Family Meals

Dana Budisavljević
"Family Meals" revolves around family meals with subjects long hidden in family closets served as the main course.

Dana Budisavljević

Dana Budisavljević was born in 1975 in Zagreb, where she graduated from the Film and TV Editing Department of the Academy of Dramatic Arts. She worked as a film editor, production assistant and organizer of film festivals. Her directorial debut was the documentary Straight A’s! (2004), after which she went on to win wide acclaim with Family Meals (2012). With Hulahop, a production company she founded with Olinka Vištica in 2006, she produced documentary series Slumbering Concrete by Saša Ban, as well as films I Like That Super Most the Best by Eva Kraljević, Then I See Tanja by Juraj Lerotić, and others. The Diary of Diana B. (2019) is her debut feature-length film. It premiered at the 2019 Pula Film Festival, where it won six awards, after which it was screened and awarded at international festivals.

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2012, 50', video

Directed by:
Dana Budisavljević

Olinka Vištica, Sophie De Hijes

Produced by:

Sales Agent:
Taskovski Films Ltd., London


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Festivals & Awards:

WORKSHOPS / PITCHING FORUMS: Sarajevo Film Festival 2011 - Docu Rought Cut Butique Award; FESTIVALS: Zagreb Dox 2012 - Audience Award, Special mention by regional jury; DokuFest Prizren 2012 - Best Balkan Newcomer; Jihlava 2012 - East Silver Market Award