Kata Gugić

2D animation

year: 2020

format: DCP, HD
duration: 4'27"

production: Akademija likovnih umjetnosti Zagreb, Zagreb film
distribution: Bonobostudio

Just a regular cock fight.


More About the Film

A short opera inspired by Aesop's fable The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle.

Director, screenwriter, designer, animator, editor: Kata Gugić
Music and sound design: Vjeran Šalamon
Singers: David Šeb, Max Hozić, Lucija Jelušić
Textures and compositing: Matea Kovač
Mentor: Darko Bakliža
Production: Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb
Co-production: Zagreb film


Kata Gugić (1990) graduated in Fashion Design from the Faculty of Textile Technology, and Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She works in the fields of animation, set design and costume design.

Cockpera (2020, graduation film)


  • Best Animated Student Film, Flipbook Film Festival 2020
  • FeKK YU Jury Special Mention, FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival 2020
  • ASIFA Croatia Award for the Best Croatian Student Film in 2020
  • Hand Drawn Dark Comedy Award, Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo 2021
  • Honorable Mention, SEEFest South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2021
  • Audience Award – Animation, Psarokokalo Athens International Short Film Festival 2021
  • Audience Award, Tabor Film Festival 2021
  • Best Student Film, AniMate Australia Animation Film Festival 2022

Festivals +

Supertoon International Animation Festival (20/7-24/7/2020)
Flipbook Film Festival (7/8-13/8/2020)
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (17/8-22/8/2020)
Hiroshima International Animation Festival (20/8-24/8/2020)
Warsaw Animation Film Festival (27/8-2/9/2020)
El Festival Pixelatl (1/9-5/9/2020)
World Festival of Animated Film Varna (9/9-13/9/2020)
Corti in Cortile (11/9-13/9/2020)
Days of Croatian Film (16/9-19/9/2020)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (23/9-4/10/2020)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (28/9-3/10/2020)
Festival of Animation Berlin (9/10-11/10/2020)
Canlandiranlar, Istanbul (14/10-18/10/2020)
ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival, Baku (14/10-18/10/2020)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (19/10-25/10/2020)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (20/10-25/10/2020)
Thessaloniki Animation Festival (22/10-30/10/2020)
Dublin Animation Film Festival (24/10-26/10/2020)
Banjaluka International Animation Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2020)
Tofuzi International Animation Festival (26/10-31/10/2020)
Kuandu International Animation Festival (27/10-3/11/2020)
Cinanima Espinho International Animated Film Festival (9/11-15/11/2020)
Bit Bang International Animation and Digital Art Festival (9/11-20/11/2020)
International Ajayu Animation Festival, Peru (11/11-14/11/2020)
FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of Malaga (11/11-19/11/2020)
Manchester Animation Film Festival (15/11-30/11/2020)
PÖFF Shorts (17/11-25/11/2020)
PIXEL Vienna (20/11-22/11/2020)
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (20/11-23/11/2020)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (30/11-6/12/2020)
Kinoproba Film Festival, Ekaterinburg (1/12-5/12/2020)
Bogoshorts International Short Film Festival (1/12-8/12/2020)
Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione (27/12-30/12/2020)
Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo (22/12/2020-2/1/2021)
Clermont-Ferrand International Animation Festival (29/1-6/2/2021)
Animac International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia (25/2-7/3/2021)
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Animation Festival (10/3-14/3/2021)
Lebu International Film Festival (13/3-21/3/2021)
Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival (22/3-22/4/2021)
Animocje International Animation Film Festival (18/4-24/4/2021)
​goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden (20/4-26/4/2021)
SEEFest South East European Film Festival Los Angeles (28/4-5/5/2021) 
Animatricks International Animation Festival (20/5-30/5/2021)
International Filmmaker Festival of New York (21/5-24/5/2021)
Psarokokalo Athens International Short Film Festival (2/6-8/6/2021)
Palm Springs International ShortFest (22/6-28/6/2021)
Tabor Film Festival (8/7-11/7/2021)
Pula Film Festival (17/7-25/7/2021)
Monstra Lisbon Animation Festival (21/7-1/8/2021) 
​Mirror Mountain Film Festival (24/7-25/7/2021)
La Guarimba Film Festival (7/8-12/8/2021)
Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival (25/8-29/8/2021) 
Brussels Short Film Festival (28/8-5/9/2021)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (17/9-26/9/2021)
Galician Freaky Film Festival (29/9-2/10/2021) 
Woodstock Film Festival (29/9-3/10/2021)
Bolton International Film Festival (29/9-3/10/2021, online 6/10-17/10/2021) 
FEST — New Directors New Films Festival, Espinho (4/10-11/10/2021) 
Un festival c'est trop court - Nice Short Film Festival (8/10-15/10/2021) 
Filmska runda, Osijek (15/10-16/10/2021)
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival (22/10-31/10/2021)
Animanima International Animation Festival (4/11-6/11/2021)
Student International Film Festival, Rijeka (4/11-7/11/2021)
Brussels Pink Screens Film Festival (11/11-20/11/2021) 
Castellinaria International Film Festival (13/11-20/11/2021) 
Festival du Court Métrage d'Auch/FCMA Short Film Festival (24/11-28/11/2021)
Beirut International Short Film Festival (30/11-4/12/2021)  
Rabat International Author Film Festival (15/12-23/12/2021)
Film Maudit 2.0, Santa Monica (12/1-23/1/2022)
AniMate Australia Animation Film Festival (12/3/2022)
Cardiff Animation Festival (7/4-10/4/2022)
Short Waves Film Festival (14/6-19/6/2022)