Presentation of the Annual Albert Kapović Award


Explanation of This Year's Alber Kapović Award

Based on the propositions of film association members, Croatian Producer Association's board, consisting of Vanja Jambrović, Marina Andree Škop, Vedran Mihletić,  Ivan Kelava  and Hrvoje Osvadić,  has decided that the Albert Kapović Award for exceptional contribution to Croatian film industry should – for the first time – be given to a producer. The award went to Martina Petrović, head of Media Deska Croatia. Last year's laureate was film director Hrvoje Hribar, currentdirector of Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC).

As regards our cooleague Siniša Juričić, it is our heart-felt wish that the award gives him additional motivation for development and production of new, intriguing films that will match the success he made this year.

Prof. Vedran Mihletić, President of HRUP Board


Albert Kapović

Photo: Albert Kapović


Siniša Juričić
was born in Zagreb in 1965. He graduated in Acting in 1990 and in Production in 2009 from the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art. He founded Nukleus Association in 2003, Nukleus Film Croatia in 2009 and Nukleus Film Slovenia in 2012. He worked as journalist, editor and producer on Radio 101. He is one of that radio's founders, as well as of Omladinska Televizija (OTV), where he worked as producer and program director. During Homeland War he worked as producer of documentary program and news for Visnews (present-day Reuters TV), German ZDF, BBC Radio and TV and NTV – a major Japanese private TV network. He nwas a member of the BBC team that produced the film Fighting the Peace and won annual British award for the best documentary film. In 1998, together with film director Vinko Brešan, he produced the 11-minute film in 360-degree technique that represented Croatia at EXPO 98 in Lisbon. More than one million viewers saw the film. He is one of the founders of the Zagreb-based Kontrapunkt Festival which attracted the greatest new-jazz performers from the world in the ten years of its existence.

Siniša Juričić is currently focused on production of films and on helping gifted filmmakers from Southeastern Europe to achieve international recognition. While documentary film remains his passion, he is also preparing a feature-length fiction film and the first cross-media production. The films he produced won awards and were financed in Croatia and abroad. Among the latest awards is France 4 Visionary Award for Sofia's Last Ambulance by Ilian Metev, shown in the competition selection of the 51st Critics Week of Cannes Film Festival and Grand Prix of Karlovy Vary Festival.

Last year he taught Production at POU Samobor. He was also visiting professor at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art and he also conducted training programs exOriente, EURODOC and Co-production Meeting Leipzig. He is a member of EAVE, DCM, EURODOC and HDFD networks and of HRUP Supervisory Board.


Sofia's Last Ambulance (2012), directed by Ilian Metev, co-production: ARTE, WDR, VPRO, Noga TV
Films and awards: Film Critics' Week at Cannes Film Festival - France 4 Visionary Award; International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary – Grand Prix; DOK Prizren – Best Balkans Documentary; Mediterranean Film Festival - Grand Prix; Zurich Film Festival – Jury's Special Mention; Sarajevo Film Festival; Reykjavik International Film Festival etc.
Tzigari (2011), directed by Paolo Santoni, documentary film ( a co-production)
Get Up, Miro!, directed by Petar Orešković, short feature film
Festivals and awards: Best Short Film in Ješke Competition at Split Mediterranean Film Festival
Cycles (2010 ), directed by Vladimir Gojun, documentary film
Festivals and awards: Best Debutant Award at the Days of Croatian Film; Grand Prix at Split Mediterranean Film Festival
Laundry (2009), directed by Nicole Volavka, short feature film
Cash and Marry (2009), directed by Atanas Georgiev, documentary film
Festivals and awards: ZagrebDox – Audience Award and Jury's Special Mention; Liburnija Film festival – Audience Award and Jury's Special Mention; Visions du Reel Nyon – New Visions Award; HotDocs Toronto, DOK Leipzig, Flahertiana Perm, SilkRoad Film Fest Bursa, Dokumenta Kassel
Look at the Life Through My Eyes (2008), directed by Marija Dzidzeva, documentary film
Festivals and awards: BelDocs – Jury's Special Mention; IDFA, Astra Film Festival, Manaki Brothers
Outcasts (2008), directed by Petar Orešković, short feature film
Festivals and awards: The Fresh Film Fest International Film Festival – Golden Oil Lamp; Zagreb Film Festival, MedFilm Festival, AISFF Korea
The Dead Man's Return (2006), directed by Petar Orešković, documentary film
Festivals and awards: IDFA, Sarajevo Film Festival
Waiting (2005), directed by Vladimir Gojun, documentary film
Festivals and awards: ZagrebDox


Photo: Siniša Juričić