Untravel (2018)

A film about (local) patriotism, tourism and emigration. 

The girl has lived in a gray, isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never travelled anywhere, but all her life she has been dreaming of leaving forever for a perfect world called Abroad. 

The project is realized in the co-production with BAŠ ČELIK (RS) and Arte. The development of this film was supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund. The realization was financially supported by Film Center Serbia.

 

 

Festivals and Awards

The world premiere of this film was held in February 2018 at 68th International Film Festival Berlin, Germany.

Since then it has received this awards:

Grand Prix - Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
Grand Prix – IAFF Animator 2018, Poznan, Poland
Best Balkan Film - International Film Festival Anibar 2018, Anibar, Kosovo
Special Mention - World Festival of Animated Film Varna 2018, Varna, Bulgaria 
Special Mention - Balkanima 2018, Belgrade, Serbia 
Best Film by Student Jury - Carbonia Film Festival 2018, Carbonia, Italy 
Special Mention - 51st SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Sitges, Spain 
Best Screenplay - 9th International Animation Festial of Pernabuco Animage 2018, Pernabuco, Brazil 

You could have seen Untravel at these festivals:

68th International Film Festival Berlin, Germany
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2018, Annecy, France
Animafest Zagreb 2018, Zagreb, Croatia
Fest Anča 2018, Žilina, Slovakia
IAFF Animator 2018, Poznan, Poland
Sarajevo Film Festival 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herczegovina
9th International Film Festival Anibar, Kosovo
TAFF Turku Animated Film Festival 2018, Turku, Finland
IAFF Animatou 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
Linoleum 2018, Kiev, Ukraine
Animanima 2018, Cacak, Serbia
Kraljevo Film Festival 2018, Kraljevo, Serbia
Pancevo Film Festival 2018, Pancevo, Serbia
World Festival of Animated Film Varna 2018, Varna, Bulgaria
IAFF Balkanima 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
Take One Action 2018, Edinburg and Glasgow, UK
IAFF Animest 2018, Bucharest, Romania
StopTrik 2018, Maribor, Slovenia
Carbonia Film Festival 2018, Carbonia, Italy
51st SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Sitges, Spain
11th Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast, Luxembourg, Luxemburg
Adelaide Film Festival 2018, Adelaide, Australia
9th International Animation Festial of Pernabuco Animage 2018, Pernabuco, Brazil
IAFF Animatou 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
BIAF - Bucheon International Animation Festival 2018, Bucheon, South Korea
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival 2018, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2018, Fredrikstad, Norway

Authors

Director: Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak jr.
Script: Ana Nedeljković
Story Editor: Adela Zvalová
Producer: BAŠ ČELIK (RS) - Jelena Mitrović 
Co-producers: Efilm (SK) - Eva Pa, BFILM (SK) - Peter Badač
Executive producer: Igor Kecman
Animation: Ana Nedeljković
Animation supervisor: Nikola Majdak, jr.
Character design: Ana Nedeljković
Director of photography: Nikola Majdak, jr.
Editor: Milina Trišić
Sound Design: Vladimir Janković, Aleksandar Protic
Music: Dušan Petrović

Narrator: Maša Mileusnić

 

Ana Nedeljković

Ana (1978) graduated from painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade. She has acquired PhD in art practice from the same faculty in 2012. She is visual artist working in media of drawing, installation, animated film, and is active in the field of art education.

Filmography:

Rabbitland, in collaboration with Nikola Majdak Jr. (short animation, 2013)
~ Crystal Bear, 63rd Berlin Film Festival, Germany
~ Golden plaquette of Belgrade, 60th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia
~ Personal Special Mention, Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Žilina, Slovakia
~ Special Jury Mention, 19th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Hercegovina
~ Best Short Film, 5th ReAnimania, Yerevan International Animation Festival, Armenia
~ Arte Award, Premiers Plans, Angers, France

 

Nikola Majdak, jr.

Nikola (1972) has MFA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, camera department. Last 20 years he is freelance cameraman, animator, director and lecturer.

His first film "Rabbitland" (2013) was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. It has also received numerous other awards and has been shown at more than one hundred festivals worldwide.

Filmography:

Rabbitland, in collaboration with Ana Nedeljković (short animation, 2013)
~ Crystal Bear, 63rd Berlin Film Festival, Germany
~ Golden plaquette of Belgrade, 60th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia
~ Personal Special Mention, Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Žilina, Slovakia
~ Special Jury Mention, 19th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Hercegovina
~ Best Short Film, 5th ReAnimania, Yerevan International Animation Festival, Armenia
~ Arte Award, Premiers Plans, Angers, France

Contact

Producer BAŠ ČELIK: Jelena Mitrović 
Co-producer BFILM: Peter Badač - peter(at)bfilm.sk