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a short animated film by Špela Čadež
Slovenia / Croatia | Sep 2016 | 8:45 min



Attempting to remove an unresponsive badger from a dark road, a police patrol soon realizes that the animal is not dead but rather dead drunk. Things take an even stranger turn when the creature wakes up.

It’s like Charles Bukowski and Steve McQueen teamed up with a badger to make a stop motion film about the tragic glaze, craze and daze of alcohol abuse.
– Chris Robinson, artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival





– Best Animated Film Award, Festival of Slovenian Film 2016

– Honorary Mention, DOK Leipzig 2016

– Very Special Jury Prize, Animated Dreams 2016

– Silver Jabberwocky, Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival 2016

– Special Mention, Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2016

– Audience Award, Animateka International Animated Film Festival 2016



  1. Festival of Slovenian Film, Portorož (13/9-18/9/2016)
  2. Ottawa International Animation Festival (21/9-25/9/2016)
  3. DOK Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (31/10-6/11/2016)
  4. New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (3/11-6/11/2016)
  5. Ljubljana International Film Festival (9/11-20/11/2016)
  6. Animated Dreams International Animation Film Festival (16/11-20/11/2016)
  7. Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (22/11-27/11/2016)
  8. Anilogue International Animation festival (23/11-27/11/2016)
  9. Animateka International Animated Film Festival (5/12-11/12/2016)
  10. Sundance Film Festival (19/1-29/1/2017)
  11. Göteborg Film Festival (27/1-5/2/2017)
  12. Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival (3/2-11/2/2017)
  13. ANIMA – Brussels Animation Festival (24/2 – 5/3/2017)
  14. International Women’s Film Festival, Créteil (10/3-19/3/2017)
  15. Monstra – Lisbon Animated Film Festival (16/3-26/3/2017)
  16. GLAS Int. Animation Festival (2/3- 5/3/2017)
  17. Vilnius International Film Festival (23/3-6/4/2017)
  18. Corfu Int. Animation Festival (29/3 – 2/4/2017)
  19. Stuttgart Int. Animation Festival (2/5 -7/5/2017)

Špela Čadež

Špela Čadež was born in Slovenia 1977. After graduating in Graphic Design in 2002 she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. During her studies she made two puppet animations that gained international recognition: Mate to Measure (2004) and Lovesick (2007). Since 2008 Špela Čadež has been working as an independent animation director and producer. Her latest film Boles has been screened worldwide, receiving 50 awards, distinctions and nominations.


Nighthawk (2016), Boles (2013), Lovesick (2007), Mate to Measure (2004)

Mesmerizing demonstration of how traditional animation can still be incredibly stunning.”
– Maroš Brojo, artistic director of Fest Anča International Animation Festival


Poster design by Roman Ražman

A masterful antropomorphic depiction of alcoholism through the use of multiplane cut-out animation.”
– Igor Prassel, artistic director of Animateka International Animation Festival