Hanna Slak, Slovenian (b. 1975, Warsaw) is a film director, multimedia artist and writer based in Berlin. She glides between the visual and the textual and between several native languages. 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 19 Awards at International Festivals for RUDAR (3 Awards for Best Director, 3 awards for Best Actor, Best Camera, Best Editing and many others); 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).
Rudar (The Miner) / 2017 / feature
Some Other Stories / 2009 / one episode of episode film
Tea (Teah) / 2007 / Children's Film
Slepa pega (Blind Spot) / 2002
Desperado Tonic / 2001 / one episode of episode film