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CHICKEN, THE

CHICKEN, THE
photo © ZAK Film Productions

As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realizes the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to. While trying to return the chicken, Selma's mum becomes the target of a sniper shoot.


Una Gunjak was born in Sarajevo and lives and works in London. She studied Film at the University of Torino and Editing at the National Film and Television School in the UK. Also active as an editor, her films as a director include: TOUCH ME (2008), SYNECHDOCHE, KODAK (2009), CAN YOU DRAW ME AN ARROW? (2009), and THE CHICKEN (2014).
Genre Children & Youth, Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2014
Director Una Gunjak
Screenplay Una Gunjak
Cinematography Matthias Pilz
Cast Iman Alibalić, Esma Alić, Mirela Lambić, Mario Knezović
Producer Jelena Goldbach
Co-Producer Siniša Juričić
Production Company ZAK Film Productions, in co-production with Nukleus Film/Zagreb
Length 15 min
Format color, 16:9
Original Version
 Bosnian
Subtitled Versions English, French, German
Festivals Cannes 2014 (Critics Week), Encounters Bristol 2014, Palm Springs 2014, Sarajevo 2014, Austin 2014, Chicago 2014, Belo Horizonte 2014, Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2014, Sao Paulo 2014, Montreal World 2014, Stockholm 2014, Ghent 2014, International Short Film Festival Cyprus 2014, War On Screen Film Festival 2014, Cork 2014, Stockholm 2014, Rio de Janeiro 2014, Ghent 2014, Molodist Kiev 2014, Valladolid 2014, Sevilla 2014, Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife 2014, Brest European Short Film Festival 2014, Sundance 2015, Flickerfest Sydney 2015, Tampere 2015, Créteil 2015, Stockholm Junior 2015, Dallas 2015, Aspen Shortsfest 2015, Go Short Nijmegen 2015, Nashville 2015, San Francisco 2015, Seattle 2015, Krakow 2015, Short Shorts Tokyo 2015, Cinema Jove Valencia 2015, Curtas Vila do Conde 2015, Encounters Bristol 2015, Riga 2015, Sapporo 2015, Drama 2015, Uppsala 2015, Brest 2015, Clermont-Ferrand 2016, ÉCU Paris 2016, Vienna Independent Shorts 2016, Odense 2017, Drama 2017
Awards 1st Place Live Action Short Under 15 Min Palm Springs 2014, Heart of Sarajevo 2014, Seoul Best Short Film Prize 2014, Bristol Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2014, Best Short Film Recife 2014, Best Short Film Stockholm 2014, Special Mention Brest 2014, European Film Award 2014: Best Short Film, Audience Award Best Foreign Short Film Créteil 2015, Odense 2015, Grand Prix/Best Children's Actress/Sapporo Peace Award Sapporo 2015, Best European Independent Film ÉCU Paris 2016
With backing from Robert Bosch Foundation, Croatian Audiovisual Centre

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