|CEE Animation Forum
The Family Portrait
A poetic, dark, and somewhat humorous social observation, in which family ties and relationships are broken down and dissected to pieces.
Every family has its own set of circumstances and problems that only its members can fully understand” Daisaku Ikeda The story depicts a quiet Sunday afternoon in an aristocratic family home just before World War One. Andras and his daughter Zsófia are caught by surprise when Andras’ brother Zoltan pays a sudden visit with his numerous twelve-member family. A poetic, dark, and somewhat humorous social observation, in which family ties and relationships are broken down and dissected to pieces.
The Family Portrait is a tangled tale portraying a troubled, dysfunctional family, which mirrors my interest in unconventional, fragmented story structures. This multithreaded tale unfolds in an old villa where space has as much an important role as the characters within it. It explores how can we tell stories in a spatial context, using the full potential of the space as a narrative device, a tool and the stage where the stories unfold. Besides resulting in a short film, the project will be also developed as a seven-screen synchronised animated installation for gallery and museum presentations. In its expanded form, it is meant to challenge the viewer’s participatory potential and limitations, giving them an opportunity to see not just the main storyline, but to revisit the spaces and characters that are left on the margins of the main narrative – which can rarely be accomplished in a linear narrative. It is exactly on these margins that the characters will reveal their true selves.
Lea Vidakovic is a multimedia artist, who works with animated installations, expanded media practices and traditional puppet animation. She holds a BA in animation, HVO, Norway (2010), degree of graphic artist and painter, Academy of Arts in Zagreb (2011) and MA of audio-visual arts KASK, Belgium (2012). 2014-2018 was a PhD candidate at ADM, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her research interests include fragmented narratives and new storytelling approaches for animated installations and expanded cinema. She exhibited internationally on solo and group exhibitions, over 150 animation festivals, and is a winner of several art and film awards. Filmography: Crossed Sild, codirected with I. Bošnjak (2010), Sisters (2012), The Vast Landscape – Porcelain Stories (2014) Awards: Best first film (The Vast Landscape) – Festival International du Film d’Animation de Paris, France, 2016; Narrative award (The Vast Landscape) – Rush process festival of handcrafted animation, Texas, USA, 2016; Best narration (Sisters) – Multivision, Video Installations Competition at the Erarta Museum of the Contemporary Art, Russia, 2014.
Draško Ivezić is a Croatian animated film director, scriptwriter and producer. As a producer, Ivezić worked for three years at Zagreb film and then for Denmark’s The Animation Workshop. He is the founder of the studio for animation in Croatia, Adriatic Animation. As the studio’s creative producer, Ivezić is responsible for developing numerous animated projects of different types, from short films to television projects and feature films.
script for Manivald in Ottawa 2017 (D: Chintis Lundgren)
grand prix at Anifilm for Manivald in 2017 (D: Chintis Lundgren
winning Visegrad animation forum for TV project in development the Piracy of Princess Priceless in 2016
Ivan Bereš is an animator and producer working in the field of creative industries for more than 10 years . Worked on more than 50 video games and developed several original IP’s for animated series with Origin Tales. Developed the animated tv series Rabbit from a Tin Hat which won the award for best pitch in tv series competition at 2018 Visegrad Animation Forum in Trebon in Czech Republic. Participated in Animation Sans Frontières 2017-18 a european animation development lab. Participated in many industries pitching events such as, Cartoon Forum, Venice Production Bridge, FMX and Animation Production Day. Serving as a producer on VR documentary Spomenik.
Dimitry and Kim
2016; Eipix Entertainment, Origin Tales
Animated TV Series; Comedy
• In development
• Cartoon Forum 2017
• In production
• Participating project of the 2017 Biennale College Cinema VR
Rabbit From A Tin Hat
2017, Origin Tales
Animated TV Series; Documentary
• In pre-production
• Visegrad Pitching Forum winner, 2018
• Cartoon Forum 2018.
Country of production
Production companyAdriatic Animation Origin Tales