Nejc Gazvoda

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Nejc Gazvoda
Born (1985-06-05)5 June 1985
Novo Mesto, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
Occupation Writer, screenwriter, director
Notable work(s) Vevericam nič ne uide, Fasunga, V petek so sporočili da bo v nedeljo konec sveta
Notable award(s) Fabula Award
2006 Vevericam nič ne uide

Nejc Gazvoda (born 5 June 1985) is a Slovene writer, screenwriter and director.[1] He has published a number of novels and collections of short stories and also has written the scripts for two successful TV dramas and has recently written and directed his first feature film Izlet (A Trip) (2011).[2]

Gazvoda was born in Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia in 1985. He studied at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. Whilst still in secondary school he published his book of short stories Vevericam nič ne uide (Nothing Escapes the Squirrels) for which he won the Fabula Award in 2006 for best collection of short prose in Slovene published within the previous two years.[3]

His 2011 film A Trip was been selected as the Slovenian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[4]

Published works[edit]

  • Vevericam nič ne uide (Nothing Escapes the Squirrels), short stories, (2004)
  • Camera obscura, novel, (2004)
  • Sanjajo tisti, ki preveč spijo, novel, (2007)
  • Fasunga, short stories, (2007)
  • V petek so sporočili, da bo v nedeljo konec sveta (On Friday We Were Told the World Would End on Sunday), short stories, (2009),[5] short stories, (2009)

Filmography[edit]

  • Kot ptič, short documentary (2006) – writer and director
  • Bordo rdeča, short film (2007) – writer and director
  • Skrbnik, short film (2008) – writer and director
  • Osebna prtljaga, feature film (2009) – co-writer
  • Smehljaji, short film (2010) – writer
  • Izlet (A Trip), feature film (2011) – writer and director
  • Class Enemy (2013) – writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovene). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Gazvoda's film debut to open 14th Festival of Slovene Film". Culture section of Delo 29.09.2011 (in Slovene). Delo. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Slovene Writers' Association site". Fabula Award (in Slovene). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Slovenski kandidat za tujejezičnega oskarja bo Izlet". Times.si. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Two stories in English from On Friday We Were Told the World Would End on Sunday on Read Central, Slovenian literature in translation site

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