In this animation from Bosnia-Herzegovina, primitive people awaken from a long ice age. What will be the result? The development of these theme has deep roots in Religious history of Bosnia. The 3D animations that appear in this extraordinary 6-minute film are a dark allegory of human nature.
Bosnia and Herzegowina
Ivan Ramadan was born 1985. He lives in Sarajevo and studies Architecture. He has been doing 3D animation since childhood, and during 10 years gathered enough experience through different small projects. His first film "Tolerantia" (2008) became successful in Bosnia and around the world. It is the first 3D animated film produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The film was awarded with seven awards including the nomination for the best short film by the European Film Academy (EFA) 2008. It was shown in the official selection of 33 film festivals.
Screening / Award history:
Göteborg IFF - Sweden, Animafest Zagreb – Croatia, Artfilm IFF– Slovakia, Festival de Cine de Huesca – Spain, Animabasauri – Spain, Sarajevo Film Festival - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Durban IFF - South Africa, KAN – Poland, International Short Film Festival in Drama – Greece, Kerry Film Festival – Ireland, Laputa, International Animation Festival – Japan, Reggio Film Festival – Italy, Arcipelago – Italy, Con-Can – Japan, Festival Internacional de Filmets – Spain, Banja Luka FF - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bodrum Film Festival – Turkey, 24 fps IFF – USA, Trieste FF – Italy, Kratki Metar - Serbia, United Nations Association FF - USA, Bosnian FF - USA, Neum AFF - Bosnia & Herzegovina, In The Palace - Bulgaria, Den Haag IFF - The Netherlands, Sardinia FF - Italy, Tabor FF - Croatia, Anim'est - Romania, AnimaSyros - Greece, Iasi IFF - Romania, Bolzano Short FF - Italy, Sequence Film Festival - France
Special Mention – 36th Huesca Film Festival, Spain
Prix UIP - 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (and nomination for the best short film at European Film Academy) , Bosnia and Herzegovina
Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Short Film – 14th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Special award for Creativity and Artistic Expression – 1st Animated Film Festival Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Special Jury Citation – Extraordinary Achievement – 10th 24fps International Film Festival, Texas USA
Best 3D Animated Film - 4th Neum Animation Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Special Jury Mention for Animation Film - 7th ISFF In the Palace, Bulgaria