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Short film “Six Tears” won BEST THRILLER award on ‘The Best’ film festival in Barcelonia (Spain).
Film “Summer morning”, at Film Festival in Islamabad (Pakistan).
Selected from the best.
Along with Nikola Tesla, Vladimir Prelog, Ivan Gundulić, Ivan Meštrović, Jaroslav Seifert, Slava Raškaj, Frédéric Chopin, Miroslav Krleža, Vesna Parun and many other artists, scientists, heroes, in short – Slavic greats, there is the name of our artist, the versatile Stanka Gjurić, as described on the educational page dedicated to the book entitled “Illustrated History of Slavic Misery” (2017), by Welshman John W. Bills, born in the eighties .
Blogger and travel writer Bills writes: “The Slavs bounced through history surviving under the harsh rule of the stronger while constantly being told they were not worthy of whatever situation they found themselves in.” For centuries they have had the ‘stick of backwardness’ thrust in their direction, the hat of the savage placed squarely on their collective heads, an ethnic group open to ridicule within Europe throughout history. That was true of the Teutonic Order in the 1300s, and it’s true of the ‘hilarious’ social media sites portraying the Slavs as chain-smoking, tracksuit-wearing, reckless squatters in the 2000s. Are we still smearing entire ethnic groups with broad strokes? Slavs number more than 360 million, spread all over the world, and Slavic states cover more than 50% of Europe. We put them all in the same boat. Still? Inspired by my imaginary debate in a pub in Montgomeryshire, “An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery” was born.
On Instagram, as well as on his personal website, Bills describes how it was through his own experience and travels that inspired him to research the history of the Slavic peoples that he decided to write this book. He says that the combination of his personality and experiences influenced its creation. The Illustrated History of Slavic Misery is a journey through the Slavic peoples of Europe, and the men and women who made them great, from military leaders to medieval kings, to genius poets and freedom fighters, all the way to women who literally fell from the sky (flight attendant Vesna Vulović) .
There is much more to Slavs than tired stereotypes, and ‘The Illustrated History of Slavic MIsery’ is here to illustrate that. The good and great of Slavic history is celebrated in this history book, which should also be humorous (among other John celebrates Europe’s first vampire).
Scientists, musicians, artists, diplomats, athletes, warriors are investigated, while John also tries to answer important life questions – where did soft contact lenses come from? Who was the first woman to circumnavigate the world alone? ‘An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery’ has the answers.
Stankin film ‘Ljetno jutro’ na međunarodnom, 31. ‘Hrvatskom festivalu jednominutnih filmova’ u Požegi.
Short film “Link”, in Official selection of ‘Kalakari Film Fest’ in India.
Film ‘Son of a Prophetess’ at ‘Cinemaking International film Festival’, which is going to be held from 24 to 28 February.
Short documentary by Stanka Gjurić, “Bon Appetit!” in ‘Cinecibo’ Film Festival in Rome (Italy).
Immediately afterwards, on November 9, she promoted her artistic monograph at the Society of Croatian Writers. It is about the book ” Inviolable part” (“Nepovredivi dio”, Izvori, Zagreb 2021), which was discussed by the writer Đuro Vidmarović, but Stanka also presented Vidmarović’s two-volume edition of the book “Survive the Pandemic and the Earthquake, and remaining normal” (“Preživjeti pandemiju i potres, a ostati ubrojiv”, Own edition, 2022).
At this year’s book fair ‘Interliber’ in Zagreb, were presented her newly published book “Wide Awake” (“Budnost”) published in the library “Good prose (“Dobra proza”) at the publishing house “Alfa”. Our respected academician Vinko Grubišić wrote about a book:”The truth about happiness” (“Istina o sreći”), a book published by Stanka Gjurić in 2018 (Ceres) shows some thematic and expressive similarities with the book “Wide Awake” (Budnost). Themes such as tenderness, friendship, affection, reaching for the mystical and otherworldly are again there, but this is only the best evidence that the writer and poet expands and deepens the world of her dreams and reality, and as in essay writing, she is most suited to a poetic essay, so her lyricism in prose, it enables a wide and open range of expression.”
What can we say but “Well done, Stanka! Congratulations.”
The publishing house “Alfa” published a new book of prose by Stanka Gjurić, entitled “Wide Awake”.
Books by Stanka Gjurić and Đura Vidmarović were promoted in the Association of Croatian Writers in Zagreb. More at this link: ZAGREB INFO
Stanka’s film “Summer morning” – finalist in Film Festival ESMoA (EL Segundo, California, USA).
In Croatia, after Dubrovnik and Rijeka, journalists from the most famous radio station in Poland, Wnet, stopped by in Zagreb, as part of the cultural aspect of the “Great Expedition” project, to talk to Stanka, concluding that precisely her cultural activity would be an excellent and interesting addition to the project they are creating.
Stanka’s five lyrical compositions were published in the magazine “Vijenac” from October 6.
At the festival in Barcelona ‘Stop Motion Film Festival’, the award “Best animated fiction” for the film for children, “Once upon a time”.
‘Son of a Prophetes in FeKK short film festival Ljubljana.
“Son of a Prophetess” won the “Best Contemporary Film” award at the recently held “Forum Film Festival of Contemporary Film” in the Cultural Center of Ciudad de Resistencia in Argentina.
“Son of a Prophetess” in official selection of “Contemporary Film Festival” uin South America (Argentina).
The one-minute film “Summer Morning” in the program of the film festival ‘Lit Laughs’ International Comedy Film Festival in Harrogate (Yorkshire, U.K.), this August.
A panorama of contemporary Croatian women poets published in Macedonia
“The magazine is published in Skopje, the publisher is Makavej, and the editor-in-chief is Dr. Branko Cvetkoski. Thirty-one contemporary Croatian poets are included in the panorama: Lidija Bajuk, Gordana Benić, Vesna Biga, Enerika Bijač, Ana Brnardić, Diana Burazer, Ljerka Car Matutinović, Ružica Cindori, Marija Dejnović, Lana Derkač, Dunja Detoni Dujmić, Maja Gjerek, Stanka Gjurić, Monika Herceg, Ana Horvat, Dorta Jagić, Božica Jelušić, Andrijana Kos Lajtman, Emilija Kovač, Sanja Lovrenčić, Sonja Manojlović, Irena Matijašević, Vanda Mikšić, Sibila Petlevski, Diana Rosandić, Ivana Šojat, Ljerka Toth Naumova, Dragica Vranjić Golub, Sonja Zubović, Anka Žagar and Darija Žilić. The poems were translated by Vesna Acevska, Branko Cvetkoski and Sande Stojčevski, and the selection and foreword are signed by Ružica Cindori and Branko Cvetkoski. The magazine is enriched with photographs by the Croatian artist Željko Vrhovski. The presentation of the magazine will take place at the end of August at the Struga poetry evenings, to which the poets Andrijana Kos Lajtman, Sonja Manojlović, Sibila Petlevski, Darija Žilić and Ružica Cindori have been invited. The Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media will also support this project.”
Ljubljana: Croatian short feature film “Son of a Prophetess” at the largest international film festival in Slovenia.
Lyrical prose under the common title ‘And where are you?’ broadcast on the 3rd program of CROATIAN RADIO in the show ‘Words and words’.
Stanka’s lyrical prose published in ‘Zadarska smotra’ nr. 1-3.
In a new issue of the International Literary Relations Magazine, “Most / The Bridge 1-2 / 2022, my poems translated into Chinese by Agnes Lam (Hong Kong).
One minute film „Summer morning“ (2021), has entered in Official selection of International film festival ‘Mister Vorky’ in Srbia (Ruma).
Short film “Link” in ‘McMinnville Sci-Fi Film Festival’ in USA.
Art film “Link” in „The Clapperboard Golden Festival“ in Brazil (Sao Paulo).
Stanka’s poetry translated by Željka Lovrenčić translated in Spanish published in web site CROACIA-CHILE by Andres Morales Milohnic
Short film ‘Link’ in ‘Four Seasons Film Festival: Summer’ in Argentina, won Best script award.
Official selection of short film ‘Link’ in ‘Summer Film Festival’ Argentina.
Stanka Gjurić’s film, ‘Summer Morning’, received the ‘Honorable mention’ award at the Willahen Comedy and Satire Award in Vienna
Film by Stanke Gjurić, „Summer Morning” on Film Festival ‘Willahen Comedy and Satire Film Prize – the golden cellar rattle’ in Wienna, Austria.
World Festival of Croatian literature.
Stanka’s lirical esseya in ‘Riječi’.
MATICA HRVATSKA SISAK
The shooting of Stanka Gjurić’s film, ‘Sunburn’, is in progress, which will last until the spring of 2022. IMDB
Short film ‘Summer morning’ entered official selection of Film Festival “Noble International Film Festival and Awards” in India (Bangalore)
Stanka start writing columns for the Croatian portal ”Bez cenzure’ Uncensored’
Stanka’s songs, translated by Željka Lovrenčić into Spanish, were published on the Spanish portal Crear en Salamanca.
CREAR IN SALAMANCA
“Best fiction” award to Stanka’s film “Rhythm”, in “Experimental Film Festival”, Spain.
Stanka’s lyrical essays under the common title ‘Shards’, published in the magazine ‘Kolo’ 2/21.
Best Scipt Award for the film ‘Perfect Tattoo’ at the ‘Barcelona Fiction’ Festival.
Stanka Gjurić’s film, ‘Luka’s prophecy’, has entered the official selection of the Lift-off festival in Great Britain.
‘Best child fiction’ award for Croatian short film “Lioncity” in ‘Europe Film Festival’ (Barcelona/Resistencia).
Fifteen-minute film for children, filmed in Čakovec, ‘Lioncity’, by Stanka Gjurić, has entered the competition part of the ‘Europa Film’ Festival, which takes place at the end of March 2021 in Barcelona (Spain) and Resistencia (Argentina). However, due to the coronavirus situation, it is forced to be shown online. On the occasion of choosing Stanka’s film, and given the topic it deals with (danger threatens people from outside, which is why they remain locked in their homes), ‘Teknochat’ platform made an interview with the author, which was published on the Festival website.
Stanka’s interview in Večernji list.
Stanka’s poetry was translated into Chinese, but Stanka translated the poetry of a Hong Kong poet, Agnes S. L. Lam, who translated Stanka’s poems, into Croatian.
Born in Hong Kong, Agnes S. L. Lam (林舜玲) is a Chinese poet writing in English. Her publications include personal collections, Woman to Woman and Other Poems《女人間的心聲和其他詩歌》（1997), Water Wood Pure Splendour《水木清華》（2001), A Pond in the Sky《天空之池》（2013) and Poppies by the Motorway《公路旁的紅罌粟》（2017). For many years, she has been invited to publish her poetry in international journals and anthologies; some of her works have been translated into German, Italian and other languages. An Honorary Fellow in Writing by the University of Iowa in America and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Lam was awarded the Nosside World Poetry Prize (Special Mention), based in Italy and endorsed by UNESCO. In her early years, she went abroad to study in Singapore and America. After obtaining her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, she taught at the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong. As Professor at HKU, she supervised PhD students and served as an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts. In addition to writing poetry, she was also a researcher. Her recent book, Becoming Poets: The Asian English Experience《詩人歷程：亞洲的英語經驗》(2014) introduces the creative lives of 50 Asian poets writing in English.
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation has selected Stanka Gjurić website — http://stankagjuric.from.hr/ — for inclusion in its Literary Authors from Europe and Eurasia Web Archive. The Archive is an initiative developed by librarians at Columbia University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and Yale University, in partnership (as the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation), with Brown University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania. The project aims to collect websites related to literary authors (of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), translators, critics, and publishers from Europe and Eurasian (including Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, and the countries of the Former Soviet Union), with the aim of preserving the history of the contemporary literary process as reflected in the non-print publishing activity of important literary figures and organizations.
3rd program of Croatian Radio, show ‘Words and Words’, editor Irena Matijašević (performance of Stanka’s lyrical prose under the common title ‘The game has begun’).
A sixteen-minute film for children, by Stanka Gjurić, “Lioncity / Lavograd”, at the ‘Teknochat Film Festival’ in Spain (Barcelona) in 2020, has won the ‘Best Fiction’ award. By the way, at this festival, as every year, awards were given in the following categories: Best Screenplay, Best Actress / Actor, Best Director, Best Feature Film, Best Music, Best Animation, all the way to the Audience Award, etc.
The film was shot in Stanka’s hometown Čakovec, and it shows a city occupied by lions, which, in cooperation with nature, is defended by a thirteen-year-old boy.
Jury review: “The gaze of a child is not easy to transfer to cinematography. In this film we can see in the first person as if we were children. Like the main character. We enter his world and understand it. Very good acting and artistic direction. Natural and diaphanous scenes. Very good lighting.”
Stanka Gjurić’s short film, ‘Perfect Tattoo’ this days won the award in the category ‘Best fiction’ at ‘Summer Film Festival’ (Barcelona / Argentina). Fifteen countries from three continents took part in the festival under the common name ‘4 Seasons Film Festival’. Review of the film ‘Perfect Tattoo, by an Festival Jury: “Great fiction film with a thriller ending. Black and white is justified to perfection, as it brings interest to the scenes. The rhythm is in crescendo. This helps the viewer to position themselves. But at the same time it surprises with unexpected details. Very good performances.”
WORLD FESTIVAL OF CROATIAN LITERATURE
Participants from Croatia and Herceg-Bosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina): Željka Lovrenčić, Ivan Aralica, Luko Paljetak, Đuro Vidmarović, Stjepan Šešelj, Zlatko Krilić, Mirko Ćurić, Boris Domagoj Biletić, Boris Njavro, Ivan Tolj, Mislav Ježić, Hrvoje Hitrec, Dubravka Oraić-Tolić, Božidar Petrač, Stjepan Čuić, Dubravko Jelačić Bužimski, Mate Kovačević, Miroslav Međimorec, Zdravko Gavran, Ernest Fišer, Tomislav Marijan Bilosnić, Nikola Đuretić, Ivan Rogić Nehajev, Stanko Baković, Stanka Gjurić, Davor Šalat, Tihomil Maštrović Ivica Matičević, Stanko Krnjić, Slobodan Prosperov Novak, Milan Bošnjak, Sanja Vulić, Domagoj Vidović and Joso Živković, Mato Nedić, Ivan Sivrić, Fr. Miljenko Stojić.
Outside Croatia: academician Nikola Benčić, Petar Tyran, Jurica Čenar, Agnjica Čenar-Schuster (Burgenland, Austria); Petar Tašky (Burgenland, Slovakia); Timea Horvat, Šandor Horvat (Burgenland, Hungary) and Mijo Karagić (Hungary); Antonio Sammartino, Lepoldo Lalli, Antonio Piccoli (Molise, Italy); Petar Hategan and Anca Svetlana Faraci Farać (Karaševo, Romania); Tomislav Zigmanov, Vladimir Nimcevic, Lajco Perusić (Backa, Vojvodina); Adrijan Vuksanović, Zvonimir Deković, Diana Milošević (Boka Kotorska) and Vladimir Marvučić, (Bar, Montenegro); Ljerka Tot-Naumova (Macedonia); Henrik Heger, Marco Gjidara, (Paris, France); Zlatko Markus, Borislav Arapović (Sweden); Stjepan Šulek, Nada Pomper, Jagoda Marinić, Ružica Kanitz (Germany); Šimun Šito Ćorić, Ivna Žic, Dubravko Pušek (Switzerland); Flora Turner Vučetić (Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
A book of selected poems by Stanka Gjurić, entitled “”Insurmountable””, has just been published by ‘Izvori’, Zagreb.
Interview with Stanka Gjuric in CENTAR ZA KULTURU
Stanka Gjurić’s short animated film, “Once upon a time”, at the Argentina-based film festival, ‘Stop Motion Film Festival’, won two awards: Best Children’s Film and Audience Award.
Stanka Gjurić’s one-minute film, “Rhythm”, which was included in the “1 Minute Film Festival” in Cape Town (Republic of South Africa) last year, has been selected among the top 100 since the beginning of the 1-minute film festival, in International
1-Minute Film Festival in Istanbul (Turkey) at ‘Cinema Majestic’, 15 October 2020.
Stanka Gjurić’s short animated film “Once upon a time”, has entered the official selection of the International animated film festival “Stop Motion Film Festival” in Argentina.
Croatian Audiovisual Centre – Croatian film 2020.
Gjurić made two short films with animated dolls.
Short film by Stanka Gjuric, “Perfect Tattoo”, which was one of the best films to compete in 2019 at the Vip Fest in Barcelona and recently entered the official selection of the festival via the “Teknochat” platform , won the ‘Best Thriller’ category yesterday, between seventy-seven best.
Stanka’s esays on Croatian radio HRT-HR 3.
Film “Perfect Tattoo” by poet and filmmaker Stanka Gjuric, along with cca seventy other films by filmmakers from around the world, has entered the official selection of ‘Vip Fest’, which shows the selection of the best films, among thousands of them at film festivals in 2019, organized by Teknochat platforms from Barcelona (Spain). Attending this festival means being one of the best in 2019, and the competition between them all in 2020 is divided into categories: documentary, comedy, horror and thriller, animation and sci-fi, experimental and erotic, and romantic and drama. Gjurić’s short film is in the horror and thriller category.
It is an event that takes place every year, and the competition includes the films themselves, as well as the directors, actors and / or screenwriters of the same.
Stanka’s essays on Croatian radio HRT-HR3.
About Stanka’s book in a book of literary essays by Ljerka Car.
Stanka’s essays on Croatian radio HRT-HR3.
Stanka’s poems translated in Arab language by Azza Bard, Cairo (Egypt).
Meeting with children at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychological Assistance at KBC Rebro.
Reading poetry ‘on Poetry to go’
One minute film by Stanka Gjuric ‘Rhithm’ in Film Festival Cape Town (South Africa)
In Poetry Fesival in Island Brač
In Poetry Festival ‘Vrzova Ljubica’ in Samobor (Croatia)
Stanka presented her new book in Croatian writers Association
From March to May
Stanka’s essays read in Croatian Radio
Croatian Beautiful, Famous & Sexy Actresses on IMDb
Stanka began filming her first movie omnibus under the working title ‘Six cryings’.
Best Croatian female essayists:Stanka Gjurić, Dubravka Ugrešić, Slavenka Drakulić.
Stanka’s essays read in Croatian Radio HR: 20.09., 29.11. 13.12. 20.12., 27.12.
The renowned French distribution company ‘Gonella Productions’ has offered to Stanka a distribution of her short film ‘Perfect Tattoo’ on various platforms around the globe, as the company collaborates with a large network of television, theatrical, DVD, VOD, Internet customers…
Stanka’s eighteen book of lyric essays “Truth about happiness”, is published on 30. Augusth.
In a new issue of Magazine ‘Republika’ published six of Stanka’s lyric essays.
This morning, at 10.30, on the 3rd program of Croatian Radio, at ‘Words and Words’ emission, were performing two of Stanka’s lyric essays titled ‘The truth about us’ and ‘From love’.
Prize competition and Monument award Julije Benešić. DHK
At Kvirin’s poetic encounters in Sisak. Photo by Siniša Matasovic. KVAKA
New book ‘Unveiling reality is ready for buyers on ShopMyBook
The night of a book
Stanka find out that her poetry book ‘Ključarev san’ was translated and published in Italy 1994.
Stanka’s essays in Magazine ‘Kolo’.
Stanka’s lyrical essays in Magazine ‘Motrišta’ (Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Stanka, who started her acting career in 1989, with the role of “White Rose” in the Yugoslav-British film directed by Rajko Grlić: “That Summer of White Roses”, and then played in films directed by Miroslav Međimorec, Oja Kodar, Zrinko Ogresta, etc., also has acting role in the latest film directed by Vinko Brešan, whose premier is expected at the end of the year.
Stanka’s book of lyrical essays ‘The Truth About Happiness’ received financial support from the City of Zagreb.
FrogCast, Video made from Wikipedia article
The promotion of the magazine ‘Riječi’ (Words) in which are published Stanka’s lyric essays.
HRVATSKO SLOVO –window book
Seven lyrical essays in Magazine “Riječi”
Stanka’s lyrical essay in Magazine “Zadarska smotra”
27. ‘Croatia rediviva ča-kaj-što’ in a poetical encounter on island Brač
Gjurić published her 15-th book.
Stanka among top bloggers on Blog.hr
Poetical encounter in Drenovci (Slavonija)
Gjurić published her fourteen book: https://www.shopmybooks.com/BE/en/book/stanka-gjuric-1/kroz-eros-i-thanatos-3
Short film ‘Perfect Tattoo’ on IMDB
Stanka read her poems in pediatric ward of Zagreb hospital Rebro.
Poetical encounter in Samobor
HRVATSKI FILMSKI PORTAL
14 siječnja/January 14
Today in CWA
Erotic poetry by Stanka Gjuric published on audio CD
Stanka’s essays and poetry in ‘Republika’
A new book ‘The answer’ is also published. Finally!
Stanka published her new book of lyrical essays ‘The Art of Living’.
Stanka finished her first short film for children. MEĐIMURSKE NOVINE
Collection of videopoetry in formationMOJ ZAGREB INFOPRISHTINAPRESS
New finished book (in thopic: love advice) waiting for publisher
MOJ ZAGREB INFO PRISHTINAPRESS
Poetical encounter in Rijeka
MOJ ZAGREB INF
News (in English) in
Soon in DHK
New book “The Answer” in print.
Stanka become a Member of HAZUD
08. veljače/February 8
Videopoetry completely on YouTube.