Tataragić Elma
Tataragić Elma

Screenwriter and producer

ELMA TATARAGIĆ was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated Dramaturgy (Screenwriting and History of Cinema) at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts and obtained her Master of Science degree and PhD in Film and Literature. She has been with Sarajevo Film Festival since it was founded in 1995, where she now works as selector for Competition Program. She co-wrote short film FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE and wrote and produced short NORTH WENT MAD. She has produced and co-written the feature film SNOW shown at Cannes 2008 – Semaine de la critique where the film won the Grand Prix. The film has been shown at over 80 festivals and won over 30 international awards. She is General Secretary and a member of Filmmakers Association of BiH. She has been teaching screenwriting at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts since 2002, now as a professor. She is member of European Film Academy. She has published a book on screenwriting and is also works as a script consultant and was a delegate for Rome Film Festival in 2012 and 2013. In 2016 she has completed her short fiction film I REMEMBER, which is successfully touring the world film festivals, At Berlinale 2017 the film she wrote WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME directed by Teona Mitevska had its premiere in Panorama special section. In the next period she will be in production of two feature films she has written: STITCHES and GOD EXISTS AND HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA.

Filmography

2018 STITCHES, feature (screenwriter); GOD EXISTS AND HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA, feature (screenwriter)

2016 WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME, feature (screenwriter); I REMEMBER, short (writer and director)

2013 HOLIDAY AT THE SEASIDE, short (script editor)

2011 BODY FUNCTIONS, short (script editor)

2010 REVERS, short (script editor)

2008 SNOW, feature (screenwriter and producer)

2003 NORTH WENT MAD, short (writer and producer)

2001 FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE, short (collaborator on the screenplay)

2000 PLUS MINUS, short feature (writer and director)