Hedgehog's Home

Eva Cvijanović

stop motion, puppet animation

year: 2017

format: DCP, 4K
duration: 10'

production: National Film Board, Bonobostudio
distribution: National Film Board, Bonobostudio

countries of production: Canada, Croatia


More about the film

In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff.

Based on the classic story by Branko Ćopić and exquisitely directed by Eva Cvijanović, Hedgehog’s Home is a warm and universal tale for young and old that reminds us there truly is no place like home.

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Making of

Scriptwriter and director: Eva Cvijanović
Based on the short story by Branko Ćopić
Narrated by Rade Šerbedžija (Croatian), Kenneth Welsh (English), France Castel (French)
Music: Darko Rundek
Director of photography: Ivan Slipčević
Animators: Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
Puppets: Eva Cvijanović, Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
Sets and props: Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson, Kata Gugić, Dina Karadžić, Marko Meštrović
Design and animation consultant: Tim Allen
Assistant director: Miroslav Šimeg
Optical effects: Elise Simard
Clean-up: Mario Kalogjera
Editors: Eva Cvijanović, Iva Kraljević
Sound design: Olivier Calvert
Technical director: Eloi Champagne
Translation: Amela Marin (English), Vanda Mikšić, Evaine Le Calvé-Ivičević (French)
Producers: Jelena Popović (NFB), Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio)
Executive producer: Michael Fukushima, NFB

Eva Cvijanović (1984) is an animator and filmmaker focused on the storytelling potential of environments and character. Since graduating from Concordia University, she has produced and directed a five-minute independent film (Seasick, 2013), built miniature and life-sized sets for puppets and marionettes, and worked on music videos and multi-media shorts. 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 tale by Branko Ćopić.

Hedgehog's Home (2017), Survival of the Fittest (2017), Seasick (2013), The Kiss (2011), Once Upon a Many Time (2011), Play (2008, graduation film), The Wall (2006, student film)


  • Special Mention, Berlinale 2017
  • Best Film Award, KIKI International Film Festival for Kids 2017


Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (9/2-19/2/2017)
Holland Animation Film Festival (22/3-26/3/2017)
KIKI International Film Festival for Kids (24/4-28/4/2017)
Filmska runda, Osijek (26/5-28/5/2017)
Zlin Film Festival (26/5-3/6/2017)
VAFI International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival (30/5-4/6/2017)
Mo&Friese Childrens Shortfilmfestival Hamburg (4/6-11/6/2017)
Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2017)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (8/6-17/6/2017)
Annecy International Animation Festival (12/6-17/6/2017)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (29/6-2/7/2017)