short documentary/ assistant director


Babajanja/ dir. Ante Zlatko Stolica

Babajanja is a short essay documentary with horror elements. Going back to the past, the narrator is trying to find the mysterious woman he was scared of as a boy. Rummaging across his memories, dreams and forgotten horror films, he is trying to find out who she is and where she is today. He includes his family, relatives, fellow villagers in his investigation – no one is particularly keen on helping, but gathering more and more information about her, the narrator is getting closer to finally meeting her.

awards and festivals

SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2022 – SPECIAL JURY MENTION (for short documentary film)
MAKEDOX 2022 – best short documentary (Sliced Onion Award)
DOKUart 2022 – young jury award/ MEDITERAN FILM FESTIVAL 2022 – audience award
NAGRADA OKTAVIJAN DRUŠTVA HRVATSKIH FILMSKIH KRITIČARA 2023 – best film in short documentary category
DOCS BARCELONA 2023 – best film in „Doc-u“ section
LINDEN FILM FEST 2023 – best short documentary/ INTERAKCIJA 2023 – best film


Ante Zlatko Stolica


Iva Ivan


Katarina Zlatec

assistant director 

Barbara Radelja

sound designer 

Hrvoje Nikšić


Luka Stjepanović

graphic designer

Hrvoje Živčić


Tibor Keser & Vanja Jambrović

produced by

Restart, Zagreb, Croatia


Croatian w ENGLISH subtitles

running time 

14 min / Color

financially supported by Croatian Audiovisual Center and the City of Zagreb

awards and festivalsSARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2022 – posebno priznanje žirija (za kratkometražni dokumentarac), MAKEDOX 2022 – najbolji kratkometražni dokumentarac (Sliced Onion Award), DOKUart 2022 – nagrada mladog žirija, MEDITERAN FILM FESTIVAL 2022 – nagrada publike, NAGRADA OKTAVIJAN DRUŠTVA HRVATSKIH FILMSKIH KRITIČARA 2023 – najbolji film u kategoriji kratkometražnog i srednjemetražnog dokumentarnog filma, DOCS BARCELONA 2023 – nagrada za najbolji film u sekciji „Doc-u“, LINDEN FILM FEST 2023 – najbolji kratkometražni dokumentarac, INTERAKCIJA 2023 – najbolji film

©Barbara Radelja, 2024