For the last fifteen years, I have been working as an independent TV journalist, documentary filmmaker, photographer, camera operator, editor and coach. I directed and co-directed several awarded documentaries and numerous promotional films. I am currently working in Brussels on different audio-visual and film projects for film production companies, EU institutions and international organizations, TV stations as well as audio-visual and film coach and consultant for different agencies and EU delegations.
I graduated from the Faculty of Political science in Zagreb, department TV journalism and public relations. I have a master's degree both in audio-visual and film production as well as in audio-visual and film directing from French universities Paul Valery III in Montpellier and ESAV (Ecole supérieure d’audiovisuel) in Toulouse. Constantly striving to improve and provide my clients with the best possible work, I continue to develop myself professionally both through work and learning, always keeping up with new trends and technologies.
In over fifteen years of experience in filmmaking, video and photography, I had the opportunity to work for different clients in international environments such as in Nepal, Argentina, Ghana, Eritrea, Guinea, Bangladesh, Armenia, Georgia, Senegal, Azerbaijan and all around Europe. Most of my work is concentrated on social, environmental and development topics as well as audio-visual portrait storytelling, documentary filmmaking and institutional videos. I have also been a film selector and a jury member at various film festivals and a guest lecturer at universities, conferences and festivals.
Native Croatian, I fluently speak English, French and Spanish and have a good understanding of Dutch.
Throughout the years working in different countries I have developed a network of experienced professionals that work in my team, audiovisual and communication experts, consultants and technicians, bringing the projects to a new level. Our work is always highly appreciated by clients, some of which are UNICEF, UN, EUROPEAN COMMISSION and EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT as well as BBC STUDIOWORKS, BRUZZ TV and different types of NGOs.
In the last 10 years I have directed and co-directed several awarded documentaries that were screened at international festivals, in museums as well as on TV stations worldwide. As a photographer I had several group and individual photo exhibitions in Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Italy and Belgium with the most recent ones in Rome and Zagreb covering the influence of the lockdown on our daily lives. I have recently finished my new documentary “Where have all the smiles gone” that is currently being screend at festivals, about Nepalese migrant workers and I am now working on the new documentary film “Khadia” about female genital mutilation.
Audiovisual and film equipment that me and my team are using is adapted to the latest trends and formats with excellent quality both in image and sound in filming and editing. We use mostly high-quality SONY ALPHA cameras such as SONY ALPHA 1, SONY ALPHA A74, G master lenses, RODE KIT and SENNHEISER audio equipment, RONIN S gimbals, LEDGO lights, DJI MAVIC drones and ADOBE creative suite for editing.
Anja is a pleasure to work with. From directing to filming and editing, she has always delivered amazing work.
Anja is a bright creative mind and working with her is always a great experience. She confidently manages the entire project and always goes the extra mile, delivering a great end result.
Anja is patient, enthusiastic and professional. Thanks to her training I feel more confident. For those who want to learn video editing, I strongly recommend her.
William Vergati, Audiovisual Producer Euronews
It is my immense pleasure to recommend Anja. She is very diligent in completing her work and brings her creativity during the process.