Meet our team

Biljana Tutorov, Program Director
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Biljana Tutorov is director, producer and curator. After graduating Art History (UCL, Belgium) she studied Film Anthropology (EPHE) and Drama (Jacques Lecoq School) in Paris. She was first director’s assistant to the famous Yugoslavian Black wave film director Želimir Žilnik.

In 2010, she founded Wake Up Films in order to produce talents from the CEE region. Biljana established and programmed Regional competition for fiction and docs at FREE ZONE Film Festival in Belgrade until the 2017.

In 2018 she created a new platform for women filmakers - CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator - which she is the head of.

Her recent feature documentary When Pigs Come (2017) won several awards and was screened in Sarajevo, Hot Docs, Vision du Reel, Cinemed, DokuFest among many other festivals. She is actually completing her new feature documentary, to be released in 2021. Alumna of EURODOC and Producers On The Move, Biljana is a member of DAE, EWA and EFA.

contact: biljana.tutorov@doccircle.me

Luka Venturin, Project Coordinator
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Luka gained formal education at the College of Entrepreneurship (VERN) in Zagreb. While studying Production on the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Luka started working as an assistant producer and production manager with many production companies. While working in various aspects of audio-visual production, such as animation, TV show, TV series, event organizing, workshop production, short film production, he became delegate producer and partner in Sekvenca, where he develop film projects by young, perspective writers and directors. His biggest success in Sekvenca was the short film Picnic, that premiered on the Berlinale 2015. In the Generation section, and subsequently won the European Film Award for Best European short film of 2015. From 2018. he started working full time as a freelance producer and organizer. The most recent success came with a 2021 documentary production Factory to the Workers, which premiered at Sheffield documentary festival and was declared best Croatian film in 2021. by Croatian film critics association. He is a Berlinale Talents, Maia Workshop, Ex-oriente and Sarajevo Talent campus alumni.


Since 2017, Luka also works as an organizer of cultural events on many markets and forums, including WEMW Trieste, Zagrebdox, Far East film festival Udine, Connecting Cottbus, Meeting Point Vilnius, Cinelink Sarajevo, SAFFF Singapore.

Anja Koprivšek, Assistant Coordinator
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Anja Koprivšek was born in Novi Sad. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade in 2019, with a degree in International Politics. Through the
course of her studies, she completed two educational programs in the Gender studies field - one in Belgrade, The other in Zagreb. She is currently a student at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, where she is studying Documentary filmmaking. She has been employed as an assistant coordinator at CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator since February, 2022.

Iva Tkalec, Program Producer

Iva Tkalec is a documentary producer, born in Croatia, since 2014 based in Brussels. Iva started as a freelance casting director in 2007 and later on as a researcher for a cult documentary TV series "Direkt" produced for Croatian National Television (HRT) through the period of 6 years. From 2011 she is working as a freelance producer, collaborating with several production companies in Croatia and in Belgium. Films that she (co)produced were screened at festivals like Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Vision du Réel, Sarajevo FF, Warsaw FF, One World ...

Hrvoje Pukšec, PR Coordinator
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Hrvoje has been working as a film critic and journalist specializing in film topics since 2000. Over the years, he has written for numerous relevant Croatian cultural magazines and Internet portals, and in recent years he has worked as a journalist, screenwriter and host of number of Croatian television shows. He worked as the editor of HAVC's production catalogs, was the head of the public relations department of the Pula Film Festival and an occasional member of HAVC's international promotional team. From 2014 to 2017 he was the president of the Artistic Board of the Pula Film Festival, and he also wrote the screenplays for the experimental film "A.D.A.M." directed by Vladislav Knežević and the documentary "Room 60" directed by Andrej Korovljev. He has been a member of the Croatian Society of Film Critics since 2004, of which he is also its president (since 2019). He worked as a creative producer in the association Pari Pikule on the projects Secret Arts Cinema and #EuropeanFilmChallenge, and since September 2019 he has been employed as a film program manager and expert advisor for EU projects of the Festival of Tolerance. He was concept designer of exhibitions "Oni/They" (2019) and "ReD" (2020).