In 2019, the Kinoblub Zagreb, a still active film club founded in Croatia in 1928 to promote amateur filmmaking, joined forces with the Austrian Film museum to start the process of restoring the work of its most prolific member: Tatjana Ivančić (1913-1986). Ivancic made around seventy Super 8mm films in just two decades (1960-1980), with a Russian camera that her son had stopped using. With all the freedom that comes with amateur filmmaking, her work had a successful run on the amateur film festival circuit in the former Yugoslavia. Always based on her daily life, Ivancic's work poetically rescues the beauty of nature, of small things, small flashes of light among the mundane. (GDP)
Tatjana Ivančić (1913-1987) was a Doctor of Law, and a housewife who started filming in her mid fifties, when both of her sons grew up. She was a member of the Cineclub Zagreb where she made 75 films, and the first record of her films dates to 1968. Ivančić was competing actively in the amateur film festival circles of the time and besides Yugoslavia her films were screened in Japan, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Austria (that we know so far). She left no written accounts of her work, and only 14 of her films were preserved. They are being kept at the film department of the Croatian State Archives — Croatian Film Archive/Croatian Cinematheque.