VEFIK HADŽISMAJLOVIĆ was born in Sarajevo in 1929. He graduated art history in Belgrade and was involved in art and film critic. From 1961 he dedicated his work to directing short films – at first animation films, and then documentaries and feature films. As one of the protagonists of so called Sarajevo school of documentary film, he was occupied exclusively by contemporary motives. In his opus of more than twenty documentaries, two thematic circles can be drawn: the clash of the old and new (BRIDGES, CHANGE, AT THE COFFEEBAR, AT THE DINNER…) and films about children (STUDENTS WALKING TO SCHOOL, ANOTHER HAND, TWO HALVES OF A HEART, DREAMERS, THE CHARCOAL BEARERS, TWO LAWS…) In the film TWO LAWS, film about children whose parents do not let them go to school, these two motives are effectively linked. He has been awarded for his documentaries several times. He received “Ivica Matić” Award of Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He passed away in Sarajevo in 2014.
2004 - BETWEEN HOPE AND PREDICTION - FINE ARTS IN BH BETWEEN TWO WORLD WARS, doc.
1994 - SARAJEVO'S QUARTET, doc.
1982 - TWO HALVES OF A HEART, doc.
1973 - THE CHARCOAL BEARERS, doc.
1972 - AT THE DINNER, doc.
1969 - TWO LAWS, doc.
1967 - ANOTHER HAND, doc.
1966 - STUDENTS WALKING TO SCHOOL, doc.
1964 - NOCTURNE, animation
1962 - SHOP WINDOW, animation