Student competition program 1 Whirlwind / Vrtinec Lučka Kenda / Slovenia / 3:50 / 2023


The story follows a girl, taking a stroll with her little brother through a lively city. In a moment of inattention, she forgets about her brother, who suddenly disappears. The previously cheerful atmosphere of the city becomes increasingly ominous with the crowd of people obscuring her view and flooding her with threatening images of her own imagination. In an instant, she finds herself in a whirlwind of fear that escalates and flares up to utter despair. Will she be able to find her little brother in this horrifying crowd?

Biografija režisera

She was born on the 8th of May 2004 in Ljubljana, she am currently in her fourth and last year at Bežigrad grammar school. She first started animating 3 years ago when she joined the art club of professor Tomaž Tomažin, within which she created her first short stop-motion film entitled Bird (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30S6xTBr8UE) in 2020. In the same year, she enrolled in an animation course led by Slovenian animator Timon Leder at the Dagiba Institute, where she later participated in the making of short, animated films Motorist and Goveda, which were shown at the Slovenian Cinematheque in May 2022. About a year ago, under the mentorship of Timon Leder, she started creating the short animated film Vrtinec, with which she is now applying to Animafest.


Lučka Kenda
Lučka Kenda
Lučka Kenda
Lučka Kenda
Lučka Kenda
Lučka Kenda
Production Design
Lučka Kenda
Miha Šajina
Zavod Dagiba
Zavod Dagiba
Country of origin