The short film Poslijepodne (Puška) will be screened on Saturday 11 June at 15:00 at the Cinematheque Zlatna Vrata, followed by a lecture with the film director Lordan Zafranović on the production conditions of the making of the film. Poslijepodne (Puška) will be screened on 35mm. Following the lecture, the selected participants will receive individual consultations on the proposed film projects. Applications for the Masterclass are still open until 3 June 2016. To apply please send a film synopsis, treatment or script, your full name as well as your mobile phone number to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the film Poslijepodne (Puška): A summer afternoon in a city courtyard. A young man, a boy and a sparrow face a drama, the force of the summer siesta compels them to commit a crime without a reason.
Lordan Zafranović was born in 1944 in Maslinica on the island of Šolta. Together with his mother and his older brother Zdenko, he spent the first year of his life in Ell Shat (Sinai) as refugees. The family returned to Split in 1947, where Lordan spent his childhood and studied at the Maritime College. Afterwards, he graduated with a degree in Literature and Fine Arts from the Higher Pedagogical Academy in Split. He also studied directing at the Film Academy in Prague in 1971, in the “Oscars” class of Elmar Klos.
Zafranović has been making films since his youth. As a 16 year old boy he started to shoot amateur experimental films, since the beginning of the 1960s. He has worked professionally since 1965, directing short, mid and feature-length fiction, documentary, docu-experimental films and television series. Zafranović has dedicated his entire life to researching the art of cinema, and his filmography includes around 80 titles, most of which he has written and directed himself. During his life and work in Prague, he taught filmmaking at FAMU.