Dana Budisavljević

A Zagreb-based producer and director, the author and co-author of several awarded documentary films (''Family Meals'', ''Straight A's''…). A cofounder of Hulahop Production Company.

Dana Budisavljević is a Zagreb-based producer and director. She is the author of several award-winning documentaries: Family Meals (Hulahop, 2012; Audience Award at ZagrebDox 2012 and Best Hope Award at Dokufest Prizren 2012), Straight A's (Factum, 2004; Grand Prix at Days of Croatian Film 2005 and four more awards at international festivals).

She co-wrote and edited Andrej Korovljev's documentary film Years of Rust (Factum, 2000). She holds a degree in TV and Film Editing. As a student she launched the first student film festival, F.R.K.A. Later on she became part of the Motovun Film Festival organizing team. She worked as Production Assistant in Factum for several years. In 2005 she launched ZagrebDox film festival together with Nenad Puhovski. In 2006, she founded Hulahop Production Company together with Olinka Vištica. From 2007 to 2011 she produced and occasionally directed youth TV show I Am Changing the World. She is one of the organizers of Animafest and, together with Olinka, she develops and produces Hulahop's feature and documentary projects.


Almost Equal

An educative documentary film intended for adolescents. It questions gender/sexual relationships and divisions in Croatia.

Straight A's

Made with a lot of passion and subtle humor, ''Straight A's'' is a documentary about Lidija Šunjerga, a Croatian woman who moved to Amsterdam at the age of 19, worked there as a prostitute for 15 years and then returned home, facing numerous problems.


Almost Equal, documentary (2005)
Straight A's, documentary (2004)
Great Shipwrecks of the Adriatic Sea, documentary TV series (co-director, 2006-2007)
I Am Changing the World, documentary TV series (2007-2011)
Family Meals, documentary (2012)
Diana's List, documentary (in production)