Documentary Film Jury


Saša Ban, Director
Sead Kreševljaković, Producer and Director
Timo Novotny, Director


Saša Ban was born in Zagreb in 1978. He took his degree in Film and TV Directing from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts. He also took a degree in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2003. He has been a member of Croatian Film Directors Guild. His documentary film Park won two awards at the 14th Croatian Film days. His short film Interor – Apartment – Night was awarded at Cottbus Film Festival in 2009. He directed documentary TV programs MjenjačnicaKoledžicom po svijetu and Direkt, as well as the short documentary film Ana And Her Brothers. His feature-length documentary Land of Knowledge won him Special Mention at the 9th Zagreb Film Festival.


Sead Kreševljaković was born in Sarajevo in 1973. He is a lawyer, blogger, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of San Marino, long-time manager of MESS Theater Festival and founder of Videoarhiv – Hamdija Kreševljaković Library (an association for promotion of culture, art and communication). Since 2012 he has been working in the Program Department of AL JAZEERA Balkans as Commissioning Producer. He worked on the films Do You Remember SarajevoSearching For The Land Of FreedomOn This DayWe Light The Night… as a producer, director, co-producer and writer. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as producer and editor of the Documentary and Contemporary Program of TV Sarajevo.


Timo Novotny, was born in Böblingen (Germany) in 1973. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he lives today. He founded Vidok, together with a few colleagues, experimental filmmakers. He is a member of Sofa Surfers band, where he is in charge of their visual image. His short films and video works were shown at various festivals and exhibitions. Selected filmography: Wirehead (1993–1996, together with N. Pfaffenbichler), The Plan (1997), Life in Malmö (1998), CARGO (1999), Sofa Rockers (2000), Can I Get a Witness (2002), Neon (2002), Discube (2003). Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX) was shown in the documentary competition program of Zagreb Film Festival in 2006. Trains of Thought (2012), also competed for Golden Pram for Best Documentary at ZFF.