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Danis Tanović

Bosnia and Herzegovina


Danis Tanović was born in Zenica, Bosnia and was raised in Sarajevo.

Danis studied at the University of Sarajevo Music Conservatory where he played the piano. Danis also studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo but had to abandon his studies in 1992 due to the Siege of Sarajevo.

Immediately Danis followed the Bosnia and Herzegovina Army with a film crew that followed the army on their missions.

Danis left the film crew almost two years later and resumed his studies in Belgium, graduating in 1997 at the top of his class. He had already made several critically acclaimed documentaries during his studies.

Tanović lives in Sarajevo despite holding Belgian and Bosnian citizenship and works as a professor of Film Direction at the Academy of Performing Arts.

L'aube (14', Belgium, 1996)
No Man's Land (98', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2001)
September 11 (134', UK/France/Egypt, 2002)
L'enfer/Hell (102', France, 2005)
Triage/Shell Shock (99', Ireland/Spain/Belgium/France, 2009)
Cirkus Columbia/Circus Columbia (113', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010)
Prtljag (27', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011)
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (75', Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013)


A Day On The Drina

Jedan Dan Na Drini (Orig.) / 2011 / Bosnia and Herzegovina / 17 min

A long summer day on the river Drina. This may sound like a serene picnic – and it would be, hadn’t the river retreated to its riverbed...



An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

Epizoda u životu berača željeza (Orig.) / 2012 / Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia / 75 min

Nazif and Senada live with their two daughters in a dilapidated house in a remote Bosnian village. The father tries to keep the family fed by collecting scrap iron.





David Čálek‘s successful documentary Climbing Higher about Czech climber Radek Jaroš, which won at the BANFF festival, is available for FREE streaming in the online documentary cinema DAFilms.com from December 8 to 11.

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- 8.12.2016 -

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

For 3.99 euro, you can get a selection of documentaries that entered Czech cinematic distribution in 2016 as well as access to another 1500 films from around the world. Dear friends, please, do not forget that you can give an ideal present not only to your intellectual friends but also to yourselves.

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- 7.12.2016 -

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

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