Archeo 29

Vladislav Knežević

experimental-animated film, stereoscopic 3D

year: 2010

format: 35mm
duration: 9'30"

production: Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

Vladislav Knežević takes archive photos from an illustrated entertainment magazine of 1929 as the basis for his experimental-animated film, thus creating an associative, yet disturbing “film journal”.


More about the film

director, script, photography: Vladislav Knežević
animation, compositing, stereography: Mario Kalogjera
editing: Vladislav Knežević, Mario Kalogjera
music: Viktorija Čop
producer: Vanja Andrijević

If the new world ever existed, it is still hidden way behind the horizon. An analogue clock is ticking away the last seconds before world crisis, while a noble patina covers fragments for archaeologists of memory.

A silent relief in between two wars; a time of diffident bodies, of melancholy leisure, of secret divisions of the world.

It is 1929. Peace before an enormous explosion.

The film is also available in 3D stereoscopic version.
Check out the 3D anaglyph version here

Vladislav Knežević (1967) graduated from De Vrije Academie (Audio-visual Dept.) in Den Haag. Professionally works as a freelance director for TV and various productions since 1993. He is into experimental film, video and sound processing since 1988. He has also initiated and organized several film programmes and presentations (Reference to Difference, Videodrome TV edition, 25 FPS International Experimental Film Festival).


A.D.A.M. (2014); Binary Pitch (2013); Archeo 29 (2010); reLocated (2005); Under Construction (2003); Full Range (2001/02); Convergence (1997); X Tactile Transition (1994/96); The Test of the Infinite Dream (1992); In the Colourbox (1989)


  • Best Experimental Film Award, Days of Croatian Film 2010
  • Best Short Film Award, Beyond 3D Festival 2015

Festivals +

Days of Croatian Film (6/4-10/4/2010)
Tabor Film Festival (30/6-4/7/2010)
Split Film Festival (11/9-18/9/2010)
25 FPS Festival (22/9-27/9/2010)
Animanima International Animation Festival (17/11-20/11/2010)
International Short Film Festival Leuven (4/12-11/12/2010)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (6/12-12/12/2010)
Croatian Animated Film Festival (20/2-21/2/2011)
CologneOFF (31/3-2/4/2011)
AniFest – International Festival of Animated Films (26/4-1/5/2011)
AniFest Rozafa (12/9-18/9/2011)
Ourense International Film Festival (14/10-23/10/2011)
International Short film Festival Lille (18/10-23/10/2011)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (25/10-30/10/2011)
Amiens International Film Festival (11/11-19/11/2011)
Fantasporto International Film Festival (24/2-3/3/2012)
Traverse Video (7/3-22/3/2012)
Anirmau International Animation Film Festival (9/4-14/4/2012)
Open Cinema International Short and Animation Film Festival, St. Petersburg (27/7-3/8/2012)
Tuzla Film Festival (22/8-24/8/2012)
VIDEOMEDEJA International Video Festival (14/12-16/12/2012)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 3D programme (30/4-5/5/2015)
Beyond - 3D Film Festival, Karlsruhe (15/10-18/10/2015)