The Chicken

The Chicken

"Turning 6 in wartime Sarajevo is unlike any other birthday."


Selma celebrates her sixth birthday during the Bosnian War, receiving a live chicken as her only present. When she finds out that the animal is supposed to be killed, she sets it free, unaware of the consequences.

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Robert Bosch Stiftung

Winner Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize for International Cooperation 2013

Semaine de la Critique

In Competition 53e Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2014




Executive Producer:

Una Gunjak

Jelena Goldbach

Philipp Zakrzewski

Festivals & Awards (Selection)

European Film Awards 2014 - Winner Best Short Film

Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2014 - Winner Jury Award

Sarajevo Film Festival 2014 - Winner Best Short Film

Hollyshorts 2014 - Best Director

Seoul Int'l Youth Film Festival 2014 - Challenging Reality Award