Lucija Mrzljak is a Croatian animation film director and illustrator based in Tallinn, Estonia. She studied at fine arts academies in Zagreb, Krakow, Prague and Tallinn.
She completed her MA in animation in Estonia as a student of Priit and Olga Pärn.
Her student films Shuma and Kut have been screened and awarded at many film festivals around the world.
Since 2016 she directed several award-winning films at Eesti Joonisfilm studio in Tallinn and Adriatic Animation studio in Zagreb: A Demonstration Of Brilliance In Four Acts (2017), The Stork (2020), Eva (2022).
In 2019, she directed the animated music video The Closing Door in collaboration with Irish musician and Oscar winner Glen Hansard. Besides animation, Lucija is a passionate illustrator.
She has published several illustrated children’s books in collaboration with Estonian authors and has exhibited her illustrations at numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Europe and Russia.
Since 2019 she is teaching at the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts.