TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Mate Ugrin

Mate Ugrin


Film Director


ScriptLab - projects Participant 2022


Mate Ugrin (born 1986 in Pula, Croatia) graduated in Filmmaking from the Academy of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2012. He holds a Master of Arts from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg and has finished the Meisterschüler programme at the Berlin University of the Arts. He directed several shorts, among which Recent Places (2016) and Meanwhile (2017) which was premiered at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival and won the German FIRST STEPS Award. His newest film Everything Ahead (2021) won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Besides ScriptLab, his debut feature Petty Thieves was also presented and developed at When East Meets West (where it won the main award), Eave producers workshop and CineLink at Sarajevo (where it won the ArteKino prize).