Urša Menart

(c) Željko Stevanić

Urša Menart is a Slovenian writer and director. She has graduated in Film and TV directing from the University of Ljubljana Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in 2010. She had been working as an assistant director and documentarian before starting to work as a screenwriter. Her first credit as a script collaborator was on Nightlife (directed by Damjan Kozole and co-written by Kozole and Ognjen Sviličić), which won Kozole Best Director in Karlovy Vary IFF in 2016. She made her debut feature as writer/director with My Last Year as a Loser (2018), that won the Slovenian national award Vesna for Best Film and Best Screenplay, among other awards. She collaborated with Kozole and Sviličić again on Half-Sister, which premiered in Competition at Karlovy Vary IFF in 2019. She was recently awarded the Župančič Award of the City of Ljubljana for art and culture. She is currently serving as president of the Directors Guild of Slovenia.