Just Swimming

Darko Vidačković

drawing on paper

year: 2017

format: HD
duration: 10'

production: Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

If you are going to look for a pearl, it is best to still the waves; it will be hard to find if you stir the water. When the water of concentration is still clear, the pearl of mind reveals itself. Cijiao (1103)


More About the Film

Just Swimming is a dive from the everyday life into the deep waters of consciousness, to the world of eternal, pure forms. It is a return to one’s self, a return home.

Directing, script, design, animation: Darko Vidačković
Music and sound design: Gideon Kiers
Editing: Iva Kraljević
Photography: Boris Berc
3D modeling and animation: Goran Mitrović
Additional 2D animation: Petra Zlonoga
Clean up and and additional animation: Mario Kalogjera
Producer: Vanja Andrijević

Darko Vidačković (1977) works as the animator and illustrator. He graduated in 2007 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department for Animation and New Media. His short films were screened at many festivals worldwide, including Zagreb, Annecy and Stuttgart.

Just Swimming (2017), Machinae Novae 002 (2016), Pinball (2012), Mobitel Mania (2008)


Animateka International Animated Film Festival (4/12-10/12/2017)
VAFI/RAFI International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival (28/5-3/6/2018)
Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film (4/6-9/6/2018)
Croatian Film Days (16/6-20/6/2018)
Diversions International Short Film Festival (25/6-1/7/2018)
FeKK - Ljubljana Short Film Festival (20/8-25/8/2018)
Videomedeja International Video Festival (31/8-2/9/2018)
Rencontres Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse (13/3-31/3/2019)
Landshut Short Film Festival (20/3-25/3/2019)