Three Croatian films at this year’s Clermont-Ferrand

Two films will join Veljko Popović’s animated film Cyclists at this year’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Snail the Painter by Manuela Vladić-Maštruk will compete in the youth film category while Daniel Šuljić’s film From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out is one of six films in the online selection. The festival is taking place from February 1st to 9th, 2019.

The animated educational film Snail the Painter by writer and director Manuela Vladić-Maštruko is competing in the ECO 1 programme for children 3 and up.

With its simple storyline, where the main characters are snails, the film introduces children to colours. The snails crawl over coloured patches and mixing them create new colours. The animators are Darko Vidačković, Iva Božić and Lucija Bužančić. Besides writing the script and directing the film, Vladić-Maštruko is also the film’s editor and designer. Sound is by Vjeran Šalamon, and music is by Šimun Matišić. The film is produced by Vinko Brešan and Zagreb Film.

From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out, written and directed by Daniel Šuljić, is one of six films competing in the online selection of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. All films are available for viewing on the festival’s official website, and voting runs until noon on February 8th. The winner will receive a 500 EUR cash prize.

The film From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out is about evil bugs and other creatures who feel the time has come for them to crawl out of their holes and hiding places and spread out across the world. Besides writing and directing the film, Daniel Šuljić is also one of the animators along with Dea Jagić, Ira Bulić, and Valent Balun with whom he also did compositing and editing. Sound and music is by Vjeran Šalamon. The film is produced by Igor Grubić (Kreativni Sindikat) and co-produced by Vinko Brešan (Zagreb Film), with support from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the City of Zagreb.

Veljko Popović’s film Cyclists was previously selected into the festival’s international competition. To date, Cyclists has screened at numerous festivals and has won many festival awards around the globe including Best Croatian Film at last year’s Animafest.

The 41st International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand will take place from February 1st to 9th, 2019. The festival includes three competition programmes (international, national and Lab), and each year offers a rich accompanying programme. Furthermore, the Clermont-Ferrand Festival also has the biggest short film market, Marché du film court, visited by producers, distributors, festival programmers and buyers interested in short film. It is also offers insight into the newest national productions from countries represented at the market.

For more information please visit the festival’s official website.

Cover photos: scenes from Snail the Painter, From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out and Cyclists

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