Ingresso Animali Vivi

Igor Grubić

experimental-documentary film

year: 2023

format: DCP, HD
duration: 14'40"

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio


More About the Film

Animals from Eastern Europe for the Italian food/meat industry used to be transported to the towns along the state border in Northeast Italy. From those conveyor-belt spaces of death, only one animal managed to come in and out alive.   

Scriptwriter, director: Igor Grubić
Director of photography: Bojan Mrđenović
Animator: Marko Meštrović
Editor: Damir Čučić
Sound design, colour grading: Iva Kraljević
Sound mix: Ivan Zelić
Executive producers: Marijana Veljović, Sara Čučić
Producer: Igor Grubić

Igor Grubić (Zagreb, 1969) has been active as a multimedia artist since the early 1990s. His work includes site-specific interventions in public spaces, photography, and film. He represented Croatia at the 58th Venice Biennale. His critical, socio-politically committed practice is characterized by long-term engagement, his work focusing on past and present political situations, from an in-depth exploration of the fate of historical monuments and the demise of industry, to the examination of the predicament of minority communities. Though grounded in documentarist tradition, Grubić’s work in photography and film is characterized by an affective and empathetic approach that is deeply humane and often poetic. His work has been screened at many film festivals and exhibited at various international exhibitions and institutions.

Ingresso Animali Vivi (2023), How Steel Was Tempered (2018), Monument (2015), Capitalism Follows Socialism (2012), Woman with a Candle (co-author with Lana Cmajcanin) (2011), East Side Story (2008), Angels with Dirty Faces (2006)


  • Mention in the Documentary Prize, Un festival c'est trop court 2023


International Film Festival Rotterdam (25/1-5/2/2023)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (15/6-24/6/2023)
Tabor Film Festival (6/7-9/7/2023)
Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival (4/8-12/8/2023) 
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (14/8-19/8/2023)
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival (17/8-24/8/2023)
Liburnia Film Festival (22/8-26/8/2023) 
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (24/8-3/9/2023)
Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (24/9-1/10/2023)
Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival (29/9-8/10/2023)
Un festival c'est trop court - Nice Short Film Festival (6/10-13/10/2023)
Intersección – Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival (17/10-22/10/2023)
Les Instants Video, Marseille (19/10-22/10/2023)
Mieres Under-60' Film Festival (9/11-12/11/2023)
Interface Video Art Festival (5/12-10/12/2023)
London Short Film Festival (19/1-28/1/2024)
DocuMed Mediterranean Documentary Cinema Festival (16/4-19/4/2024) 
Filmfest Dresden (16/4-21/4/2024)
Experiments in Cinema (23/4-27/4/2024)
ICDOC - Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (26/4-28/4/2024)
Cinemambiente - Environmental Film Festival (4/6-9/6/2024)