Olmo Omerzu

Olmo Omerzu

Director, Writer

Olmo Omerzu (b. 1984, Ljubljana, Slovenia) started out on the editorial board of the comic book Stripburger, on which he collaborated at exhibitions all over Europe. His first short film as director, Almir (1998), was produced by RTV, Slovenia’s national public broadcaster. His short feature The Second Act (Druhé dějství, 2008) was hugely successful with festival juries throughout Europe. He was a student of Prague’s FAMU from 2004 to 2011 and was influenced by the work of Jan Švankmajer and Věra Chytilová. He gave his debut with the drama A Night Too Young (Příliš mladá noc, 2012), which was premiered in the Berlinale’s Forum section. Since its premiere at San Sebastian Family Film has earned kudos at numerous festivals, including Tokyo, where it took away the award for Best Artistic Contribution. His film Winter Flies was awarded at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it was named Czech Oscar candidate for 2019 edition and won 6 Czech Lion Awards inlcuding Best Film and Best Director.


Family Film

2015, Fiction
Director, Writer

A Night Too Young

2012, Fiction
Director, Writer

Winter Flies

2018, Fiction

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