Money and Happiness

by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr.

O denarju in sreči, orig. Money and Happiness, 2022, animated, co-production, digital DCP, 1,77:1 (16:9), c, 9 min
Finished
RS, SI, SK
Hamsters live and work in Hamsterland, a perfect state with a perfect economy. The GDP grows steadily, there is no unemployment, and 100% of the population declare themselves to be happy.
screenwriter
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr.
director
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr.
producer
Jelena Mitrović
co-producer
Tina Smrekar, Peter Badač
animator
Nikola Majdak Jr., Leon Vidmar
lead animator
Ana Nedeljković
director of photography
Nikola Majdak Jr.
music composer
Dušan Petrović
film editor
Milina Trišić
production designer
Ana Nedeljković
sound designer
Julij Zornik
featuring
Maša Mileusnić
production
Film House Baš Čelik
co-production
Finta Film, BFilm
co-funding
Slovenian Film Centre, Film Center Serbia, Creative Europe - MEDIA
distribution
Miyu Distribution

Finta
Tina Smrekar

tina@finta.si

Ana Nedeljković

Ana Nedeljković is a visual artist, director, and animation art educator, who works with Nikola Majdak Jr., a cameraman, animator, director, and lecturer. Their first film Rabbitland (2013) was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. It has also received numerous other awards and appeared at more than a hundred festivals worldwide. Their second film Untravel (2018) was screened at numerous festivals as well, including the Berlinale, Annecy, and Sundance. It was also nominated for the Annie Award.

Nikola Majdak Jr.

Nikola Majdak Jr. is a cameraman, animator, director, and lecturer who works with Ana Nedeljković, a visual artist, director, and animation art educator. Their first film Rabbitland (2013) was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. It has also received numerous other awards and appeared at more than a hundred festivals worldwide. Their second film Untravel (2018) was screened at numerous festivals as well, including the Berlinale, Annecy, and Sundance. It was also nominated for the Annie Award.

WP:

Locarno Film Festival, Leopard of Tomorrow: International Competition Programme, 2022

Awards:
Award best film (River Film Festival, 2023), Special Mention ------- (South East European Film Festival Los Angeles, 2023), Award best film (Balkanima, 2022)