The World according to Zdenka

A short documentary portrait of Zdenka Mahajová offers an insight into her internal life. With the help of animation, Zdenka poetically answers the questions about life, fear and interconectness of everything.

Director Biography - Vladimíra Hradecká

Vladimíra Hradecká is an independent filmmaker based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Through short visual and documentary films about personal stories with social background, she fights against prejudice and discrimination. Her main aim is to connect documentary film with visual projects, contemporary art, photography, fashion and theater. She is a part of the Living Documetary assossiation, which is a platform for the free production of authors and collaboration with other associations. The basic aim of the organisation is to work out social, artistic and personal issues visually and to evoke discussion.


  • Vladimíra Hradecká Director

  • Living documentary Producer

  • Maja Brnušáková Camera Operator

  • Martin Šavel Music

  • Vladimíra Hradecká Editing

  • Marián Vredík Animation

  • Zdenka Mahajová Key Cast

  • Vladimíra Hradecká, Maja Brnušáková, Marián Vredík Writer


  • Project Type: Animation, Documentary, Short

  • Genres: Human Rights, Portrait

  • Runtime: 15 minutes

  • Completion Date: January 30, 2015

  • Production Budget: 3,000 EUR

  • Country of Origin: Slovakia

  • Country of Filming: Slovakia

  • Language: Slovak

  • Shooting Format: HD video

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No


  • International documentary film festival One World, Bratislava, Slovakia November 27, 2015

  • First Goldensun Short Film Festival in Malta January 4, 2016

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