We're very proud to announce that our very own Vesna Cudic, Dogwoof's head of International Sales and Acquisitions, has won the award for Best Director for her feature length documentary 'School Time for Miss Roma' at the 13th Liburnia Film Festival in Croatia.
The film had previously picked up two awards at The Croatia Film Days - The Human Rights and Ethics Jury Award for Best Film and the Audience Award for Best Film. Congratulations to Vesna for the wonderful news and success of her film!
School Time for Miss Roma
Every summer, in rural Croatia, a few brave Roma girls will enter a beauty pageant in the bid to be crowned Miss Roma. But what if their dream is not a marriage proposal, but to go to high school and get a diploma? With extraordinary access and seldom seen intimacy, we follow three young Roma women on their journey of high stakes and self-discovery as they strive to become the first members of their families to finish high school...
Vesna holds a First Class BA honours degree in Film, and an MA in Fiction Direction from the National Film and Television School. She is a winner of Royal Television Society Award and several film festival awards. Her experience in the field of international distribution in both, sales and acquisitions, combined with her background in filmmaking, provides her with valuable tools for identifying the demands of the international marketplace, while working closely with the filmmakers.