Natko Stipaničev

3D/2D animation

year: 2020

format: HD, DCP
duration: 14'40"

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio

A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.


More About the Film

Director, screenwriter, animator, editor: Natko Stipaničev
Script consultants: Maša Seničić, Damir Juričić
Additional animation: Pavao Stanojević
Music performance, sound design: Natko Stipaničev
Singer: Maja Kordić
Music used: A.Vivaldi – Stabat Mater, J.S.Bach – French Suite No.2 in C minor
Executive producers: Marta Užarević, Mia Bučević, Sara Jakupec
Producer: Igor Grubić

Natko Stipaničev graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Arts Academy in Split, Department of Film and Video, and earned a Master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department for Animated Film and New Media. He makes animated films and music.

Arka (2020), The Dance Is Over, Maria (2013, graduation film), Dear Keno (2011, student film)


  • Best Croatian Short Film, Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2020
  • Best Script, Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2020
  • Best Film in Domestic Competition, Tabor Film Festival 2020
  • Special Mention, Supertoon International Animation Festival 2020
  • Special Mention, Anibar International Animation Festival 2020
  • ASIFA Award for the Best Croatian Professional Film in 2020
  • Best Film in Croatian Competition, Animafest Zagreb, 2020
  • Best Short Animation, SEEfest South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2021
  • Best Animated Film, Filmets Badalona Film Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, STIFF Student International Film Festival 2021
  • Special Mention in Animation Competition, Lublin Film Festival 2021

Festivals +

​Annecy International Animation Film Festival (15/6-20/6/2020)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (2/7-11/7/2020) 
Tabor Film Festival (10/7-12/7/2020)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (20/7-24/7/2020)
Anibar International Animation Festival (17/8-23/8/2020)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (27/8-30/8/2020) 
​LINOLEUM International Festival of Contemporary Animation & Media-art (2/9-6/9/2020)
Croatian Film Days (16/9-19/9/2020)
Quebec City Film Festival (16/9-20/9/2020)
Encounters Film Festival (18/9-11/10/2020)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (28/9-3/10/2020)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival (2/10-11/10/2020) 
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films (6/10-11/10/2020)
SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (8/10-18/10/2020) 
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (8/10-25/10/2020)
Un festival c'est trop court - Nice Short Film Festival (9/10-16/10/2020) 
Cinemed International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier (16/10-24/10/2020)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (20/10-25/10/2020)
Bucheon International Animation Festival (24/10-27/10/2020)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2020)
KuanDu International Animation Festival (27/10-3/11/2020)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (29/10/2020)
Wiesbaden International Festival of Animation (4/11-7/11/2020)
Animanima International Animation Festival (4/11-7/11/2020)
Cinanima Espinho International Animated Film Festival (9/11-15/11/2020) 
PÖFF Shorts (17/11-25/11/2020) 
Animasivo International Animation Festival (27/11-29/11/2020) 
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (30/11-6/12/2020)
Festival Tous Courts (1/12-5/12/2020)
Film Maudit 2.0, Los Angeles (12/1-24/1/2021) 
London Short Film Festival (15/1-23/1/2021)
Trieste Film Festival (21/1-28/1/2021)
Paris International Animation Film Festival (4/3-7/3/2021)
Cinemagic International Film Festival (15/3-31/3/2021)
Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival (22/3-22/4/2021)
SEEFest South East European Film Festival, Los Angeles (28/4-5/5/2021) 
Animatricks International Animation Festival (20/5-30/5/2021)
Short Film Festival Villeurbanne (26/5/2021)
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (11/6-21/6/2021)
Diversions International Short Film Festival (2/7-5/7/2021)
Paris International Animation Film Festival (2/7-4/7/2021)
Filmfest Dresden (13/7-18/7/2021)
San Giò Verona Video Festival (23/7-27/7/2021) 
Animix Animation Festival (10/8-14/8/2021)
Animist Tallinn International Animation Festival (18/8-21/8/2021)
Turku Animation Festival (25/8-29/8/2021)
​Pictoplasma Conference & Festival (26/8-29/8/2021)
Nancy International Film Festival (27/8-5/9/2021)
Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (2/9-5/9/2021)
Linz International Short Film Festival (20/9-25/9/2021)
Animasyros International Animation Festival (22/9-26/9/2021)
Court Métrange International Fantastic Short Film Festival (22/9-3/10/2021)
Filmfest Sundsvall (29/9-3/10/2021)
Festival of Animation Berlin (1/10-3/10/2021)
Canlandıranlar Film Festival (18/10-24/10/2021)
The Calvert Journal Film Festival (18/10-31/10/2021) 
TOHorror Fantastic Film Fest (19/10-24/10/2021)
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival (22/10-31/10/2021)
STIFF Student International Film Festival (4/11-7/11/2021) 
Ljubljana International Film Festival (10/11-21/11/2021) 
Lublin Film Festival (19/11-27/11/2021)
Shorts That Are Not Pants, Toronto (19/11-28/11/2021) 
London International Animation Festival (26/11-5/12/2021) 
Feinaki Beijing Animation Week (7/12-12/12/2021) 
Cardiff Animation Festival (7/4-10/4/2022)
Landshut Short Film Festival (27/4-2/5/2022) 
20minmax International Short Film Festival, Ingolstadt (18/11-25/11/2022)
Festival du Court Métrage d'Auch (24/11-27/11/2022)
ZUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival (7/12-11/12/2022)
CRASH International Fantastic Film Festival (7/12-11/12/2022) 
MEME PAS PERE International Fantastic Film Festival of Reunion Island (22/2-25/2/2023)