Facing the Day
A group of convicts from Lepoglava took part in a prison theatre-production based on W. Shakespeare's «Midsummer Night's Dream». The production was the result of improvisations on prison life. In the beginning, it was meant to be performed inside the prison, but it exceeded its primary purpose of a prison workshop and was shown in several Croatian theatres.
How to face the day? How to fulfil the emptiness of life? And is it possible to avoid the gloomy everyday life? There is no society or a system, in any culture, that doesn’t – after all – put its members into a defined context of its borders, into its routine. Some try to defy this through criminal. They search for their path on the other side of the law; they resist the system by breaking the rules of society - in this way trying to break out of the limitations that the environment they grew up in is offering. However wrong – both in moral and legal way – this is their attempt to fulfil their lives. But – isn’t this also a system with its own gloomy everyday life with its own routine, they tried so hard to escape from…
Bad Blue Boys
This is a film about the impossibility of Croatian war veterans to socialise into today Croatian society, due to the fact that in Croatia - a country in transition in which the unscrupulous capitalism rules, only a few understand their illness and their needs. The story is about a 35 year old man, married, with three children. He joined the Croatian Army at the very beginning of the war and was not discharged until the very end. He is now unemployed, lives in Zagreb with his family and is trying to live like other people, but….. This film is conceived as his intimate confession.
Born in 1978 in Zagreb, Croatia. 2006 - “Tree Stump filled with Lead”, documentary, directed by Branko Schmidt, in pre-production, Producer. 2006 – “Facing the Day”, documentary, director: Ivona Juka, in post-production, Producer. 2005 - “Armin”, Executive Producer. 2005 - “Postcard from Croatia - editing”, short film for European Academy Awards Ceremony, director Ivona Juka, Producer. 2005 – “Blue Rose Garden”, documentary, director: Mladen Santric, Producer. 2005 – “Lift”, animated film, director: Zrinko Ogresta, Producer. 2005 - “Look at me!”, documentary, directed by Vanja Juranić, in post-production, Producer. 2005 – “Madam For Before”, short film, director: Miroslav Sikavica, in post-production, Producer. 2004 – “Casanova”, Production Manager
2004/2005 – “42+”, Production Manager.2003 – “Here” (Director: Zrinko Ogresta), Associate Producer (awarded at Karlovy Vary IFF, Pula FF, Ljubljana IFF, Montpellier FF). 2002-2003, The Live and The Dead, Producer. 2003 – “Horseman” (Director: Branko Ivanda), Assistant Producer.
Films2011- “ Good night, Missy”,feature fiction film, director: Metod Pevec, co-producer Vertigo, Ljubljana Awards: 58. Pula Film Festival – 3 Golden Arenas for directing, main cast and camera2010 - “The Other”, feature fiction film, director: Ivona Juka, in production2010 – “Bitter-Sweet”, documentary, director: Tomislav Fiket, in production2010 – “View from the Well”, short fiction film that is part of “Some Other Stories”, anthology film, in production director: Ivona Juka other directors: Hanna W. Slak (Ljubljana), Anamaria Ross (Belgrade), Ines Tanovic (Sarajevo), Maria Dzidzeva (Skopje)co-producers: SEE Film Pro, Belgrade; Studio Maj, Ljubljana; Dokument, Sarajevo; Skopje Film Studio, Skopje; Dig Productions, DublinAwards:American International Film Festival 2010.:Best female director – Ivona JukaBest Movie Shot on 35mm FilmBest Supporting Actress – Nera StipičevićTelevision distribution: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, NorwayCinema distribution: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, NorwayThe anthology film „Some Other Stories“ got invited to over 30 international film festivals until now, including:Goteborg Intl. Film Fest., January 2010Warsaw International Film Festival – October 2010.Montreal World Film Festival – August 2010. Valladolid Film Festival – October 2010.Cairo International Film Festival – December 2010Mannheim-Heidelberg Intl. Film fest (Art of Cinema), November 2010Kerala Intl Film FestivalSarajevo Intl. Film FestivalTaormina Intl. Film FestivalPula Intl. Film FestivalAthens European Film FestivalMontpellier, Mediterrenian Film FestivalMotovun Intl. Film FestivalCarthage, Intl. Film FestivalCinema City Novi SadSopot Film FestivalPalić European Film FestivalHerceg Novi Intl. Film FestivalVrnjačka Banja Film Festival of screenplaysNiš Film Festival on ActingDurres Intl. Film FestivalMostar National Film FestivalMojkovac Film FestivalPortorož Film FestivalBitola Film Festival of DoP Sidney-Melburn-Pert, Fest. of New Serbian Film2009 – “Slovenian Girl”, full length fiction film, director: Damjan Kozole Delegate producer: Vertigo, Slovenia, co-producers: NEUE MEDIOPOLIS, Germany, SCCA- pro.ba, Sarajevo; Bas Celik, BelgradeCinema distribution: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Romania, Latvia, germany, Austria, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, USA, Canada, Taiwan Television distribution: Slovenia, USA, Canada, Australia Sarajevo Film Festival 2009 - In CompetitionToronto Film Festival 2009 - Contemporary World CinemaReykjavik Film Festival 2009 - Open SeasBitola Film Festival 2009 - In CompetitionLondon Raindance Film Festival 2009 - United States Of EuropePortorož Film Festival 2009 - In CompetitionPusan Film Festival 2009 - World Cinema Montreal New Cinema Film Festival 2009 – International PanoramaWarsaw Film Festival 2009 - In CompetitionValencia Film Festival 2009 - In Competition, Best Actress Award for Nina IvanšinSao Paulo Film Festival 2009Montpellier Film Festival 2009 - In Competition – PanoramaKiev – Molodist Film Festival 2009 - Our ParticipantsLeeds Film Festival 2009 Cairo Film Festival 2009 - Festival Of FestivalsThessaloniki Film Festival 2009 - Balkan SurveyLes Arcs Film Festival 2009 - In Competition - Best Actress Award for Nina IvanšinTromsø Film Festival 2010 - In Competition Trieste Film Festival 2010 - In CompetitionRotterdam Film Festival 2010 - Official Selection – SpectrumGöteborg Film Festival 2010Alpe Adria Trieste International Film Festival 2010Santa Barbara International Film Festival FICCO Mexico City International Film Festival 2010East End Film Festival 2010, UKCleveland International Film Festival 2010Cinequest International Film Festival 2010Sofia International Film Festival 2010Fribourg International Film Festival 2010EU Film Festival Chicago 2010New Europe Film Festival 2010 UKCHP:PIX Film Festival Copenhagen 2010Lecce Film Festival 2010 - In CompetitionMunchen Film Festival 2010 2007 – “Mrs. Before”, short film, director: Miroslav SikavicaCroatian Film Days 2007 Zagreb Film Festival 2007 – Cubes selectionFEST 2008 – Festival of short and Documentary Film 2007 - “Bad Blue Boys”, documentary, directed by Branko SchmidtTelevision broadcast in Croatia and on YLECroatian Film Days 2007 – Best Screenplay Award Sarajevo film festival 2007 – Official competition Free Zone Belgrade 2007 – Official competition6st CineDays Film Festival 2007 – Official Competition Punto de Vista Film Festival 2008 – official competition ZagrebDox 2008 - official competition FEST Belgrade – official competition Crossroads Festival, Lublin – official competition HotDocs 2008 - official competition Oberhausen International Film Festival – official competition Hamburg International Short Film Festival – official competition Dokufest, Prizren, Kosova - official competition Split Film Festival – official competition Uppsala International Film Festival – official competition “Cinema Verite" Iran International Documentary Film Festival - official competition Jihlava International documentary film Festival Verzio International Film Festival – official competition Human Rights Film Festival Nurnberg International Film Festival Rotterdam – After Victory Section2006 – “Facing the Day”, feature documentary (72 minutes), director: Ivona JukaCinema release in Croatia and Macedoina, planned in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, TV distribution in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - 6. goEast Film Festival – Best Documentary Award - Croatian Film Days 2006 – GRAND PRIX - Best Editing - OKTAVIJAN for Best Documentary – Croatian Film Critics Society Award - Sarajevo Film Festival – Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Documentary - DokMa International Film Festival, Maribor – Best European Feature Documentary Award - Motovun Film Festival – Official Competition - Dokufest, Prizren 2006 – Official Competition - Libertas Film Festival, Dubrovnik 2006 – Official Competition - Montreal World Film Festival – Documentaries of the World - 17th Ljubljana International Film Festival - International Sofia film festival - Sao Paolo International film festival –official competition - Kalkuta film festival –official competition - Author Film Festival, Belgrade 20082006 - „Nafaka“ , full-length fiction film, director: Jasmin Durakovic Delegate producer: FIST, Bosnia and Herzegovina, co-producers: Dream company, Belgrade, Croatian TelevisionCinema release: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, SerbiaTelevision distribution: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, USA, Canada, Australia, France, Swiss, Luxemburg, Israel Sarajevo Film Festival, competition programmeRio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival, September 21st - October 05th, 2006, Panorama of World CinemaHamburg Film Festival, October 5th – 12th, 2006, Agenda 06Zagreb Film Festival, October 16th – 21t, 2006, Official selection Life Ljubljana International Film Festival, November 10 – 24, 2006,Cairo International Film Festival, November 28th- December 8th, 2006 New Bosnian Cinema 2006 London, November 30th - December 3rd, 2006Gothenburg Film Festival, January 26 – February 5, 2007 Prague International Film Festival Fabiofest, March 22nd - 30th, 20072006 - “Postcard from Croatia - EDITING”, short film for European Film Academy Awards Ceremony, director Ivona Juka- Summer shorts - 2nd award- BS Shorts – Grand Prix- Croatian Film Days 2008 - Nashville Film Festival 2007. – Official competition - Rhode Island Film Festival 2007 - Official competition - Brasilian Student film Festival – Official competition - Palm Springs Short Film Festival 2007 – Official competition- Interfilm Festival, Berlin 2007 - Barbados film Festival 2007 - Short Film Festival of India 2007- Santa Barbara international Film Festival 2008- Cleveland International Film Festival – Official competition- Sapporo International short Film festival – Official competition- California Independent Film festival – Official competition2006 – “Blue Rose Garden”, documentary, director: Mladen Santric Television screening in Croatia and Italy (RAI) - 22nd Catholic Festival of Film and Multimedia – 3rd Award - XI. International TV festival in Bar - Best Documentary - Best Director - Document 5- International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Scotland) - Official competition 2006 – “Overload”, animation, author: Stiv Cinik- Croatian Film Days – Official selection- 12th International Ourense Film Festival –Official selection- Tindirindis 2007, Vilnius - competition program - Balkanima 2007, Belgrade – Panorama of European film - Filmfest Weiterstadt - Official selection - Time Film Festival, Lausanne - official selection 2006 - “Look at me!”, documentary, directed by Vanja Juranic - Croatian Film Days 2006 – Official Competition2005 – “Lift”, animated film, director: Zrinko Ogresta - Croatian Film Days 2006 – Official Competition - Amiens Film Festival 2006 - Official Competition - MedFilm Festival 2006 - Official Competition
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10 000 Zagreb
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2003 – “Here” (Director: Zrinko Ogresta), Associate Producer
39th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
11th Palić International Film Festival – Winner of Regional Program
50th Pula Film Festival - Grand Prix – Great Golden Arena
MIDFEST, Milano - Awarded
Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival - Awarded
Ljubljana International Film Festival - Official competition
International film festival Denver KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI - Award
2003 – “Horseman” (Director: Branko Ivanda), Assistant Producer
50th Pula Film Festival - Golden Arena for scenography - Mr. Ivica Trpcic
- Golden Arena – Best Supporting Actor – Mr. Danko Ljustina