Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Irfan received his BA degree in Film and Theatre Directing from the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in his home town in 2014, followed by a Master's in the same field of studies. In addition to directing several short student feature films - Precious received numerous awards, including Best Student Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2018 - and two short documentaries, Irfan has also staged five full-length theatre plays. Film directors who have had a major influence on his work and personal understanding of film as an art form are Stanley Kubrick, Harmony Korine, Bong Joon-ho and Hirokazu Koreeda.
What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?
Last book I read was Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami. My favorite books of all time are One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Death and the Dervish by Mesa Selimovic and Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol.
Most visited blogs, websites? :
What apps do you use the most and why?
Reddit - best community
Autodesk SketchBook - amazing free app for sketching
Snapseed - one of the best photo editing apps
Muzei - new work of art as a screensaver everyday, great way to get yourself acquainted with work of the famous artists
Gmail - work
Evernote - I use multiple platforms, both Windows, MacOs and Android, and I am able to sync my notes on all of them with Evernote
Whats currently on your playlist?
Avalanche by Leonard Cohen
North Country Blues by Bob Dylan
Feel the Love by Kanye West & Kid Cudi
WAV Files by Lupe Fiasco
Sing about me, I'm dying of thirst by Kendrick Lamar
One for Ghost by J Dilla
Once an Addict by J. Cole
Sweet Thing by David Bowie
Baby Boy by Childish Gambino
What records would you recommend to hear?
Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?
Only yesterday by Isao Takahata
Shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda
Gummo by Harmony Korine
Memory of Murder by Bong Joon - Ho
Peppermint Candy by Lee Chang-dong
Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovsky
Shock Corridor by Samuel Fuller
The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg
Camera Buff by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Which artists working today do you admire most?
What are some of your tv top tips right now?
Who are you following?
What tools do you use in your work?
Film editing: Adobe Premiere pro and Avid media composer
Compositing: Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke
3D: Maxon Cinema4D, Octane Renderer
Color grading: Davinci Resolve
Shooting: Panasonic GH5
Scriptwriting: Celtx, Scrivener
What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?
What are your favorite gadgets?
My trusty Macbook Air for writing.
Galaxy Note 9 for excellent camera and amazing stylus for quick sketching and storyboarding.
Amazon Kindle - best 50$ ever spent.
My custom made PC, for video editing, compositing, gaming.