Branko Istvancic  
Film and TV director
 
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Branko Istvancic
Film and TV director

Filmography

MY GRANDFATHERS'S MOVING PICTURES
Documentary, 8 mm, b/w, 10 min.

THE BARBER ON A BIKE
Documentary, 8 mm, color, 10 min.

THE CROSS OF MY HANDS
Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb
Documentary, 16 mm, b/w, 5 min.

SAYING GOODBYE
Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb
Short fiction film, 16 mm, color, 8 min.
First Film Foundation from London selected for their programme New Directions 1993.

HARVEST TIME IN SLAVONIA
Croatian television
Documentary, 16 mm, color, 26 min.
Golden Oil-lamp - award of Croatian catholic weekly at Croatian Film Festival Zagreb 1996

THE CORMORANT SCARECROW
Croatian television
Documentary, 16/35 mm, color, 30 min.
Grand Prix
Croatian Film Festival Zagreb 1998
Best Documentary in Croatia 1998
Oktavijan Award Croatian Film Critic's Guild
Special Award Tour film Festival Split 1998

FREEZE FRAME
Croatian television
TV drama, Super 16 mm, color, 40 min.

FAR AWAY DISAPPEARS THE RAILWAY
Croatian television
Documentary, Super 16 mm, color, 30 min.
Honourable Mention Award Nomination for Best Documentary IFCT Toronto 2002

STEEL HUG
Croatian television
Documentary, BETA SP, color, 25 min.
Special Prize of the Jury
CINERAIL Lille France 2002

AUNTY LISA
Croatian television
Documentary, BETA SP, color, 30 min.

DORMICE HUNTER
Croatian television
Documentary, BETA SP, color, 30 min.

WELLMAN
Croatian television
Documentary, Digital BETA, color, 30 min.
Best Director
Croatian Festival Zagreb 2003
Best Documentary in Croatia 2003
Oktavijan Award of Croatian Film Critic's Guild
Best Director DaKINO Buchurest Romania 2003 Best Documentary
Premio Speciale per il Documentario

International Film Festival Siena Italy 2003
Special Mention for using the direct, significant documentary style
Menzione d'onore a per l'uso dello stile documentaristico diretto ed essenziale
Corto Imola Film Festival Italy 2003

Special Prize of the Jury
Delta Film Festival Italy 2009

THE LOST TREASURE
Croatian television
Documentary, Digital BETA, color, 26 min.

Primariei Horezu
award for the best documentary
Festival International ECO ETNO FOLK Film Romania 2007

THE STONE PICKER
Croatian television
Documentary, Digital BETA, color, 20 min.
Award for best editing
Tourfilm Festival Split 2006
Special Mention Jiry Award
Abruzzo Italy 2009

THE GHOST IN THE SWAMP
Interfilm and Croatian Television
Feature film, HD / 35 mm, color, 90 min.

Best Director Sila Film Festival Italy 2009

FROM GRAIN TO PAINTING
Documentary, HD, color, 75 min.
Audience Award in Croatia 2012

Grand Prix and Best Director in Croatia religious film festival Trsat 2013
Gold Camera award for best documentary Los Angeles USA 2013
Grand Prix International Ethnographic Film Festival Romania 2013

Prix Jury Arts&film international festival Telc Czech Republic 2013
Liliane Stewart Prize International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Montreal, 2014

THE BRIDGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Feature fiction, 114 min., DCP
The project is financed by the support of Croatian Audiovisual Centre and in coproduction with Serbia
Gold award Worldfest Houston USA
Best camera award Italy
Special Jiry award Russia

IT WAS ALL JUST A GOOD DREAM
Documentary, 80 min.
Grand Prix, Best Director and Best music award in Croatia
Best Documentary Beyond the Borders Greece
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