Jury of the Croatian Programme:
Ivan Maloča (1962) has been active in the audio-visual industry since 1990, and is the founder of the creative production house Interfilm. He has produced more than thirty feature film, more than a hundred commercial films, and some thirty documentary films and TV dramas. He has received the Albert Kapović Award, three Golden Arenas for Best Film, and five Golden Gate of Pula Awards. He is the founder of the Croatian Producers Association and co-founder of the Croatian Independent Professionals Association, and is a member of the European Film Academy. He teaches at several higher education institutions. He earned his PhD in 2017 from the Faculty of Economics in Osijek.
Sandra Botica Brešan (1963) graduated in TV editing from the Academy of Dramatic Art. In professional film and television productions she has edited six feature films, five documentary films, two TV series, and two specific film projects that were a part of presenting Croatia at World Expos (a circle-vision documentary for the 1998 EXPO in Lisboa and a docu-fiction screened on salt on the floor for the 1995 EXPO in Japan). Her crowning acknowledgment for her work in film was the 2008 Golden Arena for Best Film Editing for the film Will Not End Here, directed by Vinko Brešan.
Marijan Krivak (1963) graduated in philosophy and comparative literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where he earned his PhD in philosophy (2006). For many years he was an editor for the journal Philosophical Research. He has been publishing texts on film, video and theory since 1989, first in Kinoteka, and later, under a pseudonym Milan Kanat, in ARKZIN, followed by Vijenac, Zarez, Croatian Cinema Chronicle, Zapis, and other. His area of special interest is experimental film and video art (he was the selector for experimental film at the 2008 Croatian Film Days). He has published numerous books, is a permanent associate of the Croatian Cinema Chronicle, the Filmoskop radio show, and filmovi.hr.
Goran Grgić (1965) graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and was invited to become a permanent member of Gavella Drama Theatre in 1990. He became a member of the drama ensemble and leading actor of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb in 2002. In 2018, he was named the national leading actor of theatre. He acted as president of the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists for eleven years. He has been a member of the Managing Board of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre since its establishment in 2012. He founded and has headed the theatre festival Novalja Triatar since 2005. He is an associate professor at the Academy of Arts in Osijek. He has had roles in more than fifty Croatian films and TV series, and has won a range of awards and acknowledgments for acting.
Igor Bezinović (1983) graduated in philosophy and comparative literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and in film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He has directed some 15 short films, a feature documentary The Blockade, as well as the feature A Brief Excursion, which won the Grand Golden Arena in 2017. He works in film both as a professional and as an amateur.