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Irena Skoric, Producer: Biography
Irena Skoric was born in 1981 in Zagreb (Croatia) and graduated film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She directed a number of short fiction, documentary and experimental films, and one feature fiction film. Her films have participated in numerous local and international festivals and won 50 prizes. She is the author of the book Eros on film. She was awarded for her short story The Weekend at the 45th Ranko Marinkovic Competition, and for her drama Libreto she received the second Marin Drzic Prize for dramatic works of art. Her short fiction film Farewell (2008) won 16 awards, and was selected for 14th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean and in Istanbul as part of x-op exhibition and project and was candidate for Student Oscar film award, and was in selection at San Sebastian and Warsaw film festival etc. Her documentary The Destiny of Line 13 (2009) won Audience award at Zagrebdox 2010 and Platinum - Best documentary award at WorldFest, Houston, 2010 and Best documentary at film festival in Verona. Her film March 9th (2010) got award for the best short by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA), at Pula film festival Croatia 2010, Best short at Cinema City, Serbia, 2011, and Best short fiction award at Euroshorts in Warsaw 2010 etc. 7 seX 7 (2011) is her first feature fiction film , it was in official selection at Montréal World Film Festival and won awards in Houston and Verona.
Recent Filmography as Director
Farewell (2008) short fiction
Won 16 awards, among which Grand prix and award for best screenplay at DHF in Zagreb, Croatia, 2009, Best short film by jury and audience award at Libertas film festival, Dubrovnik, 2008; won jury award at Short in Venice, and screenplay award in St Petersburg film festival, and won best short fiction film award at Take-2 International Student Film Festival in Ireland, 2008, was Nextframe finalist, won award for directing at Worldfest in Houston and award for best fiction film at Corto del Med in Avignon, France, and was selected for 14th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, and in Istanbul as part of x-op exhibition and project, and was candidate for Student Oscar film award (was in selection at San Sebastian, Warsaw film festival, Molodist etc.)
The Destiny of Line 13 (2009) – feature documentary
Won Audience award at ZagrebDox 2010 and Platinum - Best documentary award at WorldFest, Houston, 2010 and Best documentary at film festival in Verona.
March 9th (2010) – short fiction
got award for the best short by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA), at Pula film festival Croatia 2010. and Best short fiction award at Euroshorts in Warsaw 2010 , Best short at Cinema City, Novi Sad, Serbia
7 seX 7 (2011) – feature fiction film
Montréal World Film Festival, Montréal, Canada, 2012 official selection
WorldFest, Houston, USA, 2012 –Silver award for debutant film
International festival of film directing, Leskovac, Serbia – special jury mention
International Romanian film festival, Bucharest, Romania
Fest, Portugal, 2012
San Gio film festival, Verona, Italy, 2012 – Best director award
I love YU / I love YU (2013) - short film
Screenwriter and director Irena Skoric
Co-financed with funds of City of Rijeka and Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Montréal World Film Festival, Montréal, Canada, 2013 (official selection)
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BABYLON PROJECTS 2015
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BABYLON PROJECTS 2013-14
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BABYLON BREAKTHROUGH Event at 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012
This year BABYLON hosts the closing event of the London Film Festival's Industry Programme, 10.30 on 21st October at NFT3, BFI Southbank.