VLATKO FILIPOVIĆ
VLATKO FILIPOVIĆ

Born in 1936 in Hutovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated from the Department for Literature and Language of the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. His career in film begun in 1961 when he took up work as an assistant director on several fiction features. He directed numerous documentaries, most notably two poetic essays celebrating human commitment to work and struggle with the cruel nature, TIMELESS (1961) and HOP JAN (1967), which won him a string of awards.  He also directed two fictional features, MY PART OF THE WORLD, based on his own screenplay, and THE 9TH WONDER OF THE EAST, based on a novel by Anđelko Vuletić. During the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, he directed several documentaries, most notably HOW TO KILL GRIEG IN SARAJEVO. He worked as a director at the Public Radio-Television of Bosnia-Herzegovina, RTVBiH.  He is the recipient of the Sixth April Award of Sarajevo for the film TIMELESS, as well as the Ivica Matić Association of Filmmakers Award for his lifetime contribution to B&H cinema. He died in 2019 in Mostar.

1995 - HOW TO KILL GRIEG IN SARAJEVO (short documentary)

1995 - CARDINAL OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (documentary)

1995 - TRACES OF EVIL (short documentary)

1993 - A CROSSROADS IN SARAJEVO (short documentary)

1992 - MESSAGES FROM GRAVESTONES (short documentary)

1992 - RAVNO NOW (short documentary)

1992 - FIRES OF SARAJEVO (short documentary)

1982 - STRIVING

1974 - VRANICA 1973 (short documentary)

1972 - THE 9TH WONDER OF THE EAST

1971 - FAMOS (short documentary)

1971 - EL-NIMEIRI IN SARAJEVO (short documentary)

1970 - DIALOGUE (short documentary)

1969 - MY PART OF THE WORLD

1968 - THE LAND OF NERETVA (short documentary)

1967 - HOP JAN (short documentary)

1967 - CRUEL DIAGONALS (short)

1966 - TIP OF THE GREAT SEA (short documentary)

1965 - TIMELESS (short)

1965 - THIRSTY PLAIN (short)