Carlo Chatrian and Jadranka Dokic are Members of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival


Carlo Chatrian is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Born in 1971, Chatrian studied literature and philosophy and also holds a degree in film studies, with a thesis on the films of Jacques Rivette. While at university, he started attending film festivals as a natural counterpoint to his studies, and soon after began programming for the Alba Film Festival, followed by the Festival dei Popoli and Visions du Réel.

At the end of the 1990s he focused on documentary as a genre, language and a way to compose and shape reality and held workshops with filmmakers such as Johan van der Keuken, Frederick Wiseman and Errol Morris. In 2003 he began working for the Locarno Film Festival where he curated retrospectives on Japanese animation, Ernst Lubitsch, Vincente Minnelli and Otto Preminger.

Between 2013 and 2018, Chatrian was Artistic Director of Locarno where he enjoyed programming popular films for the 8,000 viewers in the Piazza Grande as well as auteur films for an even more cinephile audience. He had the pleasure of presenting awards to masters of cinema such as Michael Cimino, Werner Herzog and Agnès Varda. He honored the French Nouvelle Vague with tributes to Anna Karina, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Léaud, and German cinema with “Beloved and Rejected”, a retrospective of post-war West German films, as well as with special awards to Armin Mueller-Stahl and Mario Adorf. In addition, during his six editions at Locarno, filmmakers from East Asia (Lav Diaz, Hong Sangsoo and Wang Bing) and the American actress Brie Larson were recognized and received prizes.

Born in the city of the most beautiful open-air cinema, Pula, Croatia, Jadranka Dokic, she earned a Master’s degree at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. As a second-year student, she had her first prominent role in “Fine Dead Girls” by Dalibor Matanić. Since, she has been constantly working balancing her theatre, television and film expression working with many renowned national and international directors. She currently holds the position of the leading drama actress at the Croatian National Theatre and shares her knowledge and experience as an assistant professor with students of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.

Her work has been recognized by a series of awards such as this year’s highest national award “Vladimir Nazor” for her performances in “Three Sisters” and “Idiot”, and Golden Arena for the leading female role in “Behind the Glass” by Zrinko Ogresta.

She enjoys returning to Sarajevo with her plays and films. In 2009, she made her first takes in Sarajevo for The Storm, a film by Hans-Christian Schmidt featuring Kerry Fox and Anamaria Marinca, and in 2020 she returns to Sarajevo to shoot “Focus, Grandma”, produced by the Sarajevo Film Festival and directed by Pjer Žalica.


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