Short Synopsis


In a lush and lively forest lives a hedgehog. He is respected and envied by the other animals. However, Hedgehog’s unwavering devotion to his home annoys a quartet of insatiable beasts. Together, they march off towards Hedgehog’s home and spark a tense and prickly standoff.


About the film


Hedgehog’s Home is a needle-felted stop motion animation for audiences young and old, based on a famous children’s poem by Branko Ćopić, a writer from the former Yugoslavia. Deeply rooted in post-World War II Yugoslavia, this modern tale is entrenched in folk tradition but transcends specific cultures, eras and generations by focusing on the essence of home. Hedgehog’s home is an act, not a place or a culture. It represents devotion to and cultivation of safety, dignity and comfort, a protective shelter that also reflects and defines who we are.

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Behind the scenes: HEDGEHOG'S HOME - NFB

Sunday, September 17, 4:30 PM

Concordia University, J.A. de Sève Theater, 1453 Mackay Street

Eva Cvijanović shows us the creation process behind her latest film co-produced by the NFB and Bonobo studio, Hedgehog’s Home. Having celebrated the premiere of the film at the Berlinale last February where she received a special mention, her film has already travelled around thirty festivals and has received awards on nearly a dozen occasions. Hedgehog’s Home also received the Young Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Festival this summer. Don’t miss the master class conference led by animator and filmmaker Eva Cvijanović to hear more about her career and enjoy a sneak peak behind her latest creation.


To find out more about the project visit:

Eva Cvijanović (Canada, Montréal)

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* Please note that this presentation will be held in English.


Billets individuels en vente sur place au théâtre J.A. de Sève

1453 rue Mackay, Montréal, H3G 1M8


Entrée: $10 / Adulte $5 / Enfant (12 ans et moins)

Photo credits: NFB / Bonobo studio

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À propos de l'artiste


Eva Cvijanović is an animator and filmmaker focused on the storytelling potential of environments and character. Since graduating from Concordia University, she has produced and directed two independent films (Seasick, 2013, and Once Upon a Many Time, 2010) and was part of the NFB’s Hothouse program (The Kiss, 2011).


Drawn to the immersive power of the tangible, Eva works with felted wool, watercolour and pastels while being equally fluent in digital media. Eva’s experience ranges from working on documentary and puppet films to videogames and more.

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