Microcassette – The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen

Igor Bezinović, Ivana Pipal

animated-fiction-documentary film

year: 2020

format: DCP
duration: 19'15"

production: Bonobostudio, Theory at Work
distribution: Bonobostudio

Countries of production: Croatia, Serbia


More About the Film

Among the garbage heaps of a big landfill on the island of Lošinj, Zoki uncovers a microcassette. A close study of the discarded object serves as a tribute to chance and imagination.

Written and directed by Igor Bezinović, Ivana Pipal
Cast: Đorđe Branković, Petra Zlonoga
Animation: Ivana Pipal
Director of photography: Ivan Slipčević
Editing: Maida Srabović
Music: Hrvoje Nikšić
Sound design: Martin Semenčić
Poster design: Sara Pavleković Preis
Producer: Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio)
Co-producers: Dragana Jovović, Marta Popivoda (Theory at Work)

Igor Bezinović (1983) graduated in Philosophy, Sociology and Comparative Literature from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Film and TV Directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art. He directed about a dozen short films, feature-length documentary The Blockade and feature fiction-documentary A Brief Excursion. He is actively involved in filmmaking both as a professional and an amateur.

Microcassette – The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen (2020), The Lovetts (2018), A Brief Excursion (2017), Short Family Film (2016), Veruda - A Film about Bojan (2015), From Krsan to Peroj (2015), A Very Brief Excursion (2014), Waiting (2014), Self-Governed Film (2012), The Blockade (2012), Naked Hours (2011), In Fond Memory of TDZ (2010), An Encounter (2009), Non-Recyclable (2009), Above Average (2009)

Ivana Pipal (1990) is a freelance visual artist working in the medium of drawing, in illustration, animation, comic books, art books, design, installation, video and film. She earned her MA in Animated Film and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Ivana is also a member of the art collective Lovers, whose work is based on collaborations with scientists and the artistic interpretation of that process. Since 2014, they have presented a series of installations and exhibitions.

Microcassette – The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen (2020)


  • Audience Grand Prix in Borderlands Competition, Stoptrik International Film Festival 2020
  • Student Jury Award in Borderlands Competition, Stoptrik International Film Festival 2020
  • Lodz Students Jury Award in the Borderlands Competition, StopTrik Lodz 2020 in 2021
  • Special Mention, Tabor Film Festival 2021
  • Special Mention, FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival 2021
  • Best Experimental Film, The Calvert Journal Film Festival 2021
  • Best Film in Experimental Competition, Lublin Film Festival 2021
  • Best Experimental Film, Still Voices Short Film Festival 2022
  • Best International Short Film, CRASH International Fantastic Film Festival 2022


Motovun Film Festival (30/7-6/9/2020)
Sarajevo Film Festival (14/8-21/8/2020)
Croatian Film Days (16/9-19/9/2020) 
Drama International Short Film Festival (20/9-26/9/2020)
25 FPS Festival (24/9-27/9/2020) 
Stoptrik International Film Festival, Maribor (8/10-11/10/2020), Lodz (26/6-27/6/2021)
Kaohsiung Film Festival (16/10-1/11/2020)
​Viennale International Film Festival (22/10-1/11/2020)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (27/10-1/11/2020)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (5/11-15/11/2020)
MedFilm Festival, Rome (6/11-15/11/2020)
Auteur Film Festival (22/11-30/11/2020)
Les Arcs Film Festival (12/12-19/12/2020)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (1/4-12/4/2021)
Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad (9/6-13/6/2021)
Diversions International Short Film Festival (2/7-5/7/2021)
Tabor Film Festival (8/7-11/7/2021)
European Film Festival Palić (17/7-23/7/2021)
Lago Film Festival (23/7-1/8/2021)
Postira Seaside Film Festival (23/7-31/7/2021) 
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (16/8-21/8/2021) 
Liburnia Film Festival (23/8-27/8/2021) 
Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival (25/8-29/8/2021) 
Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival (1/10-10/10/2021)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg (7/10-24/10/2021) 
​First Crossings/Tribute to a Vision, Nova Gorica/ Gorizia (8/10-10/10/2021)
Filmska runda, Osijek (15/10-16/10/2021)
Film Front International Short Film Festival, Novi Sad (28/10-31/10/2021)
The Calvert Journal Film Festival (18/10-31/10/2021)
Lublin Film Festival (19/11-27/11/2021)
Winter Apricots Prilep International Film Festival (16/12-18/12/2021)
International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka (24/2-4/3/2022)
​goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden (19/4-25/4/2022)
Landshut Short Film Festival (27/4-2/5/2022) 
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (5/10-8/10/2022)  
Still Voices Short Film Festival (9/11-13/11/2022) 
CRASH International Fantastic Film Festival (7/12-11/12/2022)