- Master of Film
Viktor Zahtila (b. Pula, Croatia) is an activist, a journalist and a filmmaker. In his 20's he was one of the prominent figures of the LGBT liberation struggle in Croatia. He also worked as a political journalist in various print and digital media. In 2017 he was named the best young film critic by the Croatian Society of Film Critics. In 2018 he received a B.A. in Film and TV Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. His short student film "After-party", where he documented the last days of his romantic relationship, had a healthy run in the festival circuit and won several awards. He uses his artistic practice as a vehicle to explore male sexuality from various angles, including his own, with the aim of developing a specific filming process which would work as a method of sexual liberation. He also explores trauma caused by physical violence, trying to discover in art a space for its expression free of any expectations, threaded paths and preordained victim archetypes.