Dana Budisavljević (1975) graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Department of Editing. She works as a film director and producer. Co-founder of Hulahop production company. Her directorial debut was the documentary Straight A’s (Factum, 2004), and she has gained popularity with a family film on her coming out Family Meals (Hulahop, 2012). Her first feature, docu-drama The Diary of Diana B. (Hulahop, 2019) was cinema released in Croatia and exYU region with great success. It was awarded Grand Golden Arena at the Pula Film Festival, making her the first female director to receive the main festival award since 1957. The film also won Best Debut at Cottbus and several international awards. Dana is also a producer of docu-series Slumbering Concrete by Saša Ban, and co-producer of The Cars We Drove Into Capitalism by Missirkov/Bogdanov (Agitprop, 2022) and When the War Comes by Jan Gerber (Pink Productions, 2018).
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