Belladonna, Dubravka Turić
Flowers, Judita Gamulin
Girls, Luka Galešić
Fantastic, Ivan Sikavica
Voicemail, Leo Vitasović
Hana, Hana, Honey, Marko Bičanić i Karlo Vorih
Playing the Tiger, Jasna Nanut
Two All Alone, Andrija Mardešić
Sunday, Goran Dević
Somewhere, Katarina Radetić
Picnic, Jure Pavlović
White Room Stories, Silva Ćapin
Thin Air, Šimun Šitum
Walker, Filip Mojzeš
Admit It, Luka Čurčić
The Beast, Daina Oniunas Pusić
Recent Places, Mate Ugrin
PRODUCER: Zdenka Gold
Belladonna is a film about (not) seeing. Three women of different ages and backgrounds meet in the waiting room of an ophthalmologist’s office. Overhearing the conversation between the two older women, the young woman Sasha learns of the tragedy they experienced. The indifference she felt towards them until that moment is replaced by a sense of closeness and connection. However, the chance to share this is irreversibly lost.
Dubravka Turić (1973) received her MA in Film and TV Editing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She has edited over 20 films and 200 commercials. She has also worked as a screenwriter for several popular Croatian TV documentary serials. Belladonna is her first film.
Venice Internatioanl Film Festival 2015 (Best Film – Orizzonti), Sundance Film Festival 2015, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016
DIRECTOR: Judita Gamulin
PRODUCER: Ana Vidović
Two families are visiting their fathers that share a room in the hospital. One family is selfishly arguing about their trivial problems, while the other one has a completely different perspective.
Judita Gamulin (1992) MA Student of Film Directing at Academy of Dramatic Arts, working as director, editor, assistant editor and script supervisor for the past 4 years. Films: Daddy Issues (2014), Minus 4 (2015).
Zagreb Film Festival - Kockice 2015
PRODUCER: Hana Hribar
The movie depicts two girlfriends, one of which finally sets up a date with her longtime crush. But as she tries to soothe her excitement with alcohol, things take an unfortunate twist.
DIRECTOR: Ivan Sikavica
PRODUCER: Tena Gojić
Marta and Saša are expecting Davor for dinner. Having been away for quite some time, he appears with Sonja. Sonja’s unexpected arrival reveals a secret that changes their relations forever.
Ivan Sikavica (1979) graduated from the Zagreb Faculty of Political Science and is now about to complete the graduate program of Film Directing at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. Films: Babysitter (2012), The Son (Zagreb Stories 2, 2012), So Not You (2013).
Zagreb Film Festival 2015 - Kockice 2015
VOICEMAIL (Govorna pošta)
DIRECTOR: Leo Vitasović
Marijan and Kičma live in an orphanage. As soon as they come of age, they are obliged to leave the residential care centre. Their plan is to travel to Zagreb and temporarily stay at Igor's apartment. Although they have some doubts, they know they will have to take the offer.
Leo Vitasović (1996) is an active member of the Blank_Film Incubator where he makes films and holds workshops for secondary school students. He has participated in a number of workshops around the world. He is studying for a degree in IT at the University of Rijeka. Films: Chained Colours, Coldblooded, etc.
Star Film Festival 2015 (Audience Award)
HANA, HANA, HONEY (Hana, Hano, Hanice)
DIRECTOR: Marko Bičanić, Karlo Vorih
PRODUCERS: Aleksandra Giljević, igor Jelinović
Hana and her small group of friends love to have fun. The young trio whose friendship is based on constant mutual flirting, shallow and superficial conversations. The madness continues until one night their carfree teenage flirting evolves into something more, something that's not love.
Marko Bičanić (1999) started with filmmaking when he joined Blank_film incubator in 2013. Since then, he has made four short films. Karlo Vorih (1998) is member of Blank's highschool workshop, advanced level. He's an author of 4 short fiction films.
PLAYING THE TIGER (Igra malog tigra)
PRODUCER: Dora Prpić
Boška visits Tomo for the first time. He cooks them a dinner; then they watch a movie. As the evening progresses, Boška tests Tomo’s patience, trying to find out whether he is Mr Right, or another Mr Wrong. Tomo seems to have no such doubts. He is convinced they are already in a relationship.
Jasna Nanut (1975) after 15 years in TV business, decided to dedicate herself to filmmaking. This is her MA thesis in the feature film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb.
Zagreb Film Festival - Kockice 2015
TWO ALL ALONE (Nas dva)
DIRECTOR: Andrija Mardešić
PRODUCER: Dora Prpić
Instead of enjoying the summer, like the rest of his friends, Joško must take care of his injured Nanna. His Nanna constantly complains and uses her “weakness“ to drive Joško crazy. But, neither is Josko the most tolerant and caring person in the world. The two, all alone, are trying to get along. Doomed to be together, but cannot live without each other.
Andrija Mardešić (1985) made a number of short amateur fiction and animated films while still in high school, and took part in filmmaking workshops at the Kino klub Split. In 2004 he enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Department of Film and TV Directing. He worked on many short and feature films.
Zagreb Film Festival – Kockice 2015 (Special Mention)
DIRECTOR: Goran Dević
PRODUCER: Hrvoje Osvadić
On Sunday, a nine-year old boy whose parents are divorced, visits his fathers, a doctor. The boy is angry at him for not allowing him to bring his dog to the apartment. He rejects any form of communication. Father needs to go on a medical intervention to the village but he cannot leave the boy alone in the apartment. What the boy experiences at the village will change him for life.
Goran Dević (1971) graduated from Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb where he currently teaches at the Department of TV and Film Directing. Documentaries: Imported Crows (2004), I Have Nothing Nice to Say to You (2006), Three (2008). The Blacks (2009), which he co-wrote and co-directed with Zvonimir Jurić, marked his debut as a feature filmmaker.
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015
DIRECTOR: Katarina Radetić
PRODUCER, DISTRIBUTION: Ana Rajić
Solus, driven by his past impulsively leaves the city to escape to his homeland. He is avoiding roads, following unbeaten tracks and hiding in the Woods. He hasn't slept for months due to his insomnia dominated subconscious which causes him to suffer from occasional hallucinations. One early morning, Solus stumbles upon a young woman named Isabela.
Katarina Radetić (1993, Pula) graduated BA in directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art with Somewhere. In 2014 completed Palunko, a six months screenwriting and pitching workshop. In 2015 completed a two day workshop by Roshanak Behesht Nedjad. She continued her MA education in the field of Documentary film.
DIRECTOR: Jure Pavlović
PRODUCERS: Luka Venturin, Jure Pavlović
It is a beautiful, sunny spring day. The streets of Sarajevo are crowded with people leaving the city and going on picnics in the countryside. Accompanied by a social worker, fifteen-year-old Emir is on his way to see his father Safet, who is an inmate at a semi-open penitentiary on Mount Igman. Due to the traffic jam, they are late, which leaves Emir and Safet with only twenty minutes of time together. But twenty minutes can seem very long.
Jure Pavlović (1985) studied at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. Half an Hour for Grandma, his short film debut, won the Golden Oil Lamp Award at Croatian Film Days.
European Film Award for Best Short Film 2015, Berlinale 2015 – Generation, Croatian Film Days 2015 (Grand Prix: Best Cast), Sarajevo Film Festival 2015, Zagreb Film Festival - Kockice 2015
WHITE ROOM STORIES (Priče iz bijele sobe)
DIRECTOR: Silva Ćapin
PRODUCER: Nina Križan
Four patients try to work through their traumas, caused by the intrusion of different musical features into their daily lives.
Silva Ćapin (1989) holds a BA in Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and an MA in Film and TV Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art. This is her graduation film.
2016, 12'50'', Croatia
THIN AIR (Ritki zrak)
DIRECTOR: Šimun Šitum
PRODUCER: Valentina Batalić
Leo is going to Germany to start working as a chef thanks to Charlie, but he can't stand him.
DIRECTOR: Filip Mojzeš
PRODUCER: Tatjana Aćimović
Marko, a retired 65-year-old, finds an unconscious man lying in the field in front of his house, and takes him home. His wife Ana is distrustful of the stranger, who shows no intention of leaving. The presence of the disturbing guest starts affecting the retired couple's relationship.
Filip Mojzeš (1989) is an MA student in Film and TV Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art, Zagreb. Selected films: The Wind Blows (2013), Ante, We'll See War Yet (2013).
2015, 22' Croatia
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2015 (Best Short Film)
ADMIT IT (Vanjski igrač)
DIRECTOR: Luka Čurčić
PRODUCER: Ana Rajić
A game of ping-pong in the courtyard of the mental hospital between two close friends, a visitor and a patient. The patient is a habitual loser but this time the friend visiting has to accept his personal defeat.
Luka Čurčić (1986) holds a degree in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy and he is currently studying for a degree in Film Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art. Since 2013, he has worked for Croatian Radiotelevision as freelance director. Films: I’m Fine, See You (2013), Dense Air (2013), etc.
THE BEAST (Zvjerka)
PRODUCERS: Mirta Puhlovski, Anamaria Kapulica
Daina Oniunas Pusić (1985) holds a B.A. in Film Directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art and an M.A. in Filmmaking from the London Film School. In 2013, she won the Jelena Rajković Award. She is currently finishing her next short Rhonna & Donna.
2015, 20'40'', Croatia, Finland
Telluride film festival 2015, Zagreb Film Festival 2015 – Kockice (Best Short Film), Slamdance 2016 (Special Mention)
RECENT PLACES (Mjesta u blizini)
DIRECTOR: Mate Ugrin
PRODUCER: Mate Ugrin
End of summer. Three boys carelessly spend time at a lake, a cottage, an abandoned dance hall. One of the boys is leaving.
Mate Ugrin (1986) graduated in Filmmaking from the Academy of Arts (Belgrade, Serbia) in 2012. He is currently finishing the Filmmaking Master Program at the University of Arts of Hamburg as a scholar of the Karl H. Ditze Foundation. He is currently editing his Master Film and preparing his first documentary feature film.
2016, 20’17’’, Germany, Croatia