Personalities attended Avvantura FF

by avvanturafestival | created - 30 Jan 2017 | updated - 31 Jan 2017 | Public

These Personalities attended Avvantura Film Festival

1. Karl Baumgartner

Producer | Underground

Founded distribution company Filmkunstverleih Pandora together with Reinhard Brundig.

Italian/German producer/distributor/sales-agent Karl "Baumi" Baumgartner was one of the first friends and supporters of the festival. As friend of AFF founder and director Sergej Stanojkovski, Baumi helped and supported the founding and development of the festival. He received the first "Tomislav Pinter Award" that is named after croatias most productive filmmaker in the 20th century, legendary Tomislav Pinter and is give every year to personalities that have contributed to the development of film as art. When director Sergej Stanojkovski, a student from Pragues FAMU, was grading his film "Kontakt" in Germany with DOP Tom Pinter, Baumi came from Frankfurt to meet in person and shake hands with legendary Pičo (Tomislav Pinter) about whom he heard so many great stories from Slovenian DOP Vilko Filać, a student from Pragues FAMU and DOP of the early films of Emir Kusturica. During the 2010 festival edition Baumi attended a roundtable organized by Avvantura FF and Sergej Stanojkovski on launching croatias first Filmcomission, which resulted of its launch in 2014.

2. Lluís Miñarro

Producer | Stella cadente

Lluís Miñarro was born in 1949 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Luis Miñarro Albero. He is a producer and director, known for Falling Star (2014), Love Me Not (2019) and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010).

3. Christian Jeune


Christian Jeune is known for his work on Parched (2015) and Ongoing Smile (2013).

4. Jérôme Paillard

Producer | Navodneniye

Jérôme Paillard is a producer, known for Navodneniye (1993), The Blue Villa (1995) and Au pays des Juliets (1992).

5. Jérôme Paillard

Producer | Navodneniye

Jérôme Paillard is a producer, known for Navodneniye (1993), The Blue Villa (1995) and Au pays des Juliets (1992).

6. Matt Dillon

Actor | There's Something About Mary

Matt Dillon's successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film Crash. This role earned him ...

7. Bigas Luna

Writer | Jamón Jamón

Bigas Luna was born on March 19, 1946 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Josep Joan Bigas Luna. He was a writer and director, known for Jamón, Jamón (1992), The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997) and Caniche (1979). He was married to Celia Orós. He died on April 6, 2013 in La...

8. Veljko Bulajic

Director | Kozara

Veljko Bulajic was born on March 23, 1928 in Vilusi, Montenegro, Yugoslavia. He is a director and writer, known for Kozara (1962), The Man to Kill (1979) and The Assassination at Sarajevo (1975).

9. Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic

Actor | Underground

Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic was born on April 5, 1950 in Nis, Serbia, Yugoslavia as Predrag Manojlovic. He is an actor and director, known for Underground (1995), The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008) and The Bra (2018). He is married to Tamara Vuckovic. They have one child.

10. Allan Starski

Production_designer | Schindler's List

Allan Starski was born on January 1, 1943 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Allan Mieczyslaw Starski. He is known for his work on Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002) and Oliver Twist (2005). He is married to Wieslawa Starska.

11. Branko Lustig

Producer | Gladiator

Branko Lustig was born on June 10, 1932 in Osijek, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He was a producer and production manager, known for Gladiator (2000), Schindler's List (1993) and The Saint (1997). He was married to Mirjana. He died on November 14, 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

12. Ognjen Svilicic

Writer | Takva su pravila

Ognjen Svilicic was born in 1971 in Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is a writer and director, known for These Are the Rules (2014), Armin (2007) and Sorry for Kung Fu (2004).

13. Damjan Kozole

Director | Nocno zivljenje

Damjan Kozole is a Slovenian filmmaker whose directing credits include the critically-acclaimed "Spare Parts", worldwide released "Slovenian Girl" and "Nightlife", winner of Best Director Award at the 51st Karlovy Vary IFF, among others. "Spare parts" was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 53th ...

17. Anamaria Marinca

Actress | 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

Anamaria Marinca was born on April 1, 1978 in Iasi, Romania. She is an actress, known for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Europa Report (2013) and Fury (2014).

18. Orsolya Török-Illyés

Actress | Ernelláék Farkaséknál

Orsolya Török-Illyés was born on May 11, 1977 in Tirgu Mures, Romania. She is an actress, known for It's Not the Time of My Life (2016), A rossz árnyék (2018) and Treasure City (2020).

21. Hrvoje Hribar

Director | Sto je muskarac bez brkova?

Hrvoje Hribar was born on July 13, 1962 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is a director and writer, known for What Is a Man Without a Moustache? (2005), Puska za uspavljivanje (1997) and Hrvatske katedrale (1991).

22. Emir Hadzihafizbegovic

Actor | Karaula

Emir Hadzihafisbegovic was born on 20th of August 1961 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated acting at the Academy of performing arts in Sarajevo in 1986. From 1989 to 1992 he worked at the Folk theater in Tuzla. The war years he spent (1991 - 1995) in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia ...

24. Jim Stark

Producer | Mystery Train

Jim Stark is a producer, known for Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991) and Coffee and Cigarettes (2003).

25. Danilo Serbedzija

Director | Osloboduvanje na Skopje

Danilo Serbedzija was born in 1971 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is a director and actor, known for The Liberation of Skopje (2016), Tereza37 (2020) and Zagreb Stories Vol. 3 (2015).

26. Rade Serbedzija

Actor | The Saint

Rade Serbedzija was born in Bunic (Korenica) in 1946. Graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Still a student, he started to play the leading roles in films and theater productions. He is remembered as an outstanding Peer Gynt, Don Juan, Georgij, Melkior, Oedipus, Hamlet, Leon and ...

27. Tanja Tzarovska

Actress | Troy

Tanja Tzarovska is known for her work on Troy (2004), The Passion of the Christ (2004) and Mothers (2010).

28. Damir Urban

Actor | Mondo Bobo

Damir Urban is an actor, known for Mondo Bobo (1997), Because of You (2016) and Maestro (2014).

29. Shigeru Umebayashi

Composer | 2046

Shigeru Umebayashi was born on February 19, 1951 in Kitakyushu, Japan. He is a composer, known for 2046 (2004), The Grandmaster (2013) and A Single Man (2009).

30. Dénes Szekeres

Producer | Spy Game

Dénes Szekeres was born on July 15, 1944 in Pécs, Hungary. He is a producer and production manager, known for Spy Game (2001), The Sun Street Boys (2007) and Fever at Dawn (2015).

31. Sergej Stanojkovski

Director | Kontakt

Sergej Stanojkovski was born in 1967. He is known for his work on Kontakt (2005), Inheritance (Poetry Film) (2019) and Ulysses Shelter (2022).

36. Stefan Kitanov

Producer | Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade

Stefan Kitanov holds degrees in economics from the University for Bulgarian and World Economics, Sofia (1984), and in film criticism from the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts, Sofia (1991). In 1993-1994 he lived in Britain and studied arts management at the De Monfort University, ...

37. Ana Majhenic

Actress | 7 seX 7

Ana Majhenic was born on June 16, 1981 in Zagreb, Croatia. She is an actress, known for 7 seX 7 (2011), Some Other Stories (2010) and Obicni ljudi (2006). She has been married to Antun Herceg since 2018.

38. Ivona Juka

Director | Ti mene nosis

Ivona Juka is a director and writer, known for You Carry Me (2015), Facing the Day (2006) and View from a Well (2011).

39. Anita Juka

Producer | Ti mene nosis

Anita Juka is an expert associate in Forbes Croatia.

40. Ivan Kelava

Producer | Kosnice

Ivan Kelava is a producer and writer, known for Kosnice (2012), Pommel (2018) and The Wind Blows (2014).

41. Ljubo Zdjelarevic

Producer | ZG80

Filmmaker, director and producer Ljubo Zdjelarevic was born in Nova Gradiska, Croatia, in 1981. He holds MA in History and Geography at the University of Zagreb and he also studied Film and Theatre Production at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb. Ljubo is a Sarajevo Talent Campus 2007 alumni as ...

42. Nenad Korkut

Actor | Happy End

Nenad Korkut is an actor, known for Happy End: Stupid and Stupider 3 (2018), Nemoj nikome reci (2015) and Koledzicom po svijetu (2007).

43. Mare Milin

Director | Meritas: Taj dan

Mare Milin was born on March 20, 1973 in Zadar, Croatia, Yugoslavia. She is a director and cinematographer, known for Meritas: Taj dan (2020), Forbidden Love (2004) and Hrvatski broj jedan (2014).

45. Zdenka Gold

Producer | Obrana i zastita

Zdenka Gold is a producer and actress, known for A Stranger (2013), Stitches (2019) and Fine Dead Girls (2002).

47. Bruno Muñoz

Actor | En la ciudad

Bruno Muñoz is an actor, known for In the City (2003).

48. Tihana Lazovic

Actress | Zvizdan

Tihana Lazovic was born in 1990 in Zadar, Croatia. She is an actress, known for Zvizdan (2015), Aleksi (2018) and Uspjeh (2019).

49. Peter Webber

Director | Girl with a Pearl Earring

A self-confessed cinephile, Peter Webber made his first short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker's drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda ...

50. Judita Frankovic

Actress | Izbrisana

Judita Frankovic was born on September 14, 1981 in Zagreb, Croatia. She is an actress, known for Erased (2018), Home (2018) and Sonja and the Bull (2012). She has been married to Marko Brdar since April 2018.

51. Antonio Nuic

Writer | Sve dzaba

Antonio Nuic was born on March 26, 1977 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. He is a writer and director, known for All for Free (2006), Donkey (2009) and Mali (2018).

52. Antonio Franic

Actor | Strike Back

Antonio Franic is an actor, known for Strike Back (2010), A Perfect Day (2015) and Aleksi (2018).

54. Rayna Campbell

Actress | Extraction

Rayna Campbell is an actress and director, known for Extraction (2020), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) and Lapse of Honour (2015).

55. Pia Marais

Director | Layla Fourie

Pia Marais was born in 1971 in South Africa. She is known for her work on Layla Fourie (2013), At Ellen's Age (2010) and The Unpolished (2007).

56. Reinhard Brundig

Producer | Only Lovers Left Alive

Reinhard Brundig is a producer, known for Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Le Havre (2011) and Whale Rider (2002).

57. Tomislav Vujcic

Director | So Gott will

Tomislav Vujcic was born in 1983. He is a director and writer, known for So Gott will (2015), Champ (2018) and Champ (2017).

59. Ecija Ojdanic

Actress | Kud puklo da puklo

Ecija Ojdanic was born on June 26, 1974 in Drnis, Croatia. She is an actress, known for Whichever Way the Ball Bounces (2014), Zlatni dvori (2016) and Larin izbor (2011). She has been married to Robert Orhel since June 3, 2009. They have one child.

60. Pavo Marinkovic

Writer | Ministarstvo ljubavi

Pavo Marinkovic was born in 1967 in Zagreb, Croatia. He is a writer and producer, known for Ministry of Love (2016), Tressette: A Story of an Island (2006) and Okupacija, 27. slika (2013).

61. Anica Kovacevic

Actress | Stipe u gostima

Anica Kovacevic was born on April 9, 1984 in Zadar, Croatia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Stipe u gostima (2008), Dnevnik velikog Perice (2021) and Closeness (2009).

62. Arsen Oremovic

Writer | Treci

Since 1991, Arsen Oremovic (1966.) he has been working as critic, journalist, columnist and editor in croatian daily Vecernji list. In 1999, he was the director of Pula Film Festival, participated in many film and music juries and was twice chosen as the president of Croatian Society Of Film ...

63. Ana Ularu

Actress | Emerald City

Ana Ularu is a Romanian born actor and director. She began acting at the age of 9 in French productions like "Meurtres par procuration" and "Passion Mortelle". Since graduating with a B.A. and M.F.A. in Acting from the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" (UNATC) in Bucharest, ...

64. Antonio Saura

Producer | El día de la bestia

Writer, producer and teacher. Born in Madrid, the son of film director Carlos Saura and film teacher and journalist Adela Medrano, brother of film director Saura Medrano.

Either as executive of the film companies LolaFilms and Iberoamericana Films, or as executive producer for the film production ...

65. Dinka Dzubur

Actress | Battle of the Sexes

Dinka Dzubur: A classic beauty with striking blue-green eyes and a magnetic on-screen presence, the 5ft8' award-winning Australian actress, model, director, screenwriter and producer was raised on the Gold Coast. She studied ballet and started rhythmic gymnastics at a competitive level at the age ...

66. Helena Danielsson

Producer | Svinalängorna

Helena Danielsson is a producer and assistant director, known for Beyond (2010), The Childhood of a Leader (2015) and Neon Flesh (2010).

67. Tomasz Wasilewski

Writer | Plynace wiezowce

Born 1980. Polish scriptwriter and director. Member of European Film Academy. He graduated from Academy of Film and Television and The National Film School in Lodz. His full - length feature debut In a Bedroom (W sypialni) had it's world premiere in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2012 ...

68. Katarina Tomková

Production_manager | Ledoví muzi

71. Michel Reilhac

Producer | Antichrist

Michel Reilhac is a producer, known for Antichrist (2009), Son of Rambow (2007) and Melancholia (2011).

72. Ruth Gabriel

Actress | Días contados

Ruth Gabriel was born on July 10, 1975 in San Fernando, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Ruth Sánchez Bueno. She is an actress and producer, known for Numbered Days (1994), The Disciple (2010) and Il tocco - La sfida (1997).

73. Sonja Prosenc

Director | Drevo

Sonja Prosenc is a director and writer, known for The Tree (2014), History of Love (2018) and Paradise (2019).

74. György Pálfi

Director | Taxidermia

György Pálfi was born on April 11, 1974 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Taxidermia (2006), Hukkle (2002) and Free Fall (2014).

76. Isabelle Stead

Producer | Syn Babilonu

Isabelle Stead was born on October 8, 1979 in Yorkshire, England. She is a producer and costume designer, known for Son of Babylon (2009), Red Herring (2002) and In My Mother's Arms (2011).

77. Cédomir Kolar

Producer | No Man's Land

Cédomir Kolar is a producer and assistant director, known for No Man's Land (2001), The Adopted Son (1998) and The Lunchbox (2013).

78. Daniel Mulloy

Director | Baby

Daniel Mulloy was born on March 24, 1977 in London, England. He is a director and writer, known for Baby (2010), Dad (2006) and Antonio's Breakfast (2005).

80. Maria Solrun

Writer | Two Little Girls and a War

Maria Solrun was born on August 1, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is a writer and director, known for Two Little Girls and a War (1995), Adam (2018) and Jargo (2004).

81. Simona Spirovska

Actress | The Piano Room

Simona Spirovska is an actress, known for The Piano Room (2013), Prespav (2016) and Silence (2018).

82. Eduard Grau

Cinematographer | Buried

Eduard Grau was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is known for his work on Buried (2010), A Single Man (2009) and Suffragette (2015).

84. Veit Helmer

Director | The Bra

Veit Helmer was born on April 24, 1968 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for The Bra (2018), Tuvalu (1999) and Fiddlesticks (2014).

85. Damir Radic

Director | Posljednji dani ljeta

Damir Radic was born in 1966 in Zagreb, Croatia (then part of Yugoslavia). He earned degrees in History and Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. He is an awarded poet and film critic, and has made about twenty experimental films and ...

86. Arta Dobroshi

Actress | Le silence de Lorna

Arta Dobroshi was born on October 2, 1980 in Prishtina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. She is an actress and producer, known for Lorna's Silence (2008), Three Worlds (2012) and Baby (2010).

87. Krzysztof Zanussi

Director | Zycie jako smiertelna choroba przenoszona droga plciowa

Born in 1939 in Warsaw, Poland. Documentary and feature film director. Studied physics at Warsaw University and philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Graduated from Lodz Film Academy in 1966. Amateur film maker. His school diploma film 'Death of a Provincial' (The Death of a Provincial (...

88. Nedjo Osman

Actor | Die Sturzflieger

Nedjo Osman is an actor, known for Die Sturzflieger (1995), Eine Insel namens Udo (2011) and The Meeting Point (1989).

91. Daniel Hoesl

Director | Davos

Daniel Hoesl was born in 1982 in St. Pölten, Lower Austria, Austria. He is a director and producer, known for Davos (2020), Soldier Jane (2013) and WiNWiN (2016).

93. Angelina Noa

Actress | Frankie's Jewels

Angelina Noa is an actress, known for Frankie's Jewels (2009), 3096 Tage (2013) and Max Schmeling (2010).

94. Sascha Lobo

Self | eins zu eins

Sascha Lobo was born on May 11, 1975 in Berlin, Germany.

96. John Appel

Director | André Hazes, zij gelooft in mij

John Appel was born on November 25, 1958 in Wognum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He is a director and writer, known for André Hazes, zij gelooft in mij (1999), The Last Victory (2004) and Outlawed (1999).

97. Vlado Zrnic

Director | Kap po kap

Works and lives in Croatia

98. Peter De Maegd

Producer | The Spiral

Peter De Maegd is the founder of Potemkino, a Belgium based production company that works with acclaimed directors such as Peter Greenaway, Terence Davies, Bille August and Giuseppe Tornatore and top talent such as Ennio Morricone, Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter, Ron Perlman and Cynthia Nixon. ...

100. Werner Nekes

Director | Hynningen

Werner Nekes was born on April 29, 1944 in Erfurt, Germany. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Hynningen (1984), Beuys (1981) and Jüm-Jüm (1967). He was married to Dore O.. He died on January 22, 2017 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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