Arsen Anton Ostojić was born in Split in 1965. He received his BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, and his MFA in filmmaking from New York University, both with honors. He made several award winning documentaries and short films in Croatia and in the USA (Decorations, The Bird Lover and Life Drawing among others). He directed three successful Croatian feature films (A Wonderful Night in Split in 2004, No One’s Son in 2008, and Halima’s Path in 2012). All three were Croatian candidates for an Academy Award and together these films got about 70 awards and recognitions at more than 110 film festivals and competitions. He is currently in post-production for his fourth feature film F20.
Arsen co-wrote and directed a theater play Billie Holiday for the Croatian National Theater in Split. He coproduced a successful animated feature film The Oddsockeaters in 2016. as a Czech-Slovak-Croatian coproduction. He associated produced an US documentary feature film Trezoros, the Lost Jews of Kastoria in 2017.
He worked on 20 feature films in Europe and in the United States as an assistant director or production manager. He taught film directing in New York, Salzburg and in St. Poelten in Austria. Currently, he is the associate professor of producing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He was the president of the Croatian Film Directors’ Guild. He is a member of the European Film Academy.