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3rd edition of Animated Spirits 2017, animated short film festival in New York

Slovenian Embassy in DC is delighted to be co-presenting the 3rd edition of Animated Spirits 2017, an annual animated short film festival in New York.

Artists from 19 European Union countries illustrate the spirit of experimentation at the Austrian Cultural Forum NY, Animation Nights New York at 180 Maiden Lane and at the Bohemian National Hall on May 9, 10 and 11, 2017. Rich program will feature 44 beautifully crafted films.

On the third day of the Festival, May 11, 2017 at 7pm, two Slovenian films will be shown:

Farewell by Leon Vidmar
Lovro is tired and sad. He fills the bathtub with water, looking at droplets dripping from the tap. As one hits the water surface, Lovro is reminded of the day he first went fishing with his grandpa.

Leon Vidmar graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana. He was recently involved as an animator in Spela Cadez's award-winning puppet animated film “Boles”. “Farewell” is his first professional film.

Nighthawk by Spela Cadez
Attempting to remove an unresponsive badger from a dark road, a police patrol soon realizes that the animal is not dead but rather dead drunk. Things take an even stranger turn when the creature wakes up.

Spela Cadez was born in Slovenia in 1977. After graduating in Graphic Design in 2002 she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. Since 2008 Špela Čadež has been working as an independent animation director and producer. Her previous film ‘Boles’ has been screened worldwide, receiving 50 awards, distinctions and nominations. ‘Nighthawk’ won the Grand Prix for Best Narrative Short at the Holland Animation Film Festival 2017.