Jan Beran, a Bosnian and Herzegovinian filmmaker, director, screenwriter, drama writer and translator, died 25 years ago.
He was a pioneer of Bosnian and Herzegovinian cinema and one of the founders of Sarajevo Television. He has filmed or directed over 300 films, television shows, wrote about fifty screenplays and two books: "Film Arts Dictionary" and "The Sarajevo Yearbook". He began to work in film industry in 1946, and his most famous films are: BOYS, AT THE BORDER, FOREIGN LAND and DOORS REMAIN OPENED. He made over 50 short films, and wrote 20 screenplays for documentary films. Apart from screenplays, Jan Beran also wrote several drama and radio drama. He translated from Czech, Polish and Slovak. He is the recipient of numerous awards: Golden Arena Award in Pula, 6th April Award of the City of Sarajevo, 27th July Award for Artistic Work and more than ten other Awards at Radio and Television festivals in Bled, Ohrid or Portorož. He was the main cameraman at the 14th Winter Olympics in Sarajevo in 1984.