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A present time fills the mind with fear, confusion, and destruction but a simple focal point, focus on what truly matters paints a brighter future.

  • Mirjam Hlastan
    Forgotten ritual, Daydreaming, Colorblindness
  • Mirjam Hlastan
  • Mirjam Hlastan
  • Ezra Cohen
    Sound & Music
  • Pixabay
    3D Animations
  • Pressmaster
    3D Animations
  • Victor Varetto
    3D Animations
  • Pixabay
  • Omycotton
  • Nothing Ahead
  • Ezra Cohen
  • Mirjam Hlastan
    Forgotten Ritual
  • Mirjam Hlastan
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    260 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Philippines, Russian Federation, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • */ 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro
    Official Selection
  • Snow Leopard International Festival
    Winner "Best COVID-19 film"
  • Panama Series Festival
    June 10, 2022
    Official Selection

  • The Paus Premieres Festival
    Online Event
    United Kingdom
    December 9, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Mirjam Hlastan

Mirjam Hlastan was born in 1984 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

After finishing “High School for Design and Photography” she started working as a freelance filmmaker.

In film and tv productions, she took on roles of the director, writer, producer, editor, PA, and AD, equipping herself with unique skillsets.

After working on over 120 projects, she decided to pursue her personal and professional development abroad.

In 2011 she moved to Berlin (Germany) where she currently lives and works.

Sarajevo Talents and Innsbruck Film Campus alumni, she continues to learn through Filmnetzwerk Berlin and Sundance Co//ab events and masterclasses.

Her professional associations include Federal Association of German Film directors, VB Bild Kunst, VB Wort, and Crew-United.

In 2020 she completed ”Meaningful Entrepreneurship” summer school organized by KAOSPILOTS+Berlin.

At the moment, she is working on numerous projects in various stages of development, mentoring aspiring artists, and sharing her knowledge and experiences through

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Director Statement

"Headspace is a personal meditation, a reflection on a global infection of the human mind."

COVID-19, a worldwide event took over everybody’s mind, taking us down the rabbit hole with thoughts spinning "uncontrollably" and the thought of the future dimming down until complete darkness took the stage.

Struggle, despair, confusion, limitations, division, rage, exhaustion, deaths, it seems none of us could escape its effects and at some point went "a bit crazy”, got “lost in my mind”.

The brain, an operating system of the human body, is a powerful tool that can be used for construction or destruction.

Left vs right side, logical and analytical vs creative and intuitive, emotional vs rational, fast vs slow, everything continuously processing. Non-stop. Even while sleeping.

Additionally, with information overload, it is inevitable for us to overheat it, and even face a complete collapse. Break down. Shut down. A bulb goes out.

A complex mechanism yet its functions are simple.

It boils down to a matter of focus.

What we focus on, we create.

Focus. Fear, panic, and problems or our own and others’ well-being help us be creative, productive, efficient, and find solutions. Solutions that built healthier societies, therefore a hopeful future.

As a young adult, my particular concerns are children and youth, generations whose brain is still developing.

Considering the fact that our brain isn’t fully developed until we are 25 years old, the most vulnerable ones make me ask questions:

How are they coping? What are they absorbing? What do they see and feel? What am I showing them? What am I teaching them? How can I help them? What am I leaving behind for them?

They are our future after all.

Contrast. Black and white. Colors. Minimalism. Simplicity. Complexity. Big picture. Details. Music. Sound effects. Past and future. Personal and public.

Creative elements and concepts were used to create this visual journey and a soundscape of my personal experience and grasp of the pandemic, with a simple message and a call to take a breath, reset and refocus on our beautiful planet and its future.

Welcome to “HEADSPACE”, may it be gentle on your being and inspiring to your soul…