Albert Kapović Annual Award Presentation

In 2010, the Managing Board of Croatian Producers Association has decided to establish permanent annual Albert Kapović Award to commemorate our early departed colleague and friend, the founder of Croatian Audio Visual Center. The Award is given to physical and legal persons who have distinguished themselves in their work in the art of film in the past year, or whose activities have substantially contributed to the quality and promotion of Croatian film. This way, Croatian Producers Association wishes to give credit to those whose contribution to the benefit of Croatian film often passes unnoticed by public and even by professionals.

For a long time now, our colleague Vanja Andrijević has been making strenuous efforts to contribute to the production, distribution and promotion of Croatian animated and experimental films at home and abroad. Her work is distinguished by her exceptional professionalism and dedication. She readily shares her contacts and knowledge with her colleagues. She meticulously gathers and distributes information in order to preserve the Croatian film legacy. She has produced some of Croatia's most successful animated and experimental films. She cooperates with the young authors from the Academy of Visual Arts. Bonobo studio, her production company, produces short films and distributes them to international film festivals and prestigious TV stations. This year she produced seven films (including three co-productions) and distributed 37 of them. Her films boast participation at six national and 119 international festival and winning 14 awards. In our opinion, with her work, experience, positive energy, persistence, capability of recognizing new ideas of young authors and genuine love for animated film, Vanja Andrijević has made an exceptional contribution to Croatian film production in 2015.

Committee for Annual Albert Kapović Award: Nataša Petrović (Chairperson of the Committee), Tamara Babun, Irena Marković, Vanja Sremac, Boris T. Matić

Vanja Andrijević, producer and director of Bonobostudio, a company for production, distribution and promotion of animated and experimental films, founded by her in 2008. Before dedicating her time to her own company, she was the coordinator of Split International Festival of New Film, coordinator and producer in Fade In studio, and executive producer in Croatian Film Association and production company Kenges. She participated in numerous workshops, seminars and pitching forums and she organized Animafest's first Feature Project Development Forum in 2007. Between 2008 and 2011 she organized and coordinated the presentation of Croatian animated films at Croatia's stand at the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy. Since 2010 she has been promoting Croatian film at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand. She was also a member of selection commissions and juries at a number of international film festivals and project-development forums. She is a member of Croatian Producers' Association.