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Director's biography

Rajko Grlic

Rajko Grlic was born 1947 in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated a feature film directing from the FAMU Film Academy in Prague, Czech Republic.

He has directed and co-written ten theatrical feature films:
2006 - Border Post
2002 - Josephine 
2001 - Who Wants to be a President (documentary, co-director)
1991 - Charuga
1989 - That Summer of White Roses
1987 - Three for Happiness
1985 - In the Jaws of Life
1981 - You Love Only Once
1978 - Bravo Maestro
1975 - If It Kills Me

His films have been distributed all around the world and shown in competition at many major film festivals. They have received more then fifty international awards including the Tokyo International Film Festival "Grand Prix" and "Best Director".

Rajko has also written nine produced feature screenplays and two television serials. He has received numerous awards for writing including a UNESCO award, FIPRESCI award and "Peter Kastner" award.

Four of his feature films are available on video and laser disc in USA - you can order them at Facets.

As a producer Rajko has produced four theatrical feature films:
2004 - Happy Kid  (dir. Igor Mirkovic)
2001 - Who Wants to be a President
1991 - Caruga
1991 - Virdzina  (dir. Srdjan Karanovic)
and five short films. He has also directed three television documentary serials and a dozen short films.

Rajko also wrote, directed and produced the CD-ROM "How to make your Movie - An Interactive Film School" awarded with eight international awards including  "Grand Award" as the best multimedia at New York Festival 1998.  

Rajko is Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film at Ohio University, Athens, OH and Artistic Director of Motovun Film Festival, Croatia.