A cult Croatian film director, author of over 80 films and a major figure of the Yugoslav Black Wave.
His first works in the 1960s are mostly grotesque and absurdist experiments. Zafranović, together with Emir Kusturica, rose to become one of the prominent figures in the so-called Prague school of Yugoslavian directors.
Zafranović´s most important work is WWII epic trilogy, Occupation in 26 Pictures (1978) – a Cannes´ Palme D´or nominee, The Fall of Italy (1981) and Evening Bells (1986) which became higly controversial, critically very well received and very influental.
A french troubadour, cultural activist and one of the Bruxelles´ Cinéma Nova programmers.
Born in France a day after his parents went to see “Apocalypse Now”,
humour is an integral part of music, and traditional, original, covered, wicked and strange songs are all a part of his shows.
In 2011, among other stuff, he shot with 4 friends (as the Colletif One Take), “Water Music”, a musical roadmovie across Europe, to be release in May 2014.
Studied film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava in the years 1991 – 1998. He eventually ended up teaching the same subject at the same institution, where he, together with Dušan Hanák, founded the feature and documentary film studio. Although he originally wanted to make feature films and managed to reach for the university degree, he fell for documentary storytelling ever since his first documentary. His work has been internationally awarded and his latest feature, slovak-czech-croatian coproduction Velvet Terrorists was premiered at Berlinale and awarded with the Tagesspiegel Readers’ Prize.
A film director and visual artist. Born in Rijeka, Croatia, Željka studied Graphic Arts at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and New Media at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. ‘Marija’s Own’ (2011) – Świat Marii – Planete + Doc FF 2012 – was her docu-fiction-feature film debut. It had its world premiere at Hot Docs, Toronto and European premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF where it was awarded the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean Award and was screened at more than 20 festivals including MOMA’s Documentary fortnight’s Gala closing night. ‘Winter/Miracle’ (2012) a docu-fiction film coproduction co-directed by Gustavo Beck from Brazilwhich was awarded as the Best European documentary film at Jihlava IDFF.
Independent film maker, producer and new media artist. Born in Czech republic, studied FAMU (1999-2005) lives in Rijeka, Croatia. Teaches at Prague Film Academy (FAMU), Department of film editing since 2004. Founder and CEO of Udruga UKUS. Likes Croatian people, country and food.