Regional Competition

Inside Offside: Eat Sleep Eat Sleep

Đuro Gavran
Screening time  
01.03. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Thursday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
A story about asylum seeker, Prince, who came from Nigeria to Croatia and his everyday struggles.

Five years ago Ebuka Prince Okeke (29) flew from Nigeria. He is gay. In Nigeria that means 14 years in prison if your neighbours discover it. It happened to Prince and he had to leave. In an escape scenario that looks like a fiction film, and after three years of hiding in several European countries, he finally settled down in Croatia. He asked for asylum, but got a negative reply from the police. With the help of a young lawyer who gives free legal aid, he lodged an appeal with the court and the struggle began. The prospect wasn’t promising: from 2004, during last 12 years, there were approximately 5000 applications by asylum seekers and by April 2016 less than 200 got the asylum. Nevertheless, Croatia has never been the top destination for refugees. Each year, the majority of asylum seekers, over 80% of them, leave Croatia before their application is resolved. Prince got depressed and his everyday life, as he describes it, turned into eat-sleep-eat-sleep. The only person who can motivate him is his football coach, as the game was always his dream...


Đuro Gavran

Đuro Gavran was born in 1982 in Bjelovar. He holds a master’s degree in Documentary Film from the Film and TV Directing Department of the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts and in Design from the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Graphic Arts. He is the author of about ten documentaries and two experimental films. His film Verdict (2012) premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival, after which it was showcased at some thirty national and world festivals, winning a number of awards, among which Special Mention at ZagrebDox. His film 4.7 won the Big Stamp in ZagrebDox Regional Competition. He works for Croatian Radiotelevision (documentary film production, production of children’s and science programmes) as external associate. He is the founder of the production company Pipser.

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Jedi, spavaj, jedi, spavaj

2016, 25'

Directed by:
Đuro Gavran

Screenplay by:
Daniela Draštata, Đuro Gavran

Đuro Gavran

Edited by:
Staša Čelan

Dario Iričanin

Daniela Draštata

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Prix Europa – The European Broadcasting Festival 2016