Holy Men

David Lovrić

2D animation

year: 2022

format: DCP, HD
duration: 10'46"

production: Adriatic Animation
distribution: Bonobostudio


More About the Film

A man emerges from a fog-covered lake and goes on a hunt for souls. A girl watches him through her binoculars as he steals everything that is valuable to her. The chase across the ruins of a hidden realm forever changes her destiny.

Director, scriptwriter, designer, lead animator: David Lovrić
Animation: David Lovrić, Marko Dješka
Assistant animators: Monta Andžejevska, Draško Ivezić
Story editors: Draško Ivezić, Chintis Lundgren
Backgrounds: David Lovrić, Sunčana Brkulj
Editing: Ivor Ivezić
Sound design and mix: Jure Buljević
Producer: Draško Ivezić

David Lovrić (1986) has worked as an animator since 2009. In 2013 he completed his master's degree in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. His graduation film Breakdown was screened at numerous international film festivals.

Holy Men (2022), Breakdown (2013, graduation film)


  • ASIFA Croatia Special Mention 2022
  • Best Animated Film, Canberra Short Film Festival 2023


Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (4/10-9/10/2022)
ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (11/11-18/11/2022)
Animasivo International Animation Festival (24/11-26/11/2022)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (28/11-4/12/2022)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (29/11-4/12/2022)  
CutOut International Animation and Digital Art Festival (8/12-10/12/2022)
Landshut Short Film Festival (22/3-27/3/2023) 
​Animatricks International Animation Festival (18/5-20/5/2023)
Chilemonos International Animation Festival (22/5-27/5/2023)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2023)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (24/7-28/7/2023)
Cardiff Animation Nights (27/7/2023)
La Guarimba International Film Festival (7/8-12/8/2023)
Flipbook Film Festival (10/8-13/8/2023) 
Animanima International Animation Festival (19/9-23/9/2023)
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival (5/10-8/10/2023)
Videomedeja International Video Festival (12/10-14/10/2023)
Thessaloniki Animation Festival (21/10-24/10/2023)
SCAD Savannah Film Festival (21/10-28/10/2023)
Film Front International Short Film Festival (26/10-29/10/2023)
20minmax International Short Film Festival (3/11-12/11/2023)
Canberra Short Film Festival (10/11-26/11/2023)
​Future Film Festival (15/11-19/11/2023)