FREEDOM FROM DESPAIR: SCREENINGS AND AWARDS
SCREENINGS View Awards

Freedom From Despair for Industry Professionals in Beverly and Q&A with the Film's Stars

Television Premiere on PBS (KOCE-TV)
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 9:00 pm and
Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm
PBS TV release made possible by Artukovich & Son, Inc / Vidmar, Inc and W.A. Rasic Construction and Marwit Capital. For  a list of channels click here.

Screening for the European Union at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 9:00 pm
This is an Adriatic Institute Sponsored Event at the International Leaders Summit on Economic Growth

Fullerton Film Festival, Official Selection
Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 7:00 pm, at the Campus Theatre (Building 1300) on the Fullerton College Campus 321 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA

Croatian Club Sydney screening, Sydney, NSW
Friday, April 28, 2006 / 7:30 pm film screening (after screening party at Sundowner bar!)
$10 donation per person at the door
921 Punchbowl Rd, Punchbowl, Sydney NSW, Australia
Contact: Bob Barasic bobbarisic@yahoo.com.au
This is a Croatian Club Sydney and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Cine Golden Eagle Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 7:45 pm, at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD

Interview with Brenda Brkusic on PBS (KOCE) “Real Orange” Television Program
January 12, 2006 at 6:30 PM on KOCE

Film Festival about Croatian Immigrants, Official Selection
Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 3:00pm (15:00), at the Cinema Europa in Zagreb, Croatia

St. Lucy Croatian Catholic Church screening, Troy, Michigan
Saturday, November 5, 2005 / 6:00 pm pre-glow cocktail party, 7:30 pm film screening
$20 tax-deductible donation per person at the door for the film only 
$100 tax deductible donation for pre-glow party and film (includes two tickets to the party and the film)
$500 to become a sponsor of the screening (includes 6 tickets to the party and the film)
200 East Wattles Road, Troy, Michigan 48098
Contact: Mariann Zander 810-231-3300 or zanderind@chartermi.net or Church office at 248-619-9910
This is a St. Lucy's Croatian Catholic Church and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Croatian Club Deakin - Canberra screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Canberra, Australia
Sunday, October 30, 2005 / 6:00 pm film screening
$15 donation per person at the door, $10 for Seniors
2 Grose St Deakin 2600, ACT Australia
Contact: Bob Barasic bobbarisic@yahoo.com.au
This is a Croatian Club Sydney and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Croatian Club Sydney screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Sydney, NSW
Friday, October 28, 2005 / 7:00 pm film screening (after screening party at Sundowner bar!) 
$15 donation per person at the door, $10 for Seniors
921 Punchbowl Rd, Punchbowl, Sydney NSW, Australia 
Contact: Bob Barasic bobbarisic@yahoo.com.au
This is a Croatian Club Sydney and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Wollongong Catholic Center screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / 7:00 pm film screening
$15 donation per person at the door, $10 for Seniors
7-9 Bellevue Rd, Figtree 2525, Wollongong NSW, Australia
Contact: Bob Barasic bobbarisic@yahoo.com.au
This is a Wollongong Catholic Center and CAN sponsored event! For more information click here.

Croatian Catholic Center - Springvale screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday, October 23, 2005 / 12:30 pm film screening (after mass)
$15 donation per person at the door, $10 for Seniors
798-808 Springvale Rd, Keysborough, 3173, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 
Contact: Bob Barasic bobbarisic@yahoo.com.au
This is a Croatian Catholic Center and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Australian Croatian Club Cardinal Stepinac screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Geelong, Victoria
Saturday, October 22, 2005 / 7:00 pm film screening
$15 donation per person at the door, $10 for Seniors
101-109 Separation St North, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Contact: Bob Barasic bobbarisic@yahoo.com.au
This is an Australian Croatian Club and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Australian Croatian Club - Footsgray screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Melbourne, Victoria
Friday, October 21, 2005 / 7:00 pm film screening
$15 donation per person at the door, $10 for Seniors
72 Whitehall St Footsgray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contact: Bob Barasic bobbarisic@yahoo.com.au
This is an Australian Croatian Club and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Westwood International Film Festival, Official Selection
Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 4:30 pm, at the Crest Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

International Diversity Film Festival and Market, Official Selection
Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 12:00 Noon, at the Landmark Theatre East Street Cinema in Washington, D.C.

Assumption of Mary Croatian Church screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, San Jose, CA
Sunday, September 18, 2005 / 1:00pm film screening
Tax deductible donation per person TBA
901 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 
Contact: Aldo Stemberga 650-714-3032 or stemberga@msn.com
This is a Croatian National Association sponsored event! For more information click here.

Croatian Cultural Centre screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, San Francisco, CA
Friday, September 16, 2005 /  6:00pm film screening 
Tax deductible donation per person TBA 
Corner of Alemany and Onondaga, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Cultural Centre 510-649-0941
This is a Croatian National Association sponsored event! For more information click here.

Croatian Cultural Centre of Sacramento screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Sacramento, CA
Thursday, September 15, 2005 / dinner and film screening at 7:00 pm
Tax-deductible donation per person TBA
3730 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95821
Contact:  Mike Zupan (916) 489-0339 or (916) 214-0339 or info@cacc.com
This is a Croatian National Association sponsored event! For more information click here.

Croatian American Club screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Anacortes, Washington
Sunday, September 11, 2005 / lunch reception at 1:00 pm, film screening at 2:00 pm
$10 donation per person at the door.
1202 7th St. Anacortes, WA 98221
Contact: Anka Kolega ankakolega@hotmail.com or Bret Lunsford info@knw-yr-own.com
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information click here

St. Leopold Mandic Church screening, Victoria, British Columbia
Sunday, September 11, 2005 / 1:00 pm
$10 donation per person at the door
Gordon Head Road, Victoria, B.C.
Contact:  Rudi Ranogajec rranogaj@shaw.ca
This is a St. Leopold Mandic Church and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Croatian Cultural Centre screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Vancouver, British Columbia
Saturday, September 10, 2005 / reception at 6:00pm, film screening at 7:00 pm
Post screening entertainment by popular Croatian band Grah i Jecam
$10 donation per person at the door.
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (Auditorium I)
Contact: Marko Dekovic 604-837-8394 or Zlatko Jelinic 778-837-7497
This is a Radio VRH, Croatian Cultural Centre and CNA sponsored event! For more information click here.

Dalmatian American Club screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, San Pedro, California
Saturday, August, 20 2005 at 7:00 pm
$10 donation per person at the door, $5 for under 18
1639 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro CA 90731
Contact: 310-831-2629 or dacsp@sbcglobal.net
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information click here.

ReelHeART International Film Festival, Official Selection
Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 7:00 pm, at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario

Our Lady Queen of Croatia Parish Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Toronto, Ontario
Friday, May 13, 2005 at 8:00 pm (after mass) no admission charge
7 Croatia St, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Erica Zlomislic ericawriter@yahoo.com 416.428.7703
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

Holy Cross Croatian Catholic Church Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Hamilton, Ontario
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 pm (after mass) no admission charge
1883 King St E., Hamilton
Contact: Erica Zlomislic ericawriter@yahoo.com 416.428.7703
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

Croatian Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Oakville, Ontario
Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 pm (after mass) no admission charge
2110 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
Contact: Erica Zlomislic ericawriter@yahoo.com 416.428.7703
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

Rogers Theatre in the Living Arts Centre Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Mississauga, Ontario
Sunday, May 15 at 7:00 pm, no admission charge
4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga
Beside Mississauga's Civic Centre and Square One Shopping Centre
Contact: Erica Zlomislic ericawriter@yahoo.com 416.428.7703 - seating is limited - you must call Erica to reserve a seat
This is a Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Event! For more information, click here

Croatian Cultural Club Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Joliet, Illinois
Monday, May 16, 2005 at 7:00pm no admission charge
Sandwiches available at 6:00 p.m.
1503 Clement Avenue, Joliet, Illinois
The club is located 1/4 mile west of Route 53, and 1 block south of Theodore Street
Contact: Joe Misurac jmisurac@care2.com 815-723-3154
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

Artivist Film Festival, Official Selection
Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 8:00 pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA
A panel discussion with cast and crew will follow the screening

Fort Hays University student screening
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Fort Hays University, Fort Hays, Kansas
This screening is sponsored by the American Democracy Project

University of Southern California student screening with guest speaker, Brenda Brkusic
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 5 pm in the Phillip Waite Hall Building at USC, Los Angeles, CA
Sponsored by Women's Day USA as part of the Academy Series class in the Master of Professional Writing Program

Cinequest Film Festival, Official Selection
Monday, March 7, 2005 at 5:00 pm, at the Camera 12 Cinema in San Jose, CA

Tiburon International Film Festival, Official Selection
Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 3:00 pm, in Tiburon, CA

Hearts and Minds Film Festival, Official Selection
Friday, March 4, 2005 at 5:00 pm, in Wilmington, Delaware

Croatian American Hall Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, San Pedro, CA
February 20, 2005 at 3:00pm, in conjunction with the Hall's monthly family dinner $10.
631 West 9th Street San Pedro, California
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event!

San Pedro High School student screening with guest speaker Brenda Brkusic
January 2005, San Pedro High School, San Pedro, CA
This screening is sponsored by the International Documentary Association

St. Francis of Asissi Church Screening, Windsor, Ontario
December 12, 2004 (after mass), no admission charge.
1701 Turner Road Windsor, Ontario, Canada 
Contact: Sonny Kekelj 
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

Croatian American Hall Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, San Pedro, CA
December 5, 2004 at 3:00pm (after mass), no admission charge.
631 West 9th Street San Pedro, California
Contact: Milan Vukovic and Jeff Bacic
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

Croatian Cultural Center of Chicago Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Chicago, IL
November 28, 2004 at 6:00pm, no admission charge.
2845 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL
Contact: Mijo VOdopic
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

St. Raphael's Parish Center Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Manhattan, NY
Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 1:30pm (after mass), no admission charge 
W 41 St. (between 10th and 11th Ave), New York
Contact: Nick Krasnic 917-545-7329
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Official Selection
November 11-24, 2004 in Manhattan, NY

International Student Film Festival Hollywood
November 3, 2004 at 9:15 pm at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NOHO Arts District
5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

St. Anthony's Parish Center Screening with guest Brenda Brkusic, Los Angeles, CA
October 3 and October 17, 2004 at noon (after mass), no admission charge.
712 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is a Croatian National Association (Udruga) sponsored event! For more information, click here

ARPA International Film Festival, Official Selection
October 5-10, 2004 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, CA

Marymount College student screening with guest speaker Brenda Brkusic
Oct. 13, 2004, Marymount College, Palos Verdes, CA 

Amnesty International Film Festival, Official Selection
November, 2004 in Laramie, WY

Pula Film Festival, Official Selection
July 19, 2004 at 19:00 in Pula, Croatia

Interview with Brenda Brkusic on PBS (KOCE) “Real Orange” Television Program
June 21, 2004 at 6:30 PM on KOCE

Dubrovnik International Film Festival, Official Selection (Croatian Premiere)
May 29, 2004 at 16:00 in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Chapman University Screening, Orange CA
May 17, 2004 at 10:00 AM in Argyros Forum 208

Amnesty International Film Festival, Official Selection (World Premiere)
May 14, 2004 at 4:30 PM at the Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood

Interview with Brenda Brkusic on 88.9 FM (KXLU), “Center Stage” Radio Program
May 3, 2004 at 10:00 PM on 88.9 FM

AWARDS

Telly Award

Nominee - Best Visual Artist 2007-2008, Arts Orange County Awards

Top Business Executive Under 40 Years Old - OC Metro Business Magazine

CINE Golden Eagle Award

CINE Special Jury Award

Nominee — International Documentary Association (IDA) David L. Wolper Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award

Best Documentary — New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

Best Documentary — International Student Film Festival Hollywood

Best Documentary — Chapman Studios Cecil Awards

Viewer's Voice Award — Cinequest Film Festival

Golden Reel Award, Best Student Film — Tiburon International Film Festival

Best Student Film — Westwood International Film Festival

Bronze Remi Award, World Peace and Understanding — WorldFest Houston International Film Festival

Special Recognition — Dubrovnik International Film Festival

Finalist — The Anti-Defamation League Dore Schary Awards

Semi-Finalist — The Angelus Awards

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