The Legend of Goldhorn

A hunter heads out to the mountains to mend his broken heart. On his way, he can’t escape the visions of his lover who left him. As he loses his mind, his dark side comes to life. The shadow guides him to hunt the mythical Goldhorn and ultimately leads him to his demise.

Based on the Slovenian folktale, a story about greed and our relationship towards nature. Musical score made with traditional Slavic instruments.

Festivals, awards and nominations

+ VESNA award- 25th Festival of Slovenian film, Vesna for best animated film, Portorose, Slovenia,2022
+ DSAF- Slovenian asociation of animated film- best visual design, 2022
+ Manjushree award- BEST ANIMATED SHORTFILM – NIFF- Nepal International Film Festival, 20.3.2023
+ Jury´s Honorable mention – 17. FGF – Festival gorniškega filma, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2023
+ Jury´s Honorable mention – SEEfest Los Angeles, 2023
+ Best ECO short- audience award, 24th shorTS international film festival Trieste, Italy, 2023
+ Best film in SLO competition awarded by film critics jury – FEKK- Ljubljana international Short Film Festival, 2023
+ Animateka PRO pitch 2018- best project in development

Selected Festival Screenings (from 40+)::
25. 10. – 30. 10. 2022 / 25th Festival of Slovenian film, Portorož, Slovenia - official competition programme
7. 11. – 13. 11. 2022 / 46th CINANIMA, International Animated film festival of Espinho, Portugal - panorama official selection
11. 2. – 17. 2. 2023 / CINELEBU – 23th Lebu international film festival, Chile - official competition programme, academy award qualifying
26.4. - 7.5. / 71st TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL, official competition programme, Trento, Italy
10.6 - 17.6.2023 / 19th IN THE PALACE, International short film Festival, Official competition, Sofia, Bulgaria - academy award qualifying
19.6 - 24.6.2023 / 19th GROSSMAN FANTASTIC FILM AND WINE FESTIVAL, Official competition - Melies d'argent, Ljutomer, Slovenija
1.8 - 6.8.2023 / 29th San Antonio Film fest, Official competition, San Antonio, Texas, USA
19.9 - 24.9.2023 / 20th Salento film festival, Official competition, Salento, Italy
28.9. - 4.10.2023 / 19th Monterrey International Film Festival, Official competition, Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico
12.10 – 15. 10. 2023 / Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, official competition, Athens, Greece
13.10 – 16. 10. 2023 / International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF), official competition-best short, Pula/Samobor, Croatia
24.10 – 28.10.2023 / Canlandıranlar Animation Film Festival, official competition, Istanbul, Turkey
31.10 – 5.11.2023 / Dutch Mountain Film Festival, official competition + EXHIBITION making of, Heerlen / Aachen, Netherlands

Lea Vučko
Gregor Volk, Lea Vucko, Damir Grbanovic
No dialogue

Lea Vučko

Lea Vučko, illustrator by education and animator by profession, has animated on Prince Ki-Ki-do, Weasel, Spela Cadez’s OITNB Netflix commission and Somewhere Else, a contemporary puppet play. She is the co-creator of two site-specific projects that were selected for Animafests’ Animation goes MSU (Petris, Spring Cleaning) and cofounder of OCTOPICS production studio. The Legend of Goldhorn is her debut shortfilm.


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ScreenwriterLea Vučko
MusicJanez Dovc
EditionDamir Grbanovic


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