09/08/2017 Mediterranean film festival
The jury that chooses the best short documentary
Josip Mlakić, Kyle Joseph Petty and Gordan Nuhanović will decide on the best film in short documentary competition at the 18th Mediterranean Film Festival. 

JOSIP MLAKIĆ was born in 1964 in Bugojno, and lives in Gornji Vakuf – Uskoplje in B&H. He graduated mechanical engineering. He started to write in the beginning of 1990ies and published his first book after the war in B&H (collection of short stories Snail Shell, 1997). He has published four collections of short stories, one poetry collection and eleven novels. He is most famous for his novel trilogy Dogs and Clowns (2006), The Living and the Dead (2002) and When the Fogs Disappear (2000), which talk about Bosniak-Croatian war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also engaged in writing the movie screenplays. Four feature films were created after his scripts, the most famous of which is The Living and the Dead directed by Kristijan Milić. 

KYLE JOSEPH PETTY is a maker of films, videos, and photographs. His film Lampoko recently premiered at Visions Du Réel. He holds a BA from Chester College of New England and a MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Kyle grew up in rural New Hampshire, but currently lives and works in southern California teaching media literacy at various public schools in San Diego.

GORDAN NUHANOVIĆ was born in 1968 in Vinkovci. During the 1990s he worked as a journalist for Globus, Slobodna Dalmacija, Danas and Jutarnji list. His stories were translated to several foreign languages and included into national and international anthologies, and the selection titled Survival League was published in the USA. He wrote a melodrama What are People Saying or Noise (2004), which is performed by Slavko Brankov. He has published: Survival League (short stories, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2011); A Battle for Every Man (short stories, 2003, 2013); Last Days of Punk (novel, 2006); Probably Forever (novel, 2009); Agents of Culture (novel, 2013); Jokes are Left at Home: travel stories from the countries of former SSSR (2013); Picnic in the prairie: stories from the travels through former Soviet Union (2016). Short stories collection Survival League was included into Jutarnji list’s selection of five best prose books in 2001 and won the awards Ivan and Josip Kozarac for the first work and the award Slavić from DHK for the best first book. He has made film critic reviews from Pula Film Festival for HRT, and this year he published documentary film The River that Refuses to Flow, in which he is the main character and screenwriter. He currently lives and works in Zagreb. 

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