No One Ever Looked At Elephants as You Do

by Sandra Jovanovska

Nihče ni nikoli gledal slonov kot ti, animated, digital DCP, c, 10 min
In production Q4 2024

In the evocative stop-motion animation "No one ever looked at elephants as you do," as something grows within her, an artist undergoes a transformation, navigating from an intimate connection with nature to a wild fountain of life. Approaching motherhood, she befriends an unfamiliar world, prompting her to rediscover every detail around her.

Sandra Jovanovska
Sandra Jovanovska
Nina Robnik, Miha Černec
executive producer
Mihaela Trupi
lead animator
Sandra Jovanovska
music composer
Ivan Antić
film editor
Iva Kraljević
costume designer
Mateja Fajt
sound designer
Ivan Antić
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film
Slovenian Film Centre, Creative Europe - MEDIA
Sandra Jovanovska

Sandra Jovanovska, a young multimedia artist in Slovenia, studied French and English before pursuing further education at the Academy of Arts, University of Nova Gorica. She engages in diverse artistic endeavors in the cultural sector, collaborating with independent initiatives globally. Working across digital and analog media, her film "Scarecrow cross" won Best Student Film at "Cinedays" in Skopje, and "Animals Are Special Effects" earned Best Experimental Film at the "Progeny Short Film Festival" in Blagsburg, USA. Her acclaimed master's film "Soma" has received seven awards and screened at over forty festivals. Sandra, currently completing a master's in media arts, is self-employed in culture and a regular contributor to Kinoatelje in Gorizia.

Staragara stands as one of the most dynamic and renowned Slovenian film production companies, boasting significant turnover and a robust portfolio of diverse projects in various stages of development and production. Over the past two decades, we've assembled a cohesive production team, drawing from the finest talents among Slovenian and regional directors. Our journey has witnessed the establishment of a formidable lineup and an extensive network of collaborators spanning former Eastern Europe and the broader European landscape. As a delegate producer, Staragara has contributed to the creation of nine feature films, each representing a pinnacle of cinematic achievement. Additionally, our involvement in numerous minority co-productions has led to premieres at prestigious international film festivals such as Venice, Cannes, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Locarno, Tallinn, IDFA, Sarajevo, and Tribeca. This rich tapestry of experiences underscores our commitment to excellence and innovation in the world of filmmaking.