Arka

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.

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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.

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

Awards

  • 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

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)