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Jazz Apartment (or how The Last Minute Open Jazz Festival came to be)

Biljana Čakić, Tomislav Lovro Pavleka
Screening time  
01.03. / Friday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1  
This is a documentary about true communication, freedom, a little town and about jazz as a way of life.

The place where it all happens is a jazz tavern Kamene priče, situated within the stone walls of Bale – a small and tranquil town in mainland Istria, which has been hosting the biggest non-profit jazz festival in the country called Last Minute Open Jazz Festival. Over time the festival has become a very important place for many world-renowned artists, producers and audiences that wish to experience sincere art.


Biljana Čakić

Biljana Čakić obtained her degree from the Zagreb Academy of Visual Arts. In 1992, she made her first war-related documentary Maja II. Her documentary cycle Killing Fields (1999/2000) was made as a result of her collaboration with the Association of the Families of Missing Croatian Soldiers and POWs. A year later, she completed the multi-award winning film The Boy Who Rushed, documenting her search for her missing brother. In 2007, she directed the docu-fiction film Zagorka and in 2011 her first feature-length fiction Step by Step. Her film Jazz Apartment (or How the Last Minute Open Jazz Festival Came to Be), co-directed with Tomislav Lovro Pavlek in 2012, was presented at the 2013 ZagrebDox. Marathon Men (2016) was screened in Regional Competition of the 2017 ZagrebDox.


Tomislav Lovro Pavleka

Tomislav Lovro Pavleka is a photographer, writer and founder of Last Minute Open Jazz Festival – Bale. Jazz Apartment (or how The Last Minute Open Jazz Festival came to be) is his first documentary.

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Jazz Apartman (ili kako je nastao The Last Minute Open Jazz Festival)

2012, 42', video

Directed by:
Biljana Čakić, Tomislav Lovro Pavleka

Screenplay by:
Tomislav Lovro Pavleka, Gordan Topić Nia

Tomislav Krnić

Edited by:
Lovro Čepelak

Gordan Topić Nia

Produced by:
Akademija svega