My Father's Damn Camera!

Miloš Tomić

drawing on paper, stop animation

year: 2021

format: DCP, HD
duration: 6'40"

production: Film Factory
distribution: Bonobostudio

Country of production: Slovenia

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A reckless boy in an almost desperate and therefore troublesome way persistently seeks the attention of his father – a photographer. Being confronted with his father’s artistic chaos and his obsessive fascination with photography-life, on his path of growing up these elements eventually become essential for strengthening their father-son bond.

In a story that intertwines hand-drawn and stop animation in collage technique, the author takes his audience on a ride through the archive of Slovenian photographer Dragiša Modrinjak, and at the same time draws from personal experience as a filmmaker and father. 

Written and directed by Miloš Tomić
Stop motion animation: Miloš Tomić
2D animation: Aleksandar Petković, Isidora Vulić 
Cinematography: Miloš Tomić, Andrej Firm 
Editor: Marko Simić
Sound design: Dako Puač, Mićun Jauković 
Music: Širom – Ana Kravanja, Iztok Koren, Samo Kutin 
Producer: Mojca Pernat 

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 60 short fiction, documentary, experimental and animated films, which screened at numerous festivals.

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 1-5 (2014), One Quiet Day (2014), Small Music Professors (2013), Family Fight (2012), Bikers Are People, Too (2011), Mikrob and Stevan (2011), Pigeon's Milk (2010), Spitted by Kiss (2007), Plastic Bags (2007), Clay Pigeon (2005)

Awards

  • Best Film in Serbian Competition, ​Balkanima European Animated Film Festival 2021
  • Best Film in Balkan Competition, Anibar International Animation Festival 2022
  • Mention for the Best Animated Documentary Short Film, Cortocircuiti Short Film Festival 2022
  • Best Animated Documentary, Flipbook Film Festival 2022
  • Jury's Personal Pick (Yuki Harada), Hiroshima Animation Season 2022

Festivals

Stoptrik International Film Festival (29/9-3/10/2021) 
​Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (5/10-10/10/2021) 
Festival slovenskog filma, Portorož (12/10-17/10/2021)
​Cinanima International Animated Film Festival (8/11-14/11/2021) 
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (16/11-21/11/2021)
Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival (16/11-21/11/2021)
POFF Shorts International Short Film and Animation Festival (16/11-24/11/2021)
​Animateka International Animated Film Festival (26/11-5/12/2021)
Bogoshorts Bogota Short Film Festival (7/12-14/12/2021) 
Paris International Animation Film Festival (19/1-23/1/2022)
Animac International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia, Lleida (3/3-6/3/2022)
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival (16/3-27/3/2022)
Roanne Animation Festival (28/3-3/4/2022) 
Kaboom Animation Festival (28/3-3/4/2022)
​Animocje International Animation Film Festival (3/4-9/4/2022) 
SEEFest South East European Film Festival Los Angeles (27/4-4/5/2022)
Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival (1/6-5/6/2022) 
Animafest Zagreb (6/6-11/6/2022)
Annecy International Animation Festival (13/6-18/6/2022)
Palm Springs International ShortFest (21/6-27/6/2022) 
Stop Motion Our Fest International Animation Festival, Buenos Aires (22/6-27/6/2022) 
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (29/6-3/7/2022)
ShorTS International Film Festival (1/7-9/7/2022)
Diversions International Short Film Festival (4/7-7/7/2022) 
Animator International Animated Film Festival, Poznan (8/7-15/7/2022)
KO:SH Film Fest - Korça Short Film Festival (12/7-16/7/2022) 
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival (13/7-18/7/2022) 
Anibar International Animation Festival (13/7-19/7/2022) 
Supertoon International Animation Festival (18/7-22/7/2022)
Cortocircuiti Short Film Festival (26/7-28/7/2022) 
Flipbook Film Festival (11/8-14/8/2022) 
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (15/8-20/8/2022) 
Hiroshima Animation Season (17/8-21/8/2022)
Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival (22/8-27/8/2022)
Nancy International Film Festival (26/8-4/9/2022)
Animator FEST - European Youth Festival of Animated Film (31/8-4/9/2022) 
Drama International Short Film Festival (5/9-11/9/2022)
Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film Festival (7/9-13/9/2022)
Animasyros International Animation Festival (20/9-25/9/2022)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (5/10-8/10/2022) 
Bolton International Film Festival (5/10-9/10/2022)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival (6/10-15/10/2022)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (6/10-23/10/2022) 
Videomedeja International Video Festival (7/10-9/10/2022) 
Canlandıranlar Film Festival (17/10-23/10/2022)
ANIMARIO Madrid International Festival of Contemporary Animation (20/10-23/10/2022)