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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…



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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