Musical Traumas

Miloš Tomić

drawing on paper, cut out, animated objects, paint on glass

year: 2018

format: DCP
duration: 10'26"

production: Dribbling Pictures
distribution: Bonobostudio

Country of production: Serbia


More About the Film

Musical Traumas came to fruition as the result of the director's obsession with music schools. It is a rhythmic compilation of traumatic, but amusing confessions of former students, as well as an attempt to visualise music with scrumptious, hand-drawn animation. The experiences may be documentary, but the image comes straight from the world of musical impressions.

Scriptwriters: Iva Brdar, Miloš Tomić
Director: Miloš Tomić
Animators: Miloš Tomić, Jelena Milunović, Vuk Palibrk, Marija Djordjević, Mario Kolarić
Editor: Marko Simić
Editing assistent: Marjan Rubeša
Image post-production and compositing: Marko Simić
Music: Vladimir Chab
Sound design: Mićun Jauković, Dako Puač
Cast: Vladislava Đorđević, Dimitrije Stojanović, Dobrila Ilić, Jelena Ilić, Đorđe Branković, Maja Bajić
Producer: Iva Plemić Divjak

Miloš Tomić (1976) graduated in Film Directing from the Academy of Arts in Belgrade in 2001. He holds an MA in Animation from FAMU (Prague), class of Petar Skala. There, he also received a PhD with a thesis on discarded objects as material for film and photography. Since 2009, he has been living in Belgrade, where he teaches short video forms at the Singidunum University. In 2013, he represented Serbia at the Venice Biennale. He has filmed over 40 short fiction, documentary, experimental and animated films, which screened at numerous festivals, winning many awards.

Selected filmography
My Father's Damn Camera! (2021), Musical Traumas (2018), About Slaves and Robots (2016), Notes from Puglia (2015), Evening with Radio (2015), Musical Intermezzo (2014), One Quiet Day (2014), Small Music Professors (2013), Family Fight (2012), Bikers and People, Too (2011), Mikrob and Stevan (2011), Pigeon's Milk (2010), Spitted by Kiss (2007), Plastic Bags (2007), Clay Pigeon (2005)


  • Special Mention, Fest Anca International Animation Festival 2018
  • Grand Prix, Supertoon International Animation Festival 2018
  • Special Mention, Kinemastik International Short Film Festival 2018
  • Special Mention, Animanima International Animation Festival 2018
  • Best Serbian Film Award, Balkanima European Animated Film Festival 2018
  • Special Mention, Stoptrik International Film Festival 2018
  • Honorable Mention for Animated Documentary Film, Animasivo Contemporary Animation Festival 2018
  • Special Mention, SEE Online Film Festival 2019
  • Special Mention for Amazing Creativity, CRAFT International Animation Festival 2019
  • Nomination for Emile Award for Best Direction in an Animated Short Film 2018


Animafest Zagreb (4/6-9/6/2018)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (28/6-1/7/2018)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (19/7-21/7/2018)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (22/7-27/7/2018)
Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Malta (27/7-29/7/2018)
Anibar International Animation Festival (13/8-19/8/2018)
Turku Animated Film Festival (29/8-2/9/2018)
Animanima International Animation Festival (4/9-8/9/2018)
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (25/9-30/9/2018)
AnimaSyros International Animation Festival (26/9-30/9/2018
KROK International Animated Film Festival (30/9-7/10/2018)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (2/10-6/10/2018)
Stoptrik International Film Festival (4/10-7/10/2018)
Southeast European Future Fest (6/10/2018)
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival (10/10-14/10/2018)
ANIMAGE International Animation Festival (12/10-21/10/2018)
Un festival c'est trop court! – Nice Short Film Festival (13/10-19/10/2018)
Banjaluka International Animation Festival (24/10-28/10/2018)
Big Cartoon Festival (26/10-5/11/2018)
DOK Leipzig – International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (29/10-4/11/2018)
CutOut Fest International Animation & Digital Arts Festival (1/11-4/11/2018)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (20/11-25/11/2018)
Animasivo Contemporary Animation Festival (28/11-2/12/2018)
London International Animation Festival (30/11-9/12/2018)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (3/12-9/12/2018)
Bogoshorts – Bogota Short Film Festival (4/12-11/12/2018)
Japanese Serbian Film Festival (6/12-8/12/2018)
Piccolo Festival Animazione (27/12-29/12/2018)
Rising of Lusitania - Animadoc Film Festival, Liverpool (1/2-3/2/2019)
PLAY - Lisbon's International Kids Film Festival (16/2-24/2/2019)
NonStop Barcelona Animació International Festival of Animation (21/3-24/3/2019)
Animakom Fest – Bilbao International Animation Community Festival (2/4-8/4/2019)
Animocje Animated Film Festival (7/4-13/4/2019)  
Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival (9/4-14/4/2019)
Ismailia International Film Festival (10/4-16/4/2019)
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films (7/5-12/5/2019)
Corti a Ponte international Short Film Festival (8/5-11/5/2019)
CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Festival (8/5-13/5/2019)
VIS Vienna Shorts (28/5-2/6/2019)
SEE Online Film Festival (12/6-30/6/2019)
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival (9/8-18/8/2019)
BEAST International Film Festival, Porto (28/9-6/10/2019)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg (3/10-20/10/2019)
CRAFT International Animation Festival, Yogyakarta (28/10-2/11/2019)
Grafest – International Festival of Documentary Films (27/11-29/11/2019)
Providence Children's Film Festival (14/2-23/2/2020)
Flipbook Film Festival, Skopje (7/8-13/8/2020)
Animatricks International Animation Festival (15/10-18/10/2020)