LUCIJA MRZLJAKLucija Mrzljak

Born 26 November in Zagreb.

Lucija is a Croatian animation film director and illustrator. She studied animation in Zagreb, Krakow, Prague and Tallinn. After graduating from Estonian Academy of Arts she decided to stay in Tallinn and work in Eesti Joonisfilm studio.

Besides animated films Lucija has made illustrations for children’s books and caricatures for political magazines.

Filmography:

2016 A HUSBAND AND A WIFE. A VOITAN STORY (artist and animator / 4’42”/ Eesti Joonisfilm)

2016 SHUMA (director / 5’06”/ Estonian Academy of Arts)

  • Special festival director’s award at Etiuda&Anima Film Festival, Krakow, Poland 2017
  • Best student film, Tofuzi Animation Film Festival, Georgia 2017
  • Best student film, Imaginaria Animation Festival, Italy 2017

2016 CORNER (director / 2’05”/ Estonian Academy of Arts)

  • Special festival director’s award at Etiuda&Anima Film Festival, Krakow, Poland 2017
  • Selected as Višegrad Animation Forum New Talents 2017

2018 A DEMONSTRATION OF BRILLIANCE IN FOUR ACTS (director / 15’03” / Eesti Joonisfilm, Adriatic Animation)

  • Special Mention in the International Animated Film Festival ReAnima, Norway 2018
  • Special Mention in the International Animated Film Festival Animatou, Switzerland 2018
  • Primasound Special Mention from The Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary 2018
  • Special Mention in the International Competition of the Sommets du cinéma d’animation in Montreal, Canada 2018
  • Grand Prix – Golden Jabberwocky prize from International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland 2018
  • Special Jury Mention for The Poetry And Choreography of the Absurd in the International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision”, Russia 2018
  • The 2×2 Channel Prize (non-jury award) from Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Russia 2019
  • Special Mention in competition of short animated films from Supertoon International Animation Festival, Croatia 2019
  • Best Animation of 2019 award from Toko Film Festival, Italy 2019
  • The best film in the Croatian Film Competition, Croatia 2019