Martin Krpan

short animation




24 min

Martin Krpan is a clever rustic hulk who smuggles “English salt” from the sea to the centre of the Austrian Empire. One day, he bumps into the Emperor on a snowy path and demonstrates his fantastic strength to His Majesty. Soon after, Vienna is attacked by a terrifying giant, Brdaus, who slays all Imperial heroes. The Emperor calls upon Krpan as a last resort to save His Empire. Krpan defeats the fiend in a duel and, as a reward, receives a license to legally transport his English salt.

Script for the film is based on a story written by Slovene poet, writer and linguist Fran Levstik.

Scriptwriter: Janez Burger
Director & cinematographer: Nejc Saje
Cast: Sebastijan Cavazza, Jernej Kuntner, Katja Šoltes, Klemen Klemen, Jaka Ivanc…
Illustrator: NATANesku
Animators: Zarja Menart, Blaž Čadež, Iztok Šuc, Timon Leder, Tony Mlakar, Matej Lavrenčič
Sound designer: Sašo Kalan
Producer: Viva Videnović

Production: Strup produkcija
Co-production: RTV Slovenija, Shakemoon, Kerozin, Mirabelka
Financial support: Slovenian Film Center

– Grand Prix, Zrno Soli Children’s Festival (Piran, SLO, 2017)

– 8th Zrno Soli Children’s Festival (Piran, SLO, 2017)
– 20th Festival of Slovenian Film (Portorož, SLO, 2017)