Želimir Žilnik, born in Niš in 1942 and currently living and working in Novi Sad, has written and directed numerous feature and documentary films which have earned him many awards at national and international film festivals. From the very beginning, his films have focused on contemporary issues, featuring social, political and economic assessments of everyday life, starting with: A Newsreel on Village Youth in Winter (1967), Little Pioneers (1968), The Unemployed (1968), June Turmoil (1969), Black Film (1971) and Uprising in Jazak (1973), among others. Žilnik’s first feature film Early Works (1969) was awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and four prizes at the Pula Film Festival. In 1995, Marble Ass won the prestigious Teddy Award at Berlinale. ZagrebDox has screened his films Logbook_Serbistan (2015) Pirika on Film (2013) and Big Stamp winner Europe Next Door (2007). His latest films are The Most Beautiful Country in the World (2018) and Among the People: Life & Acting (2018).
Nebojša Slijepčević was born in 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2005, he graduated in Film Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He has directed numerous creative documentaries that have been widely shown and awarded multiple times at many international festivals. ZagrebDox screened many of his documentaries, following his work closely. He is a three times nominee for the Prix Europa Award for his TV documentaries. His first documentary feature, the international co-production Gangster of Love, premiered at Hot Docs and it was one of the biggest box-office successes in Croatia, winning the Audience Award at the 2013 ZagrebDox. His latest documentary feature Srbenka (2018) premiered at Visions du Réel and received the Buyens-Chagoll Award, followed by the Heart of Sarajevo for best documentary and the Audence Award at Sarajevo Film Fes- tival and many more. He is also an educator, mentoring and lecturing at Restart’s School of Documentary Film in Zagreb.
Tue Steen Müller was born in 1947 in Denmark. From 1975 to 1996, he was employed at the National Film Board of Denmark as press secretary, distributor, festival manager, film consultant and spin doctor for various managers of the organisation. He is the co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord and Documentary of the EU. From 1996 to 2005, he was the director of the European Documentary Network and was honoured by the organisation in 2014 for his effort in European Documentary film. Since 2006, freelance consultant and teacher in documentary matters all over the world. Writes for the web portal lmkommentaren. dk. Müller was awarded the Danish Roos Price in 2004 and in 2016 he was awarded the Order for Merits to Lithuania for his effort in Lithuanian film through 25 years.
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