A Cat Is Always Female

Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović

animated-documentary film

year: 2019

format: DCP, HD
duration: 15'46"

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio

Through a feminist lens, the filmmakers pay homage to their professor Marija Ujević Galetović – one of Croatia’s most important sculptors. Marija's life story and views are told through a combination of video footage and animation of her feminine sculptures.

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scriptwriters, directors: Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
animation: Martina Meštrović
director of photography: Jasenko Rasol
editing: Iva Kraljević
dialogue editing: Iva Kraljević, Tanja Vujasinović
music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
sound design and sound mix: Hrvoje Pelicarić
producer: Igor Grubić

Martina Meštrović (1974) graduated on a Sculpture department from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1998. She has held several solo and group exhibitions. In 2004, she joins the art collective Kreativni sindikat, working as a 2D and 3D set designer, animator and director. She lives and works in Zagreb.
Filmography: A Cat Is Always Female (2019), Peter's Forest (2016), Bla (2013)

Tanja Vujasinović (1974) completed MA Fine Art studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2006 and graduated on a Sculpture department from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1999. She works with a variety of media including video, sculpture and sound. She participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She lives and works in Zagreb.
Filmography: A Cat Is Always Female (2019)

 Awards

  • Vedran Šamanović Award 2019
  • Special Mention, Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2019
  • Special Mention, Tabor Film Festival 2019

Festivals

Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (3/6-8/6/2019)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (13/6-22/6/2019)
Croatian Film Days (14/6-18/6/2019)
Tabor Film Festival, Croatia (11/7-14/7/2019)
Anibar International Animation Festival, Kosovo (15/7-21/7/2019)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (21/7-26/7/2019)
Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Greece (10/10-13/10/2019)

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