© Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
Feb. 2016 - Apr. 2016
|Born in 1982, Maa Drndić began her artist career at the academy of Applied Arts Rijeka Croatia where she completed BA and MA degrees in Printmaking Arts. For accomplished achievements on fourth year of the study (2005/2006) she was awarded with Rectors Scholarship.|
During her art studies Maa has been accepted for a documentary school held by French Atelier Varan in 2007 where she made documentary-autobiography "My Belgrade" and decided to continue filmmaking. After gaining her MA Degree in arts she has been invited for Aristoteles workshop sponsored by the Arte Chanel where she directed a film In the Shadow and enrolled in MA studies in cinematography at BFM, Estonia where she has graduated in January of 2011.
Maa Drndić directed seven documentary films and worked on over a dozen short fiction films as a cinematographer, editor and camera assistant, many of which received recognition and awards.
As a freelancer in photography, design and filmmaking Maa worked and cooperated with numerous Croatian and International publishing houses, cultural organizations, theaters, artist groups and festivals . Four of her book cover designs published by the Istrian Branch of The Society of Croatian Writers, have been chosen in the selection of the best designed books in 2007 and 2008 in Croatia, and were presented at the Book Art International Exhibition at the Frankfurt Book Fair as well as at the Leipzig Book Fair exhibition of Best Designed Books From All Over the World.
Besides being active in filmmaking, art and design Maa Drndić is also engaged in teaching as well as planning, curating and promoting educational and cultural projects and events.
She is one of the co-founders of Student Cultural Center Rijeka as well as art director and main selector for Student International Film festival (STIFF), Croatia.
In the last couple of years she mentors documentary and video workshops organized by HRSI Human Rights Initiative (Central European University), Hungary as well as Dokumetar project in Tbilisi, Georgia.