Hedgehog's Home

Eva Cvijanović

stop motion, puppet animation

year: 2017

format: DCP, 4K
duration: 10'

production: National Film Board, Bonobostudio
distribution: National Film Board, Bonobostudio

countries of production: Canada, Croatia


More About the Film

In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff.

Based on the classic story by Branko Ćopić and exquisitely directed by Eva Cvijanović, Hedgehog’s Home is a warm and universal tale for young and old that reminds us there truly is no place like home.

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Making of

Scriptwriter and director: Eva Cvijanović
Based on the short story by Branko Ćopić
Narrated by Rade Šerbedžija (Croatian), Kenneth Welsh (English), France Castel (French)
Music: Darko Rundek
Director of photography: Ivan Slipčević
Animators: Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
Puppets: Eva Cvijanović, Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
Sets and props: Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson, Kata Gugić, Dina Karadžić, Marko Meštrović
Design and animation consultant: Tim Allen
Assistant director: Miroslav Šimeg
Optical effects: Elise Simard
Clean-up: Mario Kalogjera
Editors: Eva Cvijanović, Iva Kraljević
Sound design: Olivier Calvert
Technical director: Eloi Champagne
Translation: Amela Marin (English), Vanda Mikšić, Evaine Le Calvé-Ivičević (French), Irena Katadžić (German)
Producers: Jelena Popović (NFB), Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio)
Executive producer: Michael Fukushima, NFB

Eva Cvijanović (1984) is an animator and filmmaker focused on the storytelling potential of environments and character. Since graduating from Concordia University, she has produced and directed a five-minute independent film (Seasick, 2013), built miniature and life-sized sets for puppets and marionettes, and worked on music videos and multi-media shorts. Eva’s experience ranges from working on documentary and puppet films to videogames and more. Her latest venture is Hedgehog’s Home, an NFB/Bonobostudio stop-motion short film based on a famous tale by Branko Ćopić.

Hedgehog's Home (2017), Survival of the Fittest (2017), Seasick (2013), The Kiss (2011), Once Upon a Many Time (2011), Play (2008, graduation film), The Wall (2006, student film)


  • Special Mention, Berlinale 2017
  • Best Film Award, KIKI International Film Festival for Kids 2017
  • First prize in MIDI SENIOR category, VAFI International Children and Youth Animation Festival 2017
  • Audience Award, Animafest Zagreb 2017
  • Special Jury Award, Animafest Zagreb 2017
  • Best Animation Award, Revue Kratki na brzinu 2017
  • Audience Award, Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2017
  • Special Mention, Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2017
  • Young Audience Award, Annecy International Animation Festival 2017
  • Oktavijan Award for the Best Animated Film, Days of Croatian Film 2017
  • Best Music Award, Days of Croatian Film 2017
  • Audience Award, Days of Croatian Film 2017
  • Grand Prix in Short Animated Film Category, Supertoon 2017
  • Grand Prix in Short Animated Film Category, Kinder Film Fest Kyoto 2017
  • Special Mention, Guanajuato International Film Festival 2017
  • Audience Award, Animanima International Animation Festival 2017
  • Honorable Mention, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2017
  • Best Film of South-Eastern Europe, Balkanima 2017
  • Best Children's Film, Balkanima 2017
  • Prix des P'tits loups, Festival du nouveaux cinema 2017
  • Audience Award, Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival 2017
  • Special Mention, Multivision International Festival of Animated Arts 2017
  • Jury's Special Award, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2017
  • Kids Award, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2017
  • Silver Jabberwocky, Etiuda&Anima 2017
  • Children Jury Award, Animateka 2017
  • Best Sound Award, Winter Apricots International Film Festival 2017
  • Press Award for Best Short Film, Anima Brussels 2018
  • Téléfilm Canada Award, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2018
  • Children's Jury Award for Best Short Film, FIFEM Festival International du film pour enfants 2018
  • Special Mention, Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2018
  • Audience Award, Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2018
  • Best Children's Film, GLAS Animation Festival 2018
  • Audience Award, Flatpack Film Festival 2018
  • Grand Prix, Animator Fest – European Youth Festival of Animated Film 2018
  • European Children's Film Association Award, Biennial of Animation Bratislava 2018
  • Special Mention of the Children's Film Jury, Primanima World Festival of First Animations 2018
  • Audience Choice Award, Loft Film Festival 2018

Festivals +

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (9/2-19/2/2017)
Holland Animation Film Festival (22/3-26/3/2017)
KIKI International Film Festival for Kids (24/4-28/4/2017)
Filmska runda, Osijek (26/5-28/5/2017)
Zlin Film Festival (26/5-3/6/2017)
VAFI International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival (30/5-4/6/2017)
Mo&Friese Childrens Shortfilmfestival Hamburg (4/6-11/6/2017)
Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2017)
Kratki na brzinu – Revue of Croatian Short Films (6/6-11/6/2017)
Festival mediteranskog filma Split (8/6-17/6/2017)
Annecy International Animation Festival (12/6-17/6/2017)
Days of Croatian Film (16/6-21/6/2017)
Palm Springs International ShortFest (20/6-26/6/2017)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (29/6-2/7/2017)
Tabor Film Festival (6/7-9/7/2017)
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (8/7-16/7/2017)
Insomnia Festival (13/7-17/7/2017)
Giffoni Experience (14/7-22/7/2017)
Pula Film Festival (15/7-22/7/2017)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (16/7-21/7/2017)
Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (18/7-30/7/2017)
Motovun Film Festival / Buzz@teen (20/7-23/7/2017)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (21/7-30/7/2017)
Postira Seaside Film Festival (26/7-30/7/2017)
Kinder Film Fest Kyoto (3/8-5/8/2017)
Sarajevo Film Festival (11/8-18/8/2017)
Anibar International Animation Festival (14/8-20/8/2017)
Ljubljana International Short Film Festival (28/8-2/9/2017)
Animanima International Animation Festival (5/9-9/9/2017)
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (5/9-10/9/2017)
Kinookus Food Film Festival (7/9-10/9/2017)
World Festival of Animated Film, Varna (13/9-17/9/2017)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (20/9-24/9/2017)
Linoleum International Festival of Contemporary Animation & Media-art (28/9-1/10/2017)
New York Film Festival (28/9-15/10/2017)
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski (1/10-8/10/2017)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (3/10-7/10/2017)
BFI London Film Festival (4/10-15/10/2017)
Festival du nouveaux cinema Montreal (4/10-15/10/2017)
Stoptrik International Film Festival (5/10-8/10/2017)
Tofuzi International Animated Film Festival (5/10-7/10/2017)
Animatou International Animation Film Festival (6/10-14/10/2017)
St. John's International Women's Film & Video Festival (18/10-22/10/2017)
Valladolid International Film Festival (21/10-28/10/2017)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (23/10-28/10/2017)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (23/10-29/10/2017)
Chicago International Children's Film Festival (27/10-5/11/2017)
Multivision Festival, St. Petersburg (28/10-2/11/2017)
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, Den Haag (1/11-5/11/2017)
Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival (3/11-24/11/2017)
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (2/11-5/11/2017)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (21/11-26/11/2017)
PÖFF Shorts, Tallinn (21/11-26/11/2017)
Sommets du cinema d'animation Montreal (22/11-26/11/2017)
Anilogue International Animation Festival (29/11-3/12/2017)
Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Doha (29/11-4/12/2017)
London International Animation Festival (1/12-10/12/2017)
Olympia International Film Festival (2/12-9/12/2017)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (4/12-10/12/2017)
Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione (11/12-29/12/2017)
Winter Apricots International Film Festival, Prilep (15/12-16/12/2017)
Shortz International video and film festival, Novi Sad (21/12-22/12/2017)
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (12/1-21/1/2018)
Sundance Film Festival (18/1-28/1/2018)
Göteborg Film Festival (26/1-5/2/2017)
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (2/2-10/2/2018)
Victoria Film Festival (2/2-11/2/2018)
ANIMA - Brussels Animation Festival (9/2-18/2/2018)
Portland International Film Festival (15/2-1/3/2018)
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Montreal (21/2-3/3/2018)
FIFEM Festival International du film pour enfants, Montreal (3/3-11/3/2018)
Tricky Women International Animation Film Festival (7/3-11/3/2018)
Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival (8/3-18/3/2017)
Festival Regard - Saguenay International Short Film Festival (14/3-18/3/2018)
Vilnius International Film Festival (15/3-29/3/2018)
GLAS Animation Festival (22/3-25/3/2018)
Aspen ShortsFest, USA (3/4-8/4/2018)
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival, New York (11/4-14/4/2018)
Flatpack Film Festival (13/4-22/4/2018)
Filmfest Dresden (17/4-22/4/2018)
Prokuplje Film Festival (16/5-20/5/2018)
Yorkton Film Festival (24/5-27/5/2018)
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival (26/5-10/6/2018)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (19/7-21/7/2018)
Novi val festival (7/9-8/9/2018)
Animator Fest – European Youth Festival of Animated Film (12/9-16/9/2018)
Festival Stop Motion Montreal (14/9-16/9/2018)
Biennial of Animation Bratislava (8/10-12/10/2018)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (24/10-27/10/2018)
Loft Film Festival, Tuscon (8/11-15/11/2018)
Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival (24/11-2/12/2018)