Balkan Panorama



Bulgaria, 2023, 07:02

Director: Nastimir Nikolov Tzatchev
Script: Nastimir Nikolov Tzatchev, Viara Donio Doneva
Production: Nagual

This is a story-metaphor about the life of a snail whose dream is to fly! Our dreams and wishes don't always come true, but we may see them in the generations after us.


Croatia, 2023, 03:32

Director: Mare Šuljak
Script: Mare Šuljak
Sound Design: Jeronim Jandrić
Production: Kinoklub Zagreb

Evanescence is a reflection on death and transience from the point of view of a person remaining behind. It is a film about the search for identity in an ever-changing world, whose future itself is increasingly uncertain. The death enforces the awareness of the inexorable nature of transience. Enfolded by space that is in a state of constant flux, endlessly emerging and disappearing, the author too fluctuates with it.


Romania, 2022, 09:10

Director: Vlad Ilicevici, Radu C Pop
Script: Vlad Ilicevici
Production: Workshop Studio

Kipu is a luxury chauffeur in a dark city, where the streets are full of cars and black cats. After he accidentally runs over the entire family of a little cat called Suruaika, Kipu adopts her and does all he can to keep her safe. As Kipu’s love for Suruaika grows, so does her body, and the streets become more and more crowded with black cats, new victims for countless little tragedies.



Serbia, 2022, 03:18


Director: Lazar Predrag Bačkonja
Script: Lazar Predrag Bačkonja

An animated film about the creation and disappearance of borders.


Croatia, 2023, 11:15

Director: Antonia Begušić
Script: Antonia Begušić
Animation: Pavao Stanojević, Mislav Tomašinjak, Antonia Begušić
Music: Hrvoje Štefotić
Production: Zagreb Film

- Well, Adeimantus, has our state now grown to its full size?
- Perhaps.
- Then, where in it shall we find justice or injustice? If they have come in with one of the elements we have been considering, can you say with which one?
- I have no idea, Socrates; unless it be somewhere in peoples dealings with one another. “

(Republic, Plato)

Living Wage

Serbia, 2022, 08:21

Director: Olga Dimitrijević, Bojana Tamindžija, Vladimir Simović
Script: Olga Dimitrijević
Animation: Dana Vukajlović
Music: Stefan Milojković
Production: Bojana Tamindžija, Vladimir Simović

A working woman, confronted with the reality of poverty and unfair working conditions in the global fashion industry, seeks justice.


Our Love is Immortal

Turkey, 2023, 03:32

Director:  Ender Yildizhan
Script: Ender Yildizhan, Ozan Akyol, Erman Çağlar

A little boy worries about his parents' relationship in a dystopian future. When his father sings to him a song about what he and his mother have accomplished in this world and how they survived, the little boy's self-confidence will be restored.

Short Stories

North Macedonia, 2022, 10:08

Director: Goce Ilievski
Script: Goce Ilievski
Animation: Goce Ilievski

Short Stories, is an experimental short animated movie consisting of short intuitive animated stories linked together in a fantastic composition. The animations are drawn frame by frame in a traditional manner, with retro and rubber hose animation aesthetics.


Serbia, 2022, 01:00

Director: Milica Denković
Script: Milica Denković
Animation: Milica Denković

Unspoken is a stop-motion animation video poetry work about distance, thoughts, and travel. Trying to combine unsaid (in terms of text and white space) with minimalistic and abstract geometric visuals. The film is inspired by suprematism, abstract art, Fluxus, haiku, and Hemmingway’s writing practices.

Pink Mountain

Greece, 2022, 08:25

Director: Thomas Künstler
Script: Thomas Künstler, Glykeria Patramani
Animation: Phaedra Derizioti, Thomas Künstler
Music:  Yiannis Pothos
Production:  StudioBauhaus

What can a humble florist in love do to win the heart of a Pasha's bride? An ancient Ottoman fairy tale tells the story of a forbidden love, made of patience, silence and the help of a heron.


Croatia, 2022, 09:46

Director: Lucija Bužančić
Script: Lucija Bužančić
Animation: Marko Belić, Lucija Bužančić, Katarina Jukić
Production: Zagreb Film

Something grew out of the cracks and walls and occupied all the empty spaces in a little Mediterranean city. This short film is about the gentrification of a place that has recently become a real archeological site thanks to severe touristification.

The Legend of Goldhorn

Slovenia, 2022, 13:35

Director: Lea Vučko
Animation: Lea Vučko
Music: Janez Dovc
Production: Octopics Production

A hunter heads out to the mountains to mend his broken heart. On his way, he can’t escape the visions of his lover who left him. As he loses his mind, his dark side comes to life. The shadow guides him to hunt the mythical Goldhorn and ultimately leads him to his demise.