Simon Bogojević Narath

3D, stop animation

year: 2006

format: 35mm
duration: 14'40"

production: Kenges
distribution: Bonobostudio

Jerky but smiling characters from this short film will take the audience through this animated pageant inspired by a book by Thomas Hobbes "Leviathan", written in 1651.


More About the Film

script, direction, design: Simon Bogojević Narath
3D animation: Saša Budimir, Mario Kalogjera
editing: Simon Bogojević Narath
music, sound design: Hrvoje Štefotić
producer: Ivan Ratković, Lado Skorin

Simon Bogojevic Narath (1968) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department in Zagreb. He first started working on experimental films and video-installations and since 1993 is involved in 2D and 3D computer animation. His short animated and experimental films were screened and awarded at numerous international festivals. He teaches animation at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka.


Flower of Battle (2011), Morana (2008), Leviathan (2006), Plasticat (2003), Bardo Thodol (2000), Hand of the Master (1995)


  • Oktavijan Award for the best animated film (Days of Croatian Film 2006)
  • Best Music Award (Days of Croatian Film 2006)
  • Golden Zagreb Award (Animafest, Zagreb 2006)
  • Honourable Mention in the Animation Award category (Darklight Festival, Dublin 2006)
  • Jury prize (Badalona International Short Film Festival 2006)
  • Grand Prix (ASIFA Day of Croatian Animation 2006)
  • Special Jury Mention (Animateka, Ljubljana 2006)
  • Best Animation Film Award (Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2007)
  • Youth Jury Mention (Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2007)
  • The Golden Medal of Belgrade to the director of the best film from the international competition (Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2007)
  • Prize for Sound Design (Festival Pris de Courts, Paris 2007)
  • Best film in national competition (Tabor International Short Film Festival 2007)
  • Special Jury Mention (Animanima, Cacak 2007)
  • Diploma in the 10-40 min category (KROK International Animation Film Festival 2007)
  • Best Animated Film Award (Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival 2007)
  • Grand Off Award (European Off Film Awards 2007)
  • Vladimir Nazor Award for 2006 in the category of film


Festivals +

15th Days of Croatian Film
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Animafest Zagreb 
Darklight Festival, Film Animation, Art, Dublin
International Festival for Young Filmmakers, Miskolc           
Lucania Film Festival, Pisticci                                     
Sarajevo Film Festival                     
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Proj(ect), Nancy          
Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal                             
Norwich International Animation Festival   
RESfest 2006             
Back Up Film festival, Weimar                                     
DOK Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
European Film Festival (Festival on wheels)                 
International Izmir Short Film Festival        
Internationales filmfest Braunschweig     
Badalona International Short Film Festival
Brief Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol                
Animated Dreams, Tallin                                             
Zinebi - International Festival of documentary and short film, Bilbao      
Anifest, Budapest       
Animateka, Ljubljana
Animate, Bristol          
Future Film Festival, Bologna                                      
International Short Film Festival, Lille
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2007
Anima, Brussels
International Festival of Animation Films, Bimini
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival
Skopje Film Festival
Animabasauri, Bilbao, 2007
Sonar International Short Film Festival - Firenze Film Festival
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 
Impakt, Utrecht
Trickfilm Festival - International Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart
Diba - Digital Barcelona Film Festival
Multivision - International Festival of Animation, Saint Petersburg
Ecofilms Festival, Rhodes, 2007
Brooklyn International Film Festival
Festival Pris de Courts, Paris
Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad
International Short Film Festival Arcipelago
Tabor Film Festival
London International Film Festival
Concorto Film Festival, Italy
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece
Animanima, Cacak, Serbia
Film Lichter, Detmold, Germany
Festival de Cinema Politic, Barcelona
Lucca Film Festival, Italy
KROK International Animation Film Festival, Kiev
Balkanima 2007, Belgrade
Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark
Interfilm - International Short Film Festival, Berlin
NoWords International ShortFilmFestival, Bolzano
RICA - Rencontres Internationales du cinéma d'animation, Wissembourg, France
Festival du Film Court, Villeurbanne, France
Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival, Toronto
FIKE - Evora International Short Film Festival, Portugal
REGARD sur le court metrage de Saguenay, Canada