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

Filmography

1982
MY GRANDFATHERS'S MOVING PICTURES

Documentary, 8 mm, b/w, 10 min.

1983
THE BARBER ON A BIKE

Documentary, 8 mm, color, 10 min.

1991
THE CROSS OF MY HANDS

Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb
Documentary, 16 mm, b/w, 5 min.

1993
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.

1995
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

1998
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

1999
FREEZE FRAME
Croatian television
TV drama, Super 16 mm, color, 40 min.

2000
FAR AWAY DISAPPEARS THE RAILWAY
Croatian television
Documentary, Super 16 mm, color, 30 min.
Honourable Mention Award Nomination for Best Documentary IFCT Toronto 2002

2001
STEEL HUG
Croatian television
Documentary, BETA SP, color, 25 min.
Special Prize of the Jury
CINERAIL Lille France 2002

2002
AUNTY LISA
Croatian television
Documentary, BETA SP, color, 30 min.

2002
DORMICE HUNTER

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

2003
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

2005
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

2006
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

2006
THE GHOST IN THE SWAMP
Interfilm and Croatian Television
Feature film, HD / 35 mm, color, 90 min.

Best Director Sila Film Festival Italy 2009

2010
RECYCLING
Propeler film

Short fiction, HD, color, 15 min.

2010
OUR LADY OF ILACA
Artizana & Dr. Ante Starcevic Tovarnik
documentary, color, 40 min., HD

2011/12
ALBUM
Factum , Documentary, Super 8 mm / DVCAM, color, 52 min.

2012/13
FROM GRAIN TO PAINTING
Olimp production and Croatian Television

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

2014
SHIPBUILDING SCULPTOR
Artizana,
Documentary, HD, color, 30 min.
The film was financially supported by the City of Split - Department of Culture

2014/2015
THE BRIDGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Artizana film, Kinematografska kuca, HEFT
Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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

2016
NO MAN'S LAND
Artizana film
Short fiction, 15 min.
The project is financed by the support of Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Project was included in a short film co-production forum Euro Connection 2013
in Clermont Ferrand film festival in 2013

Best Director award Worldfest Hosuton USA

2016
IT WAS ALL JUST A GOOD DREAM
Artizana
Documentary, 80 min.
Grand Prix, Best Director and Best music award in Croatia
Best Documentary Beyond the Borders Greece
IDFA Docs for Sale