Veljko Popović

3D animation

year: 2011

format: HD
duration: 10'20"

production: Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

Is the comfort of routine and the happiness it provides enough to keep us its slaves forever?

More about the film

Script, director, design: Veljko Popović
Lead animator: Marin Kovačić
Animators: Ćiro Mihanović, Ognjen Tutek
Modeling: Milivoj Popović, Marijan Katić
Editing: Iva Kraljević
Music: Willem Miličević, Ivan Arnold
Sound design: Natko Stipaničev
Production: Vanja Andrijević / Bonobostudio
Co-production: Vinko Brešan / Zagreb film

A nice old lady is living a lonesome life, filled with small rituals and melancholic memories about some better days. Still, there's something strange about her... The power of denial and fear of change keep the old lady trapped in her worst nightmares until suddenly a long-kept secret emerges and the old lady can't escape it anymore.


  • Special Mention, Tabor Film Festival 2011
  • Special Jury Mention, Sarajevo Film Festival 2011
  • Best Animation, International Music and Film Festival, Riga 2011
  • Special Mention, Anibar 2011
  • Special Mention, Balkanima Animated Film Festival 2011
  • Best Animated Film Award, Tuzla Film Festival 2012
  • Best Animated Film for Adults, Anifest Rozafa 2012
  • Best Animated Film, Tashkent International Festival 2012

Selected festivals

Tabor Film Festival; Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival; Sarajevo Film Festival; Concorto Film Festival; Anibar; Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival; Animanima; London International Animation Festival; Jameson CineFest Miskolc; KROK; Anim'est; Ourense International Film Festival; DOK Leipzig; Nice Short Film Festival; International Short Film Festival Lille; Cortopotere; Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro Int'l Short Film Festival; Cinanima Espihno; CutOut Fest, Mexico; Cinessonne Festival of European Film; Anilogue, Budapest / Vienna; Animated Dreams Tallinn; Animateka Ljubljana; Int'l Short Film Festival Clermont Ferrand; Athens Animfest; Cortoons; Anirmau; Aubagne Film Festival; New Taipei City FF; Animabasauri; Stuttgart Int'l Festival of Animated Film; Short Shorts Film Festival Tokyo; Maremetraggio; Guanajuato International Film Festival; Outbox Int'l Short Film Festival Beirut; Open Cinema St. Petersburg; Milwaukee Film Festival; Sitges Int'l Fantastic Film Festival; Cineast Film Festival; MedFilm Festival; KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival; Brest European Short Film Festival; Filmets Badalona; Sequence Short Film Festival; Corfu Animation Festival; SICAF; Anima Mundi

TV broadcast

ARTE France
Klasik TV

Veljko Popović (1979) graduated in 2003 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Painting. In 1998 starts working professionally with computer graphics, since 2003 works with Lemonade Productions on development of computer games. Co-founder of Lemonade3D, studio for 2D and 3D graphics and animation; also teaches at the Arts Academy in Split. 

Filmography: Father (2012); Dove sei, amor mio (2011); Moj put / My Way (2010, with Svjetlan Junaković); Ona koja mjeri  / She Who Measures (2008)