(1932-04-22)22 April 1932|
Maribor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
16 February 2016(2016-02-16) (aged 83)|
After studying film directing, Pogačnik first worked as a film critic, before becoming a prominent author of documentary films in the 1960s, mainly dealing with social issues. He also made several short films, including Tri etide za Cathy i Miloša, which won the Silver Bear award at the 1972 Berlin International Film Festival.
In 1967 he made his first feature film Stronghold of Toughs (Slovenian: Grajski biki), and he won the Golden Arena for Best Director for his last feature film Cafe Astoria (Kavarna Astoria, 1989) at the 1989 Pula Film Festival.
- Stronghold of Toughs (Grajski biki, 1967)
- Cafe Astoria (Kavarna Astoria, 1989)
- Jože Pogačnik at the Internet Movie Database
- Jože Pogačnik at the Slovenian Film Fund website (Slovene)
Recipients of the Prešeren Fund Award