Špela Čadež


year: 2016

format: HD
duration: 8'50"

production: Finta Film, RTV Slovenija, Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

countries of production: Slovenia, Croatia


More about the film

A badger lies 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.


Director: Špela Čadež
Scriptwriters: Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež
Animators: Zarja Menart, Matej Lavrenčič, Špela Čadež
Editor: Iva Kraljević
Post-production: Mario Kalogjera
Voices: Andrej Nahtigal, Karin Komljanec, Gregor Zorc
Music: Tomaž Grom
Sound design: Johanna Wienert
Producers: Tina Smrekar, Špela Čadež / Finta Film
Co-producer: Vanja Andrijević / Bonobostudio
Co-producer: RTV Slovenija

Špela Čadež was born in Slovenia 1977. After graduating in Graphic Design in 2002 she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. During her studies she made two puppet animations that gained international recognition: Mate to Measure (2004) and Lovesick (2007). Since 2008 Špela Čadež has been working as an independent animation director and producer. Her latest film Boles has been screened worldwide, receiving 50 awards, distinctions and nominations.


Nighthawk (2016), Boles (2013), Lovesick (2007), Mate to Measure (2004)


  • Best Animated Film Award, Festival of Slovenian Film 2016
  • Honorary Mention, DOK Leipzig 2016
  • Very Special Jury Prize, Animated Dreams 2016
  • Silver Jabberwocky, Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival 2016
  • Special Mention, Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2016
  • Audience Award, Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2016
  • Best Narrative Short, GLAS Animation Festival 2017
  • Special Jury Prize, ANIMAKOM Bilbao 2017
  • Grand Prix Short Narrative, Holland Animation Film Festival 2017


Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož (13/9-18/9/2016)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (21/9-25/9/2016)
DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (31/10-6/11/2016)
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (3/11-6/11/2016)
Ljubljana International Film Festival (9/11-20/11/2016)
Animated Dreams International Animation Film Festival (16/11-20/11/2016)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (22/11-27/11/2016)
Anilogue International Animation festival (23/11-27/11/2016)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (5/12-11/12/2016)
Piccolo festival dell’Animazione (12/12-29/12/2016)
Sundance Film Festival (19/1-29/1/2017)
Göteborg Film Festival (27/1-5/2/2017)
Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (3/2-11/2/2017)
Cairo International Animation Forum (16/2-23/2/2017)
ANIMA - Brussels Animation Festival (24/2 – 5/3/2017)
GLAS Animation Festival (2/3-5/3/2017)
Animac International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia (2/3-5/3/2017)
Omaha Film Festival (7/3-12/3/2017)
International Women's Film Festival, Créteil (10/3-19/3/2017)
ANIMAKOM - Bilbao International Animation Community Festival (15/3-19/3/2017)
Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival (16/3-26/3/2017)
Athens Animfest (16/3-22/3/2017)
Festival International de Cinéma d’Animation de Meknes (17/3-22/3/2017)
Holland Animation Film Festival (22/3-26/3/2017)
Vilnius International Film Festival (23/3-6/4/2017)
Be There! Corfu Animation Festival (29/3-2/4/2017)
Flatpack Festival (4/4-9/4/2017)
Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival (4/4-9/4/2017)
Animocje Animation Film Festival (23/4-29/4/2017)
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon (1/5-4/5/2017)
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films (2/5-7/5/2017)
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Film (2/5-7/5/2017)
Chilemonos International Animation Festival (9/5-14/5/2017)
NW Animation Festival (10/5-14/5/2017)
Vienna Independent Shorts (1/6-6/6/2017)
Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2017)
Annecy International Animation Festival (12/6-17/6/2017)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (29/6-2/7/2017)