About us

BRANKO LUSTIG (Osijek, 1932), Festival president

One of the most famous cultural workers of the Republic of Croatia in the world and

International awards winning producer (Oscar winner and BAFTA for movies "Schindler's List" and "Gladiator" and one Emmy). As part of the 8th edition of the Festival, 2014. year, received a high French medal - Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). For many years he worked in Hollywood, where as a member Academy's Commission for candidacy of films for Oscar he participated in its work. He began his career as head of recording in Jadran film and as the main organizer and Director of the film participated in almost all foreign films productions in the former Yugoslavia, like "Sophie's choice" by Alan J. Pakula and "Tin Drum" by Volker Schlöndorff. In the United States he worked closely with prominent directors like Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and others. Along Steven Spielberg, he is one of the initiators of the Shoa Foundation in Los Angeles. He has worked on numerous well-known films such as "Black Hawk Down", "Hannibal", "The Peacemaker", "Kingdom of Heaven" and "American Gangster" and

series "The Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance". In June 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zagreb for outstanding contribution to film and the promotion of Croatian Film worldwide. Because of his expertise, but also Jewish origin and experience from the most notorious Nazi camps, he is engaged as a volunteer in the function of the President of the Festival of Tolerance. He is the main selector of the film program, a lecturer at the Educational mornings and film workshops, as well as a consultant for exhibitions, discussions and other programs.


NATAŠA POPOVIĆ (Zagreb, 1974), Festival founder and executive director

Graduated from Faculty of Graphic Arts in 2000.  She has worked for over 20 year in her field as a graphics designer and art director in established PR agencies and companies. For a long time she was also a graphics designer of numerous cultural and minority magazines. Her primary responsibility is to create a vision for all segments of the Association and the Festival and to communicate that vision with the colleagues, cultural industries, media and public. She directs different departments and implements new programs while improving the development of existing ones at both local and regional level. Other responsibilities include producing the festival, monitoring activities of the program and projects and communicating with partners, sponsors and donators. She determines key factors required for success of all programs. She is permanently employed on the project.


IVA GRAHOR (Zagreb, 1980), project coordinator

Graduated Fashion design in 2007 from the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb. During university she worked at the political newspaper "Globus" and as a fashion associate for the magazine "Elle". In 2003 she starts in TV production and to this day she has over 670 hours of broadcasted program. As an executive producer she worked for 10 years on different projects (from TV series "Ponos Ratkajevih", "Obični ljudi", "Larin izbor", "Stella", to reality show "Survivor" and educational documentary series "Razred") In 2014, as an exteranl associate, she becomes a project coordinator at the Festival of tolerance. She works on production of programs and project of the Association and she takes part in writting grant applications.


LUKA RINČIĆ (Zagreb, 1982), film and education program coordinator

A 2006 graduate from the Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University. From 2009 he works as a journalist for "Poslovni dnevnik" and in April 2011 joins the Jewish Film Festival Association as an educational program coordinator.  Has organized over 60 Educational mornings in 16 different Croatian cities as well as 5 countries in the region. In 2012 he also becomes the coordinator for the film program and participates in writing grant application. In charge of film project logistics, coordination with distributors, translators, moderators and technical staff, and is also directs cinema Europe during the Festival of tolerance. He is permanently employed on the project.


TIN KATAVIĆ (Zagreb, 1979), project development and implementation manager

Graduated in 2009 from the Polytechnics, Multimedia department. Attended University of Abertay Dundee (MSc) in 2013. Since 2006. worked as administrator in a law office. Worked in Consulate of Republic of Indonesia in Zagreb. Since 2016 works at the Association on a contract and is responsible for gathering and analyzing project documentation, cooperation with partners and project donators, web page and participates in writing grant applications.

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