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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…





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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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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