Events Meant to Be Forgotten

Marko Tadić

experimental-animated film

year: 2020

format: DCP, HD
duration: 6'

production: Kreativni sindikat, Zagreb film
distribution: Bonobostudio


More About the Film

Filmed on 16mm film, this visual expression is rooted in archival materials, drawing its inspiration from a poem by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, which appears in the film. It speaks of forgotten people, their lives and their deeds. These two Archives were found at a flea market in Zagreb. One is of a famous architect and the other of a famous composer. The film ponders on this occurrence, as well as on the vanishing and forgetfulness of humans.


Director, scriptwriter, animator: Marko Tadić
Cinematography: Ivan Slipčević
Editors: Iva Blašković, Miro Manojlović
Narrator: William Scarnell
Music: Miro Manojlović
Sound editing: Hrvoje Nikšić
Translation: Mladen Domazet
Executive producers: Marta Užarević, Mia Bučević, Sara Jakupec
Producer: Igor Grubić (Kreativni sindikat)
Co-producer: Vinko Brešan (Zagreb film)

Marko Tadić (1979) studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence. His artistic practice focuses on drawing, installation and animation. He has won numerous art prizes. His films have been shown at many international animation and experimental film festivals. His works have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions around the world. In 2017, he represented Croatia at the 57th Venice Biennale, along with Tina Gverović. He participated in residential programs in Helsinki, New York, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and Vienna. He works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia.

Events Meant to Be Forgotten (2020), Moving Elements (2016), Until a Breath of Air (2015), Borne by the Birds (2013), We Used to Call It: Moon (2011), I Speak True Things (2010), The Black Ouija Board (2009), “1972-2004” (2016)


  • Special Mention, Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2020


25 FPS Festival (24/9-27/9/2020) 
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (28/9-3/10/2020) 
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (30/11-9/12/2020)
Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione (27/12-30/12/2020)
Animatricks International Animation Festival (20/5-30/5/2021)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (1/7-4/7/2021)
Tabor Film Festival (8/7-11/7/2021)
Anibar International Animation Festival (23/7-30/7/2021)
ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival (27/7-1/8/2021)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (11/8-14/8/2021) 
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (16/8-21/8/2021) 
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (19/8-29/8/2021) 
LINOLEUM International Festival of Contemporary Animation & Media-art (1/9-5/9/2021)
Croatian Film Days (12/9-16/9/2021)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (17/9-26/9/2021)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (22/9-3/10/2021) 
Stoptrik International Film Festival (29/9-3/10/2021) 
WNDX Festival of Moving Image (6/10-10/10/2021)
Un festival c'est trop court - Nice Short Film Festival (8/10-15/10/2021)
Filmska runda, Osijek (15/10-16/10/2021)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2021) 
Animanima International Animation Festival (4/11-6/11/2021)
POFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival (16/11-24/11/2021) 
Kinemastik International Short Film Festival (18/11-21/11/2021)
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival (25/11-28/11/2021)
Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence (30/11-4/12/2021)
Alternative Film Video (8/12-12/12/2021)
Interface Video Art Festival (14/12-18/12/2021) 
Kaboom Animation Festival (28/3-3/4/2022) 
International Encounters Traverse (6/4-10/4/2022)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (2/5-8/5/2022, Paris / 16/8-21/8/2022, Berlin)
Desenzano Film Festival (8/10-9/10/2022)
Revolutions per Minute Festival (17/10-23/10/2022)
Seville European Film Festival (4/11-12/11/2022)
Les Instants Video, Marseille (9/11-12/11/2022)
Silence Is Golden Silent Film Festival (16/11-18/11/2022)
Mirror Mountain Film Festival (22/7-23/7/2023)