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Hedgehog’s Home

DirectorEva Cvijanovic
ProducerJelena Popovic – National Film Board of Canada; Vanja Andrijevic – Bonobostudio
WriterEva Cvijanovic, based on a short story by Branko Copic
EditorEva Cvijanovic, Iva Kraljevic
CameraIvan Slipcevic
MusicDarko Rundek
AnimationIvana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson
Screening27 October 2017 | 15:00 hours | Het Nutshuis
4 November 2017 | 15:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
5 November 2017 | 16:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Length10 min
SectionSHORT FILMS – discovering great Eastern European talents

An amazing animation piece made entirely of needled felt, awarded at this year’s Berlinale. A warm and universal tale that reminds us there truly is no place like home.


Based on a famous children’s poem by Branko Copic, a writer from the former Yugoslavia. The film tells a story of a hedgehog living in a lush and lively forest. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff. A charming stop-motion by Eva Cvijanovic with distinctive directorial approach and the original music score by Darko Rundek. The film has already received a Special Mention at Berlinale, a Special Jury Award at Animafest Zagreb and the Young Audience Award at Annecy 2017 for its mastery animation and beautiful narrative.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Berlinale, 2017 – Special Mention | Animafest Zagreb, 2017 – Audience Award, Special Jury Award | Revue Kratki na brzinu, 2017 – Best Animation | Mediterranean FF Split, 2017 – Audience Award, Special Mention | Annecy International Animation Festival, 2017 – Young Audience Award | Supertoon 2017 – Grand Prix | Days of Croatian Film, 2017 – Best Animated Film, Best Music Award, Audience Award | Ottawa International Animation Festival – Honorable Mention