THE LEGEND OF GOLDHORN

LEGENDA O ZLATOROGU
 

Octopics, Slovenia / 4K / 13’35”
Frame by frame, digitaly handrawn animation

Based on a Slovenian folk tale, set in a time when the supernatural intertwined with everyday life. The story takes  in the highest mountains of Slovenia in the realm of Goldhorn, a deity, in the shape of a white chamois with golden horns.

Goldhorn is a symbol of nature itself, because it is immortal, to capture and destroy it would only mean to destroy oneself.

 

Crew

Director: Lea Vučko

Assistant director: Damir Grbanović

Producer: Damir Grbanović

Visual design: Lea Vučko

Animation: Lea Vučko

Additional animation: Damir Grbanović, Tina Zadnik

Editing: Damir Grbanović

Music: Janez Dovč

Vocal: Gregor Volk

Voice: Damir Grbanović, Lea Vučko

Sound design: Julij Zornik, 001 d.o.o.

Synopsis

A kindhearted hunter disregarding his values and beliefs goes hunting for Goldhorn, a gold horned chamois, the god of the Julian Alps. With this gold hunter hopes to win back the heart of his beloved.

 

The story is based on a Slovenian folktale. It takes place in winter in the Julian Alps. It is a tragic love story about values, greed and our relationship toward nature. A kind hearted hunter has his heart broken by the girl he loves. In his desire to win her back, he disregards his own values and goes hunting for the god of the Alps which appears in the form of a white, golden horned chamois.

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All Festival selections and Screenings

21.12.2023 - Slovenska Kinoteka, Ljubljana, 21:00 NAJDALJŠA NOČ ZA KRATKI FILM: FEKK 2023 nagrajeni filmi II
21.12.2023 - Miela Theatre, Trieste, 20:00

28.12 - 30.12.2023 / 16. Bovec Outdoor Film Festival, Štergulčeva hiša, Bovec, Slovenija

14.12 - 16.12.2023 / 8. Winter Apricots,
Prilep International film festival, Prilep, Maccedonia - balkan competition

6.12 – 10.12.2023 / 17. K3 film festival,
Villach Austria – official competition

1.12 - 10.12.2023 / 6. Phenomena festival,
Sao Paulo, Brazil - animation competition

2.12 -3.12.2023 / 21. Krakow Mountain film,
Krakow, Polska – official competition

29.11.  – 3.12.2023 / 24. WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL, Whistler, Canada  - official competition programme 

29.11.  – 3.12.2023 / 40. FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE MONTAGNE AUTRANS,
France  - official competition programme 

27.11 – 2.12.2023 / 32. EUROSHORTS,
Young Filmakers, Gdansk, Poland – official competition

22.11 – 26.11.2023 / 26. Bansko Mountain film Festival, Bulgaria -official competition

16.11. – 19.11.2023 /  40. KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, Kendal, UK – official competition

14.11. – 19.11.2023 / 17. KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN, Germany – loop selection

14.11. – 18.11.2023 / 37. MOUNTAIN FILM GRAZ,
Austria – official competition programme

13.11. – 18.11.2023 / 15. TOFUZI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS,
Batumi, Georgia - official competition programme

11.11. – 18.11.2023 /
18. PICCOLO FESTIVAL DELL'ANIMAZIONE
international animated film festival, San Vito, Italy – official competition programme

6.11. – 19.11.2023  / 15. NORWICH International film festival, Norwich, England – best animated film nomenee

8.11. – 12.11.2023 / 13. AESHTETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, York, UK - official competition programme

8.11. – 12.11.2023  / 17. BERGBUCHBRIG festival, Schwitzerland

6.11 – 12.11 / 21. ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL,
Zagreb – special programme – Festivals in the spotlight – online in Croatian territory

3.11 – 12.11.2023 / 42. MOLINS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, Globus – special online programme

28.10. – 5.11.2023 / 48. BANFF CENTRE MOUNTAIN FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL,
Banff, Canada - official competition programme

31.10. – 5.11. 2023  /
13. DUTCH Mountain Film Festival,
Heerleen, Achen, Holland - official competition programme

27.10. – 2.11.2023 /
9. REX ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL,
Stockholm, Sweden – panorama

26.10 – 2.11.2023 /
30. AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL, Austin, Texas,
USA, official selection - animated shorts

26.10 – 2.11.2023 /
30. AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL, Austin, Texas,
USA, official selection - animated shorts

23.10. – 29.10.2023  /
11. CANLADIRANLAR, International animation festival, Istambul, Turkey -  official competition programme

21.10. – 24.10.2023 /
9. THESSALONIKI ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Tessaloniki, Greece – official competition program

20.10. – 29.10.2023  /
8. ULJAN ULSU Mountain Film Festival, South Corea – official competition program

26.10, 19.00 - Special screening / Vihar čustev - KINO SORA, Škofja Loka, Slovenia

18.10 – 21.10.2023 /

20. TEGERNSEE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL,, Tegernsee, Germany – official competition program

13.10 – 16.10.2023 /
11. INTERNATIONAL SOUND AND FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL, Samobor, Croatia – Cristall pine nominee

11.10. – 14.10.2023  /
14. BALKAN BEYOND BORDERS, Nikšič, Montenegro – competition programme

28.9 – 1.10.2023  / 8. FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION BERLIN, Berlin, Germany - official competition programme + MASTERCLASS

28.9. – 4.10.2023  / 19. FICMONTERREY,
Moneterrey, Mexico – international short film competition programme

23.9. – 29.9.2023  / 21. TIRANA International Film Festival, Tirana, Albanija – Balkan competition

21.9. – 24.9.2023  / 11. CARPATIAN Mountain Film Festival, Uzhhorod, Ukraine – official competition programme

19.9. – 24.9.2023  / 20. SALENTO film festival, Salento, Italy - official competition programme

4.9. – 10.9.2023 / 46. DRAMA International Short Film Festival, Drama, Greece – animation competition programme

5.9. – 9.9.2023 / 8. ALPIN Mountain Film Festival, Brašov, Romunija – competiton programme

25.8 – 27.8.2023 / 2. KRASNI FESTIVAL, Škocjan, Slovenia

20.8. – 23.8.2023 / 14. KUGY FESTIVAL, Treviso, Italy

14.8. – 19.8.2023 / 9. FeKK Shorti film festival Ljubljana, Slovenia – FekkSLO competition

10.8. – 13.8.2023 / 12. BENGALURU International Film Festival, Bengaluru, India – animation competition programme

10.8. – 13.8.2023 / 4. FLIPBOOK Film Festival, Skopje, North Macedonia – competition programme

1.8. – 6.8.2023 / 29. SAN ANTONIO Film festival, Texas, USA – competition programme

17. - 23.7.2023 / ANIBAR, Peja, Kosovo - Balkan competition

4.8 - 8.8.2023 / Asterfest, Strumica, North Macedonia - Competition programme

12.7 - POLETNA ANIMATEKA, Ljubljana, special screening

12.7 - 18.7.2023 / 39. CARTOON CLUB, Rimini, Official competition, Italy

1.7 - 8.7.2023 / 24. SHORTS International film festival Trieste, Official competition - Eco shorts, Italy

21.6.-25.6.2023 / 10. MISTER VORKY International Festival of Cinema Art, Competition programe, Ruma, Serbia

19.6 - 24.6.2023 / 19th GROSSMAN FANTASTIC FILM AND WINE FESTIVAL, Competition programme - Melies d'argent, Ljutomer, Slovenija

17.6 - 25.6.2023 / 5. KINO BLED, Bled, Slovenija

10.6 - 17.6.2023 / 19th IN THE PALACE, International short film Festival, Competition programme , Sofia, Bulgaria

14.6 -18.6.2023 / 40th ASOLO ART FILM FESTIVAL, competition programme, Asolo, Italy

5.6 - 10.6.2023/ 31st ANIMAFEST ZAGREB World Festival of Animated Film, World Panorama, Zagreb, Croatia

31.5 - 18.6.2023/ 17th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL, competition programme, Padova, Italy

7.6 - 11.6.2023/ 19th KINO OTOK, Izola, Slovenija

26.4. - 5.3. / 18th SEEFEST, South East European Film Festival, official competition programme, Los Angeles, USA

26.4. - 7.5. / 71st TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL, official competition programme, Trento, Italy

25.3. / Selekcija nagrajenih kratkih filmov, Lutkovno gledališče Maribor, Slovenia - special screening

31.3 - 5.4 / The European Film Festival of Lille, France - official competition programme

16. 3. – 20. 3. 2023 / NIFF 
6th Nepal International film festival, Kathmandu, Nepal - official competition programme

14.3.2023 - SLO:Motion, Slovenian retrospective at the Film Archiv Austria, Metro kino kultur haus, Austria - sprecial screening

11. 2. – 17. 2. 2023 / CINELEBU – 23th Lebu international film festival, Chile - official competition programme

13. 2. – 18. 2. 2023 / FESTIVAL GORNIŠKEGA FILMA – 17th International festival of mountain film, Ljubljana, Slovenia - official competition programme

28. 11. – 4. 12. 2022 / ANIMATEKA – 19th International festival of Animated film, Ljubljana, Slovenia - official competition programme

17. 11. – 24. 11. 2022 / FICAR – 27th Festival International de Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat, Rabat, Morocco - official competition programme

7. 11. – 13. 11. 2022 / CINANIMA – 46th International Animated film festival of Espinho - panorama official selection

25. 10. – 30. 10. 2022 /  FSF – 25th Festival of Slovenian film, Portorož, Slovenia - official competition programme

All Exhibitions and Presentations

4.12.2023
Predstavitev nastajanja Legende o Zlatorogu, Filmsko gledališče, Idrija

31.10. 2023 - 25.11.2023
EXHIBITION: Dutch Mountain Film Festival - Hub Theater, Kerkrade, Netherlands

9.11.2023 - 24.11.2023
mini EXHIBITION: Festival Enimation - Vetrinjski dvor, Maribor, Slovenia
 

3.11. 2023 / 14:00 - 15:00
PANEL: Industry day DMFF + CineSud, Animate your story , Royal Theatre, Herleen

1.10. 2023
MASTERCLASS: Festival of Animation Berlin, Silent green Kulturquartier - Betonhalle Kino

15.7. 2023 - 20.9.2023
EXHIBITION: Cultural center Stara Fužina Bohinj, Slovenia

26.4 - 7.7.2023
EXHIBITION,
Triglav national park info center - Dom Trenta, Slovenia

2. 12. – 11. 12. 2022
ANIMATEKA / Lea Vučko: Making of the Legend Of Goldhorn; Gallery DLUL, Ljubljana, Slovenia

6.6. – 21.6. 2020 
Lea Vučko: nastajanje Legende o Zlatorogu,
Gallery KAMRA, Bohinjska Bistrica , Slovenia

5. 12. 2019 – 30. 1. 2020

Lea Vučko: nastajanje Legende o Zlatorogu’,

Gallery Mahlerca, Layer house, Kranj, Slovenia

In the fist year of distribution,

the film was screened at 70 reputable film festivals in 34 countries and 

won 11 awards.

 
 

SCREENINGS

 

2.4. – 15.4.2024
19th Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe,
– official competition, Paris, France

23.5. -26.5.2024
Short Encounters International Film Festival 2024,
Official selection, Athens, Greece

 

 
 

EXHIBITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 
13.4.2024 – 13.4.2025
mini exhibition: AR illustrations from The Legend of Goldhorn, Climbing center PLEZARNA, Kranj, Slovenia
 
5.6.2024 – 19.9.2024
EXHIBITION: Making of The Legend of Goldhorn, Triglav National park centre Bled, Slovenia
 
27.9.2024 – 24.11.2024
EXHIBITION: Making of The Legend of Goldhorn, Slovenian Alpine Museum, Slovenia
 
 

 
 
 

AWARDS

 

HONORABLE MENTION
Echo Mountain film festival, Skopje 2023

HONORABLE MENTION
Bergfilm Tegernsee 2023

BBB FIRST ENRY -Best debut film,
Balkans Beyond Borders, Nikšić, Montenegro 2023

FekK SLO Film critics award
FeKK, Short film festival Ljubljana, 2023

BAZZARA CAFFE AWARD,
BEST Eco-Short – Audience award
ShorTS, International film festival Trieste, 2023

 

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION for short animation
SeeFest 2023, Los Angeles

MANJUSHREE Award, Best Animated Shortfilm
Nepal International film festival 2023

HONORABLE MENTION
Mountain nature and Culture,

Festival gorniškega filma 2023, Slovenija

VESNA award for best animated film 2022
Festival of Slovenian film, Portorož, 2022

;DSAF Award for best visual design 2022
awarded by the Slovenian animated film association

ANIMATEKAPRO Pitch – Best pitch 2018
 International festival of animated film Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia

CONTACT US

octopicsinfo@gmail.com

Directors statement

The story of the Legend of Goldhorn is based on a Slovenian folktale, taking place in the highest mountains in Slovenia. I have been fascinated by its story ever since I was a child, as I grew up in Bohinj, a mountain valley in the mids of the Julian Alps. The story speaks of love, greed and our relationship towards each other and nature. Its main message is especially important for our current time. The story takes place in the so-called mythical past, a time when people were connected with the laws of nature. The supernatural creatures were interconnected with everyday life and were worshipped as gods. This is shown with the colour scheme. The colours are vibrant, indicating the ultraviolets and infrareds, that surround us but are invisible to our human eye. The vivid colours are also a stark contrast to the dark storyline. The painting style is inspired by expressionism and is achieved with custom-designed brushes that simulate paint on glass. The animation is completely drawn frame by frame in TVpaint.

Directors bio

Lea Vučko studied in the field of illustration at the Academy of fine arts and design at the University of Ljubljana. It was only after finnishing the post graduate programe that she turned her focus to animation. She animated on projects such as Prince Ki-Ki-do (2016), Weasel(2017), Špela Čadež’s OITNB Netflix commission (2018) and Somewhere Else (2018), a contemporary puppet play. She is the co-creator of two site-specific projects that were selected for Animafests’ Animation goes MSU (Petris 2016, Spring Cleaning 2017) and cofounder of OCTOPICS production studio. 

The Legend of Goldhorn is her debut shortfilm.