fukushima has been making films since 1984. He joined the NFB in 1990 to direct the animated documentary Minoru: Memory of Exile (1992), winner of the Hot Docs Best Short Documentary award. Michael became an NFB animation producer in 1997, co-founding the NFB’s flagship emerging filmmaker program, Hothouse, in 2002 and was appointed executive producer of the NFB’s fabled Animation Studio in 2013.

Some notable films in his filmography include Genie Award winner cNote (2004), by Chris Hinton; Shira Avni’s animated documentary Tying Your Own Shoes (2009), which won the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig and the prestigious NHK Japan Prize; Muybridge’s Strings (2011), by Oscar-nominated Japanese filmmaker Koji Yamamura; Oscar-nominated films Dimanche (2011), by Patrick Doyon, and Me and My Moulton (2014), by Torill Kove; and, most recently, Cordell Barker’s If I Was God… and Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses. Michael now mostly produces the producers and offers up sagacity, but he continues to keep his hand in—this year, on the first short film in two decades by Oscar winners Alison Snowden and David Fine, and on Oscar winner Torill Kove’s new film, Threads.

Credits

Written and Directed by
EVA CVIJANOVIĆ

Based on the Short Story by
BRANKO ĆOPIĆ

Narration
KENNETH WELSH

Music
DARKO RUNDEK

Puppets
EVA CVIJANOVIĆ
IVANA BOŠNJAK
THOMAS JOHNSON

Sets and Props
IVANA BOŠNJAK
THOMAS JOHNSON
KATA GUGIĆ
MARKO MEŠTROVIĆ
DINA KARADŽIĆ

Stop Motion Animation
IVANA BOŠNJAK
THOMAS JOHNSON

CG animation and animatic
EVA CVIJANOVIĆ

Puppet and Animation Consultant
TIM ALLEN

Assistant Director
MIROSLAV ŠIMEG

Director of Photography
IVAN SLIPČEVIĆ

Optical Effects and Compositing
ELISE SIMARD

Optics Consultant
LUKA SANADER

Clean-Up
MARIO KALOGJERA

Technical Director
ELOI CHAMPAGNE

Picture Editing
IVA KRALJEVIĆ
EVA CVIJANOVIĆ

Online Editing
DENIS PILON

Technical Coordinators
STEVE HALLÉ
CANDICE DESORMEAUX
RANDALL FINERTY

Sound Design
OLIVIER CALVERT

Foley
LISE WEDLOCK
Foley Assistant
THOMAS GARANT

Narration & Foley Recording
GEOFFREY MITCHELL

English Translation
AMELA MARIN

Musicians
SVEN BUIĆ
DARIO GOLČIĆ
DARKO RUNDEK

Re-Recording
SERGE BOIVIN

Administration
VICTOIRE-ÉMILIE BESSETTE
ROSALINA DI SARIO

Production Coordination
STÉPHANIE LALONDE
DOMINIQUE FORGET

Marketing
GENEVIÈVE BÉRARD
MICHELLE ROZON

Titles
MÉLANIE BOUCHARD

Produced with the Support of
CROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE
CITY OFFICE FOR EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORT OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB

Original Short Story used by Permission of
FOUNDATION BRANKO ĆOPIĆ

Produced by
JELENA POPOVIĆ (NFB)
VANJA ANDRIJEVIĆ (BONOBOSTUDIO)

Executive Producer
MICHAEL FUKUSHIMA

PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA & BONOBOSTUDIO ©2017

 

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