Biography: Irena Skoric was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She studies film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. She writes for film magazine “Hollywood” and “The Croatian Cinema Chronicle”. She directed a number of short feature, documentary and experimental films. Her films have participated in numerous local and international festivals (France, Austria, Czech Republic, U.S.A., Switzerland, Netherlands, Macedonia, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal and Hungary, such as Montpellier Film Festival, Mad Cat film festival San Francisco, Hannover Up and Coming International film festival, Black and white film festival Portugal etc) and won a number of prizes. Her experimental and documentary films (Fisherman’s tale, The glamour and misery of goodwife Batinusa) represented Croatia several times on various cultural manifestations. Her short feature JMBG 0812983385073 (Identity Number 0812983385073) participated in the program cal! led ‘Young Croatian Video’ in Home Gallery in Prague, 2003, as the work by one of the most eminent Croatian young filmmakers. Film Work in progress (2005) was selected as one of the best experimental films from recent production to represent Croatia at The experimental film festival in Madrid, 2006. Her documentary Fire, water, flour won first prize at The European environmental and arts festival (EEAF) in Scotland, 2007.
Filmography: Pencil (1998), fiction -1' Illusion (2001), fiction-1' Free as a bird (2002), documentary-1' The glamour and misery of Kuma Batinusa(2003), documentary-20' JMBG 0812983385073 (2003), experimental-1' Happiness (2004), fiction-20' When life gives you lemons... (2004), experimental-7' Fisherman's tale (2004), documentary-15' Fire, water, flour (2004), documentary-15' Work in progress (2005), documentary / experimental-7' The game (2005.), fiction-7' Relation (2005), fiction-1' Happy man (2005), fiction-1' Trace of my hands (2006), documentary-15' Casanova di Zagabria (2006), fiction-8' ON/OFF (2007), experimental-20' F.Y. ( 2007), documentary-60' You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours (2007), documentary-30' Three at the table (2007), fiction-10' Farewell (2008), fiction-12'.