Date: 25 January 2023 (ended)
Section: TALK / MASTERCLASS
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
MASTERCLASS 2023: ELMA TATARAGIĆ
Elma Tataragić (1976) is a scriptwriter, professor and festival programmer.
She has been with Sarajevo Film Festival since it was founded in 1995, where she now works as selector for Competition Programs and CineLink Industry Days.
She co-wrote the short film First Death Experience (2001) and wrote and produced the short North Went Mad (2003), both directed by Aida Begić. She has produced and co-written the feature film Snow (2008) also directed by Begić, shown in the Semaine de la critique at Cannes Film Festival 2008, where the film won the Grand Prix. The film has been shown at over 80 festivals and won over 30 international awards.
Tataragić has been teaching screenwriting at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts since 2002, now as a professor and Dean for International collaborations and scientific-art research. She is a member of the European Film Academy. She has published two books on screenwriting and she works as script consultant.
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya, written by Elma Tataragić and directed by Teona S. Mitevska, has premiered at the Berlin Film Festival Competition in 2019. The film Stitches, directed by Serbian director Miroslav Terzić and written by Elma Tataragić, premiered in the Berlinale “Panorama” section. Both films are currently touring film festivals and winning awards, including the Best Screenplay Award for Elma at Las Palmas Film Festival in Spain. Her film The Happiest Man in the World, directed by Teona S. Mitevska, had its world premiere in the “Orizzonti” competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival and it is the North Macedonian candidate for the Oscar in the category of The Best International Film.
filmography (as screenwriter)
2000 Plus Minus cm / sf 2001 First Death Experience cm / sf 2003 North Went Mad cm / sf 2008 Snijeg (Snow); Premi / Awards: Cannes, Semaine de la Critique – Grand Prix 2016 I Remember cm / sf 2017 When the Day Had No Name 2019 Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija (Dio è donna e si chiama Petrunya / God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya); Premi / Awards: Berlinale – Premio della Giuria ecumenica, German Guild Film Prize / Ecumenical Jury Award, German Guild Film Prize; Premio LUX del Parlamento Europeo / LUX Prize by the European Parliament 2019 Stitches (Stitches – Un legame privato); Premi / Awards: Las Palmas FF – Premio del pubblico, Migliore attrice, Migliore sceneggiatura / Audience Award, Best actress, Best screenplay 2022 Najsreќniot čovek na svetot (L’uomo più felice del mondo / The Happiest Man in the World)