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 SILVIJE PETRANOVIC (known as BARTCH) 

SILVIJE PETRANOVIC , born in 1959, Croatia. Graduated film and TV direction from the Academy for Theater, Film and TV in Zagreb. His film debut was Tv Film :

NOBODY WILL LAUGH / NITKO SE NECE SMIJATI (1985) which  was his diploma work. He wrote to Paris to famous Czech disident Milan Kundera. Milan Kundera gave him for free copyright for his novel NOBODY WILL LAUGH. Film was shown on all ex Yugoslavian Tv stations, and director won state award for Cinema.

In 1985 he met in Prague another famous Czech writer Jiri Sotola. Only three years prior to his death, he, personally confined him his copyright for the movie based on his novel "The Society of Jesus". Silvije Petranovic was also a video pioneer (experimental/video art : SEXA 1982 - SC Gallery) and the founder of the first independent cable TV network in Southwestern Europe: DUGAVE PLUS 1988-1989.

Silvije Petranovic is a prominent documentarian, especially noted by his Croatian War documentaries       ( Exploits and Fates, After ,1992.), and he was also the producer of the documentary about the Dubrovnik naval blockade run (Dubrovnik Mon Amour, 1992). He was the author of documentaries on art (about the Jewish painters Rafael Talvi - The Island, 2000, Thoma - The Torments, 2001), and also on archeology as a world traveler (Lost Cities in Bible Lands, 2001) - the later was shot on locations in the Middle East.

As Producer , in year 2002 he was with Maydi film & Video  in OFFICIAL COMPETITION of 26 MONTREAL Film Festival, with feature SERAPHIM,THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S SON.

Using his artistic pseudonym BARTCH, he is also a prominent painter (FORUM Gallery - Zagreb,Croatia, 1999., MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART-Rijeka, Croatia, 2007, MUSEUM MIMARA-Zagreb, Croatia, 2008, Artspace: FLATEURVILLE, Paris, France, 2010 )

THE SOCIETY OF JESUS / DRUZBA ISUSOVA  (2004) is his first feature film. Film had World Premiere at 7 SHANGHAI IFF. After that film was sucessfuly screened at SARAJEVO, SAO PAULO,KOLKATA,CAIRO ,WINE COUNTRY , MILL VALLEY  and PULA International Film Festivals.

                NACIONAL/ Sept 2004/ INTERVIEW/CROATIAN/.PDF     

THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER / SEGRT HLAPIC (2013)

On 17th March 2011, Silvije Petranovic started production of the children film SEGRT HLAPIC           (THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER), the screenplay is based on the famous children novel by Ivana Brlic Mazuranic. Film was filmed between 07.September and 15. November 2012. Croatian gala premiere was on 05. November 2013. Film was opened on 07. November 2013. in all cinemas in Croatia.

Movie "THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER / SEGRT HLAPIC" achieves most successful opening day figures for a domestic children’s movie , and the second best opening day results of any domestic film since Croatia gained its independence.


"The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker", a film by Silvije Petranovic , based on the novel by Ivana Brlic Mazuranic, in its first weekend, the story about the brave adventures of a jolly group, a little shoemaker (Mile Biljanovic), girl Gita (Ena Lulic) and dog Bundas, was watched by 21 693 viewers which gave "The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker" the best opening day figures by a domestic children’s film since Croatia gained its independence, and the second best opening day results by a domestic film in the same period. Based on the excellent viewer attendances, it seems very likely that Little Shoemaker, although as tiny as a bird, will continue breaking records, just as it has effortlessly beaten a far greater and mightier opponent Thor. 11.November 2013. " Blitz Film & Video Distribution

SILVIJE PETRANOVIC CREDITS
AS DIRECTOR:

NOBODY WILL LAUGH. (TV) (1985) - Tv feature
Awards: State award-Sedam sekretara SKOJ-a,1985.
-EXPLOITS AND FATES , AFTER (1992) - doc.
-RAFAEL TALVI - THE ISLAND (2000) - doc.
-THOMA - THE TORMENTS (2001) - doc.
-LOST CITIES IN BIBLE LANDS (2001) - doc.
  
THE SOCIETY OF JESUS (THE JESUITS) (2004)  feature , (7 SHANGHAI , 10 SARAJEVO, 28 SAO PAULO, 10 KOLKATA, 28 CAIRO, 19 WINE COUNTRY, 28 MILL VALLEY...FILM FESTIVAL)          
-A PLACE TO LIVE  (2006) -docu. (EAST SILVER 2007) 
-THE BALKAN FUND - 48 THESSALONIKI INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2007.(screenplay The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker)
-CRYPTOGRAM -THE BOOK OF TORMENTS (2009) docu. (EAST SILVER 2009)                          -ONE RABBI IN ZAGREB (2010) docu. (EAST SILVER 2010) 
- DUSAN VUKOTIC CROATIAN OSCAR WINNER (2011) docu

THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER / SEGRT HLAPIC (2013) - children feature

AS PRODUCER:

-DUBROVNIK MON AMOUR (1992) - docu.
-SERAPHIM,THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S    SON (2002) - feature (26 MONTREAL , Cairo, Istanbul, Wiesbaden-Go East, Moscow-Faces of Love, Brisbane...FILM  FESTIVAL)
-THE SOCIETY OF JESUS (THE JESUITS) (2004)  feature
-THE BRAVE ADVENTURES OF A LITTLE SHOEMAKER  / SEGRT HLAPIC (2013) - children feature                                                           

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