All Those Sensations in My Belly

Marko Dješka

2D animation

year: 2020

format: DCP, HD
duration: 13'19"

production: Adriatic Animation
distribution: Bonobostudio

Countries of production: Croatia, Portugal


More About the Film

While transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles with finding a genuine intimate relationship with a heterosexual man.

Director, scriptwriter, editor: Marko Dješka
With participation: Matia Anna Pleše
Art director, designer: Hana Tintor
Animation: Hana Tintor, Laura Martinović, David Lovrić, Marko Dješka, Draško Ivezić
Interviews: Ljubica Letinić, Maja Flajsig
Dramaturgy: Ivor Martinić
Artistic advisor: Chintis Lundgren
Music: Sofie Birch, Gustavo Lima
Sound design: Pedro Marinho
Sound editing: Bernardo Bento
Foley: Francisca Campos
Sound mix: Vasco Carvalho
Voice recording: Jure Buljević
Producer: Draško Ivezić (Adriatic Animation)
Co-producers: David Doutel, Vasco Sá (BAP animation studio)

Marko Dješka (1983) is an animation director, scriptwriter and comic book artist. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Animated Film and New Media. His student films Slaughtered and The Son of Satan, as well as his first professional film Ghost City have been awarded at numerous film festivals. Marko is one of the founders of the studio for animated film, Adriatic Animation.

All Those Sensations in My Belly (2020), Ghost City (2016), The Son of Satan (2012, student film), Slaughtered (2010, student film)


  • Best Film in Balkan Competition, Anibar International Animation Festival 2020
  • Special Mention in Croatian Competition, Animafest Zagreb 2020
  • Best Croatian Short Film, Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2021
  • Best Film, Image+Nation Queer Short Film Festival Montreal 2021
  • Best Innovation, Image+Nation Queer Short Film Festival Montreal 2021
  • Flickers' Youth Film Jury First Prize for the Best LGBTQ Film, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, Festival MIX Milano - International Festival of LGBTQ+ Cinema and Queer Culture 2021
  • Best Animation, Linz International Film Festival 2021
  • Best Script, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2021
  • Best European Short Film, 3D Wire Fest / Weird International Animation Market and Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, Videomedeja International Video Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, International Film Festival of Lanzarote 2021
  • WIA Diversity Award, Spark Animation Festival/Women in Animation 2021
  • Special Jury Prize, Big Cartoon Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, Festival Cinéma et Droits Humains / Human Rights Film Festival Paris 2021
  • Youth Jury Award for Best Short Film, Exground filmfest 2021
  • Best International Short Film, Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, Manchester Animation Festival 2021
  • Best Short Film, SocialMed Mediterranean Human Rights Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, Merlinka International Queer Film Festival 2021
  • Special Mention in Monstrinha Generation M Competition, Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2022
  • Junior Jury Award, Animocje International Animated Film Festival 2022
  • Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation, International Filmmaker Festival of New York 2022
  • Jury's Personal Pick (Asako Fujioka), Hiroshima Animation Season 2022
  • Best International Film, Animasivo International Animation Festival 2022

Festivals +

Anibar International Animation Festival (17/8-23/8/2020)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (28/9-3/10/2020)
Anilogue International Animation festival (25/11-29/11/2020)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (30/11-6/12/2020)
Sommets du cinema d'animation Montreal (1/12-6/12/2020) 
OUTshine Film Festival (3/12-6/12/2020)
Animac International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia (25/2-7/3/2021) 
Vilnius International Film Festival (18/3-2/4/2021)
SEEFest South East European Film Festival, Los Angeles (28/4-5/5/2021) 
Vox Feminae Festival (20/5-23/5/2021)
Animatricks International Animation Festival (20/5-30/5/2021)
Annecy International Animation Festival (14/6-19/6/2021)
Provincetown International Film Festival (16/6-25/6/2021)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (17/6-26/6/2021) 
Palm Springs International ShortFest (22/6-28/6/2021)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (1/7-4/7/2021) 
Tabor Film Festival (8/7-11/7/2021)
Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival (9/7-18/7/2021)
Filmfest Dresden (13/7-18/7/2021)
Image+Nation Queer Short Film Festival Montreal (15/7-18/7/2021)
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival (15/7-19/7/2021)
Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival (19/7-23/7/2021)
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (9/8-15/8/2021)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (11/8-14/8/2021)
Flipbook Film Festival (12/8-15/8/2021) 
Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival (13/8-22/8/2021)
Turku Animation Festival (25/8-29/8/2021)
LINOLEUM International Festival of Contemporary Animation & Media-art (1/9-5/9/2021)
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (7/9-12/9/2021)
Croatian Film Days (12/9-16/9/2021)
Breckenridge Film Festival (16/9-19/9/2021)
Festival MIX Milano - International Festival of LGBTQ+ Cinema and Queer Culture (16/9-19/9/2021) 
Linz International Short Film Festival (20/9-25/9/2021) 
Ottawa International Animation Festival (22/9-3/10/2021)
Orvieto Cinema Fest (23/9-25/9/2021)
Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film Festival (24/9-26/9/2021)  
3D Wire Fest / Weird International Animation Market and Festival (24/9-3/10/2021)
Viborg Animation Festival (27/9-37/10/2021)
Animatou International Animation Film Festival (28/9-9/10/2021) 
Festival of Animation Berlin (1/10-3/10/2021)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival (1/10-10/10/2021) 
Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (1/10-10/10/2021)
Anima Cordoba International Animation Festival (4/10-8/10/2021)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (5/10-10/10/2021)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (7/10-24/10/2021)
First Crossings, Nova Gorica/Gorizia (8/10-10/10/2021)
Taichung International Animation Festival (8/10-13/10/2021)
Dayton LGBT Film Festival (8/10-14/10/2021)
Anim'est International Animation Film Festival (8/10-17/10/2021) 
Filmska runda, Osijek (15/10-16/10/2021)
International Film Festival of Lanzarote (18/10-23/10/2021) 
Canlandıranlar Film Festival (18/10-24/10/2021)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2021)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (25/10-29/10/2021)
Film Front International Short Film Festival, Novi Sad (28/10-31/10/2021)
Spark Animation Festival, Vancouver (28/10-7/11/2021)
Big Cartoon Festival (28/10-8/11/2021) 
Message to Man International Film Festival (29/10-4/11/2021)
REX Animation Film Festival (29/10-7/11/2021)
Braunschweig Film Festival (1/11-7/11/2021)
Centre Film Festival, Philipsburg/Altona (1/11-7/11/2021)
LesGaiCineMad, Madrid LGBTI+ International Film Festival (4/11-14/11/2021)
MEZIPATRA Queer Film Festival (4/11-19/11/2021)
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival, Espinho (8/11-14/11/2021) 
Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival, London (9/11-14/11/2021)
Brussels Pink Screens Film Festival (11/11-20/11/2021)
Side by Side LGBT Film Festival (11/11-25/11/2021)
Festival Cinéma et Droits Humains / Human Rights Film Festival, Paris (12/11-14/11/2021)
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Baltimore (12/11-19/11/2021)
Exground filmfest, Wiesbaden (12/11-21/11/2021)
Tel Aviv international LGBT Film Festival (12/11-21/11/2021) 
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival (12/11-23/11/2021) 
Manchester Animation Festival (14/11-30/11/2021) 
Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival (16/11-21/11/2021) 
POFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival (16/11-24/11/2021) 
Maui Film Festival/Speed-of-Light Virtual Film Festival (17/11-8/12/2021)
Image+Nation LGBTQ Film Festival Montreal (18/11-28/11/2021)
Melbourne Queer Film Festival (18/11-29/11/2021)
Lublin Film Festival (19/11-27/11/2021)
Amarcort Film Festival (23/11-28/11/2021) 
London International Animation Festival (26/11-5/12/2021) 
Feinaki Beijing Animation Week (7/12-12/12/2021) 
Bogoshorts Bogota Short Film Festival (7/12-14/12/2021) 
Merlinka International Queer Film Festival (9/12-12/12/2021)
​Les Arcs Film Festival (11/12-18/12/2021)
LGBT Film Festival Ljubljana (11/12-19/12/2021)
London Short Film Festival (14/1-23/1/2022)
Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney (17/2-3/3/2022)
​​BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Festival (16/3-27/3/2022)
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival (16/3-27/3/2022) 
Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne International Film Festival (22/3-15/4/2022)
Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival (24/3-10/4/2022) 
Roanne Animation Festival (28/3-3/4/2022) 
​​Animocje International Animation Film Festival (3/4-9/4/2022) 
Cardiff Animation Festival (7/4-10/4/2022)
​goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden (19/4-25/4/2022)
Milwaukee Film Festival (21/4-5/5/2022)
International Filmmaker Festival of New York (23/5-26/5/2022)
SouthSide Film Festival (14/6-18/6/2022)
Stop Motion Our Fest International Animation Festival, Buenos Aires (22/6-27/6/2022)
Rio LGBTQIA+ Film Festival (1/7-6/7/2022) 
ShorTS International Film Festival (1/7-9/7/2022)
Festival Bistre reke (14/7-17/7/2022)
Lago Film Festival (22/7-30/7/2022)
Hiroshima Animation Season (17/8-21/8/2022)
Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (1/9-4/9/2022)
​Factual Animation Film Festival, Berlin (24/9/2022), London (16/10/2022) 
Cinema Queer International Film Festival, Stockholm (3/10-9/10/2022)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (5/10-8/10/2022)  
Queer Film Festival Oldenburg (7/10/2022)
Florence Queer Festival (11/10-16/10/2022) 
Perlen Queer Film Festival, Hannover (21/10-29/10/2022)
QUEERSICHT Filmfestival, Bern (3/11-9/11/2022)
Still Voices Short Film Festival (9/11-13/11/2022) 
Queer Film Festival Esslingen (12/11-13/11/2022)
FACE à FACE LGBTI+ Film Festival, Saint-Etienne (13/11-20/11/2022)
Animasivo International Animation Festival (24/11-26/11/2022)