The Roots

by Stefan Tomić

Academy of Arts Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


While on my way to my grandma to help her harvest the hazel nuts, memories of childhood overwhelm me. The work isn’t hard, but the thoughts while I work are. I must confront the traumas I have , and have a last, sincere talk, with a dear one I tragically lost .

Director's biography

Stefan Tomić is born in 1998 in Banja Luka. He studies film directing at Academy of Arts Banja Luka. So far he has made six short films and one documentary. He is the creative author of all his works in the form of screenwriting, developing ideas, editing and also working as a director of photography. He also receieved the award for the most successful third year student of the Drama department in 2019. In 2020. his short documentary film "The Roots" won the Special Jury Award at Sarajevo Film Festival and also Special Jury Award at Revija Studenstkog Filma held in Zagreb.


Director: Stefan Tomić

Screenplay: Stefan Tomić

Cinematography: Stefan Tomić

Editing: Aleksa Doveden

Music: Stefan Tomić Aleksa Doveden


Original title: Korijeni

Running time: 16'

Film type: Documentary

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Completion date: 2020