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Matija Vukšić



Matija Vukšić was born 1982 in Čakovec. In 2005 he graduated in journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb, and in 2011 in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts. For many years he worked as a journalist and editor with HRT’s News Department, and he is currently an employee of the Documentary Department.
Matija wrote and directed student film Benjamin (2009), Happy Croatian in Bucharest and Iroquois (2010), as well as the feature professional debut Children of Transition (2014). He was a second assistant director on Vinko Brešan’s blockbuster The Priest’s Children and is currently preparing his first short fiction film Goran Street within the Zagreb Stories omnibus, which he wrote and directed. His documentary film Benjamin, a story about a 17-year-old Roma boy in search for identity, has won the Grand Prix at Early Bird Sofia, second award at Fibula documentary film forum in Sisak, and it was shortlisted for best documentary by CILECT, the international film school association.

BENJAMIN (short documentary, 2009)
SRETNI HRVAT U BUKUREŠTU (short documentary, 2010)
IROKEZ (documentary, 2010)
DJECA TRANZICIJE (feature documentary, 2014)
GORANOVA ULICA (short fiction, in production)


Children of Transition

Djeca Tranzicije (Orig.) / 2014 / Croatia / 81 min

Four stories. Four dreams of a happy childhood. In a society making it next to impossible…





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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