Steakhouse

by Špela Čadež

Steakhouse, 2021, animated, 2D animation, multiplane animation, stop motion, digital DCP, 1,85:1, c, 10 min
Finished
SI, FR, DE

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?

screenwriter
Gregor Zorc
director
Špela Čadež
producers
Tina Smrekar, Špela Čadež
co-producers
Fabian Driehorst, Olivier Catherin, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron
lead animator
Zarja Menart
animators
Anka Kočevar, Špela Čadež, Clémentine Robach
music composer
Tomaž Grom
film editor
Iva Kraljević
sound designer
Johanna Wienert
cast
Maruša Majer, Marko Mandić
production
Finta Film
co-production
RTV Slovenija, Fabian&Fred, Miyu Distribution
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig‑Holstein, Pictanovo, images en Hauts-de-France, Re-Act, Filmförderungsanstalt - FFA, ZDF/Arte Public Broadcaster
distribution
Miyu Distribution, KurzfilmAgentur Hamburg (Germany)

Finta
www.finta.si

Tina Smrekar
tina@finta.si

Špela Čadež

Špela Čadež (1977) has worked as an independent animation director and producer since 2008. Her films have received 100 awards worldwide. The puppet animation Boles (2013), Špela's professional debut, received the Grand Prix at the DOK Leipzig, the Golden Spike at the Valladollid Festival, and was a Nominee for the Cartoon d’Or; while the multiplane cut-out animation Nighthawk (2016) received, among other awards, the Grand Prix at the HAFF Festival Holland, the Grand Prix at Animafest Zagreb, and was screened in selections at festivals such as the Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, and Sundance. Špela Čadež is a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Selected filmography: Steakhouse (2021), Orange is the New Black – Unraveled (2017), Nighthawk (2016), Boles (2013).

WP:
Locarno Film Festival, Leopard of Tomorrow: International competition, 2021

Awards:
Grand Prix best animated film (Anima - The Brussels International Animation Film Festival, 2022) , Special Mention jury prize (Clermont International Short Film Festival, 2022) , Main Award best animated film (Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, 2022) , Sabine & Nicolai Sawczynski Award audience award (Tricky Women, 2022) , Vesna Award best animated film (Festival of Slovenian Film, 2021) , Rigo Mora International Award special mention best animated film (Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2021) , Award best short (Liffe - Ljubljana international film festival, 2021) , Special Mention best short (Locarno Film Festival, 2021) , Award best animation (The Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2021)