Nighthawk, 8:50 min, Color, Dolby SR, Slovenia, 2016
Špela Čadež was born in Slovenia 1977. After graduating in Graphic Design in 2002 she continued her studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. During her studies she made two puppet animations that gained international recognition: Mate to Measure (2004) and Lovesick (2007). Since 2008 Špela Čadež has been working as an independent animation director and producer. Her previous film Boles has been screened worldwide, receiving 50 awards, distinctions and nominations.
A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.