The stop-motion NFB/ Bonobostudio film will be available on NFB.ca, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.
Starting December 17, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), premieres Eva Cvijanović's multi-award-winning animated short Hedgehog's Home You can find it free at NFB's website, as well as on the NFB's Vimeo channel—where it's a Staff Pick—and its YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Produced by the NFB in co-production with Bonobostudio (Croatia), Hedgehog's Home is an exquisitely choreographed stop-motion fable set in a lush and lively forest, where Hedgehog's unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards his home and spark a tense and prickly standoff.
Based on the classic story by Branko Ćopić, a writer from the former Yugoslavia, and narrated by Kenneth Welsh (Twin Peaks), this 10-minute international co-production is a warm reminder for young and old alike this holiday season that there's truly no place like home.
Since its 2017 world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, Hedgehog's Home has been selected to screen at more than 90 film festivals and amassed a staggering 38 awards and honours to date. Awards include the Prix Jeune public at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France; the audience award for short film at the World Festival of Animated Films in Zagreb; the Prix des P'tits loups at Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma; as well as the Telefilm Canada Prize for the most internationally awarded film at Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma's Prends ça court Gala. The film was also selected to the prestigious Anima Mundi International Animation Festival in Brazil.
Hedgehog's Home is produced by Jelena Popović (NFB) and Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio), with Michael Fukushima as executive producer for the NFB's Oscar-winning English Animation Studio in Montreal.