Sandra Bastasic is a highly acclaimed, award-winning director from Croatia. She is best known for her feature films, short films, and documentaries.
Born in 1969 in Zagreb, Croatia, Sandra grew up surrounded by art and culture, which inspired her to pursue a career in filmmaking. She studied at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb where she developed her passion for storytelling. After graduating in 1992, she began working as an assistant director on multiple Croatian films and television series.
In the late 1990s, Sandra made her directorial debut with the short film “The Silence.” This film earned her critical acclaim and won her the Best Short Film Award at the International Film Festival in Split. Following this success, she went on to direct several more films, including “A Wedding Story” and “The Last Supper.”
In 2004, Sandra released her first feature-length film, “The Day After Tomorrow.” This film was a critical and commercial success and earned her several awards, including Best Director at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Since then, Sandra has gone on to direct several more feature films. Her most recent project is the 2020 film “The Journey” which follows the story of a young woman who must go on a journey of self-discovery in order to find her true identity.
Sandra is also an active member of the Croatian film industry and is a vocal advocate for female filmmakers. She is a founding member of the Croatian Women Filmmakers Association and has been actively involved in promoting gender equality in the film industry.
Throughout her career, Sandra has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including the Croatian Academy Award for Best Feature Film and the Golden Arena for Best Director.
Sandra Bastasic is one of the most respected and accomplished filmmakers in Croatia. Her work has been praised for its complex and thought-provoking storytelling, and she continues to be an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers around the world.