Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

IVAN RAMLJAK

Ivan Ramljak is a film critic, director and independent curator. Since 2013, he has been curating a short film program called Kratki utorak (‘Short Tuesday’) at cinema Tuškanac in Zagreb. In 2016, he became the artistic director of Tabor Film Festival in Veliki Tabor. So far, he has directed nine short, one medium and one feature length films, mostly documentaries. His films were shown on more than 80 international festivals all over the world and won several awards.

NORIKA SEFA

Norika Sefa is a Kosovo born filmmaker. Her films are heterogeneous in style, merging fiction and documentary, pieces that create atmosphere rather than stick to a conventional narrative. Sefa directed the short Desde Arriba (2020) shot under the guidance of Werner Herzog and Kiss me, now (2020), both hybrid documentaries. Looking for Venera (2021) is her first feature film, premiered at IFF Rotterdam, winning the Special Jury Award in the Tiger Competition. The invitations already brought Norika across different prestigious arts and cultural institutions, to talk about her cinematic approach. Norika has recently been invited to join the European Film Academy. She is now developing her next feature film.

MARKO STOJILJKOVIĆ

Marko Stojiljković is a freelance film critic and a regular contributor to various media in Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia, as well as to international outlets like Cineuropa and Asian Movie Pulse. He is a co-founder of Ubiquarian, an international English language film criticism platform dedicated to documentaries, experimental and short films.