NEBOJSA SLIJEPCEVIC- CV
Nebojsa Slijepcevic was born in 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2005 he graduated with Film Directing from the Academy of Drama and Art, also in Zagreb.
He directed numerous TV documentaries and series (Direkt, City Folk...), but also creative and author driven documentaries (Real Man’s Film, In 4 Years, Of Cows and People) for which he received awards from various festivals (Golden Beggar in Kosice, Slovakia, EDN talent grant at Sarajevo FF, human rights award at Sarajevo FF, best director at Verona FF, Audience award at Zagreb Dox…).
Nebojsa is also the author of a short animated film Dog / Rabbit, short fiction Boxed and short fiction Slap in the Face, which is part of the fiction omnibus Zagreb Stories.
In 2013. he finished his first feature documentary, international co-production Gangster of Love, coproduced by Restart (Croatia), ZDF/ARTE, Kloos & Co. (Germany) and Subcultura Films (Romania). Film was premiered as opening film of Zagreb Dox 2013 where it won audience award for the best film. International premiere of the film was at Hot Docs 2013 and european premiere at documentary competition of Karlovy Vary FF 2013.
Nebojsa is also cinematographer and editor on his recent documentary films – Gangster of Love and Real Man's Film.
Nebojsa is one of the main tutors at regular documentary workshops at organization RESTART. This year Nebojsa is teaching at his most ambitious project so far: a four month long school of documentary film, aimed at people of all ages who want to direct their first documentary.
Nebojsa is living and working in Zagreb, Croatia.
2013 - KUTIJA / BOXED, Petnaesta umjetnost, short fiction, 25 min.
2013 - GANGSTER TE VOLI / GANGSTER OF LOVE, Restart / Fade In, ZDF / ARTE, Kloos & Co. Medien, Subcultura Films, documentary, 80 / 58 min
2012 - MUSKI FILM / REAL MAN’S FILM, Restart, short documentary, 12 min
2011 - PAS/ZEC (DOG/RABBIT); Zagreb Film, animation, 12 min
2009 - ŠAMAR / SLAP IN THE FACE; Studio Dim, Propeler Film, fiction, 13 min (part of feature omnibus ZAGREBAČKE PRIČE)
2007 - ZA 4 GODINE / IN 4 YEARS; Fade In, documentary, 13 min
2000 - O KRAVAMA I LJUDIMA / OF COWS AND PEOPLE; Factum, documentary, 23 min, IDFA “FIRST APPEARANCE” selection
2014 – Underhill Int. Film Festival, Podgorica, Montenegro, Audience Award for “GANGSTER TE VOLI”
2014 – Underhill Int. Film Festival, Podgorica, Montenegro, Award for the best regional documentary film “GANGSTER TE VOLI”
2014 – Innsbruck Int. Film Festival, Innsbruck, Austria, Award for the best documentary film “GANGSTER TE VOLI”
2014 - SEE FEST - South East European Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, Award for the best documentary film “GANGSTER TE VOLI”
2014 – Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Bruxelles, Belgium, Special prize for the most original film “GANGSTER TE VOLI”
2013 – Minsk International Film Festival, Belorussia, Special prize “for an ironic view of reality” “GANGSTER TE VOLI” 2013 – Dokuart, Bjelovar, Croatia, Audience Award “GANGSTER TE VOLI”
2013 – Mediteran Film Festival, Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Audience award for “GANGSTER TE VOLI” 2013 – Opuzen Film Festival, Croatia – Best Croatian short film, “REAL MAN’S FILM” 2013 – IFOLT, Košice, Slovakia – Golden Beggar Award for the best film produced by independent production company, “REAL MAN’S FILM”
2013 - Zagreb Dox – documentary competition, Audience award for “GANGSTER TE VOLI” 2012 - Sarajevo Film Festival – documentary competition, Human rights award for the best documentary film treating human rights topics for “REAL MAN’S FILM” 2011- East European Forum, Jihlava FF, IDFA Forum award for the best documentary in development “GANGSTER OF LOVE” 2008 - San Gio Festival, Verona, Best Director Nebojsa Slijepcevic, “IN 4 YEARS” 2007 - Sarajevo Film Festival, EDN Talent Award Nebojsa Slijpcevic, “IN 4 YEARS” 2005 - Prix CIRCOM, Liverpool, Best Cross Border program, “CITYFOLK: ZAGREB” 2005 - Days of Croatian Film, Zagreb, Best screenplay Nebojsa Slijepcevic, DIREKT, episode WITHOUT DAD 2005 – Zagreb Dox, Audience award, DIREKT, episode WITHOUT DAD
Muški Film (Orig.) / Croatia / 12 min
In Balkans every generation has its war. Sons are continuing fights started by their fathers. There are rifles and pistols in every hand. Concentration of arms has reached a critical point. Even the smallest incident would be disastrous to this fragile peace.