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A Cat Is Always Female

Dir. Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinovic / Croatia / 2019 / 16’




Screenplay: Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Animation: Martina Meštrović
Cinematography: Jasenko Rasol
Editing: Iva Kraljević
Sound: Hrvoje Pelicarić
Music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Producer: Igor Grubić
Production: Kreativni sindikat
World sales: Bonobostudio
Language: Croatian



Through a feminist lens, the filmmakers pay homage to their professor Marija Ujević Galetović – one of Croatia’s most important sculptors. Marija's life story and views are told through a combination of video footage and animation of her feminine sculptures.


DOK Leipzig, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Warsaw Film Festival, interfilm International Short Film Festival, PÖFF Shorts, Animateka International Animated Film Festival (Special Mention), Tricky Women/Tricky Realities International Animation Festival, Mediterranean Film Festival (Special Mention), Tabor Film Festival (Special Mention), SEEfest South East European Festival (Honorable Mention), Diversions International Short Film Festival (Special Mention), Flipbook Film Festival (Special Mention), BEAST International Film Festival (Jury Mention), Animafest Zagreb, FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival (Critics’ Jury Award), Turku Animation Film Festival, Liburnia Film Festival (Special Mention), Fest CurtasBH - Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Betina Film Festival, Balkanima - European Animated Film Festival, Vox Feminae Festival, CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Videomedeja International Video Festival, Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Cinema no Feminino, Diversions International Short Film Festival, Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film Festival, Animatricks International Animation Festival, L'Alternativa - Barcelona Independent Film Festival


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Martina Meštrović
Born in 1974. Martina graduated from the Sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1998. She has held several solo and group exhibitions. In 2004, she joined the art collective Kreativni sindikat, working as a 2D and 3D set designer, animator and director. She lives and works in Zagreb.

Tanja Vujasinovic
Born in 1974. Tanja completed an MA Fine Art studies at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2006 and graduated from the Sculpture department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1999. She works with a variety of media including video, sculpture and sound. She participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She lives and works in Zagreb.




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