Focus on World Cinema section will present the international festival premiere of I Love YU, written and directed byIrena Škorić. The story of this short film takes place in the coastal town Rijeka in the 1960s and 1970s and today, and the film's leitmotiv is Dragan Stojnić's song Bila je tako lijepa (She Was So Beautiful). The film stars Boris Pavlenić, Jelena Perčin, Lukrecija Brešković, Hrvoje Klobučar and Slaven Knezović, and it was produced by Artizana. The film description says: This film envelops the world of imagination, reality and memories with emotion. People, objects and images comprise a B-minor of love taking place then, now and forever.
This year's edition of Montreal World Film Festival takes place 22 August - 2 September. Under the slogan The World is Yours, the festival will present 432 films from all over the world, categorised in 12 sections. More information about the festival can be obtained on the official website. HAVC
Farewell 2 in Montpellier
Short feature film Farewell by Irena Škorić has been selected in the competitive programme of the International Festival for Mediterranean Film - Cinemed which runs from 26 October to 3 November in Montpellier, France. Farewell, a short fiction film has visited all the continents, a lot of film festivals and won a lot of awards. Farewell 2 is auto-ironic comment on blockbusters' sequels. It takes place one morning, when protagonists of Farewell, father /Ivan Brkic/ and his son /Asim Ugljen/, are going on a film set where the filming of the sequel is about to start. They are not the only ones who are waiting for the film crew - the film's director /Irena Skoric/ is waiting too, in front of her building where they should pick her up. What happens to the actors and the director, and will there even be a sequel?
Irena Škorić graduated in film and tv directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. She has directed over 20 award-winning short and midlength documentary fiction and experimental films, among them March 9th (2010), You Scratch my Back, I'll Scratch Yours! (2007), and Work in Progress (2005). Her best-known short film Farewell (2008) won 38 national and international awards, including the Grand Prix at Days of Croatian Film in 2009. It was followed by another acclaimed documentary, The Destiny of Line 13 (2009) that won 16 awards. Škorić's most recent projects are the short film Screenplay for Ordinary Life (2010), the documentary Berislav Š. The Trial (2010) and Farewell 2 (2011), the sequel to her acclaimed and award-winning short film.
Irena Skoric awarded at the WorldFest - Houston
Irena Skoric's erotic omnibus 7 seX 7, which had its international premiere during the WorldFest - Houston, won the Silver Award in debut film category, as well as her short film Farewell 2, whilst Skoric's documentary 'Berislav S. Process' was the Platina Award winner in the category for best screenplay. The festival took place from 13 to 22 April.
About 7 seX 7:
This film takes seven self-contained erotic stories and uses them to create a feature-length film, in accordance with Aristotle's dramatic principles of the unity of time, place and action, with a final reversal. The filmmaker creates a sort of modern Decameron from intimate moments in the lives of five heterosexual couples, as well as one female and one male homosexual couple. The voice of the erotic is the voice of the indirect; therefore the stories do not focus on explicit sex. Instead, the filmmaker explores the intriguing nature of human relations and captures the fleeting moments that communicates erotic tension so powerfully - in the same way that a hastily drawn sketch in a life drawing class can capture the essence of the model. These film narratives are impish, witty and bitter at the same time. The end result of their structure, style and expression is not a mosaic, but rather a unique movie entity.
About Farewell 2:
The short fiction film Farewell has visited numerous film festivals on every continent and has won many awards. Farewell 2 is an auto-ironic comment on sequels to blockbusters. It takes place one morning, when the protagonists of Farewell, the father (Ivan Brkić) and his son (Asim Ugljen), visit a film set where the filming of the sequel is about to start. They are not the only ones waiting for the film crew - the film's director (Irena Škorić) is also waiting, in front of her building where someone is meant to pick her up. What happens to the actors and the director, and will there even be a sequel? See this sharply comic film to find out.
Film prize for Irena Skoric
Irena Skoric´s ´March 9th´is the recipient of the Best Film Award in the competitive programme Up to 10.000 Buck's at the international film festival Cinema City whick took place from 18th to 25th of June in Novi Sad (Serbia).
Best Short Film Award for Farewell 2
Short film Farewell 2 by Irena Skoric is the winner of the Best Short Film Award at the International Film Festival "World Extreme Film Festival Saint Sebastian of Veracruz". The festival took place from 19 to 22 January in Mexico. Farewell, a short fiction fim has visited all the continents, a lot of film festivals and won a lot of awards. Farewell 2 is auto-ironic comment on blockbusters' sequels. It takes place one morning, when protagonists of Farewell, father /Ivan Brkic/ and his son /Asim Ugljen/, are going on a film set where the filming of the sequel is about to start. They are not the only ones who are waiting for the film crew - the film's director /Irena Skoric/ is waiting too, in front of her building where they should pick her up. What happens to the actors and the director, and will there even be a sequel? See this bitter film comedy to find out. culturenet
The Destiny of Line 13 won the Platinum Remi
Film The Destiny of Line 13 by Irena Skoric has won the Platinum Remi at recently ended WorldFest Houston Independent International Film Festival in USA. Last year at this same festival her short film Farewell won the Silver award for Best Directing. Documentary 'The Destiny of Line 13' follows the passengers of Zagreb's tram no. 13 and conveys their personal stories and destinies. This tram with unlucky number is also known by the worst tram accident in European history.
The Destiny of Line 13 won the Audience Award
Two films from the regional competition of the 6th ZagrebDox have shared T-Com Audience Award: 'People from the Milky Way' by Miroslav Mikuljan and 'The Destiny of Line 13' by Irena Škorić. Documentary 'The Destiny of Line 13' follows the passengers of Zagreb's tram no. 13 and conveys their personal stories and destinies. This tram with unlucky number is also known by the worst tram accident in European history.
The Destiny of Line 13 in official selection at ZagrebDox 2010
Documentary The Destiny of Line 13 was selected in official competition at ZagrebDox 2010 in Croatia. Dox Events are response to the fact that a growing number of Croatian and regional authors want their films to premiere at ZagrebDox of all places.
Filmmaker Irena Skoric is the recipient of Grand Prix Award which has been given to her by the International Short Film Festival in Avignon (France) for her film Farewell.
Irena Skoric's film Farewell selected for Skopje Biennale 2009
The following Croatian artists have been selected for the 14th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM) which is set to take place in Skopje (Macedonia) between 3rd and 12th September: Sebastijan Dracic, Mirna Kutlesa, Ana Sladetic, Hana Miletic, Goran Skofic, Darija Zmak, Dean Klemenc, Tomislav Durdevic, Dora Budor & Maja Cule, Dunja Jankovic, Irena Skoric, Matija Ferlin and Antonija Novakovic.
Farewell won the best short film award at Libertas film festival!
Short fiction film Farewell selected in official programme at Libertas film festival from 27 June to 2 July 2008 in Dubrovnik in Croatia won the best short film award.
Feature film 7 seX 7 by filmmaker and scriptwriter Irena Škorić has been rewarded with The Best Directing Award in the category of feature film on 18 San Gio - International Film Festival in Verona, Italy. The official statement of the festival says that the jury's decision was made "because of the film language power used to express female perspective of eroticism." culturenet
Irena Skoric´s ´March 9th´ has been rewarded with the 1st Platinum Award at the WorldFest - International Film Festival held from 8th to 17th of April in Houston. Her second presented film ´Screenplay for Ordinary Life´ is the recipient of the Golden Award for Drama based on original screenplay.
At the gala opening of the 58th Festival of Documentary and Short Film, the Life Achievement Award was posthumously awarded to Ranko Munitic, film critic, theoretician and television author. The award was handed over to Munitic's wife Zorica by the Artistic Director of the Festival Janko Baljak. Subsequently, the directors of the films that were to be screened Mina Djukic (Yugo - a Short Autobiography) and Irena Skoric (Farewell) jointly opened the Festival.
Irena Skoric's 'March 9th' in Athens
Short fiction film 'March 9th' directed by Irena Skoric has been selected for the competitive programme of the International Film Festival Psarokokalo, which is taking place between 7th and 13th of February in Athens (Grece).
´March 9th ´ voted best short film at Euroshorts
Irena Skoric's film ´9.ozujak´ (´March 9th´) has been named the best short fiction film at the 19th international Euroshorts festival held in Warsaw, Poland. The film - a story of love and sex told through a one-night stand - was shot in one take, the portal Dalje writes. The film premiered at this year's film festival in Pula where it was awarded recognition for the best Croatian short film by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEODORA). The judges called it "uncompromising, sharp, and innovative" film that dealt with a subject of sex in a original way. All of the movies featured at the Warsaw festival have embarked on a 15-town tour of Poland.
Pula film festival Award
The award is granted to director Irena Skoric for the film March 9th as the best short feature from Croatia by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA) Pula film festival Croatia 2010