The Eight Commissioner

Fast Forward 2018 / Projections:
10/12/2018 / 19h30 / CIC ‘Budo Tomović’ – Dodest Scene / Podgorica
11/12/2018 / 19h00 / CC Berane / Berane

Osmi povjerenikIvan Salaj, Croatia, 2018, 139′

Director: Ivan Salaj
Screenplay: Ivan Salaj
Editor: Marin Juranić
Starring: Frano Mašković, Borko Perić, Ivo Gregurević, Nadia Cvitanović, Goran Navojec, Filip Šovagović
Producer: Jozo Patljak


Siniša Mesjak is an ambitious politician who gets involved into scandal. In order to keep him away from the public eye, the Prime Minister sends him to Trećić, an isolated Croatian island with no telephone or internet signal, and which inhabitants speak with the dialect that he does not understand. There, he is in charge for organising local elections – a task that seven commissioners before him failed to accomplish.

About the author

Ivan Salaj was born in 1969 in Zagreb. He is screenplay writer and director. He is the author of ‘See You’ (1995), a mid-length film, awarded at the Film fest Cottbus, documentary films ‘Second Floor, Basement’ (1991) and ‘Hotel Sunja’ (1992), as well as ‘Resistance Day’, which was part of the feature anthology Zagreb Stories Vol. 3 (2015). He worked as director, screenwriter and script-doctor on Croatian Radio television and RTL, and has directed around 60 commercials. ‘The Eighth Commissioner’ is his first feature.

Festivals and awards

Pula Film Festival 2018 (Croatia) – Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor (Borko Perić), Golden Arena for Best Visual Effects (Tomislav Vujnović, Antonija Patljak, Siniša Mataić i Sandrino Požežanac), Golden Arena for Best Costume Design (Morana Starčević), Golden Arena for Best Scenography (Ivana Škrabalo), Golden Arena for Best Music (Alen Sinkauz and Nenad Sinkauz)
Beach Film Festival Ohrid 2018 (Macedonia) – Best feature length film
Filmfest München 2018 (Germany)
Sarajevo Film Festival 2018 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Star film fest 2018 (Croatia)
Mediteran Film Festival 2018 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Filmska revija mladeži i Four River Film Festival 2018 (Croatia)
Festival glumca 2018 (Croatia)