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World Festival of Animated Film /
short and feature film edition 6 - 11 June 2016
World Festival of Animated Film / short and feature film edition 6 - 11 June 2016
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Grand Competition Feature Film   |   BoŇ°ko Picula

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Boško Picula (1973, Šibenik), political scientist and film critic. He studied political science and journalism at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. He received the Chancellor’s Award. After graduating from his parent university, he earned a Master’s degree in International Relations and PhD in Comparative Politics. He works as a senior lecturer at the Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy in Zagreb, which includes teaching the class Politics through art. Picula is an external associate at the Faculty of Political Science and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, as well as the author of several scientific, technical and artistic articles. During his studies, his works started being published in the film magazine Hollywood. He also published his reviews in journals such as Vijenac, Total Film, Globus, Croatian Film Chronicles and the website film.hr. He is the co-author of the film broadcast Café cinema and the program for children and youth Kokice on Croatian National Television (HRT). Picula collaborated with HRT as a film critic (Dobro jutro: Kultura and Posebni dodaci) and the Croatian Radio (broadcast Licem u lice). He hosts the specialized broadcast about animated movies Animatik. He also directed the music video for the song Daleko by the band Batida, nominated for the music award Zlatna Koogla. Picula was a member of the selection committees and juries of numerous Croatian and foreign film festivals and manifestations (Youth Film Festival and Four River Film Festival in Karlovac, Visegrad Animation Forum in Trebon), and worked as an editor of festival publications for Animafest, Pula Film Festival and One Take Film Festival in Zagreb. He is a member of the Croatian Political Science Association, Croatian Journalists’ Association, the Croatian Society of Film Critics and the National Commission for Debate Competition, as well as the American political science associations MPSA and NPSA.