Jury member Pjer Zalica

PJER ŽALICA

director and scriptwriter

- Born in Sarajevo, 1964.
- Studied comparative literature and Philosophy in Sarajevo
- Graduated at the Academy for performing arts in Sarajevo
- Finished courses in scriptwriting and production at Imaginery film academy Motovun
- Author and director of numerous TV shows, series, documentaries, commercials,
music and promo videos
- Directed several theater plays
- One of partners in “Refresh” production house

- Produced numerous short fiction films and one feature
- Professor for directing at Academy for performing arts in Sarajevo, visiting lecturer to numerous universities in Europe and USA
- Mentor (selection): “10 minuta” by Ahmed Imamović (the European Film Academy
Award – Best Short Film in 2002), “Prva plata” Alen Drljević (Nominovan za
European Film Academy Award for Best Short Film in 2005), “Zgarište” Amra
Mehić
- Winner of many awards, regional and international
- Member of European Film Academy
- Member of monitoring board of Film center of Sarajevo

Brief filmography

Directing

Features

Travel Agent Refresh Production, Clubdeal London – in production (2011/12.)
Tuđa krv Cobra Film – in preproduction
Orkestar Refresh Production 2011.
Kod amidže Idriza aka: Days and Hours Refresh Production 2004.
Gori vatra Refresh Production 2003.
MGM Sarajevo (co-director with Ademir Kenović and Mirza Idrizović) Saga 1994.

Documentaries

Mostar Sevdah Reunion Refresh Production 2000.
Kraj doba neprijatnosti Refresh Production 1998.
Djeca kao i svaka druga Saga 1995.
Godot Sarajevo Saga 1993.
Čamac Saga 1992.

Scenario

Žaba Refresh Production (work in progress)
Travel Agent Refresh Production, Clubdeal London 2011.
Tuđa krv Cobra Film 2010.
Orkestar Refresh Production 2009.
Gori vatra aka: Fuse Refresh Production 2003.
Kraj doba neprijatnosti (short) Heft Produkcija 1998.
Savršeni krug (with Ademir Kenović and Abdulah Sidran) Dokument Produkcija 1997.
Enjoy Life, series of tourist promo videos (Bosnia & Hercegovina) Refresh Production 2006/09.
Wild Beauty, series of tourist promo videos (Montenegro) AMC Production 2009.
numerous commercials, music videos…

Festivals and awards (Selection)

GORI VATRA

European Film Academy – Discovery 2003 – Prix Fassbinder – Special Mention
Silver Leopard – 56th Locarno IFF
Best Feature Film & Audience Award – 9th Sarajevo FF
Toronto IFF – Official Selection
Golden Star – 3rd Marrakech IFF
Best feature film – 11th Raindance FF
Audience Award – 5th Bratislava IFF
Golden Palm & Best Screenplay – 25th Valencia IFF

KOD AMIDŽE IDRIZA

Toronto IFF – Official Selection
9th Pussan IFF – Official Selection
London International Film Festival – Official Selection
Best Film – 29th Cleveland IFF
Best Film – Isola Cinema – Kino Otok
Best Fiction Film – Balkan Black Box FF in Berlin

ORKESTAR

Festival of music film Starigrad – paklenica: Best directing, Audience award.

KRAJ DOBA NEPRIJATNOSTI aka THE END OF UNPLEASANT TIMES

The Best Film of the “Made in Bosnia” programme – Sarajevo Film Festival

DJECA KAO I SVAKA DRUGA aka CHILDREN LIKE ANY OTHERS

Special Mention – FIPA – Biarritz
MGM Sarajevo
Cannes film festival, Quinzaine des Realisateurs, 1994
Felix – European Film Academy Annual Award for Documentaries, 1994
TV serija Fresh-Made in BiH
The Best TV programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina – The Association of the
Journalists

More than 10 international awards for tourist promo films Enjoy Life
(BiH) and Wild Beauty (Montenegro) – Berlin, London, Split, Prague, Jahorina…

Sponzori