Boris Trbic

Boris Trbic was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia and has been living and working in Australia since 1992. Boris completed his M.A in Media Studies at Deakin University and his PhD at Monash University. His key areas of research include Palestinian cinema, cinemas of the Middle East and documentary film. He has taught screen and media and cinema studies at Melbourne universities and film schools, including Monash University, RMIT, VCA and Swinburne University of Technology where he has been teaching cinema history and scriptwriting since 2006.

Boris is the author of Once Upon a Time in the Middle East: Cinemas of a Region in Crisis 1990-2010, published by Filmski Centar Srbije (2012) about the works of the Middle East filmmakers who emerged as prominent voices of the global arthouse circle during this period.
He has contributed critical essays and interviews to the collections of essays Re-imagining Asia: A Thousand Years of Separation (2008) and Dislocation and Reconciliation in Kosovo: Essays on Goran Radovanovic’s film Enclave (2016).

Boris published more than seventy essays, critical analyses and interviews in Australian, American, Korean and Serbian film magazines, including Metro, Screen Education, Transnational Screens, Bright Lights Magazine, Storylines and worked as a regular reviewer on 3RRR’s Film Buffs’ Forecast. He co-wrote the screenplays for Goran Radovanovic’s documentary films The Makavejev Case: A Trial at Movie Theater (2018) and Waiting for Handke (2021) screened in the international film festival circuit. He also co-wrote scripts for Australian short films The Red Circle (Sascha-Rene Karner, 2015) and Snapshot (Cesar Salmerom-Hoving, 2012) screened at local and international film festivals.


Description of a Struggle

Description d’un combat/Description of a Struggle (1960 Israel/France 60 mins) Prod Co: Wim van Leer/SOFAC Prod: Yitzhak Zohar Dir, Scr: Chris Marker Phot: Ghislain Cloquet, Mayer Levin, Bertrand…