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21. - 22. 02.  2019.

Women in film industry

Two-day international conference


The Conference is organised by the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild and its purpose is to stimulate a discussion about the role and position of women in film industry. The conference will cover many topics, such as the visibility of female filmmakers, their presence, their equality with their male counterparts, copyright issues, peculiarities of their work and many other themes regarding women in film industry, and it will bring together the eminent Croatian and European filmmakers.

This poster is in memory of H-8 (1958), a classic of Croatian cinematography, edited by Radojka Tanhofer.


Tanhofer (Ivančević), Radojka, film editor (1927). From 1946, Tanhofer worked in Jadran Film, and after editing documentaries Na izbore (To the Election Poles, 1946) and Iz tame u svjetlost (Out of Darkness and into the Light, 1946) directed by Milan Katić, she edited the first feature film of the postwar Croatian cinematography, Živjeće ovaj narod (The Unconquered People, 1947) directed by Nikola Popović. Until 1963, her work was signed with her maiden name, and she edited more than 60 features, including Koncert (The Concert) by Branko Belan, H-8 by Nikola Tanhofer, Samo ljudi (Only People) and Tri Ane (Three Anas) by Branko Bauer, Rondo by Zvonimir Berković, and Kad čuješ zvona (When You Hear the Bells) by Antun Vrdoljak.


She had a particularly fruitful cooperation with Nikola Tanhofer on Nije bilo uzalud (It Was Not In Vain), Osma vrata (The Eighth Door), Sreća dolazi u devet (Happiness Comes At Nine O'Clock), Dvostruki obruč (Double Circle), Svanuće (The Daybreak) and Bablje ljeto (Indian Summer). She also edited Nevesinjska puška (The Gun of Nevesinje) by Žika Mitrović, Trenuci odluke (Moments of Decision) by František Čap, Dolina mira (Valley of Peace) by France Štiglic, Kuća (House) by Bogdan Žižić, Put u raj (Journey to Paradise) by Mario Fanelli, Družba Pere Kvržice (Pero Kvržica's Gang) by Vladimi Tadej and Protest (The Protest), Tri sata za ljubav (Three Hours for Love) and Lov na jelene (The Deer Hunt) by Fadil Hadžić.


Her work on TV includes TV series Kuda idu divlje svinje (Where The Wild Boars Go, 1971). In 1969, with Branko Belan she founded the film editing department within the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and taught there until her retirement in 1997. She won several awards for life's work: Vladimir Nazor (1994), Krešo Golik (2008) and the Golden Oktavijan Award (2010).

This poster is in memory of Deveti krug (The Ninth Circle, 1960), a classic of Croatian cinematography, written by Zora Dirnbach.


Dirnbach, Zora, dramatist, screenwriter and programme manager (1929). In 1949, she started working as a journalist of daily newspapers' culture sections; in 1955 she became a film critic on Radio Zagreb, where she wrote screenplays and radio dramas; from 1958 to her retirement in 1991, she was the editor of drama programmes on Radio-Television Zagreb. Zora Dirnbach is the author of radio dramas Sestre Barsalli, Nakon petnaest godina, Krug bez točke, Alkimonova jabuka, Voda, Partija šaha and others; some have been translated and aired in several European countries and Israel.


She is the author of several TV dramas as well (Taj dugi, dugi put; Đavolje sjeme; Harmonika; Nocturno; Proljeće Janka Potlačeka), and screenplays for TV series Htio bih znati tko sam (1964) and Dosije (1986). Her first film screenplay, The Ninth Circle (directed by F. Štiglic, 1960), brought her the Golden Arena and the audience award at Pula Film Festival. She wrote the screenplay for Igre na skelama (1961) directed by Srećko Weygand, which was pulled out of distribution with the explanation that it „gave a distorted picture of our socialist youth“.


In early 1980s, Dirnbach taught TV dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb for a while and wrote theatre plays. She published several books amd her radio and TV dramas are featured in antologies in Croatia and abroad. She is the winner of three awards for life's work: Vladimir Nazor (1994), Krešo Golik (2008) and the Golden Oktavijan Award (2010).

This poster is in memory of Lisice (Handcuffs, 1969), a classic of Croatian cinematography with Jagoda Kaloper in the leading female role.


Kaloper, Jagoda, actress, graphic artist, multimedia artist, film and video author, was born in Zagreb in 1947, where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1970. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971), directed by Dušan Makavejev, where she played a sexual revolution activist side by side with Milena Dravić, and Handcuffs (1970), directed by Krsto Papić, as the young bride raped by the best man.


She first appeared on screen in Duga ulica (A Long Street), the segment of the Croatian omnibus The Key (1965) directed by Vanča Kljaković. Next she was casted in Ponedjeljak ili utorak (Monday or Tuesday) by Vatroslav Mimica (1966), Gravitacija ili fantastična mladost činovnika Borisa Horvata (Gravitation or The Fantastic Youth of Bank Clerk Boris Horvat) by Branko Ivanda (1968), Kud puklo da puklo (Whichever Way the Ball Bounces) by Rajko Grlić (1974), Kuća (The House) by Bogdan Žižić (1975) etc.. For her work on film, Jagoda Kaloper received several awards – Lotrščak Tower Award, Silver and Golden Arena at Pula Film Festival (she gave her Golden Arena to the Children's Hunger Relief Fund) and Empress Teodora Award at the film festival in Niš.


She was the visual art editor and graphic designer of Modra lasta magazine, she redesigned the packaging of Zvijezda oil factory products, she was a performer and a feminist, and made an interview with the bishop of Sudan for Glas koncila weekly.