Špela Čadež


year: 2016

format: HD
duration: 8'50"

production: Finta Film, RTV Slovenija, Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

countries of production: Slovenia, Croatia


More About the Film

A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.


Director: Špela Čadež
Scriptwriters: Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež
Animators: Zarja Menart, Matej Lavrenčič, Špela Čadež
Editor: Iva Kraljević
Post-production: Mario Kalogjera
Voices: Andrej Nahtigal, Karin Komljanec, Gregor Zorc
Music: Tomaž Grom
Sound design: Johanna Wienert
Producers: Tina Smrekar, Špela Čadež / Finta Film
Co-producer: Vanja Andrijević / Bonobostudio
Co-producer: RTV Slovenija

Špela Čadež was born in Slovenia 1977. After graduating in Graphic Design in 2002 she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. During her studies she made two puppet animations that gained international recognition: Mate to Measure (2004) and Lovesick (2007). Since 2008 Špela Čadež has been working as an independent animation director and producer. Her latest film Boles has been screened worldwide, receiving 50 awards, distinctions and nominations.


Nighthawk (2016), Boles (2013), Lovesick (2007), Mate to Measure (2004)


  • Best Animated Film Award, Festival of Slovenian Film 2016
  • Honorary Mention, DOK Leipzig 2016
  • Very Special Jury Prize, Animated Dreams 2016
  • Silver Jabberwocky, Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival 2016
  • Special Mention, Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2016
  • Audience Award, Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2016
  • Best Narrative Short, GLAS Animation Festival 2017
  • Special Jury Prize, ANIMAKOM Bilbao 2017
  • Grand Prix Short Narrative, Holland Animation Film Festival 2017
  • Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 2017
  • Second place in the International Short Film Competition, Chilemonos International Animation Festival 2017
  • Grand Prix, Animafest Zagreb 2017
  • Best Editing Award, Revue Kratki na brzinu 2017
  • Special Mention, Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2017
  • Special Mention, Supertoon International Animation Festival 2017
  • Best Animated Short Film, Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival 2017
  • Special Mention, Anibar International Animation Festival 2017
  • Grand Prix, Animanima International Animation Festival 2017
  • Special Mention, Animasyros International Animation Festival 2017
  • Special Mention, Stoptrik International Film Festival 2017
  • Grand Prix, Bucheon International Animation Festival 2017
  • Prize of the Cultural Office of the State Capital of Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation 2017
  • Special Mention, CRAFT International Animation Festival 2017
  • ASIFA Croatia Award for the Best Croatian Film 2017

Festivals +

Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož (13/9-18/9/2016)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (21/9-25/9/2016)
DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (31/10-6/11/2016)
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (3/11-6/11/2016)
Ljubljana International Film Festival (9/11-20/11/2016)
Animated Dreams International Animation Film Festival (16/11-20/11/2016)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (22/11-27/11/2016)
Anilogue International Animation festival (23/11-27/11/2016)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (5/12-11/12/2016)
Piccolo festival dell’Animazione (12/12-29/12/2016)
Sundance Film Festival (19/1-29/1/2017)
Göteborg Film Festival (27/1-5/2/2017)
Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (3/2-11/2/2017)
Cairo International Animation Forum (16/2-23/2/2017)
ANIMA - Brussels Animation Festival (24/2 – 5/3/2017)
GLAS Animation Festival (2/3-5/3/2017)
Animac International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia (2/3-5/3/2017)
Omaha Film Festival (7/3-12/3/2017)
International Women's Film Festival, Créteil (10/3-19/3/2017)
ANIMAKOM - Bilbao International Animation Community Festival (15/3-19/3/2017)
Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival (16/3-26/3/2017)
Athens Animfest (16/3-22/3/2017)
Festival International de Cinéma d’Animation de Meknes (17/3-22/3/2017)
Holland Animation Film Festival (22/3-26/3/2017)
Vilnius International Film Festival (23/3-6/4/2017)
Be There! Corfu Animation Festival (29/3-2/4/2017)
Flatpack Festival (4/4-9/4/2017)
Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival (4/4-9/4/2017)
Animocje Animation Film Festival (23/4-29/4/2017)
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon (1/5-4/5/2017)
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Films (2/5-7/5/2017)
Anifilm International Festival of Animated Film (2/5-7/5/2017)
Eye on Film - International Film Festival for Children and Youth (3/5-9/5/2017)
Chilemonos International Animation Festival (9/5-14/5/2017)
NW Animation Festival (10/5-14/5/2017)
Vienna Independent Shorts (1/6-6/6/2017)
Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2017)
Kratki na brzinu – Revue of Croatian Short Films (6/6-11/6/2017)
Annecy International Animation Festival (12/6-17/6/2017)
Days of Croatian Film (16/6-21/6/2017)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (24/6-30/6/2017)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (29/6-2/7/2017)
Windy City International Film Festival (30/6-2/7/2017)
Tabor Film Festival (6/7-9/7/2017)
Animator International Animated Film Festival (7/7-13/7/2017)
Insomnia Festival (13/7-17/7/2017)
Pula Film Festival (15/7-22/7/2017)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (16/7-21/7/2017)
Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (18/7-30/7/2017)
Animix – Tel Aviv Animation Festival (8/8-12/8/2017)
Anibar International Animation Festival (14/8-20/8/2017)
Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival (22/8-26/8/2017)
Turku Animated Film Festival (23/8-27/8/2017)
Ljubljana International Short Film Festival (28/8-2/9/2017)
Animanima International Animation Festival (5/9-9/9/2017)
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (5/9-10/9/2017)
Ars Electronica Animation Festival (7/9-11/9/2017)
World Festival of Animated Film, Varna (13/9-17/9/2017)
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (19/9-24/9/2017)
Calgary International Film Festival (20/9-1/10/2017)
Videomedeja International Video Festival (22/9-24/9/2017)
Animasyros International Animation Festival (27/9-1/10/2017)
Milano Film Festival (28/9-8/10/2017)
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival (29/9-8/10/2017)
Anim'est International Animation Film Festival (29/9-8/10/2017)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (3/10-7/10/2017)
Stoptrik International Film Festival (5/10-8/10/2017)
Taichung International Animation Festival (5/10-14/10/2017)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (5/10-22/10/2017)
Animatou International Animation Film Festival (6/10-14/10/2017)
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival (17/10-22/10/2017)
Bucheon International Animation Festival (20/10-24/10/2017)
Cartoons Underground (21/10/2017)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (23/10-28/10/2017)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (23/10-29/10/2017)
CRAFT International Animation Festival, Indonesia (24/10-28/10/2017)
Film Front International Short Film Festival (26/10-28/10/2017)
Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation (26/10-29/10/2017)
Big Cartoon Festival (26/10-6/11/2017)
ReAnimania International Animation Festival (28/10-3/11/2017)
24fps International Short Film Festival (3/11-4/11/2017)
Cinemaforum Short Film Festival (8/11-12/11/2017)
CutOut Fest International Animation & Digital Arts Festival (9/11-12/11/2017)
AFI FEST, Los Angeles (9/11-16/11/2017)
Tindirindis International Animation Film Festival (23/11-10/12/2017)
Animage International Animation Festival (24/11-3/12/2017)
Animasivo Festival of Contemporary Animation (29/11-3/12/2017)
Luksuz festival poceni filma, Krsko (2/12/2017)
K3 Film Festival, Villach (13/12-17/12/2017)
Les Arcs European Film Festival (16/12-23/12/2017)
Shortz International video and film festival, Novi Sad (21/12-22/12/2017)
AVIFest, Podgorica (22/12-23/12/2017)
Trieste Film Festival (19/1-28/1/2018)
InterAnima - International Festival of Animation and Interactivity, Brazil (2/3-4/3/2018)
Tricky Women International Animation Film Festival (7/3-11/3/2018)
Mecal Pro International Short Film and Animation Festival (15/3-1/4/2018)
Gässli Film Festival, Basel (20/8-26/8/2018)
Hiroshima International Animation Festival (23/8-27/8/2018)