Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse

Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda

stop animation

year: 2022

format: DCP, HD
duration: 10'

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio

Time continuously elapses, apathy can trap consciousness into a loop. Escaping this stagnation one can discover the true beauty of existence.


More About the Film

A waitress goes about her daily routine serving coffee whilst having thoughts of escaping her reality. A costumer is constantly recording and listening back to the surrounding sounds of the café and is completely fixated by this task. Apathy is a condition that leads consciousness into stagnation, but do either of them realise that they are themselves examples of this condition? 

Script, direction, design, animation, puppets, sets: Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Thomas Johnson Volda
Director of photography: Ivan Slipčević
Editing: Iva Kraljević
Music and sound design: Hrvoje Nikšić
Voice: Iva Kraljević
Sound mix: Ivan Zelić
Puppet costumes: Kata Gugić
Compositing: Bruno Razum
Poster design: Željko Serdarević
Executive producers: Sara Jakupec, Marijana Veljović, Sara Čučić
Producer: Igor Grubić

Ivana Bošnjak Volda (1983) graduated from the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and Animation at the University in Volda, Norway. She graduated with her film Crossed Sild, made in collaboration with Lea Vidaković. Ivana is co-director together with her partner Thomas Johnson Volda of two puppet films Simulacra (2014) and Imbued Life (2019) which were produced with Bonobostudio. The films have been screened and awarded at many international festivals. Ivana has been professionally involved in various stop motion projects across Europe, and has led animation workshops for children and students. 

Filmography: Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse (2022), Imbued Life (2019), Simulacra (2014), Crossed Sild (2010, graduation film co-directed with Lea Vidaković)

Thomas Johnson Volda (Bath, England, 1984) graduated in Time Based Media from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, and at the New Media Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Thomas has co-directed two stop-animation short films together with his partner Ivana Bošnjak Volda, Simulacra (2014) and Imbued Life (2019), with Bonobostudio. The films have been screened at many festivals, and have received several acclaimed awards. He is multidisciplinary artist often combining animation and performance art disciplines in his work. Thomas has created puppet performances at numerous international festivals and galleries across Europe. 

Filmography: ​Remember How I Used to Ride a White Horse (2022), Imbued Life (2019), Simulacra (2014)


  • ASIFA Croatia Award for the best Croatian professional film in 2022
  • Special Mention, Animakom Fest 2022
  • Best Sound Award, Paris International Animation Film Festival 2023
  • Best Film in Animation Avangarde competition, Vienna Shorts 2023
  • Special Mention, Flipbook Film Festival 2023
  • Special Mention, ZOOM Zblizenia International Film Festival 2024

European Film Awards 2023 - Short Film Candidate


Ottawa International Animation Festival (21/9-25/9/2022)
DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (17/10-23/10/2022) 
Bucheon International Animation Festival (21/10-25/10/2022)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (28/11-4/12/2022) 
CutOut International Animation and Digital Art Festival (8/12-10/12/2022)
Animakom Fest - Bilbao International Animation Community Festival (12/12-19/12/2022) 
Paris International Animation Film Festival (18/1-22/1/2023)
​Feinaki Beijing Animation Week (2/3-5/3/2023)
Tricky Women/Tricky Realities (8/3-12/3/2023)
International Encounters Traverse, Toulouse (15/3-19/3/2023) 
Landshut Short Film Festival (22/3-27/3/2023)
SEEFest South East European Film Festival Los Angeles (26/4-3/5/2023)
IMAXINARIA Afundación International Animation Film Festival, A Coruña (11/5-14/5/2023) 
​Animatricks International Animation Festival (18/5-20/5/2023)
Chilemonos International Animation Festival (22/5-27/5/2023)
Vienna Shorts (1/6-6/6/2023)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2023)​
Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival (7/6-11/6/2023)
Annecy International Animation Festival (12/6-17/6/2023)
Stop Motion Our Fest, Buenos Aires (20/6-26/6/2023)
Tabor Film Festival (6/7-9/7/2023)
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival (12/7-17/7/2023) 
Anibar International Animation Festival (17/7-23/7/2023) 
Supertoon International Animation Festival (24/7-28/7/2023)​
Flipbook Film Festival (10/8-13/8/2023)
FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (14/8-19/8/2023)
Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival (21/8-26/8/2023) 
Fantoche International Animation Festival (5/9-10/9/2023) 
Minikino Film Week (15/9-23/9/2023)
Animanima International Animation Festival (19/9-23/9/2023)
Animasyros International Animation Festival (26/9-1/10/2023)
Encounters Film Festival (27/9-1/10/2023)
Stoptrik International Film Festival (27/9-1/10/2023)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (3/10-8/10/2023)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (5/10-22/10/2023)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (11/10-14/10/2023) 
Videomedeja International Video Festival (12/10-14/10/2023)
Canlandıranlar Animation Film Festival (16/10-22/10/2023) 
Uppsala Short Film Festival (23/10-29/10/2023)
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2023)
Bitbang International Animation, Videogames and Digital Art Festival (24/10-4/11/2023)
Film Front International Short Film Festival (26/10-29/10/2023)
Squeaky Wheel Animation Festival (3/11/2023)
Leeds International Film Festival (3/11-19/11/2023)
Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Women's Film Festival (9/11-12/11/2023)
Future Film Festival (15/11-19/11/2023)
Tindirindis International Animation Film Festival (30/11-3/12/2023)
MORC Stop Motion Animation Festival (1/12-4/12/2023)
​ZUBROFFKA International Short Film Festival (6/12-10/12/2023)
Winter Apricots Prilep International Film Festival (14/12-16/12/2023)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter (17/1-23/1/2024)
ZOOM Zblizenia International Film Festival (4/3-10/3/2024) 
Crossing the Screen International Film Festival (21/3-24/3/2024)