Biography

Tanja was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and studied Film and TV Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade. Post-graduate studies of directing finished at University of Hamburg. She worked as a director and screenplay writer in Berlin, Hamburg and Belgrade. During her career she made about 15 short movies, 2 middle length movies and two feature documentaries.

Her films were shown on film Festivals all over the world (Los Angeles, Cannes, Paris, Prague, Moscow, Hong Kong, London, Rome, Kiev, Tokyo, etc.) and won prizes : Sehsüchte in Potsdam 2003, Shocking Short Award von 13th Street 2002 (award Master Studies at Universal Studios LA), Deutscher Filmschulpreis in silver 2002, Bergischer Filmprize 2007, Palermo 2009 and others.

Since 2004 she is intensively involved in media education of children and young people. She conducts workshops for youngsters at the age from 9 to 18. Through the theory and practice she tries to bring the young generations closer to the handcraft and creation of filmmaking and TV.

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Filmography

2017 >> THE CHINESE WILL COME << post production // documentary // author, director, editor // Talas Film
2015 >> JOVICA AND HIS TEETH << (74 min) //documentary // author, director, editor // Talas Film
2008 >> JELENA‘S WORLD << (80 min) // documentary // author, director, producer // Talas Film // Filmkrafwerk
2007 >> SWAPPING THE SIDES << (91 min) // mockumentary // screenplay, Creative-Producer // ger-rus coproduction
2006 >> ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT << (61 min) // feature // author, director, producer // Filmkraftwerk Production
2002 >> BY MY SIDE << (25 min) // short film // director // Hamburger Film Werkstatt
2001 >> WEDDING DAY << (10 min) // short film // director // Hamburger Film Werkstatt
2000 >> PASSING THROUGH << (5 min) // short film // director // Hamburger Film Werkstatt
1999 >> THE MOMENT << (10 min) // short film // director, screenplay , producer
1998 >> DON‘T EXPLAIN << (45 min) // feature // director // FDU
1994 >> THE STRONGER ONE << (17 min) // short film // director // FDU

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SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF A MUTT

documentary
Producer Talas film
Development supported by Film Center Serbia


THE CHINESE WILL COME

documentary
Premier Beldocs 2018
Producer Talas film
Production supported by Film Center Serbia

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WHITE WIDOWS

fiction feature 
Producer DCM Pictures 
At the East-West Coproduction Market at Filmfestival Cottbus and “FEST Forward Women in Film” industry programme


Künstlerinnenstipendium Berlin 2017

Artistic fellowship for the development of documentary „Traces- Oscar Fischinger“, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.


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Films

JOVICA AND HIS TEETH

feature documentary
Produced by Talas Film 
Production supported by Film Center Serbia
Belgrade, Beldocs film festival
Tirana, documentary film festival

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JELENA’S WORLD 

feature documentary
Produced by Talas Film
Cinema distribution Art Vista  
Paladion D’Oro for best Editting at Palermo, Sport Film Festival 

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BY MY SIDE

short fiction
Berlin, First Step Award Nomination 
Potsdam, Sehsüchte, producer award 
Wuppertal, Bergischer short film award
München, int. student FF- silver award   
Dortmund, inter. film festival “Femme totale” Taiwan, Golden Lion inter. student festival
   

WEDDING DAY

short fiction
Shocking Short Award 13th Street, Universal Studios
Cannes, int. film festival Program Next Generation
Saarbruecken, Max Ophils FF  
Hong Kong, MAX! Film Festival
etc. 

‘ROUND MIDNIGHT

middle length fiction
Zagreb, Film, One Take Film Festival

“I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.”

Bill Murray

Tanja Brzaković

Contact
kontakt@tanjabrzakovic.de