Petra Seliškar is a Slovenian film director and scriptwriter. She was born in Ljubljana in 1979 and graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana with a degree in film directing.
Seliškar's first short film, "Otroci in njihov svet" ("Children and Their World"), was made in 2004 and won the Silver Pardino at the Locarno International Film Festival. Her second short film, "Neznanci" ("Strangers"), which she directed and co-wrote, won the Vesna Award for Best Short Film at the Slovenian Film Festival in 2007.
Seliškar's debut feature film, "Sonja and the Bull" (2012), was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including the Special Jury Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Her second feature film, "Class Enemy" (2013), also did well at international film festivals, winning the Best Film Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Best Film Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival.
Seliškar has also directed several television documentaries, including ones about Slovenian Olympic athletes and Slovenian fashion designers. She has worked as a scriptwriter for the Slovenian television series, "Ljubiti" ("To Love").
Seliškar's films have been praised for their realism and for exploring complex issues such as bullying, peer pressure, and teenage rebellion. She has said that her goal is to make films that are "humanistic and emotionally honest".
Seliškar is a member of the European Film Academy and the Slovenian Film Directors Association. She has been a member of the jury at several film festivals, including the Sarajevo International Film Festival in 2013 and the Valladolid International Film Festival in 2014.
Petra Seliškar is one of the leading directors of the Slovenian film industry, and her work has been widely praised for its emotional depth and realism. Her films explore complex issues and she has said that she hopes her films will inspire viewers to think about their lives and the world around them.