Marina Tetarić Prusec is a Croatian film director.
Born in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from Drama, Film and Television Academy in Zagreb – film and television directing (mentor: Dušan Vukotić). She also studied sociology in Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb.
Two times she won prizes for screenplays (in the competitions) in Sarajevo, so she went there and directed two films.
A few years she directs a series of documentary and documentary-feature films for the Croatian National Television. She is developing not only in writing screenplays and in directing, but also in organization and in production of all kinds of forms (she created short forms, commercial spots, documentaries and features).
A few years she works in the Ministry of Defense RH – in Public Relations Department which includes film-TV studio. There she works as civil person in developing production of different forms: documentaries, documentary-features, spots, clips, coverages. She works as director, writer, in organization and in presentation production in public.
She acquired international experience several times – in 2001 and 2003 she went to Rome in Italy, where she presents Croatia at the International Film Festival Eserciti e Popoli. There, in 2001 for her documentary “Under The Horizon“ she won First prize for the best film in its category (in competition of 70 countries from all over the world).
Last few years she works in the independent productions.
For directing film "Tunnel", she received the Silver Award at So You Think You Can Act, a competition exclusively targeted to recognize the talent of directors and actors from around the world, USA, 2019.
With the same she entered the Official Selection of The Hollywood First-Time Filmmaker Showcase, 2020, and also the New York Lift-Off Film Festival, 2021.
Her screenplays for feature films are at the top of film festivals in the USA, Russia and India:
"Wild Time" is selected in Top 10 finalists at the European International Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2019 (in competition of more than 600 projects from all the world), and also is nominated at Jaipur IFF, India, 2020.
"Superincognito" is selected into the Official Selection of Film Festival LA Under the Stars, Los Angeles, 2020 (in competition of more than 1500 submissions from worldwide), and also is nominated at New Delhi Film Festival-NDFF, India, 2021.
SF "Connection" won as Best Treatment at the Script and Storyboard Showcase, Los Angeles, 2020.
"Flyby" is the finalist of the European International Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2020 (in competition of more than 800 projects from worldwide), and also is selected in Top 7 finalists of the Film Festival Hollywood Art and Movie Awards, 2021.
"The Smile" is nominated at International Screenplay Competition ISC@JIFF (Mind to Audience), Jaipur, India, 2021, and also is selected in Top 10 finalists of Film Festival LA Under the Stars, Los Angeles, 2021 (in competition of more than 1000 submissions from worldwide).
“Flight to Eternity” won as Best Treatment at the World Film Carnival, Singapore, 2021.
“Flyby” and “The Smile” entered the Hot 100 Best Screenplays at the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, LA, 2021.
At invitation of the festival organizers, she participated in a script panel at the Hollywood Art and Movie Awards, 2021.
She is married, has two sons.
• DOG, feature film
• TIME FOR HUMANITY, documentary-feature film
• THE UNUTILISED, feature film
• HOMELESS PEOPLE, documentary
• FOR PEACE AND LOVE, documentary-feature film
• INVALIDS OF WAR, documentary
• GOD LIKES ROCK'N'ROLL, TOO, documentary-feature film
• LONGING TO RETURN TO BOSNIA, documentary-feature film
• DIARY OF A COMBATANT, documentary-feature film
• SOS CHILDREN VILLAGE – CROATIA, documentary
• INVALIDS OF WAR RETURN HOME, documentary
• KRAPINA, BIG SMALL TOWN, documentary
• UNDER THE HORIZON, documentary
• TEN, documentary
• TUNNEL, documentary
• MENU, documentary
• FLIGHT OF THE SKY MASTERS, documentary
• HOUSE UNDER THE SUN, serial about architecture
• FARM, docusoap