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A promotional film poster for Tolerantia
Directed byIvan Ramadan
Produced byIvan Ramadan
Edited byIvan Ramadan
Music byMostar Sevdah Reunion
Release date
  • February 1, 2008 (2008-02-01)
Running time
6 minutes
CountriesBosnia and Herzegovina

Tolerantia (2008) is a 6 minute short animated film. It is the first 3D animated short film produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. [1] [2] [3] It was directed and produced by Ivan Ramadan independently. The film is about intolerance between people.


The film has been awarded with "Heart of Sarajevo" award for the best short film at 14th Sarajevo Film Festival. [4] It has won the Prix UIP award which automatically nominated the film for 2008 European Film Academy Awards. [5] The film has been screened as part of official selection of about 30 festivals around the world.


The hero of the story awakes after a long sleep, at the end of the last ice age. His reasoning is not something you should be envious of, but he is capable of starting something big….


A screenshot from Tolerantia Tolerantia 1web.jpg
A screenshot from Tolerantia

Tolerantia was produced through the period of 2 and a half months, but the idea, characters, and scenario had been created and refined one year before the completion date of February 2008. The film has been entirely created by Ivan Ramadan, including: producing, directing, script, editing, animation, sound and post production. Film transfer to 35mm was supported and made possible by Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first screening of the film was at Meeting Point cinema in Sarajevo on 6 May 2008.


Ivan Ramadan holding the Heart of Sarajevo award for the best short film at 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (2008) Ivan Ramadan.jpg
Ivan Ramadan holding the Heart of Sarajevo award for the best short film at 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (2008)

Tolerantia has been awarded 7 times so far of which most notable is the nomination for the best short film at the European Film Academy 2008. The full list of awards (chronologically):

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  1. Deutsche Welle article on 14th Sarajevo Film Festival
  2. Radio 202 article on Tolerantia (bosnian language)
  3. FFW Press Kit
  4. 14th Sarajevo Film Festival Awards
  5. EFA press release