Peter's Forest

Martina Meštrović

2D animation

year: 2016

format: HD
duration: 8'25"

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio

A universal parable about differences, told in three colours. A story about the natural and the excluded, the normal and the uncommon; a duel between learned binary oppositions. The film reflects on an important issue: If our nature isn't a threat to anyone, then who or what prevents us from living our life – possibly the only one we have – to the fullest?


More About the Film

script: Martina Meštrović, Betina Ilić
directing, design, editing: Martina Meštrović
animation: Martina Meštrović, Marko Meštrović
sound design: Andrea Martignoni
producer: Igor Grubić

Martina Meštrović (1974) graduated in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She has held several solo and group exhibitions. In 2004, she ventured into the world of animated film, working as a 2D and 3D set designer, animator and director. She lives and works in Zagreb.

Her Dress for the Final (2023), A Cat is Always Female (2019), Peter's Forest (2016), Bla (2013)


  • Special Mention, Days of Croatian Film 2016
  • Special Mention, Animafest Zagreb 2016
  • Special Mention, Tabor Film Festival 2016


Days of Croatian Film (21/4-24/4/2016)
Kratki na brzinu - Revue of Croatian Short Films (12/5-15/5/2016)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (6/6-11/6/2016)
Tabor Film Festival (7/7-10/7/2016)
Countryside Animafest Cyprus (21/7-23/7/2016)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (24/7-29/7/2016)
Tochka Dostupa Contemporary Art Festival, St. Petersburg (7/8/2016)
FeKK - Ljubljana Short Film Festival (22/8-27/8/2016)
Animanima International Animation Festival (7/9-11/9/2016)
Animasivo Contemporary Animation Festival (28/9-1/10/2016)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (4/10-8/10/2016)
Bit Bang Fest International Festival (21/10-23/10/2016)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (23/10-28/10/2016)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (24/10-30/10/2016)
Multivision International Festival of Animation Arts (28/10-20/11/2016)
Kuandu International Animation Festival (30/10-5/11/2016)
Animage International Animation Festival (22/11-27/11/2016)
London International Animation Festival (2/12-11/12/2016)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (5/12-11/12/2016)
Athens Animfest (16/3-22/3/2017)
Mediawave – Another Connection International Film and Music Festival (27/4-1/5/2017)
Future Film Festival (2/5-7/5/2017)
VAFI International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival (30/5-4/6/2017)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival (6/10-15/10/2017)