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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, Suton /// The Sunset) and TV series Novine / The Paper (Netflix), Područje bez signala / The Last Socialist Artefact and Šutnja / Silence.

11 feature films, several short films and documentaries, 3 TV series, 5 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).

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. 

 

Timeline:

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. 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