Rebellious Essence

A cat walks into the Office of the Ministry for Cat Affairs and requests for a passport. All goes pretty well until the female and male cat clerks demand to know the cat's sex.

  • Ana Čigon
    Director
  • Ana Čigon
    Writer
  • Ana Čigon
    Producer
  • three cats
    Key Cast
  • Vasja Progar
    Music and sound design
  • Ana Čigon
    Voices
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Uporni duh
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    700 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Slovenia
  • Film Language:
    English, Slovenian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Korea Queer Film Festival (KQFF)
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    July 20, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cat Video Festival: Animated Cats, dotdotdot Open Air Kurzfilmfestival,
    Vienna
    Austria
    July 12, 2018
  • Queere Filmnacht: Bixa Travesty & Xposed Kurzfilmprogramm
    Bochum
    Germany
    July 6, 2018
  • Videopride (LGTB and feminist Festival)
    Madrid
    Spain
    July 5, 2018
  • Balkan Film Food Festival
    Pogradec
    Albania
    July 5, 2018
    Albanian Premiere
    Shorts, Animation in Competition
  • Festivala drugog i drugačijeg (qFEST – Festival of the Others and Different)
    Split
    Croatia
    June 22, 2018
  • 13th Xposed International Queer Film Festival Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    May 26, 2018
    German Premiere
  • The Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    May 14, 2018
    Asian Premiere
    Short Nomination
  • 2018 Translations Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    May 11, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 12th IFEMA International Female Film Festival
    Malmö
    Sweden
    April 15, 2018
    Sweedish Premiere
  • Bilbao International Animation Community Festival - Animakom Fest
    Bilbao
    Spain
    April 13, 2018
  • Leeds Queer Film Festiva
    Leeds
    United Kingdom
    AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
  • Tricky Women 2018
    Vienna
    Australia
    March 10, 2018
    Austrian Premiere
  • MiCe 2018, 6th International Educational Film estival
    Octubre Centre Cultural, Valencia
    Spain
    February 17, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Competition Selection
  • Artfools 10th International Film Festival of Larissa
    Larissa
    Greece
    February 6, 2018
    Greek Premiere
  • 9th International Queer Film Festival Merlinka
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    December 10, 2017
    Serbian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 14th International Animated Film Festival Animateka
    Slovenian Cinematheque, Ljubljana
    Slovenia
    December 10, 2017
  • Animae Caribe Festival 2017
    Port of Spain
    Trinidad and Tobago
    November 25, 2017
    Official Selection
  • 33rd Festival of LGBT Film
    Slovenian Cinematheque, Ljubljana
    Slovenia
    November 27, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest
    Hackney Showroom, London
    United Kingdom
    November 18, 2017
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Colors: Cinema + Diversity
    Curitiba, Paraná
    Brazil
    October 31, 2017
    South America Premiere
  • Vox Feminae Film Festival
    Zagreb
    Croatia
    October 26, 2017
    Croatian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 20th Festival of Slovenian Film
    Portorož
    Slovenia
    September 15, 2017
    Slovene Festival Premiere
  • work in progress, City Gallery Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    Slovenia
    February 23, 2017
    Pre-premiere, early version of the animation
Director Biography - Ana Čigon

Ana Čigon (1982) is an artist from Slovenia that mainly produces video art, documentary films and performances. She studied painting, video and new media art in Ljubljana - Slovenia and Linz – Austria. In the last few years she has started to combine her knowledge from video and painting and therefore expressing her stories through short animations.
Her videos and films deal with social issues and identity, mostly in relation to gender. She presents her works in solo and group exhibitions and in film festivals in Slovenia and internationally and received awards and nominations for her video works.

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