About me

Born in Osijek (1983), Croatia. Graduated at the Academy of Fine arts in Zagreb, animation department. I participated in many training programs, such as the Animation Sans Frontieres and the script writing course at La Poudriere in France.

My student films 'Slaughtered' (2010) and 'The Son of Satan' (2012) earned notable success at many festivals, and the film Slaughtered was bought by the TV station El Rey Network owned by producer Robert Rodriguez. Film 'Ghost Town' won the Octavian award at a festival in Zagreb as the best animated film in Croatian production in 2016. My recent animated film, 'All Those Sensations in my Belly' has won 20 awards and mentions and has been shown on more than a hundred festivals worldwide, such as Annecy in France, Outfest and Rhode Island Festival in USA, Message to Man and Big Cartoon in Russia, Animafest in Zagreb and OIAF in Ottawa (Canada) where it won the best script award too.

I'm also the co-founder of the Adriatic Animation Studio for animation production in Zagreb, and one of the organizers of the OHOHO Festival of Comics and Street Art since 2019. I've been publishing short comics in many magazines worldwide such as Heavy Metal (USA) and fanzines: Freakshow Comix and Gorgonzola (France), Aargh! (Chech Republic), Komikaze and Endem (Croatia). I'm the editor of two comic magazines OHOHOzin and Strip-Prefiks.

 

Awards (selected):

All Those Sensations in my Belly

  • Best Film in Balkan Competition, Anibar International Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo, 2020
  • Special Mention in Croatian Competition, Animafest Zagreb, Croatia, 2020
  • Best Croatian Short Film, Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Croatia, 2021
  • Best Film Award, Image+Nation Queer Short Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 2021
  • Best Innovation Award, Image+Nation Queer Short Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 2021
  • Flickers' Youth Film Jury First Prize for the Best LGBTQ Film, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA, 2021
  • Special Mention, Festival MIX Milano - International Festival of LGBTQ+ Cinema and Queer Culture, Milano, Spain, 2021
  • Best Animation, Linz International Film Festival, Linz, Austria, 2021
  • Best Script, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada, 2021
  • Best European Short Film, 3D Wire Fest / Weird International Animation Market and Festival, Segovia, Spain, 2021
  • Special Mention, Videomedeja International Video Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2021
  • Special Mention, International Film Festival of Lanzarote, Spain, 2021
  • WIA Diversity Award, Spark Animation Festival/Women in Animation, Vancouver, Canada, 2021
  • Special Jury Prize, Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2021
  • Special mention, Festival Cinema et Droits Humains, Paris, France, 2021

 

Ghost Town

  • Octavian award, Dani Hrvatskog filma, Zagreb, Croatia, 2016
  • Best animated film, Golden Boll Film Festival, Adana, Turkey, 2016
  • Special mention, Tofuzi, Tibilisi, Georgia, 2016
  • Special mention, Animafest, Zagreb 2016
  • Special mention, Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2016

 

The Son of Satan and Slaughtered

  • Audience award, FHAF 2, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012
  • Audience award, FHAF, Zagreb, Croatia, 2010
  • Best short film, Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte, Bergamo, Italy, 2010

 

Comics

  • Best magazine award, International comic and animation festival Supertoon, Šibenik, Croatia, 2016
  • Award for the best young comic author in Balkan, Balkan Festival of Young Comicbook Authors, Leskovac, Serbia, 2013
  • Award for the best young comic author, Salon stripa Vinkovci, Croatia, 2012
  • 1st award for comic 'Posljednji fan', Dani dobrog stripa, Rijeka, Croatia, 2010