Untravel is a story about the fear of crossing boundaries and the possibilities to overcome it. It is a story about the relationship between personal and political boundaries, and the complex relationship between patriotism, tourism and emigration, as well as the relationships between utopias, dystopias and reality. The inspiration for the film is a personal trauma which occurred as a result of the country’s isolation, the inability to travel and the situation created after the abolition of the visa regime in Serbia. However, the idea of the film is to present that topic in a universal manner without any local references. The film addresses several parallel questions: How much and in what way do state borders shape our personal space? What are the far-reaching consequences of the isolation of a country and the inability to travel? What is the contrast between the romantic ideal of a tourist travel and the need to escape from the country where the basic livelihood of people is endangered? 

A new stop-motion film by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak.

The project is realised in the co-production of BAŠ ČELIK (RS) and Arte (FR). The realisation was supported by Film Center Serbia and Slovak Audiovisual Fund. The international sales agent of this film is Radiator IP Sales.

animation, RS/SK, 2018, 10 min.




The world premiere of this film was held in February 2018 at 68th International Film Festival Berlin in Germany.

Since then it has received these awards:

Grand Prix – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
Grand Prix – IAFF Animator 2018, Poznan, Poland
Best Balkan Film – International Film Festival Anibar 2018, Anibar, Kosovo
Special Mention – World Festival of Animated Film Varna 2018, Varna, Bulgaria 
Special Mention – Balkanima 2018, Belgrade, Serbia 
Best Film by Student Jury – Carbonia Film Festival 2018, Carbonia, Italy 
Special Mention – 51st SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Sitges, Spain 
Best Screenplay – 9th International Animation Festial of Pernabuco Animage 2018, Pernabuco, Brazil
UNICEF Award – ZINEBI 2018, Bilbao, Spain
Best International Film – Dublin Animation Film Festival 2018, Dublin, Ireland
Special MentionTricky Women 2019, Viena, Austria
Special MentionSEE Fest 2019, Los Angeles, USA
Best Stop Motion Film – Neum International Animation Festival NAF 2019, Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Best Editing – International Short Film Festival Film Front 2019, Novi Sad, Serbia
Best Animation Film – Tehran International Short Film Festival 2019, Tehran, Iran
Best Film – Short Film Festival Kufstein 2019, Kufstein, Austria
Best Script –  International Animation Festival Lanterna Magica 2019, Goiania, Brazil

You could have seen Untravel at these festivals:

68th International Film Festival Berlin, Germany
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2018, Annecy, France
Animafest Zagreb 2018, Zagreb, Croatia
Fest Anča 2018, Žilina, Slovakia
IAFF Animator 2018, Poznan, Poland
Sarajevo Film Festival 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herczegovina
9th International Film Festival Anibar, Kosovo
TAFF Turku Animated Film Festival 2018, Turku, Finland
IAFF Animatou 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
Linoleum 2018, Kiev, Ukraine
Animanima 2018, Cacak, Serbia
Kraljevo Film Festival 2018, Kraljevo, Serbia
Pancevo Film Festival 2018, Pancevo, Serbia
World Festival of Animated Film Varna 2018, Varna, Bulgaria
IAFF Balkanima 2018, Belgrade, Serbia
Take One Action 2018, Edinburg and Glasgow, UK
IAFF Animest 2018, Bucharest, Romania
StopTrik 2018, Maribor, Slovenia
Carbonia Film Festival 2018, Carbonia, Italy
51st SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Sitges, Spain
11th Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast, Luxembourg, Luxemburg
Adelaide Film Festival 2018, Adelaide, Australia
9th International Animation Festial of Pernabuco Animage 2018, Pernabuco, Brazil
IAFF Animatou 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
BIAF – Bucheon International Animation Festival 2018, Bucheon, South Korea
Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival 2018, Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2018, Fredrikstad, Norway
CutOut Fest 2018, Mexico
Leeds Film Festival 2018, Leeds, UK
Tirana IFF 2018, Tirana, Albania
Eastern Neighbors 2018, Holland
Exground film festival 2018, Wiesbaden, Germany 
ZINEBI 2018, Bilbao, Spain
London International Animation Festival 2018, London, UK
ReAnimania – Yerevan International Animation Festival 2018, Yerevan, Armenia
Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation 2018, Montreal, Canada
Animated Dreams – Black Nights IFF 2018, Tallinn, Estonia
2ANNAS 2018, Riga, Latvia
Animateka IAFF 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Trieste Film Festival 2019, Trieste, Italy
Sundance 2019, Park City, USA
Flickerfest, Sydney, Australia 
38th Anima Brussels 2019, Brussels, Belgium 
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland 
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne – Music & Cinema (FIFA), France 
Omaha Film Festival, Omaha, USA
Tricky Woman Festival 2019, Vienna, Austria 
Glas Animation Festival, Berkeley, USA
Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival 2019, Budapest, Hungary
Monstra Animation Festival, Lisbon, Portugal 
Movies that Matter, Hague, Holland 
American Documentary Film Festival AmDocs, Palm Springs, USA
Animakom, Bilbao, Spain 
Go Shorts, Nijmegen, Holland 
Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, USA
Cluj Shorts International Short Film Festival, Cluj Napoca, Romania 
Filmfest Dresden, Dresden, Germany 
Favourites Film Festival, Bremen, Germany
SEE Fest, Los Angeles, USA
Seattle Film Festival, Seattle, USA
South Side Film Festival, Bethlehem, USA
Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival, USA 
Neum Animated Film Festival, Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Curtas Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde, Portugal 
Durban International Film Festival, Durban, South Africa 
Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy 
Supertoon International Animation Festival, Sibenik, Croatia
Dotodot Open Air Short Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
Dokufest, Prizren, Kosovo 
Animix, Tel Aviv, Izrael 
Molise Cinema Film Festival, Casacalenda, Italy  
Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Conversano,Italy 
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Nancy International Film Festival, Nancy, France
Victory International Film Festival, Evansville, USA
Quebec City Film Festival, Quebec City, Canada 
International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries “Pacific Meridian” in Vladivostok, Russia
Festival Stop Motion Montreal, Montreal, Canada 
Beast International Film Festival, Porto, Portugal 
Sedicicorto International Short Film Festival, Forli, Italy
3D Wire, Segovia, Spain
Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, USA
DocLisboa (educational program), Lisbon, Portugal
International Short Film Festival Canton, Canton, China
REX Animation Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
TIAF Taichung International Animation Festival, Taichung, Taiwan
Tehran International Short Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
International Animation Festival Lanterna Magica, Goiania, Brazil
ReAnima, Bergen, Norway
Etiuda and Anima International Film Festival, Krakow, Poland
Linea d’Ombra Festival, Salerno, Italy
Winter Apricote Prilep International Film Festival, Prilep, Macedonia
Vilnius International Short Film Festival 2020, Vilinius, Lithuania


Directors: Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak jr.
Screenplay: Ana Nedeljković
Story Editor: Adela Zvalová
Producer: BAŠ ČELIK (RS) – Jelena Mitrović 
Co-producers: Efilm (SK) – Eva Pa, BFILM (SK) – Peter Badač
Executive Producer: Igor Kecman
Animation: Ana Nedeljković
Animation Supervisor: Nikola Majdak jr.
Art Design: Ana Nedeljković
D.O.P.: Nikola Majdak jr.
Editor: Milina Trišić
Sound Design: Vladimir Janković, Aleksandar Protic
Music: Dušan Petrović

Voiceover: Maša Mileusnić


Ana (1978) graduated from painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade. She has acquired PhD in art practice from the same faculty in 2012. She is visual artist working in media of drawing, installation, animated film, and is active in the field of art education.


Rabbitland, together with the director Nikola Majdak Jr. (short animation, 2013)
Untravel, together with the director Nikola Majdak Jr. (short animation, 2018)


Nikola (1972) has MFA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, camera department. Last 20 years he is freelance cameraman, animator, director and lecturer.


Rabbitland, together with the director Ana Nedeljković (short animation, 2013)
Untravel, together with the director Ana Nedeljković (short animation, 2018)




BFILM – Peter Badač


BAŠ ČELIK – Jelena Mitrović


RADIATOR IP Sales – Ben Bekke