Name: Špela Čadež


Born: 1977 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Short biography
Špela Čadež is a Slovenian animator and filmmaker. After graduating in Visual Communication Design (2002) in Ljubljana she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Department of Media Design. During her studies in Germany she made two animated puppet films "Zasukanec" ("Mate to Measure") and "Lovesick" ("Liebeskrank") which have been screened at over a hundred festivals all over the world and won more than 30 awards. Since 2008 Špela Čadež works in Slovenia as an independent animation film director and producer.

BOLES, puppet animation, 12 min

GOOD NIGHT MISSY, animated senses in feature film of Metod Pevec

LAST MINUTE, animated film, co-director Marina Rosset, 2 min

FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER, puppet animation, 40 sec

MARATHON, clay animation co-director Izabela Plucinska, 5 min

LOVESICK, puppet animation, 9 min

ZASUKANEC, puppet animation 7 min

THE STORY ABOUTA A LOST LETTER, co-director Brina Vogelnik, animation 3 min

October 2011
"VESNA"for best animated short film, Festival of Slovenian Film, Slovenia

December 2008
“Audience award” Anilogeuge Inter. Animation Festival Budapest, Vienna

November 2008
FIA International Animation Festival Stockholm, 1st place, People's Choice Award, Sweden

July 2008
“Short Film of the Month”, FBW Pradikat with honors, Wiesbaden, Germany

June 2008
“Special Jury Price”, Golden Lion Film Festival Taipei, Taiwan,

May 2008
“Special Jury Price”, ANIFEST, Inter. Animation Festival, Trebon, Czech Republic

April 2008
“Promotion Price”, Filmfest Dresden, Germany,

March 2008
“Audience award” in “Special Award of the Jury”, Tricky Women 2008, Vienna, Austria “Best Animation”, Aubagne International Film Festival, Aubagne, France

December 2007
“Best Student Film” International Animation Festival ANIMATEKA, Ljubljana, Slovenia

October 2007
“Best Student Film“ Animadrid International Animation Festival; Madrid, Spain “FIPRECI Diploma“, Balkanima, International Animation Festival, Belgrade, Serbia

May 2007
“Best Animation”, FICA- 35th Algarve International Film Festival, Portugal

February 2006
Audience Award, The Fourth Annual Red Shift Festival, New York, USA

April 2006
Nomination for promotional award of the film“Liebeskrank”, Stuttgart, Germany

December 2005
FBW Pradikat with honors, Wiesbaden, Germany
Debut Award, 8th festival of Slovene Film Portoroz, Slovenia

November 2005
Special award of the Jury, Internationla Animated Film Festival TINDIRINDIS, Latvia

September 2005
Special award of the Jury , DIFECA Seoul, Korea

August 2005
Audience Award, Open Air Cinema, Cologne, Germany
Award of the Film Fund DEFA, Dresden, Germany

July 2005
2. place, Debut Award, Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3. place, Debut Award, Anima Mundi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

February 2005
Best Student Film, Anima - International Animation Festival, Brussels, Belgium
Nomination for Cartoon D´or, European Association of Animation Film, Brussels, Belgium

December 2004
Best First Five, Animateka International Festival of Animation, Ljubljana, Slovenia

October 2004
Best Film, Festival of Slovene Animation Izola, Slovenia