The last block of Croatian animation focuses on student productions over the past ten years. The selection of mostly graduation works, whose authors are graduates of the Department for Animated Film and New Media in Zagreb, has been made by this year's PAF Cult, Ivan Ladislav Galeta.
He has chosen from his students' films, those which are characterized particularly by original forms and animation techniques that are, in most cases, superior to the content. In those pictures we can trace even some characteristic attributes of Croatian animation – the absence of the spoken word, simple visual associations, the organic clasp of image and sound (Lesson No 1) or concrete animation techniques, conveying the recording of creative acts (Trauma), daily processes (Daily Progress) or documents about acrophobia, using the pixilation technique (17 Stories). Some are close to Galeta's mathematical mysticism or geometric abstraction (Instruments). The creators are fascinated by the human body's structure (TuRn), the overlapping of image layers (Life Line) and so they use combinations of a variety of methods, such as drawing and watercolour (...about Poppy) as well as animation of plasticine (Golem). Only a small amount of the films are narrative, yet still they handle the story and the point in an original way (Women on Board). The only representative of 3D animation is Educational Story, which, using a vulgar way of expression in the two main animal characters and brisk advice at the end, presents a contrast to American family films, such as Madagascar.
Galeta's selection thus promises a diversity of presented films from young Croatian artists and also an interesting confrontation with Czech students' work.
dir. Zrinka Budimlija, Croatia, 1999, 3'01''
Lesson No 1
dir. Luka Tolić, Croatia, 2001, 1'45''
dir. Bruno Razum, Croatia, 2001, 7'19''
17 Stories/17 stories
dir. Lala Raščić, Croatia, 2001, 3'51''
dir. Ana Šerić, Croatia, 2001, 1'
dir. Bruno Razum, Croatia, 2002, 2'17''
dir Goran Kujundžić, Croatia, 2002, 1'
Lesson No 2
dir. Luka Tolić, Croatia, 2002, 2'19''
Daily Progress/Daily progress
dir. Ana Hušman, Croatia, 2002, 7'56''
dir. Maja Rožman, Croatia, 2003, 1'28''
dir. Jelena Bračun, Croatia, 2003, 1'49''
dir. Josip Budicin, Croatia, 2004/5, 1'54''
Cowboy in Colour
dir. Trygve Nielsen, Croatia, 2004/5, 1'50''
dir. Luka Tolić, Croatia, 2006, 6'20''
Educational Story/Educational story
dir. Darko Vučenik, Croatia, 2006, 2'14''
dir. Goran Stojnić, Croatia, 2006, 8'43''
...about Poppy/...o maku
dir. Gorana Trivić, Croatia, 2006, 2'52''
Women on Board
dir. Vjekoslav Živković, Croatia, 2006, 10'37''
dir. Jana Hrušková, Croatia, 2008, 1'35''
dir. Ivana Jurić, Croatia, 2008, 3'33''
dir. Martin Mrzljak, Croatia, 2008, 1'56''
dir. Stjepan Milas, Croatia, 2009, 3'47''
Men Machine/Mensch Maschine
dir. Ivan Mirko Senjanović, Croatia, 2009, 3'
This and That/Tohle a tamto
dir. Antonia Begušić, Croatia, 2009, 3'35''
dir. Michaela Müller, Croatia, 2009, 8'
13 Dec 5:00 p.m. Film Auditorium — GALETA'S TWENTY-FIVE OF STUDENT ANIMATION
— lecture and series of films — Croatian Animation