Rajko Grlic was born in 1947 in Zagreb, Croatia. He directed his first amateur film at the age of 15, and his first professional short at 18. He studied and graduated in film directing at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1971, mentored by professor Elmar Klos.
As director and scriptwriter, he has worked on some twenty short films and more than fifteen television documentaries – which won him numerous awards. As scriptwriter and co-writer, he has worked on eleven feature films and a ten-episode TV series, The Reckless Years, directed by Srdjan Karanovic. This work won him a dozen international prizes.
He is Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film at Ohio University, Athens, OH and Guest Professor of Film at Art School, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. He has taught Film Direction and has delivered lectures and workshops at more than thirty universities in Europe and America.
He is member of the European Film Academy, of the Croatian Film Directors Association and the American Scriptwriters Association. His work in film has received, among others, the Nazor prize, life achievement award of the City of Denver and the title of honorary citizen of Montpellier, France.
His films have been shown in cinemas across all five continents, they were included in competition programs of leading world festivals, from Cannes onwards, and they have received more than fifty international prizes.
Director and Scriptwriter Credits:
- 2016 The Constitution
- 2009 Just Between Us
- 2006 Border Post
- 2002 Josephine
- 2001 Who Wants to be a President documentary Co-Director
- 1991 Charuga
- 1989 That Summer of White Roses
- 1987 Three for Happiness
- 1984 In the Jaws of Life
- 1981 You Love Only Once
- 1978 Bravo Maestro
- 1974 If It Kills Me
- 2003 Lucky Kid - Directed by Igor Mirkoic
- 2001 Who Wants to be a President
- 1991 Charuga
- 1990 Virdzina - Directed by Srdjan Karanoic
He wrote, directed and produced How to Make Your Movie; An Interactive Film School, which won eight international awards, including the New York Grand Prix for Best World Multi-media in 1998.
- M.F.A., FAMU Film Academy, Prague, Czech Republic
- Master Class in Filmmaking
THE CONSTITUTION (TRAILER, 2016)