Igor Bezinović was born in Rijeka in 1983. He graduated in philosophy, sociology and comparative literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and in Film and TV directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb.
He directed about a dozen short films, feature length documentary “The Blockade” and feature length fiction “A Brief Excursion”. In Restart Igor works as mentor in School of documentary films and as lecturer in different educational programs.
Ana Hušman, born in Zagreb in 1977. Studied multimedia and art education department graduating in 2002 from the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Croatia. Attended number of Croatian and International festivals and shows. At the moment working on Academy of fine arts department of animated film and new media. For her last works she received many international awards. Her works has been shown at festivals and exhibitions including; Medienturm Gallery, Graz; On the Eastern Front, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Arts, Budapest; “lucy” bodig & ART ON STAGE, URA, Istanbul, Stuttgarter Filmwinter; International Film Festival Rotterdam, 25 fps, Zagreb; DOK, Leipzig, Deutschland. Official website: http://www.anahusman.net
Oliver Sertić is a media activist, a producer and a journalist from Zagreb. He has published and created for the press, web and radio television. He is one of the founders of Restart. He directed and produced several short and feature documentaries. Currently producing three feature documentaries in different phases of production. Has cooperated with many film festivals such as Zagreb Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Vukovar Film Festival, Dokufest, DORF… as a PR, producer and advizor. He is the director and selector of Liburnia Film Festival, programmer of the Supetar Super Film Festival, also, the associate programmer of the documentary program for Human Rights Film festival. He is the co-founder of the Amateur Film Review – RAF, the Autonomous cultural centre – Attack! and the Cross-radio project.
Nebojša Slijepčević was born in 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2005 he graduated Film Directing from the Academy of Drama and Art, also in Zagreb. He directed numerous TV documentaries and series (Direkt, City Folk…), but also creative and author driven documentaries (Real Man’s Film, In 4 Years, Of Cows and People) for which he received awards from various festivals. Nebojša is also the author of a short animated film Dog / Rabbit, short fiction Boxed and short fiction Slap in the Face, which is part of the fiction omnibus Zagreb Stories. In 2013. he finished his first feature documentary, international co-production Gangster of Love, coproduced by Restart (Croatia), ZDF/ARTE, Kloos & Co. (Germany) and Subcultura Films (Romania). Film was premiered as opening film of Zagreb Dox 2013 where it won audience award for the best film. International premiere of the film was at Hot Docs 2013 and european premiere at documentary competition of Karlovy Vary FF 2013. Nebojša is also cinematographer and editor on his recent documentary films – Gangster of Love and Real Man’s Film. He is one of the main tutors at regular documentary workshops at organization RESTART. He is living and working in Zagreb, Croatia.
Born in 1982, Hrvoslava graduated film editing at the Academy of Dramatic arts in Zagreb and holds a MA at the Department for animation and new media at the Academy of fine arts, Zagreb. As a film editor, she contributed to the series of documentary, feature and experimental films such as documentary film The Blockade directed by Igor Bezinović about students’ protests and a struggle for free education, and video-work by same director entitled “Unmediated democracy demands unmediated Space” in collaboration with Pula group in the framework of Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Boris Mitić (born 1977 in Leskovac, southern Serbia.) worked as a professional journalist when he decided to buy a camera and film his first film Pretty Dyana on his own, using a home computer for production. The film, describing the life of the Roma in the outskirts of Belgrade through a story of a Citroën car model which they use to collect recyclable garbage for a living, became popular at festivals (over 60 in total) and received 11 awards. He also directed UNMIK Titanik, a documentary about 100 people who couldn’t leave their UN-protected building for over four years. His third film, Good Bye, How Are You? aka Aphocalypse Now!, which is about the phenomenon of Serbian satirical aphorisms, premiered in 2009 and has already received severel festival awards (e.g. DOCSDF Mexico City). Mitić encourages copyleft distribution of his films.