Lenka Ivančíková

Czech Republic, 2015 / 14 min / without words / Animation

Part of the short film collection Sheep, wolf and cup of tea.

A hedgehog discovers winter and snow after waking too early from hibernation.

A small hedgehog wakes up a little too early from hibernation. Curious, he leaves his den to watch the beautiful night sky. But the night’s heavy snowfall covers our little hedgehog who accidentally falls back asleep outside. When he wakes up again in the morning, all his familiar paths are covered in snow. The hedgehog heads out for a dangerous adventure back to his den where his family is still sleeping.

The school screenings on 04/03 at 9:30, on 08/03 at 10:00, on 10/03 at 11:00 and on 11/03 at 10:00 unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Sat 13/03 14:00 Ciné Utopia Without words Public
  • Best Stop Motion Award, Dingle Animation Festival, 2016 (Ireland)
  • Special Children and Young People Award, Animocje, 2016 (Poland)
  • Best Student Film Award, Golden Kuker, Sofia, 2016 (Bulgaria)
  • Best Film for Children and Youth, Film Leben Festival, 2016 (Germany)
  • Best Short Film for Kids, RabbitFest Animation Festival, 2016 (Italy)
  • Best Animation Film, MFSF Písek, 2016 (Czech Republic)
  • Best Short Animated Film, Chicago Childrens Film Festival, 2016 (USA)
  • Best Film for Children 7+, Žubbroffka Festival, 2016 (Poland)
  • Children’s prize, Black MovieFilm Festival, 2017 (Switzerland)
  • Remi Winner, WorldFest Houston, 2017 (USA)
Cast & Credits
Tobiáš Voborský
Lenka Ivančíková
Nina Ščamborová, Jakub Lojda, Petr Holeček
Radka Kocourková, Karel Jaroš
Zbyněk Matějů, The Invisible Orchestra
Filmové školy v Písku, Cossroad Production
Gebeka Flms
Lenka Ivančíková, Polina Kazakova

Lenka Ivancíková is a Slovak filmmaker who completed her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in the UK. She made a name for herself through numerous experimental short films. Her fascination for fairy tales led her to the Czech Republic where she studied animation in a Master’s programme. During her studies in Czechia, she wrote, directed and animated two short films using puppets: What goes around (2014) and First Snow (2015). She is currently developing her feature film The Precious Gift.

  • 2015 – First Snow (short)
  • 2014 – What goes around (short)
  • 2010 – Think & move (short)
  • 2009 – The Great Grey (short)
  • 2009 – Initiation of a City Dweller (short)
  • 2007 – The Dance of the Absurd (short)