World Festival of Animated Film /
28 September to 3 October 2020
World Festival of Animated Film / 28 September to 3 October 2020
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GRAND COMPETITION - SHORT FILM   |   Vladislav Knežević


Vladislav Knežević (Zagreb, 1967) is a media artist and director. He studied film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and De Vrije Academie in The Hague. He primarily focuses on audiovisual research and creates using filmed video materials, digital photography, micro-animation, stereoscopic 3D technique and generative electronic sound in an attempt to create a new film media watching experience. His interests revolve around concepts referring to the marginal areas of realistic categories, the experience of new media images, digital aesthetic, utilitarian/fantastic constructs and the consequences of technological-scientific research to human experience. He professionally pursues TV directing, working with multiple cameras, and as a director he made almost 2000 TV shows and documentary projects between 1994 and 2017 (Drugi format, Modul 8, Briljanteen, Animatik, Videodrom, Nove kolekcije, DM talks to DM, Nove tendencije, Crna kutija). Since 1989 he has been making experimental and art films, screened at over 200 festivals and exhibitions in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan, Brazil. Winner of two Oktavijan Awards (Arheo 29, 2010, and A.D.A.M., 2015). Vladislav took part in HT Contemporary Art Award exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb in 2016, 2018 and 2019. A co-founder and curator of the Festival 25 FPS (2005–2009) and in 2017 a founder of collaborative media project Sonvoyce on Source (CD edition Readouts, 2018, Consequent Recordings). In the early 1990s he worked on several music videos shown on TV channels such as MTV Europe, Viva, MCM, with the FX Interzone collective. He is currently working on a 3D animation and VR project Aqualia.