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Nikola Ivanda

He was born in Zagreb in 1975; and acted as a film and television writer-director. He directed short feature and documentary films, television documentary films, television soap operas and promotional video spots. He published short stories in journals Plima, Homo Volans and the paper Večernji list. He was accepted into the Anthology of Young Writers of the journal Plima. He had under preparation a book of short stories and screenplay for feature-length film. He was a member of Croatian Film Maker Association, of Croatian Film Director Association, of Croatian Musicology Association and of Croatian Freelancer Association.

Education

He graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art, University in Zagreb, department for film and television direction. He became an apsolvent in the musicology department at the Academy of Music, University in Zagreb.

Short, documentary and feature films (1997-2012)

Vuk, Izložba, Križ, Rakova obratnica, Svinjarija, Rastanak, Laži, Ništa od sataraša, Kravata, Cipele, he was co-author of documentary film Dječje carstvo (Lea and Darija), unfinished short feature film Gospodin Kolak and Mrs Mirković.

Soap operas (2004-2012)

Zabranjena ljubav
Obični ljudi
Ponos Ratkajevih
Zakon ljubavi
Sve će biti dobro
Dolina sunca
Ruža vjetrova

TV documentary films and broadcasts (2003-2005)

Direkt (a series of documentaries)
Mjenjačnica (broadcast by the author R.Knjaz)

Assistant and director-assistant in feature films

Polagana predaja (asistent of B.Gamulina 2000.)
Onaj koji će ostati neprimijećen (assistent of Z.Jurića 2003.)

Music and promotional video spots (1997-2007)

White Christmas (screenwriter and co-director with T.Rukavina)
Ratko Vojtek i Cubismo
Fali pet
Frka (promotional spot for student's festival)
Schwarzkopf: prize competition
Rakova obratnica - 3 spots against smoking

Festivals, film reviews, student's festivals

Croatian Film Days-Zagreb, Zagreb Film Festival, München, Krakow, Moscow, Berlin, Amiens, Tel Aviv.

NAGRADE

- OKTAVIJAN for the best music video at Croatian Film Days
- 1997(„White Christmas“, co-author with T.Rukavina)
- GRAND PRIX FRKE (Film reviews of the Academy of Dramatic Art) for the best film -2001 („Vuk“)
- ZLATNA ULJANICA for documentary film at Croatian Film Days -2005 („Kuće od pijeska“)