Dušan Kastelic was born in a small mining town in central Slovenia. Being a sickly
kid he was unable to carry on the family tradition and get a decent job as a miner.
So he became a teacher. But he wasn’t smart enough to be a teacher.
So he became an animator…
Selected filmography: Perk (2002), Animators Animated Autobiography (2002),
Wall of Sights (2007),
Chicory ‘n’ Coffee (2008)
A short film by
Presss Kit contains
everything you want to know
about “The Box” (and more…):
- The Box: Short and long synopsis
- The Box: photos from the film
(in RGB & CMYK)
- Photos of director Dušan Kastelic
- Director’s Bio & Filmography
- Director’s Statement
- The Box: Festivals & Awards
- Full Credits list
- Technical information
Story, director, animator etc…:
Music and Sound Design:
Additional Modeling and Animation:
Julij Zornik (100 d.o.o.)
Emil Svetlik (Teleking)
The Box is full of miserable creatures.
One of them doesn’t belong there.
He’s thinking outside the box…
This Film was made in association with:
Awards and festivals:
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Electronic Press Kit:
Mateja Staric was born in the great big capital Ljubljana. Being a dreamy
child and with all the opportunities at hand, she was momentarily
confused about what to become when she grows up: a painter, a singer,
a writer, a pianist, a ballerina, an actress?
She ended up doing music and sound effects for film and theater and
she's super delighted about it.
You have probably heard of the phrase
"To think outside of the box"?
Well this is a film about such a box and the flat-headed creatures that live inside of it. Life in the Box is boring and
miserable. Until one day when a new baby boy starts to grown in the middle of the Box! This baby is very different from
other flat-headed inhabitants of the Box. He's happy, lively and curious. As the baby grows bigger and bigger, the flat-
headed neighbours are becoming more and more annoyed with him.
Until one day when he literally grows over their heads…
48th Tampere Film Festival 2018, Tampere (Finland), 2018,
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta (USA), 2018
Discover Film Awards, London, (UK), 2018
Festival of Animated Film 2018, Stuttgart (Germany), 2018
ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2018, Zagreb (Croatia), 2018
Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs (USA), 2018,
ANIMAMUNDI 2018, Sao Paolo (Brazilija) 2018
HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood, CA (USA) 09.08.-18.08.2018
SICAF 22nd Int. Cartoon & Animation Festival, Seul (S. Korea) 2018
FESTIVAL INT. DU FILM DE NANCY, Nancy (France), 2018
Ars Electronica 2018 marec, Linz (Avstrija) 2018
Festival of Animation Berlin (Germany) 2018
Drama short film festival, Athens (Greece) 2018
Encounters Festival, Bristol (UK) 2018
27 Festival de Cine de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 2018
18th Kansas International Film Festival, Kanzas, ZDA, 2018
Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, Bern, Švica, 2018
Fredrickstad Animation Festival, Fredrickstad, Norway, 2018
Pittsburgh Shots Film Festival, Pittsburgh, USA, 2018
exground filmfest 31, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2018
Foyle Film Festival, Derry N, Ireland, UK, 2018
INTERFILM INT. SHORT FILM FEST. BERLIN, Berlin (Germany), 2018
Leuven International Short Film Festival, Leuven, Belgija, 2018
ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Izmir, Turkey, 2018
FLICKERFEST 2019, Sydney, Avstralija 2019
Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019, Tokyo, Japonska 2018
KLAPPE AUF! Kurzfilmfestival, Hamburg, Germany, 2019
Nagrada Prešernovega Sklada 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenija 2019
“Nagrada za film Celica”
Cinequest Film & VR Festival, San Jose, California (USA), 2018,
"Award for the Best Short Animated Film" (Oscar consideration)
ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival, Paris (France), 2018
»Winner - The Best European Independent Film «
Festival of Slovenian film, Portorose (Slovenia) 2017
"VESNA AWARD for the Best Animated Film"
ANIMATEKA Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2017,
»D'SAF AUDIENCE AWARD«
FICT - FESTIVAL INT. DE CORTOMETRAJES DE TORRELAVEGA (Spain) 2018
"Award for the Best Short Animated Film"
The Pulcinella Film Festival, Napoli (Italy) 2018
"Award for the Best Film", "Award for the Best Script"
British Animation Film Festival, London, (UK), 2018
"Award for the best sound design"
MUNDOS DIGITALES, La Coruna, Spain, 2018
"Award for the Best Film", "Audience Award"
Grossmann festival, Ljutomer, Slovenia, 2018
(& "Méliès d'Or" nomination for the best European phantasy film)
SoundTrack_Cologne (Germany) 2018
"Peer Raben Music Award"
CONSCIOUS CARTOONS Intern. Animation Fest., Vashon (USA), 2018,
»Special Jury Award«
3nd Minsk Int. Short Film Festival Kinosmena, Minsk, Belarus, 2018
"Silver Screen for the Best Animated Film by Jury"
"Silver Screen for the Best Film Voted by Audience"
Russian Indie Film Festival, Saint-Petersburg, Russia 2018
»PETER THE GREAT AWARD«
»Special mention by the Jury member Oleg Kuvaev«
ANIMATOU 2018 Genève - Switzerland, 2018
Taichung Int. Animation Festival, Taichung, Taiwan, 2018
ANIMAGO 2018, Munchen, Germany, 2018
»Winner in category Best Character«
MANIATIC- FANTASTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Manises, Spain 2018
»Special Jury Prize«
2018 Amarcord Arthouse Film Fest Awards, Chicago, USA, 2018
»Best Animation - Norman McLaren Award«
China New Media Festival, Shenzhen, China, 018
"KingBonn Award for the Best Short Film"
Bogoshorts 2018, Bogota, Columbia, 2018
»Santa Lucia Award« for the best film in F3 section (fantasy film)
Piccolo Festival Animazione 2018, Pordenone, Italia, 2018
ANNY Animation Nights New York 2019, New York, USA, 2019
»March Audience Choice Winner«
DESENZANO Film Fest, Desenzano del Garda BS, Italy, 2019
»Best Film Award«, »Audiance Award«
Bolton Film Festival, Bolton, Manchester, UK, 2019
Suzanne Award (Blender Conference), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2019
»Best Short Film«
THE FULL FILM !!!
The Box has been screened on more than 300 festivals and received more than 60 award.
(For full list of festivals and awards please download PRESS KIT above)