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(2019)

Drama / 24 min.

In the middle of the Bosnian War, a teenage math-wiz is given a way out of the bloodshed when his math club gets an invitation to compete at the 1995 International Math Olympiad in Canada.

Inspired by true events.

Director/Writer: Sabina Vajrača
Producers: Miles Alva, Wes Akwuobi
Co-Producer: Sara Alize Cross
Associate Producers: 
Azra Isakovic, Myriam Schroeter
Production Designer: JoyAnna Hatcher
Director of Photography: Eugene Koh
Editor: Thomas Mendolia
VFX Artist: Joshua Sarlo
Sound: Chris Garcia, Martin Robertson
Composer: Dika Chartoff

 

CAST:
Nikola Jandric: Haris Turčinhodžić
Mrs. Medic: Mira Furlan
Selma Jandric: Leona Paraminski
Senita: Amila Kapetanović
Ajla Jandric: Ena Ćatić
Ćazim: Goran Ivanovski

Meho: Džemil Hadžiabdulahović

AWARDS

2020 HUMANITAS Prize Nominee in Short Films category

2019 DGA Student Awards Grand Prize in Women Directors category

2019 Student Academy Award Semifinalist

2019 Vail Film Festival Best Student Short

2017 Alfred P. Sloan Production Grant

OFFICIAL SELECTION

2019 Ojai Film Festival (Ojai, CA)

2019 Vail Film Festival (Vail, CO) ~ WINNER: Best Student Short

 2019 Festival Angaelica (Duluth, MN)

2019 Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia) ~ PREMIERE

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

2019 Cleveland International Film Festival

2019 Festival Angaelica (Duluth, MN)

2019 Dumbo Film Festival

2019 Cordillera International Film Festival

2019 SESIFF (Seoul, South Korea)

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CALLBACK

(2018)

Drama / 18 min.

When a talented yet struggling actress Laura has an uneasy encounter with an A-list director at the biggest audition of her career, she has to make a decision of whether to take the role, or walk away from her dream. 

Director: Sabina Vajrača
Writer: Victor Alonso-Berbel

Producers: Miles Alva, David Aguilar
Production Designers:

Vanessa Branch, Kathy Stocker
Directors of Photography: 

Mikaela Supulski, Lina Li
Editors: Thomas Mendolia, Sylvia Wang
Sound: Chris Garcia, Margo Sawaya
Composer: Andy Gladbach

Original Songs by: Kelly Zirbes
 

CAST:
Laura: Kirsten Kollender
Randy: Brennan Kelleher
Marvin: Ben Shields
Debbie: Leslie Stevens

© 2019 Sabina Vajrača