Her Dress for the Final

Martina Meštrović

2D, stop motion

year: 2023

format: DCP, HD
duration: 8'45"

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio


More About the Film

One day my granny dyed her wedding dress black. She wanted to be buried in it.

Script, direction, design, compositing: Martina Meštrović
Animation: Martina Meštrović, Marko Meštrović, Ivana Bošnjak
Director of photography: Jasenko Rasol
Sets and props: Nenad Laktašić, Suzana Andrlon Radojković, Martina Meštrović
Editing and sound design: Iva Kraljević
Sound mix: Hrvoje Nikšić
Music used: Drago Diklić "Još samo večeras", Mary May "Softest Tune"
Executive producers: Mia Bučević, Sara Jakupec, Marijana Veljović
Producer: Igor Grubić

Martina Meštrović (1974) graduated on a Sculpture department from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1998. She has held several solo and group exhibitions. In 2004, she joins the art collective Kreativni sindikat, working as a 2D and 3D set designer, animator and director. She lives and works in Zagreb.

Her Dress for the Final (2023), A Cat Is Always Female (2019), Peter's Forest (2016), Bla (2013)


  • Special Mention in Croatian Competition, Animafest Zagreb 2023
  • Special Mention, Anibar International Animation Festival 2023
  • Student Jury Award in Borderlands Competition, Stoptrik International Film Festival, Maribor 2023


Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2023)
Annecy International Animation Festival (12/6-17/6/2023)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (15/6-24/6/2023)
Tabor Film Festival (6/7-9/7/2023)
Anibar International Animation Festival (17/7-23/7/2023) 
Guanajuato International Film Festival (20/7-31/7/2023)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (24/7-28/7/2023)
Animaphix New Contemporary Languages Film Festival (25/7-30/7/2023) 
Drama International Short Film Festival (4/9-10/9/2023) 
Fantoche International Animation Festival (5/9-10/9/2023) 
Animanima International Animation Festival (19/9-23/9/2023)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (20/9-24/9/2023) 
Viborg Animation Festival (25/9-1/10/2023) 
Animasyros International Animation Festival (26/9-1/10/2023)
Stoptrik International Film Festival (27/9-1/10/2023)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (3/10-8/10/2023)
LINOLEUM International Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media-art (4/10-8/10/2023) 
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (5/10-22/10/2023)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival (7/10-15/10/2023)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (11/10-14/10/2023) 
Videomedeja International Video Festival (12/10-14/10/2023)
Cinemed International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier (20/10-28/10/2023)
PÖFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival (7/11-15/11/2023)
Feinaki Beijing Animation Week (10/11-13/11/2023)
Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione (11/11-18/11/2023)
Manchester Animation Festival (12/11-17/11/2023)
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival (13/11-19/11/2023)
CutOut Fest (16/11-19/11/2023)
​European Short Film Festival of Villeurbanne (17/11-26/11/2023)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (27/11-3/12/2023)
​Anilogue International Animation Festival (28/11-3/12/2023)
Tindirindis International Animation Film Festival (30/11-3/12/2023)
Animakom Fest International Animation Community Festival (11/12-16/12/2023)
​Paris International Animation Film Festival (17-1/21/1/2024)
Animac International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia (15/2-18/2/2024)
Elles Font Leur Cinéma (16/2-18/2/2024)
Tampere Film Festival (6/3-10/3/2024)
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival (7/3-17/3/2024) 
THIRD ACTion Film Festival, Calgary (22/3-24/3/2024)
Athens International Film + Video Festival (8/4-14/4/2024)
Animocje International Animation Film Festival (14/4-20/4/2024)
SEEFest South East European Film Festival, Los Angeles (1/5-8/5/2024)
Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival (5/6-9/6/2024)
In the Palace International Short Film Festival (29/6-6/7/2024)