Hanna Slak, Slovenian, born 1975 in Warsaw, based in Berlin, is a film director, multimedia artist and writer. She has written and directed feature films for the big screen (Blind Spot, 2001; Teah, 2007; Rudar, 2017), as well as documentary films and experimental shorts. She also creates video installations and video design for the stage. Her poems have been published in Slovenia, her short plays in English and German have been staged at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Her films are screened at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, and others.
Among the awards for her work are Best Director, Best Actor and Best Editing at the Festival of Slovenian Film for RUDAR; Silver Bear for Short Film for the experimental documentary Laborat (writer, editor, producer); Best Director at Sofia Film Festival, Best Actress (Manca Dorrer) at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and Don Quijote Prize at Cottbus Film Festival for feature film Blind Spot; Best Camera, Best Sound and Critics’ Award for Best Film at the Festival of Slovenian Film for children’s feature film Teah.
Her 3rd feature film RUDAR was the Slovenian entry for the 2018 Foreign Language Academy Awards (the Oscars).
Director’s Filmography of Feature Films, 2017: Rudar (The Miner), 2009: Some Other Stories – one episode of episode film, 2007: Tea (Teah) Childrens’ Film, 2002: Slepa pega (Blind Spot), 2001: Desperado Tonic – one episode of episode film