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Branko Ištvančić


Branko Istvančić was born in Subotica. He graduated film and TV direction in 1999 at Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Making his first, documentary films on 8 mm camera at 15 with his first Hungarian film teacher Zoltan Siflis from Subotica, he has continuously been involved with documentary films and has received Croatian as well as international rewards for his work - The Grand Prix at Croatian Short and Documentary Film Festival, "Oktavijan" award for the best documentary and "Zlatna Uljanica" Golden Oil-lamp award being among them. His student short fiction "Saying Goodbye / Rastanak" was included in the New Direction programme of The First Film Foundation in London, a selection of six outstanding films by promising European directors. Deeply enrooted in the Croatian documentary tradition, he pays special attention to the humane, but also humoristic, treatment of his subjects.