Levitation (2006)
Levitation (2006)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Bonobo Historical

Unclassified (15+)
Film program


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A showcase of animated films from the powerhouse production and distribution company Bonobostudio.

The production and distribution company Bonobostudio was launched some 20 years ago in Zagreb by one-woman-band Vanja Andrijevic. MIAF was one of the first festivals to invite their inaugural film and we have screened something from Bonobostudio almost every year since. Vanya has an almost supernatural ability to spot gifted animators and work with them to ensure they make the best films they can. She is also very good at matching these animators with the best collaborators, and she roams Europe making all of this happen. Twenty years in and it’s time to showcase the incredible work of this little powerhouse of a company. In addition to this Showcase of historical highlights, we will also be opening every one of our International Programs with a more recent Bonobostudio release.

Short films

Marko Mestrovic
Croatia, 8 mins 7 secs, 2006 (NL)

Simon Bogojevic Narath
Croatia, 12 mins 26 secs, 2008 (NL)

Nightingales In December
Theodore Ushev
Canada, 2 mins 56 secs, 2011 (NL)

Two For Two
Jelena Oroz
Croatia, 6 mins 40 secs, 2013

She Who Measures
Veljko Popovic
Croatia, 6 mins 51 secs, 2015 (NL)

Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson
Croatia, 8 mins 45 secs, 2015 (NL)

Travelling Country
Ivan Bogdanov, Vessela Dantcheva
Bulgaria/Croatia, 8 mins 45 secs, 2015

Peter’s Forest
Martina Mestrovic
Croatia, 8 mins 24 secs, 2016 (NL)

The Lonely Orbit
Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard
Switzerland, 9 mins 7 secs, 2019

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 75

Event duration

75 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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