Letters From the Edge of the Forest

Jelena Oroz

2D animation

year: 2022

format: DCP
duration: 12'17"

production: Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio


More About the Film

A group of forest animals set out on the adventure of learning to write. A squirrel, a tiger, a hedgehog and an elephant will write many wrong letters and scrambled words, and in the end, learn the importance of togetherness, perseverance and knowledge. Along the way, they will, of course, make some new friends who will teach them a few more secrets the alphabet has to offer.  

Director: Jelena Oroz
Sciptwriter: Jasna Jasna Žmak
Producer: Vanja Andrijević
Design, animation, colouring, compositing: Jelena Oroz
Additional animation, clean-up, colouring: Ana Horvat
Backgrounds: Jelena Oroz, Dorian Klobučar
Voice-over direction: Tomislav Rukavina
Voices: Jasna Bilušić, Dražen Bratulić, Ivan Glowatzky, Sanja Hrenar, Maja Kovač, Edvin Liverić
Editor: Iva Kraljević
Music composer: Marin Juraga
Musicians: Šumski (Marin Juraga, Kornel Šeper, Viktor Krasnić, Franjo Glušac), Sven Pavlović
Sound design: Jelenko Hodak
Foley: Jelenko Hodak, Šumski, Sven Pavlović
Music recording and mix: Sven Pavlović / Sunday Studios
Sound mix: Bojan Kondres / Digital Magic Studio
Poster design: Željko Serdarević

Jelena Oroz (1987) graduated with a BA in Fine Arts Education from the Academy of Arts in Osijek. In 2014, she obtained her MA degree in Animated Film and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, where she now works as a tenured professor. Jelena’s films have screened at numerous festivals around the world and won many awards.

No Room (2024), Letters From the Edge of the Forest (2022), Two for Two (2018), Wolf Games (2015, graduation film), Fakofbolan: Forever or Never? (2013, music video), Comeback (2012, student film), Waiting Room (2011, student film) 


  • Special Mention in Croatian Competition, Animafest Zagreb 2022
  • Audience Award, Filmska RUNDA 2022
  • Best Children's Animated Film, Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival 2023


Animafest Zagreb (6/6-11/6/2022)
Anibar International Animation Festival (13/7-19/7/2022) 
Supertoon International Animation Festival (18/7-22/7/2022)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (22/7-31/7/2022) 
Motovun Film Festival/Buje@teen (21/7-24/7/2022)
Flipbook Film Festival (11/8-14/8/2022) 
Turku Animated Film Festival (24/8-28/8/2022)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (21/9-25/9/2022)
Filmfest Sundsvall, Sweden (28/9-2/10/2022)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (4/10-9/10/2022) 
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (5/10-8/10/2022)
Animest International Animation Film Festival (7/10-16/10/2022) 
Filmska RUNDA, Osijek (14/10-15/10/2022)
Palestine Cinema Days (1/11-7/11/2022)
Chicago International Children's Film Festival (4/11-20/11/2022)
PÖFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival (14/11-23/11/2022)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (28/11-4/12/2022) 
JEF Festival (11/2-26/2/2023)
Feinaki Beijing Animation Week (2/3-5/3/2023)
ZOOM Zblizenia International Film Festival (7/3-13/3/2023)
Animocje International Animation Film Festival (16/4-22/4/2023)
International Women's Film Festival Dortmund+Cologne (18/4-23/4/2023)
Croatian Film Days (15/5-21/5/2023)
VAFI & RAFI International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival (25/5-4/6/2023)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (15/6-24/6/2023)
ShorTS International Film Festival (1/7-8/7/2023)
Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival (10/7-16/7/2023)
La Guarimba International Film Festival (7/8-12/8/2023)
​Minikino Film Week (15/9-23/9/2023)
Viborg Animation Festival (25/9-1/10/2023) 
Reykjavik International Film Festival (28/9-8/10/2023) 
Festival of Animation Berlin (29/9-1/10/2023)
Kids Kino International Film Festival (30/9-8/10/2023)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2023)
Rex Animation Film Festival (27/10-2/11/2023)
Aguilar Film Festival (1/12-9/12/2023)
Zinetxiki Zinemaldia International Film Festival for Children and Youth (17/12-31/12/2023)
Peque Filmes International Children Film Festival of Galicia (26/1-28/1/2024) 
Children’s Film Festival Seattle (2/2-10/2/2024) 
Tehran International Animation Festival (3/3-7/3/2024)