Filmmaker Anu Aun on EIA’S CHRISTMAS AT PHANTOM OWL FARM – Tara Karajica interviews

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Estonian writer-director and producer Anu Aun graduated with a BA in TV Directing and completed postgraduate studies in Film Directing at the Baltic Film and Media School. In 2005, she was one of the founders of the production company Luxfilm. Anu Aun has produced and directed several short films and documentaries and worked as a script editor for several short films. She also produced Maiju Ingman’s feature “Whatever, Aleksander!” in 2007. Anu Aun’s short film “Shift” has been selected at more than seventy international film festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Grimstad, Montreal, Shanghai, Uppsala and Rome and won seventeen prizes from all over the world. The Estonian Filmmaker’s Union gave this film the XIII Estonian Film Days Annual Film Award while the Estonian National Culture Foundation awarded “Shift” as The Best Debut of the Cultural Year. The script for her first feature film, “The Polar Boy,” was was developed at the Torino Film Lab and within the framework of the Nipkow Program. “The Polar Boy” premiered in the Official Competition at the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival and screened soon after at the Cairo International Film Festival and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Continue reading…

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Tara Karajica

​Tara Karajica is a Belgrade-based film critic and journalist. Her writings have appeared in Indiewire, Screen International, Variety, Little White Lies and Film New Europe, among many other media outlets, including the European Film Academy’s online magazine, Close-up and Eurimages. She is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.​​ In February 2018, she launched Fade to Her, a magazine about successful women working in Film and TV and in 2019, she was a member of the Jury of the European Shooting Stars (European Film Promotion). She is currently also a programmer for live action shorts at PÖFF Shorts. Tara is a regular at film festivals as a film critic, moderator and/or jury member.