Nighthawk awarded in Berkeley!

 

Špela Čadež’s film won the Best Narrative Short Award at GLAS Animation Festival (March 2–5).

Nighthawk is a film about a drunk badger who embarks on an adventure after a police patrol finds him passed out on the road. GLAS Animation Festival jury described it as: “A blistering, squirming tragedy trailing an alcoholic whizzing blurrily through bending roads in the black of night.”

Nighthawk is a Slovenian (FINTA Film, RTV Slovenija) and Croatian co-production (Bonobostudio). It comes after a world-known film Boles by Špela Čadež. The film premiered in September 2016, and won six awards since, among others at DOK Leipzig and Animateka.

Špela’s new film was featured at many film festivals, with more competition programs coming up in the following few months – altogether thirty five so far! Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, OIAF, to name a few, and HAFF, Stuttgart and Animafest to be announced until summer.

 

Sundance and Clermont Ferrand – here we come!

 

Špela Čadež’s Nighthawk will be competing at the beginning of next year at two prestigious film festivals.

We are very very happy that we’ll start 2017 touring few fantastic short – OK, and feature – film festivals. First station: Park City, January 19 – 29. That can mean only one thing – Nighthawk has been selected for the short competition program at Sundance Film Festival!

Right after Sundance we are off to Clermont-Ferrand, the biggest short film festival in the world. February 3 – 11 Nighthawk will be featured in the international competition program. 7898 films applied and we are grateful that our film will find its way to Clermont’s large multinational audience.

The film won four awards since its premiere in September, notably a Special Mention at DOK Leipzig and Silver Award at Etiuda & Anima. So far, it has been selected at 14 international film festivals.

Nighthawk, short film by Špela Čadež
Poster design by Roman Ražman

It’ like Charles Bukowski and Steve McQueen teamed up with a badger to make a stop motion film about the tragic glaze, craze and daze of alcohol abuse.
– Chris Robinson, artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Double win at Animateka!

 

Animateka_poster_finalNighthawk by Špela Čadež won two awards, HOPIN Slovenija Audience Award and special mention by Joni Männistö  “An ironic and charming portrait of a disreputable character. A film that mocks, condemns and celebrates our fatal attraction to alcohol.”

Here you can find the list of all awarded films.

Boles, short film by Špela Čadež
Poster design by Roman Ražman

Very special Jury Price from Animadreams!

Nighthawk just won a crazy silver award at the Etiuda & Anima Festival.

Špela Čadež’s Nighthawk flies back from Krakow with a Silver Jabberwocky, an award granted by a true power-jury: Georges Schwizgebel, Andreas Hykade, Andrzej Klimowski, Anita Killi and Nancy Denney-Phelps. We like their explanation very much: “This is like a different kind of road movie. The film is well animated and uses a complex multi plan technique. This film deals with an important topic that is often difficult to talk about in an original way.” The 2016 awards from the International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima (November 22 – 27) are listed here, and we will add that the Golden Jabberwocky went to Igor Kovalyov’s Before Love. Also, if you were wondering, Jabberwocky is a name of the nonsense poem by Lewis Caroll from Through the Looking-Glass.

Nighthawk won three awards in the past month: at DOK Leipzig, Animated Dreams and Etiuda & Anima.

Nighthawk awarded at DOK Leipzig

 

Špela Čadež’s film – co-produced by Finta Film, RTV Slovenia and Bonobostudio – won an Honorary Mention!We are very happy to inform you that Nighthawk just won an Honorary Mention at DOK Leipzig Festival. Jury explained their choice and complemented “a fresh and visually imaginative take on a true story about a drunk badger”. It is Špela’s second professional film, first after her widely popular Boles, and since its international premiere in September it was featured in 9 competition programs – among others at the Ottawa International Animation Festival – and won two awards: for the Best Film at the Festival of Slovenian Film and Honorary Mention at DOK Leipzig.The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated film. It is also one of the world oldest festivals, founded in 1955 and celebrating this year 59 years of existence.