by Valeria Cozzarini

Julka, animated, 15 min
In production

Julka is a Slovenian-speaking eight-year-old girl who has two friends, Danilo and Marko, with whom she is inseparable. Their lives change drastically when the fascist regime bans the use of local and minority languages and begins a period of persecution and oppression. One day, a teacher hears Julka speaking Slovene in class, so he punishes her and uses violence to enforce his excessive nationalism. The story for the screenplay is based on a short story by the writer Boris Pahor, The Butterfly on the Hook.

Valeria Cozzarini
Valeria Cozzarini
Boštjan Ikovic
lead animator
Valeria Cozzarini
director of photography
Miloš Srdić
production designer
Janez Prohinar
costume designer
Jelena Proković
sound designer
Julij Zornik
RTV Slovenija, Altreforme, NuFrame, 001
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission - FVG, Re-Act

Boštjan Ikovic

Valeria Cozzarini

Valeria Cozzarini started experimenting with animation during her BA in Painting at the Academy of Fine Art of Venice. She pursues experimenting with film intersecting animation and footage material in personal and commissioned projects. She took part in the European Animation Masterclass in Halle (Saale) – Germany – in 2008. In 2009 she was selected for the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa artists’ studios in Venice. She has had valuable experiences abroad, among them a working placement at the ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (Germany). She was awarded First Prize at the Cortinametraggio Film Festival and in 2017 Best Art Music Video Award at the Expression Art Movie Film Festival.