Rok Biček was born in 1985. Class Enemy, his feature debut, won the Fedeora Award at the Venice Critics’ Week (2013) and was finalist of LUX Prize, while the documentary The Family won the Grand Prix at the Locarno Critics’ Week (2017). His work revealed a rare confidence, backed up by a clear esthetic favoring one shot sequences, specific color schemes and dramatic subjects narrated in an almost low-key, off-hand, but always controlled style. He plays with the potential danger lurking in small, everyday details. A gesture, a glance or the wrong word can have the potential to spark a fire.
Damir Markovina was born in 1973 in Belgrade. He attended school and other educational institutions in Mostar until 1992, and in 2000 he graduated in acting at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. A member of the Drama company of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, until today having taken part in over 30 productions as an actor and creative associate. He starred in many Croatian TV serials and films. Active as a writer, producer and film project and festival organiser. A winner of the Ministry of Culture’s Marin Držić Award for new play in 2016, with his drama Paščad. Since 2018 he is attending an MA in Film and TV Directing (documentary film) at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He directed, produced and filmed the award-winning documentary film Wait for Me, which premiered at ZagrebDox 2021.
Milan Trenc (Zagreb, 1962) is an animation and fiction filmmaker, writer and illustrator. He graduated in film directing under professor Krešo Golik at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His illustrations appeared in New York Times, Time, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Fortune etc. His picture book A Night at the Museum inspired the eponymous Hollywood film serial. He is the author of animated films and series Veliki provod, 1998, Zlikavci, 2007, Samoća, 2009, Slonić ide u vrtić, 2010, Vrlo mokra noć u muzeju, 2017, Šareni vremeplov, 2012-2014, theatre play Emil i detektivi, ZKM, 2015, feature films Zen priče and Ribanje i ribarsko prigovaranje, which earned him three Golden Arenas at Pula Film Festival 2020. He teaches directing at the Department of Animation and New Media, Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb.
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