Tanja Deman

experimental-documentary film

year: 2021

format: DCP, HD
duration: 25'

production: Kreativni sindikat
distribution: Bonobostudio

Horizon is an intimate story about the sea in the midst of a climate and ecological crisis.


More About the Film

In the collective imagination, the open sea and its isolated islands have always been a place of longing, contemplation, escape, even salvation. But, can these places still provide an escape in a time of global warming and pollution? This film essay, shot on the remotest and most isolated island in the Adriatic, observes the primordial seascape and the layered environmental changes that surround it. 

Directed, written and narrated by: Tanja Deman 
Cinematographers: Tanja Deman, Hrvoje Franjić
Editor: Iva Kraljević
Sound design, sound mix: Hrvoje Nikšić
Sound recording: Niko Gulam, Tanja Deman, Hrvoje Nikšić
Music used: “Muri Maro”, composed by Georgi Genov, performed by Philip Koutev Bulgarian Folk Ensemble
Drone operator: Niko Gulam
Colour grading: Iva Kraljević
Compositing: Tanja Deman 
Executive producers: Mia Bučević, Sara Jakupec, Marijana Veljović
Producer: Igor Grubić

Tanja Deman is a visual artist working in the medium of photography, film and public art. In the last years her work is focused on the topics of natural environment and ecology. She was born in Split, Croatia. She lives and works in Hamburg. She obtained a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb and MA in Lens-based Media at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Her work has been exhibited in a large number of exhibitions, including the 15th Venice Biennial of Architecture, National Croatian Pavilion; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna; Central House of Artists, Moscow; MUNTREF Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires; TENT, Rotterdam; Unseen, Amsterdam; Museum of African Design, Johannesburg, etc. 

Horizon (2021)


Sarajevo Film Festival (13/8-20/8/2021)
Liburnia Film Festival (23/8-27/8/2021)
25 FPS Festival, Zagreb (23/9-26/9/2021)
Imagine Science Film Festival (15/10-22/10/2021)
Environmental Film Festival, Zagreb (21/4-23/4/2022)
Croatian Film Days (10/5-14/5/2022)
Eko-film festival Mljet (2/9-3/9/2022)