Milanka Fabjančič

2D hand drawn animation

year: 2019

format: DCP, HD
duration: 6'53"

production: ZVVIKS, RTV Slovenija, NuFrame
distribution: Bonobostudio

A poetic narrative from another time and place with a touch of nostalgic past.


More About the Film

Liliana, a young and modest girl, works in a factory. With her fellow female workers, she produces small and curious objects. She might look dreamy, but her life is hard work! In the evenings, just before sleep, she takes a mysterious glowing object from her chest. In the morning, she puts it back to its place. One evening we will discover the driving force of her everyday life and a secret buried deep in her heart.

Director, screenwriter, lead animator, designer: Milanka Fabjančič
Editors: Milanka Fabjančič, Matic Drakulić
Music: Robert Pešut – Magnifico
Sound design: Julij Zornik
Producer: Kolja Saksida
Co-producers: Tanja Prinčič, Teo Rižnar
Production: ZVVIKS
Co-production: RTV Slovenija, NuFrame

Milanka Fabjančič is an academic painter. She has graduated from the Department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2006. Since 2008, she is a self-employed artist and works as an illustrator. Her work includes everything from book illustrations to graphic images and animations. She teaches the Storyboard class at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Nova Gorica, since 2015. Milanka also runs her own brand, HA HA!, based on her expressive illustrations.

Liliana (2019), The Uncle and the Doggy (2006, graduation film)


  • Best Animated Film, Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2019
  • Creative Innovation in Animation Award, International Filmmaker Festival of New York


Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož (17/9-22/9/2019)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (2/12-8/12/2019)
Palm Springs International ShortFest (16/6-22/6/2020)
Imaginaria Film Festival (18/8-23/8/2020) 
One Country One Film International Festival (31/8-6/9/2020)
Encounters Film Festival (18/9-11/10/2020)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (28/9-3/10/2020)
Alter-native International Short Film Festival (7/10-11/10/2020)
Sapporo International Short Film Festival (14/10-18/10/2020)
Edinburgh Short Film Festival (22/10-8/11/2020) 
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2020)
Film Front International Short Film Festival (29/10-1/11/2020) 
Cinanima Espinho International Animated Film Festival (9/11-15/11/2020) 
Canberra Short Film Festival (20/11-6/12/2020) 
Amarcort Film Festival (24/11-13/12/2020) 
ClujShorts International Short Film Festival (16/4-25/4/2021) 
International Filmmaker Festival of New York (21/5-24/5/2021)
La Guarimba Film Festival (7/8-12/8/2021)