Sarajevo, rush hour. Emir (15), accompanied by a social worker, is on his way to meet his father Safet for a
weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late ...

Director's Statement

PICNIC is a film that talks about one of the most important relationships in the life of every man: the father-son relationship.
In this film that relationship is put in the specific context that is slowly revealed to the audience: the father doesn’t hold custody over his son and is only allowed to visit him under supervision, during time limited visits. What adds more to the story is that the father clearly did something horrible in the past, for which he deserves the treatment he is getting, and he is also aware of it. But still, one should never underestimate the power of the father-son bond ...

Director's Biography

Jure Pavlovic (born in 1985) graduated in Film and TV Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He took part in different international workshops and talent venues like Berlinale Talents, Sarajevo Talent Campus, Sources 2, MAIA, etc. His short films HALF AN HOUR FOR GRANDMA (2010) and UMBRELLA (2012) were shown at more than 50 festivals winning six awards. His third short film PICNIC (2015) premiered at the 65th Berlin IFF in the Generation 14plus programme. It went on to win different awards like the GRAND PRIZE – Best narrative short at Flickers – Rhode Island FF (RIFF’s official Oscar submission) and GRAND PRIX – Best film at the 24th Croatian Film Days

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jure Pavlovic

Written by: Jure Pavlovic, Džejna Avdic

Produced by: Luka Venturin, Jure Pavlovic

Cinematography: Almmir Fakic

Editing: Dragan Von Petrovic

Production Design: Emina Sulejmani

Costume Design: Emina Sulejmani

Sound Design: Vladimir Božic

Cast: Emir Mušic (son), Aleksandar Seksan (father), Senad Alihodžic (social worker)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2015