Musical Socks

Ana Horvat

digital cut-out

year: 2023

format: DCP, HD
duration: 10'34"

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio


More About the Film

An extremely untalented bunny Darko takes singing lessons from Zvonko the cricket. Their lessons are a total failure. Both the teacher and the pupil are devastated. Željko the hedgehog brings a new perspective to the problem, turning Darko's flaws into advantages.

Based on the book Musical Socks written by Nina Vađić and illustrated by Ana Kadoić.

Script, direction, animation, compositing: Ana Horvat
Editing: Marin Juranić
Character design and backgrounds: Ana Kadoić
Music and sound design: Stanislav Kovačić
Sound mix: Bojan Kondres
Voice-over direction: Tomislav Rukavina
Voices: Dražen Čuček, Jerko Marčić, Daria Knez Rukavina, Amanda Prenkaj, Janko Popović Volarić
Producer: Igor Grubić
Executive producers: Marijana Veljović, Sara Čučić

Ana Horvat (1977) graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Zagreb. She is a visual artist that has worked in sculpture, installation, video and photography. Her works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She is the author of animated shorts films and works as a freelance animator.

Musical Socks (2023), A Day Out (2021), Red Apple (2018), Conversation (2015), Little Red Riding Hood, Another One (2012)


  • Audience Award, MARS Kids Cinema 2023
  • Audience Award, PLAY International Children's and Youth Film Festival 2024


Motovun Film Festival / Timpetill (13/6-16/6/2023)
Mediterranean Film Festival Split (15/6-24/6/2023)
MARS Kids Cinema, Mljet (15/7/31-7/2023)
Anibar International Animation Festival (17/7-23/7/2023)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (24/7-28/7/2023)
Nancy International Film Festival (25/8-3/9/2023)
Varna World Festival of Animated Film / International Children’s Film Festival Burgas (6/9-10/9/2023)
SCHLiNGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience (23/9-30/9/2023)
Animasyros International Animation Festival (26/9-1/10/2023) 
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (3/10-8/10/2023)
Animest International Animation Film Festival (6/10-15/10/2023)
Chicago International Children's Film Festival (3/11-19/11/2023)
PÖFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival (7/11-15/11/2023)
Mieres Under-60' Film Festival (9/11-12/11/2023)
Feinaki Beijing Animation Week (10/11-13/11/2023)
Athens International Children's Film Festival (13/11-19/11/2023)
​Animateka International Animated Film Festival (27/11-3/12/2023)
Aguilar Film Festival (1/12-9/12/2023)
Peque Filmes International Children Film Festival of Galicia (26/1-28/1/2024) 
Children’s Film Festival Seattle (2/2-10/2/2024) 
PLAY International Children's and Youth Film Festival (24/2-3/3/2023)
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival (7/3-17/3/2024) 
Bellingham Children's Film Festival (16/3-17/3/2024)
Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (5/4-11/4/2024)