Sound engineer Hrvoje Petek and costume designer Zorana Meić newest members of EFA

During the European Film Awards ceremony held December 10th in Wroclaw, Poland (European Culture Capital, 2016), new film professional members were accepted into the Academy, including sound engineer/tone master Hrvoje Petek and costume designer Zorana Meić.

They received an invitation for EFA membership based on their nominations for the Hellenic Film Academy awards for their work in Interruption, directed by Yorgos Zois, co-produced by Pan Entertainment (Greece), EZ Films (France), Nukleus Film (Croatia), with support from Film Centre Greece, France’s CNC, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Dévelopement) and the French Cultural Insitute (Institut Français).

Interruption had its world premiere in September, 2015, at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, after which it screened at renowned international festivals including those in Torino, Bombay, Thessaloniki, Kolkata, Goa, Palm Springs, Istanbul, and Vilnius…

Hrvoje Petek has a history degree from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, while the last 12 years he’s been working as a tone master on numerous feature and documentary films, TV shows and commercials, as well as a sound engineer and composer. Award-winning films he has worked on include more recent projects Full Contact by David Verbeek, Belladonna by Dubravka Turić, The Chicken by Una Gunjak, Naked Island by Tiha K. Gudac, Kismet by Nina Marie Paschalidou, Ciao Mama by Goran Odvorčić and Matija Kluković, and Separation by Nina Violić.

Zorana Meić has designed costumes for Full Impact by David Verbeek, Children of the Fall by Goran Rukavina, Tension by Filip Šovagović, Forest Creatures by Ivan Goran Vitez, and the short films President Nixon’s Present and Animal Empire by Igor Šeregi.

Petek and Meić had the opportunity to collaborate on the feature film The Day My Father Became a Bush, directed by Nicole Van Kilsdonk, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and had its Croatian premiere at the recently held 14th Zagreb Film Festival.

Petek is the first sound engineer/tone master from Croatia, while Meić is the first costume designer from Croatia to receive EFA membership.

The European Film Academy (EFA) was founded in 1988, and its first president was Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman. The Academy brings together over 3000 filmmakers, and its main event each year is the European Film Awards celebrating the best of European film.

Cover photos: Hrvoje Petek; Zorana Meić

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