Baby Tooth

Fiction short / 2016.

DirectorSaša Ban
ScreenplaySaša Ban, Nevenka Sablić
CastMarija Škaričić, Nina Erak-Svrtan, Vinko Kraljević
CinematographyHrvoje Franjić
EditingMartin Semenčić
Sound designMartin Semenčić
ProducerHrvoje Osvadić
ProductionPetnaesta umjetnost
DistributionPetnaesta umjetnost
SupportHrvatski audiovizualni centar (HAVC)


Jana attends a family farewell party at a pizza place, organized for her dad who is awaiting a difficult operation. The words “everything is going to be all right” become a mantra aiming to ward off any thoughts of death from the table. She just has to give a few tokens of appreciation to the nurses, an envelope to the doctor, and stay positive.

Year: / 2016. / Format: DCP / Duration: 14′ / color / Orig. Title: Mliječni zub 

About director

Saša Ban

Born in 1978 in Zagreb. He graduated in film and TV directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art. He also graduated in comparative literature and philosophy from the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2003. He has been a member of the Croatian Film Directors Guild since 2007. He received two awards at the 14th Croatian Film Days for his documentary Park. His short feature Interior, Apartment, Night was awarded at the 2009 Cottbus Film Festival. He has directed the following documentary TV series: The ExchangeTravelling the World in College Shoes and Direct. He has directed short documentary Ana and her Brothers, which was included in the official program of the 2010 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. He won the Special Award at the 9th Zagreb Film Festival for his documentary Land of Knowledge.

Festivals and Awards

  • Zagreb Film Festival 2016. – Zlatna kolica za najbolji film u programu Kockice
  • Festival mediteranskog filma Split 2017.
  • Filmska runda 2017.
  • Dani hrvatskog filma 2017.
  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2017.
  • Međunarodni filmski festival u Sofiji 2018.