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), Slaughtered (2010)


  • 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


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)
Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film Festival (24/9-26/9/2021)  
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)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (7/10-24/10/2021)
Taichung International Animation Festival (8/10-13/10/2021)
Dayton LGBT Film Festival (8/10-14/10/2021)
Maui Film Festival/Speed-of-Light Virtual Film Festival (13/10-3/11/2021)