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David Lušičić

CV:

David Lusicic was born in 1976 in Rijeka, Croatia. He works as an independent filmmaker, lecturer and interdisciplinary culture project manager. He holds an MA in FTV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, an MA in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, and an MA in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana.

His first independent film project, the feature omnibus Transmania, premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival 2016, after which he started the production company Zebra Production and the art organization Greta Creative Network. His last short documentary premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival in 2020 and was awarded Best Regional Film at Liburnia Film Festival. ’Mlungu – The White King', his first feature-length documentary, premiered at ZagrebDox and won Best Cinematography at the Croatian Film Days, as well as Best Editing and Sound Design at JIFF 2023. He is currently developing his second feature film 'Via Roma’.

Movies:
13. LFF , REGIONAL PROGRAM
Statute -experimental documentary. Using small cameras in the London underground could be seen as a potential act of terrorism.The author of this documentary has been detained by the police of Westminster underground station while he was filming the interior of the station for his college research. After several hours of examination, the police have confirmed that he was just a student of Sceno...
17. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
Akademija dramske umjetnosti u Zagrebu , Zebra Creative Network
2019, 13`
A short atmospheric documentary that follows the segments of night life in Zagreb through a testimony of one rape attempt. The story unfolds what happened in one night bar, where few people stayed for a drink after closing time. It combines abstract captures of nightlife scenes with a narration of one witness who reveals his version of the truth.
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
(Croatian Premiere)
Akademija dramske umjetnosti, Zagreb , Zebra Creative Network
2020, 14`
This short documentary essay follows the process of installing a monument of the first Croatian President, Franjo Tudjman in Zagreb, just before its unveiling. It brings out a critical social context by using video footage that guides us from the very beginning of the process till the end when we see protests of crowds and police corridors protecting this piece of sculpture from human presence....
Opatija Summer Stage
A Croatian sailor was arrested in connection with the biggest ever drug bust by South African authorities, who seized 230 kilos of uncut cocaine in his room on the ship en route from Argentina to Europe. After five years in prison, he is back home. A filmmaker is following him on a personal journey where he deals with consequences of his decisions, tries to find a way to live a normal life and...
Galeb (en. the seagull) was Yugoslav president Tito's ship that served to promote peace between East and West. This documentary essay traces its reconstruction through the testimony of its last officer. Meanwhile, the locals near the shipyard burn an effigy in a carnivallike ritual, symbolising the end of winter and the dispelling of all evil. The story of Galeb is not only that of a ship, but...