Ghost in the swamp

A brother and sister, Miron and Melita, go to visit their friend Liptus in Kopacevo for winter vacation. The local residents and hunting lodge members there are involved in a big campaign to help the wild animals from the reserve to survive the winter. The same night Miron and Melita arrive, a boy named Halasz is found half-frozen at the edge of the swamp where, he raves, that he was attacked by a white ghost on one of the islands of the swamp. From then on, he can no longer talk.

The old woman Etelka reveals the secret that the ghost had been first seen long ago and that you cannot go to the island because the ghost wreaks vengeance on anyone stepping onto the island. Fear takes hold in the place. The hunters, with Vucevic, Kovacevic and Levay taking the lead, begin an investigation however neither they nor the doctors can help Halasz. Therefore Miron, Liptus and Melita decide to find the ghost and offer to carry it off the island to the shore in exchange making their friend well again. However, the ghost shoots and wounds the hunter Levay proving that the ghost is much more dangerous than was previously thought.

The ghost in the swamp
children's, 2006
Director: Branko Ištvančić
Scriptwriters: Branko Ištvančić, Edi Mužina, Silvio Mirošničenko (based on the book "Duh u močvari" by Ante Gardaš)
Producer: Ivan Maloča
Coproduced by: HRT
Director of photography: Silvio Jesenković h.f.s.
Production Designer: Ivan Ivan
Costume Designer: Sanja Šeler
Editor: Goran Guberović
Composer: Dalibor Grubačević
Sound Designer: Ivica Drnić
Duration: 90'
Aspect ratio: 1:1,66
Sound: Stereo



Ivo Gregurević Vučević
Dejan Aćimović Levay
Mladen Vulić Kovačević
Vlatko Dulić Farkaš
Robert Váss Liptus
Marko Pavlov Miron
Ena Ikica Melita
Luka Buljan Halasz
Buga Marija Šimić Aranka
Radoslav Spitzmuller Milan Lončar
Radoslava Mrkšić Old Woman Etelka
Nandor Szilagyi Liptus' Father
Nada Gaćešić Livaković Liptus' Mother
Kornelija Kočiš Halasz's Mother
Ana Vilenica Maca the Waitress
Predrag Vušović Hunter


International Childrens Festival, Sibenik, Croatia, 2006

Pula Film Festival, Croatian National Film Festival, 2006

Libertas Film Festival
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2006

Filmfest Munchen, Germany, 2007

European Film Festival Palic, Subotica, Serbia, 2007

Festival Internacional de Cine para Ninos, Mexico, 2007

International Film Music Festival Trogir, Croatia, 2007

Mediteran Film Festival, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007, 2007

International Istanbul Children's Film Festival, Turkey, 2007

Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, Canada, 2007

Film Fest. for Children and Youth Cartagena, Colombia, 2007

EKOFILM festival
Czech Republic, 2007

LEFFIS International Children´s Film Festival, Finland, 2007

Moveast International Film Festival, Pécs, Hungary, 2007

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival,
USA, 2007

Cinekid Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2007

Olympia Festival for Children & Young People, Greece, 2007

Days of film Revue Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2007

Cairo International Film Festival for Children, Egypt, 2008

Banja Luka International Film Festival, BLIFF 2008

The International film festival Noah's Ark Russia, 2008

Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran, 2008

International Film Festival "Nueva Mirada" for Children and Youth, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008

Corinthian International Film Festival, Greece, 2008

Cyprus film festival, Greece, 2008

Sila Film Festival, Italy, 2009

Croatian Film Festival, Australia, 2009

Golden Elephant Intl. Children’s Film Festival, India, 2009

CMS International Children’s Film Festival, India, 2010

Sarajevo Film Festival, 2010