Dalibor Matanić (21/01/1975. Zagreb)
film, TV, theatre and commercial director
Author of Trilogy of the Sun☀️ (Zvizdan/The High Sun, Zora//The Dawn), films Fine mrtve djevojke/Fine Dead Girls, Blagajnica hoće ići na more/The Cashier wants to go to the seaside, Kino Lika etc. TV series Novine/The Paper (Netflix), Područje bez Signala/The Last Socialist Artefact (Series Mania winner) and international coproduction Šutnja/The Silence (ZDF/Arte, HBO Max).
11 feature films, several short films and documentaries, 3 TV series, 6 theatre plays and many commercials.
Winner of Grand prix best series at Series Mania international panorama a2021. for Područje bez Signala/The Last Socialist Artefact.
Winner of jury prize at Cannes film festival, Un Certain Regard 2015. for Zvizdan/The High Sun – first part of Trilogy of the Sun.
Director of TV series Novine / The Paper (3 seasons, 2016. – 2020.) which is first TV series from south-eastern Europe bought for global Netflix distribution.
One of 5 European directors who made first series of short films on #EUANDME topics (2018. Debut).
Founder of Kinogerila, indie production company which produced 2017. first Croatian horror Egzorcizam/Exorcism.
Two of his short films were screened in Cannes (2009. Tulum/Party, Semaine De La Critique, 2003. Suša/Drought, Quinzaine Des Réalisateurs).
Beside many international awards for best director, winner of 3 Golden arena awards for best directing on national Pula film festival (2015. Zvizdan/The High Sun, 2011. Ćaća/Daddy, 2002. Fine mrtve djevojke/Fine dead girls) and 4 Hearts of Sarajevo, 2 for best short film: Tulum/Party 2009. Mezanin/Mezzanine 2011. and 2 for Područje bez signala/The Last Socialist Artefact 2022. for best TV series and best directing.
Winner of 6 Oktavijan awards – Croatian critic’s award.
Winner of 2 awards for culture by City of Zagreb.
Member of European film academy (EFA).
Member of Croatian guild of directors (DHFR).
2 of his films (Zvizdan / The High Sun, Fine mrtve djevojke / Fine dead girls) were selected in 7 best Croatian films in last 25 years.
2021/2022. ŠUTNJA / THE SILENCE, TV series, in post-production
2021. PODRUČJE BEZ SIGNALA / NO-SIGNAL AREA, TV series
2020. ZORA / THE DAWN, feature
2020. NOVINE 3 / THE PAPER 3, TV series
2018. NOVINE 2 / THE PAPER 2, TV series
2018. SUMRAK BOGOVA / THE DAMNED, theatre play
2018. DEBUT, short film
2017. EGZORCIZAM / EXORCISM, feature
2016. NOVINE / THE PAPER, TV series
2016. EGZORCIZAM / EXORCISM, theatre play
2015. ZVIZDAN / THE HIGH SUN, feature
2014. THELMA&LOUISE, theatre play
2013. MAJSTORI / HANDYMEN, feature
2013. FINE MRTVE DJEVOJKE / FINE DEAD GIRLS, theatre play
2011. ĆAĆA / DADDY, feature
2011. MEZANIN / MEZZANINE, short film
2011. SJAJNO MJESTO ZA NESREĆU / A GREAT PLACE FOR UNHAPPINESS, theatre play
2010. MAJKA ASFALTA / MOTHER OF ASPHALT, feature
2009. TULUM / PARTY, short film
2008. KINO LIKA / LIKA CINEMA, feature
2006. VOLIM TE / I LOVE U, feature
2005. STO MINUTA SLAVE / HUNDRED MINUTES OF GLORY, feature
2003. KAD NAŠA GLAZBA ZAGRMI/WHEN OUR MUSIC ROARS, documentary
2002. SUŠA / DROUGHT, short film
2002. FINE MRTVE DJEVOJKE / FINE DEAD GIRLS, feature
2000. BLAGAJNICA HOĆE IĆI NA MORE / THE CASHIER WANTS TO GO TO THE SEASIDE, feature
1999. SRETNO/GOOD LUCK, documentary
1998. BAG, documentary
1996. DERBI/DERBY, documentary