Featured artist: Dušan Kastelic (SI)

Short biography:
Was born 55 years ago in Trbovlje.

As a skinny and ailing child, he was unable to continue the family tradition of becoming a miner. That is why he studied to become a teacher. Soon it turned out he wasn’t smart enough to be a teacher…
… so he has become an animator.
He received a Prešeren Fund Award in 2019.

The Box (Celica)
The Box is filled with strange flat-headed beings. Life inside the Box is boring and miserable until one day a new baby boy starts to grow in the middle of the Box! The boy is very different from other flat-headed inhabitants of the Box – he’s happy, lively and naughty. As the boy is growing, the flat-headed neighbours are becoming increasingly annoyed with him.

Until one day he literally grows over their heads…

The Box has been screened at more than 150 festivals worldwide and has received over 50 awards. The film is a recipient of a Prešeren Fund Award 2019.

Perkmandeljc

A music video for music group Orlek. One of the first 3D-animations in Slovenia. It has received international acclaim. It was screened at festivals such as Sundance, Siggraph, Ars Electronica, …

Animated Autobiography

When the film “Perkmandeljc” was screened at the Sundance festival, the authors were required to present themselves to the public with a short film. That is how this animated film came to be. It has also successfully screened at other festivals.

Chicory ‘n’ Coffee

Film was made after the song by Iztok Mlakar, a Slovene singer/songwriter. It is the author’s first film intentionally made to be shown at festivals (the previous two got there by chance). The film has been successfully screened at more than 200 festivals and has received over 20 awards.