a short film by Špela Čadež


Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of writer's glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day Filip gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Filip agrees. And it would all end up fine if a week later Tereza would not show up at his doorstep again, asking him to write an answer to the previous letter.

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HUPE Film - Boles


Screenplay and direction: Špela Čadež
director of photography: Michael Jörg

Main animator: Oliver Throm

animator: Leon Vidmar
puppets, set, props: Žiga Lebar
costume designer: Gordana Bobojević

editor: Thomas Schmidl

postproduction: Markus Bledowski
sound: Johanna Herr
music: Tomaž Grom

Producers:Tina Smrekar, Špela Čadež

In co-production with No History - Contemporary Arts Institute

Production funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and

SFC - Slovenian Film Centre



International Animation Festivall Annecy, International Competition
56. International Festival vor Documentary- and Animated Film DOC Leipzig, Leizig,Internatinal Competition
16th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australien
Animation Bloc Party New York
12th Countryside Animafest Zypern - Views of the World, Zypern
21th International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2013, Brasilien
24th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
International Animations Festival Anibar, Peja, Kosovo
ANIMANIMA International Animations Festival, Cacak, Serbien
9th International Animation Festival Varna, Bulgarien
Fantoche 11.Animations Festival, Baden, Schweiz
XXIII Message to Man International Film Festival, Moskau, Russland
Internationales Film Festival Stoptrik, Maribor, Slovenien
Festival des Slovenischen Films, Portoroz, Slovenien
Valladolid International Film Festival, official Selection, Spanien
29th Warschau Film Festival, Official Selection, Warschau, Polen
The London International Animation Festival
10th Sedicicorto International Film Festival, Forli, Forli
24.Ljubljana International Film Festival
Animage International Animation Festival of Pernambuco





- 12th Countryside Animafest Cyprus - the first prize: BEST ANIMATION FILM
- ANIBAR International Animation Festival, Kosovo: Special Mention: For precise and masterful technique in the service of the story
- Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival: "one of the 10 favorites of the audience" in the international and Latin American section
- ANIMANIMA Festival of Animated Film, Serbia: AUDIENCE AWARD
- Slovenian Film Festival: BEST SHORT FILM
- 9th World Festival of Animated Film Varna, Special mention from the Jury in the Short film category - ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival, Greece, Special mention for "its narrative power and the sublime use of puppet animation"
- BALKANIMA International Animation Festival, Award for the Best Film of South Eastern Europe, Belgrade, Serbia
- Anim'est International Animation Festival: winner of the Anim'est Trophy, Bucharest, Romania
- Se-Ma-For International Animation Festival: Best Professional Film, Lodz, Poland
- Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival: Independent Film Competition Winner
- Jury Mention at PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations
- Special Mention for Best Slavic Stop Motion Animation on 3rd StopTrik International Film Festival
- SEMINCI Valladolid International Film Festival: GOLDEN SPIKE for BEST SHORT FILM