ŽIVKO ŽIKA RISTIĆ
ŽIVKO ŽIKA RISTIĆ

Born in 1917 in Šabac, Serbia.  He enrolled in the Junior Film College in Belgrade in 1947.  A year later, in 1948, he begun working in the production department of Zvezda Film and later transferred to Avala Film where he worked on the company’s monthly newsreel and as assistant director on documentary films produced by the company. He is one of the founders of the Belgrade-based production company UFUS and Ljubljana-based production company Viba Film. He authored some 50 documentaries and fiction films KRST RAKOC (1962) and FORCEFUL YEARS (1978). He won numerous national and international awards. Some of his documentary films are considered the classics of their genre and have been included in the film collections of the British Film Institute National Archive, as well as in film collections of the film institutes of Paris, Moscow, Denmark and Yugoslavia. He died in 1992 in Sarajevo.

1978 - FORCEFUL YEARS
1973 - THE BRIDGE OVER DRINA (short documentary)
1971 - SEVENTH REPUBLIC (short documentary)
1971 - SAINTS ON THE MOVE (short documentary)
1970 - IMAGINATIVE (short documentary)
1968 - OCTOBER SOLDIERS (short documentary)
1967 - HELMETS (short documentary)
1967 - PEAKS OF ZELENGORA (short documentary)
1967 - PEACE-TIME TROUBADOURS (short documentary)
1966 - MAGLIĆ (short documentary)
1966 - ONE CITY AFTER ALL (kratki dokumentarni film)
1966 - AT THE CROSSROAD OF WINDS (short documentary)
1965 - SARAJEVO 45-65 (short documentary)
1964 - LET US PROTECT OUR FORESTS (short documentary)
1964 - FLOW UPHILL RIVER (short documentary)
1964 - DAYS TO REMEMBER (short documentary)
1963 - GARKA’S WOODEN LACE (short documentary)
1963 - ONCE THERE WAS A VILLAGE (short documentary)
1963 - A LONELY ISLAND (short documentary)
1962 - KRST RAKOC
1962 - NEW GATES (short documentary)
1961 - SPRING IN MY CITY (short documentary)
1961 - IZMEĐU DVA JUTRA (short documentary)
1961 - THE LAST MESSAGE (short documentary)
1960 - SPOMENI O LJUDEH (short documentary)
1959 - ZAPIS U KORI DRVETA (short documentary)
1958 - MREŽA ŽIVOTA (short documentary)
1958 - DRVAR (short documentary)
1958 - KATUNI (short documentary)
1957 - THE CANYON OF TARA (short documentary)
1957 - DURMITOR (short documentary)
1956 - KRAVICA WATERMILLS (short documentary)
1955 - RESTLESS WILDERNESS (short documentary)
1955 - NIKAD NISI SAM (short documentary)
1954 - NA PADINAMA MAGLIĆA (short documentary)
1953 - USAMLJENI OTOK (short documentary m)
1951 - DRINA RIVER RAFTERS (short documentary)
1949 - RESPONSE BY THE PEOPLE (short documentary)