Sarajevo, rush hour. EMIR (15), accompanied by a SOCIAL WORKER, is on his way to meet his father SAFET for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late…

13 min

DIRECTED BY: Jure Pavlović
PRODUCED BY:  Luka Venturin & Jure Pavlović
WRITTEN BY: Džejna Avdić & Jure Pavlović
EDITOR: Dragan Von Petrovic
SOUND DESIGNER: Vladimir Božić
MAIN CAST: Emir Mušić, Aleksandar Seksan, Senad Alihodžić

Trailer of the film:

Picnic / Piknik – Short film TRAILER from Sekvenca on Vimeo.


About Jure Pavlović 


Jure Pavlović (1985) graduated film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He took part in different workshops and talent venues like Berlinale Talents, Sarajevo Talent Campus, Sources 2, MAIA, etc. His short films HALF ANHOUR FORGRANDMA(2010) and UMBRELLA(2012) were shown at more than 50 festivals winning six awards. His third short film PICNIC(2015) premiered at the 65th Berlin IFF in the Generation 14plus programme. It went on to win different awards like the GRAND PRIZE – Best narrative short at Flickers – Rhode Island FF (RIFF’s official Oscar submission) and GRAND PRIX – Best film at the 24th Croatian Film Days.
Jure Pavlović IMDB

Q&A with the director

Q: How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?
A: It took about two years from conceiving the original idea to completing the film. It was quite a challenging experience, but we maintained a positive outlook throughout, taking each obstacle as an opportunity to somehow improve upon the project. We developed it further by participating in various pitching forums and workshops, such as Euro Connection or Sarajevo City of Film. Berlinale Talents Short Film Station in particular turned out to be a huge leap in the right direction; it was there that the project took on its proper form. Securing funding for a short film is always difficult, but in the end I believe that we’ve gained a lot of experience from the process.

Q: Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
A: I see it as a vibrant community comprised of many different personalities, growing larger and larger every year.

Q: If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?’
A: Films by Andrei Tarkovsky. Such truly grand, powerful cinematic experiences deserve to be seen on the big screen in perfect conditions.

Q: What is your next project?
A: A feature film called AWAKENINGS; a movie that continues my exploration of family dynamics and difficulties in maintaining interpersonal relationships. It leans heavily on the formal aesthetics I’ve developed through my work on previous short films.


“Grand Prize” – Best short film, Rhode Island Film Festival
“Prix EFA Drama”, International Short Film Festival in Drama
“Special Mention” – Vilnius International Short Film Festival
“Grand Prix” – Best film; Best Acting in a Film, Croatian Film Days

On the web

Picnic (2015) – IMDb
European Film Adwards
Croatian Film ‘Picnic’ Wins European Oscar

Film contacts:

Jure Pavlović
Đorđićeva 6
10000 Zagreb
tel: +385 98 55 96 40



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