Ranko Pauković is a prominent Croatian film director and producer. He was born in Zagreb in 1961 and graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb in 1984.
He has directed and produced numerous films and television series in Croatia and abroad. His first feature film was “Kontakt” (1994), which won several awards, including Best Film at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He followed this success with the critically acclaimed “Vir” (1995), which won the Best Film Award at the Pula Film Festival.
In 1999 he directed and produced “Kad Nemam Te”, which won a number of awards including the Silver Arena for Best Director at the Pula Film Festival. In 2002 he directed “Kako je počeo rat na Mom otoku” (How the War Started on My Island), which was nominated for an Academy Award in the foreign language category. In 2008, Ranko Pauković directed the critically acclaimed “Crno-bijeli svijet” (Black and White World), which was awarded the Golden Arena for Best Film at the Pula Film Festival.
Ranko Pauković has also directed a number of television series, including “Pobjeda” (The Victory) in 2003, “Kako je počeo rat na Mom otoku” in 2004, and “Najmiliji” (My Dearest) in 2012.
Ranko Pauković has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Golden Arena for Best Director at the Pula Film Festival in 2002 and the Silver Arena for Best Director in 1999. He has been nominated for the European Film Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Academy Awards.
Ranko Pauković is one of the most influential filmmakers in the region and has contributed to the development of Croatian film. He is a prominent figure in the Croatian film industry and continues to be a major influence in the film industry across Europe.