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Špela Čadež
Slovenia | 2021 | 9’30 v.o. sott. ENG/ITA

The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?

Direction: Špela Čadež
Script: Gregor Zorc
Animation: Špela Čadez, Anka Kočevar, Zarja Menart, Clémentine Robach
Image: Špela Čadež
Editing: Iva Kraljevic 
Sound design: Johanna Wienert, bvft
Mix: Julij Zornik
Music: Olfamož, Tomaž Grom
Distribution: MIYU Distribution

Špela Čadež

Špela Čadež has been working as an independent animation director and producer since 2008. Interested mainly in hands-on analogue traditional animation, her films have received more than 100 awards worldwide. BOLES (2013), a short puppet animation, received e.g. a Grand Prix at DOK Leipzig, Golden Spike at the Valladollid Festival and was a Nominee for the Cartoon d’Or, while the multiplane cut-out animation NIGHTHAWK (2016) was awarded main prizes at e.g. HAFF Festival Holland, Animafest Zagreb, and was screened in selections at festivals such as Clermont Ferrand, Annecy and Sundance. Špela Čadež is member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.