Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson

stop motion animation

year: 2014

format: HD
duration: 8'40"

production: Bonobostudio
distribution: Bonobostudio

Which image is real - the one staring at us from the mirror or the one standing in front of it? In hallways filled with illusions, a simulacrum behind the looking glass, he is trying to find out if he is looking at a stranger or a hidden part of himself.


More About the Film

script, direction, design, animation, puppets and sets: Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
director of photography: Ivan Slipčević
editing: Iva Kraljević
music and sound design: Hrvoje Štefotić
compositing, colour grading: Mario Kalogjera
producer: Vanja Andrijević

Making of:

Ivana Bošnjak (1983) graduated from the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and Animation at the University in Volda, Norway. Since 2010 has been working on a number of stop motion projects as a model maker, animator and film director.

FilmographyRemember 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 (1984) graduated Time Based Media from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and from New Media Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Aside from making animated films, Thomas creates stop motion performance art works which have featured at numerous festivals. 

FilmographyRemember How I Used to Ride a White Horse (2022), Imbued Life (2019), Simulacra (2014)


  • Best Animated Film, Days of Croatian Film 2014
  • Special Mention, Tabor Film Festival 2014
  • Special Mention, Anibar International Animation Festival 2014
  • Grand Prix, StopTrik International Film Festival 2014
  • Best Regional Film, Balkanima European Animated Film Festival 2014
  • Best Animated Film, Sedicicorto International Film Festival 2014
  • Best Stop Motion up to 10 minutes, Brazil Stop Motion International Film Festival 2014
  • Best Photography, Brazil Stop Motion International Film Festival 2014
  • ASIFA Award for the Best Professional Animated Film, 2015



Days of Croatian Film (22/4-27/4/2014)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (Stop Motion Programme), (3/6-8/6/2014)
Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Stop Motion Programme), (9/6-14/6/2014)
Tabor Film Festival (10/6-15/6/2014)
Animasivo, Mexico (23/7-27/7/2014)
Supertoon International Animation Festival (27/7-1/8/2014)
Anibar International Animation Festival (5/8-10/8/2014)
Concorto Film Festival (23/8-30/8/2014)
Milano Film Festival (4/9-14/9/2014)
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (16/9-21/9/2014)
Animage International Animation Festival of Pernambuco (16/9-28/9/2014)
Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (26/9-28/9/2014)
StopTrik International Film Festival (3/10-5/10/2014)
Sedicicorto International Film Festival (3/10-11/10/2014)
Anim’est International Film Festival (3/10-12/10/2014)
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (3/10-12/10/2014)
Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films (6/10-11/10/2014)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival (7/10-11/10/2014)
Be There! Corfu International Animation Festival (16/10-19/10/2014)
London International Animation Festival (24/10-2/11/2014)
DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (27/10-2/11/2014)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (28/10-1/11/2014)
Leeds International Film Festival (5/11-20/11/2014)
Asiana International Short Film Festival (6/11-11/11/2014)
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival, Espinho (10/11-16/11/2014)
CutOut Fest International Animation Festival (13/11-16/11/2014)
ZINEBI Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film (14/11-21/11/2014)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (21/11-27/11/2014)
Brazil Stop Motion International Film Festival (25/11-29/11/2014)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival (8/12-14/12/2014)
Piccolo Festival dell’Animazione (11/12-30/12/2014)
Tehran International Animation Festival (8/3-12/3/2015)
Tricky Women Festival (Croatian Animation Programme), (11/3-15/3/2015)
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival (12/3-22/3/2015)
Holland Animation Film Festival (18/3-22/3/2015)
Roanne Animation Short Film Festival (23/3-29/3/2015)
Athens Animfest (26/3-1/4/2015)
Filmfest Dresden (14/4-19/4/2015)
VAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin (21/4-26/4/2015)
SICAF - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (23/5-28/5/2015)
Huesca International Film Festival (13/6-20/6/2015)
Fest Anca International Animation Festival (24/6-28/6/2015)
ShorTS - International Film Festival, Trieste (2/7-10/7/2015)
Insomnia Animation Festival (16/7-19/7/2015)
Animanima International Animation Festival (10/9/-13/9/2015)
3D Wire (7/10-11/10/2015)
International Festival of 1st Short Film in Pontault Combault (9/10-11/10/2015)
Međunarodni festival animiranog filma Banja Luka (23/10-28/10/2015)
Kuandu International Animation Festival (24/10/-1/11/2015)
Beginning - International Festival of Debut and Student Films St.Petersburg (27/11-1/12/2015)
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (9/3-16/3/2016)
Future Film Festival (3/5-8/5/2016)
A Long Week of Short Films Festival, Shanghai (5/5-15/5/2016)
Madrid Film Festival FCM-PNR (14/10-25/10/2016)