Child in me

Project by Andjela Jokovic

Will a grumpy old woman rediscover the beauty of the mundane?

This project is non-commercial, which means that financial rewards are not guaranteed.
funded of €46,271.00
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Children 6+, Family , 3D/2D


12 Min, 5.1, no dialogue


Winter 2024




In production


Andrijana Sofranić Šućur (Nana 143)


Director - Andjela Jokovic


To Blink Animation (Srb), Bunker VFX (Srb), Film Factory (Slo)


Film center Serbia, Municipality Maribor, Bunker VFX



Thanks to a little girl she meets in the park, one grumpy old woman unwillingly dives into a magical adventure which will help her find the youth she forgot she has and remind her that even rainy days are worth smiling on.

Nurturing the child inside of you is one of the author’s most important every day missions. The beauty of the world seen through the children’s eyes, unconditional love and endless joy towards the small things that surround us are the things that make life worth living. As years pass the obligations and society pressures, along with the raise of awareness about various big issues around the world influence people to forget or push away that precious child in themselves. Being someone who hasn’t lost that child yet, the author wishes to reminds everyone who has about it.

As the possibility of losing the child in you grows bigger with age – two main characters of the film are an old lady and a little girl, representing the contrast in viewing the world around us. The old lady is grumpy, in a bad mood, hardly finding anything positive in this world, her behavior and opinions being the result of her age and experiences in life. On the other hand we have a little girl, representing naivety, a person who believes in the beauty of life, finds joy in the smallest things and uses her imagination to turn a plain puddle in the park into the strangest world.

The whole story is told from the old lady’s perspective, with the intention for the people in the audience who can relate to the old lady to live through her transformation, while the ones who see themselves in the child can experience the world without that inner child, which should make them appreciate and nurture that child even more.

Are you the old lady or the child?


Andjela Jokovic is a young director and animator, born in Smederevska Palanka, Serbia in 1999. She graduated at SAE Insitute in Belgrade as the recipient of the stipend of Bunker VFX studio, department Animation and visual effects.

She works as a lead animator at studio Slippery Slope and also cooperates with other studios in Serbia and abroad as animator, storyboard artist and character designer.

Currently, she is in the process of creating her short animated debut film “Child in me”, supported by Film Centre of Serbia.


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