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Julka

Genre: animated film
Duration: 15 min
Screenplay: Valeria Cozzarini
Director: Valeria Cozzarini
Animation Artist: Valeria Cozzarini
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LOGLINE

Imagine a world in which it is forbidden to express oneself in one’s own language, a world in which a teacher can use any kind of violence to enforce this prohibition. This is the world of an 8-year-old Julka in Italy in 1920s.

SYNOPSIS

Julka is a Slovenian-speaking eight-year-old girl who has two friends, Danilo and Marko, with whom she is inseparable. Their lives change drastically when the fascist regime bans the use of local and minority languages and begins a period of persecution and oppression. One day, a teacher hears Julka speaking Slovene in class, so he punishes her and uses violence to enforce his excessive nationalism.
The story for the screenplay is based on a short story by the writer Boris Pahor, The Butterfly on the Hook.

CREW

Screenplay: Valeria Cozzarini
Director: Valeria Cozzarini
Animation Artist: Valeria Cozzarini
Director of Photography: Miloš Srdić
Production Designer: Janez Prohinar
Costume Designer: Jelena Proković
Sound Designer: Julij Zornik
Production Manager: Sandra Ržen
Producer: Boštjan Ikovic

VALERIA COZZARINI

Valeria Cozzarini started experimenting with animation during her BA in Painting at the Academy of Fine Art of Venice. She pursues experimenting with film intersecting animation and footage material in personal and commissioned projects. She took part in the European Animation Masterclass in Halle (Saale) – Germany – in 2008. In 2009 she was selected for the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa artists’ studios in Venice. She has had valuable experiences abroad, among them a working placement at the ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (Germany). She was awarded First Prize at the Cortinametraggio Film Festival and in 2017 Best Art Music Video Award at the Expression Art Movie Film Festival.

SHORT FILMOGRAPHY AND AWARDS

– 2023 Pocket Cinema: Come costruiamo una nave (coordinator of project)
– 2021 Fermata Padriciano (camera woman and editor)
– 2019 Vieni a vedere l’arte (director and animation artist)
– 2019 Clorinda (animation artist)
– 2019 Acqua e Clima: le sfide del nostro secolo! (animation artist)
– 2019 Aurale (director)
– 2017 Kit na plaži (animation artist)
– 2017 Towel Day: a Tribute to Douglas Adams (director and animation artist)
– 2016 Labodje jezero (editor)
– 2015 Io non voglio fallire (director and animation artist)

– 2013 La Piave: racconto di un fiume (director and animation artist)
– 2009 Die drei kleine Schweinchen (director and animation artist)
– 2008 Via Molini 79/b (director and animation artist)
– 2008 Stay or go, work (director and animation artist)
– 2007 Due storie vere (animation artist)
– 2005 Maschera da viaggio (director and animation artist)

AWARDS
– 2017 Best Art Music Video, Expression Art Movie Film Festival
– 2016 Premio Rai cultura per la comunicazione di un libro at Cortinametraggio, Cortina
– 2010 Videocinema e scuola competition (first prize), Casa dello Studente, Pordenone. Premio Teardo (first prize), Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice
– 2009 Artist studio, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
– 2008 Concorso Corto Moak (finalist), Centro di Formazione e di iniziative Culturali ed Ambientali, Modica

CO-PRODUCERS

RTV Slovenija
Altreforme (Italija)
NuFrame
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CO-FUNDED BY

Slovenian Film Centre
FVG Film Commission
Re-Act

TEHNICAL SERVICES

Filmski studio Viba film

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