Rajko Grlic was born in 1947 in Zagreb, Croatia. He directed his first amateur film at the age of 15, and his first professional short at 18. He studied and graduated in film directing at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic, mentored by professor Elmar Klos.
As director and scriptwriter or co-writer, he worked on the following theatrical feature films:
These films were shown in cinemas across all five continents, they were included in competition programmes of leading world festivals, from Cannes onwards, and they received more than fifty international prizes.
As director and scriptwriter, he has worked on some twenty short films and more than fifteen television documentaries – which won him numerous awards.
As scriptwriter and co-writer, he has worked on eleven feature films and a ten-episode TV series, The Reckless Years, directed by Srdjan Karanovic. This work won him a dozen international prizes.
He has produced a number of short and four films features:
2003 Lucky Kid - Directed by Igor Mirkoic
2001 Who Wants to be a President
1990 Virdzina - Directed by Srdjan Karanoic
He is Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film at Ohio University, Athens, OH and Artistic Director of Motovun Film Festival, Croatia. He has taught Film Direction and has delivered lectures and workshops at more than thirty universities
He is member of the European Film Academy, of the Croatian Film Directors Association and the American Scriptwriters Association. His work in film has received, among others, the Nazor prize, life achievement award of the City of Denver and the title of honorary citizen of Montpellier, France.
His favourite wine is Mali Plavac red.
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