Film and TV director  



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Irena Skoric was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated film and TV directing in 2008 at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She has written  for film magazine "Hollywood" and "The Croatian Cinema Chronicle". She directed a number of short feature, documentary and experimental films. Her films have participated in numerous local and international festivals and won a number of prizes. Her experimental and documentary films (Fisherman's tale, The glamour and misery of goodwife Batinusa) represented Croatia several times on various cultural manifestations. Her short feature JMBG 0812983385073 (Identity Number 0812983385073) participated in the program called 'Young Croatian Video' in Home Gallery in Prague, 2003, as the work by one of the most eminent Croatian young filmmakers. Film Work in progress (2005) was selected as one of the best experimental films from recent production to represent Croatia at The experimental film festival in Madrid, 2006. Her documentary Fire, water, flour won first prize at The European environmental and arts festival (EEAF) in Scotland, 2007. Her documentary You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours won 1st prize in Mostar short film festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008, and best documentary award at Luksuz film festival, Slovenia; and short fiction film Farewell won 16 awards, among which  Grand prix and award for best screenplay at Days of Croatian film in Zagreb, Croatia, 2009, Best short film by jury and audience award at Libertas film festival, Croatia, 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 is selected for 14th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean and is Croatian candidate for Student Oscar film award. Her documentary The Destiny of Line 13 won Audience award at ZagrebDox 2010 and Platinum - Best documentary award at WorldFest, Houstton, 2010 and Best documentary at film festival in Verona. . Her film 'March 9th' got award for the best short feature from Croatia 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.