Nenad Puhovski was born in Zagreb where he graduated sociology, philosophy and film directing. He made his first film, amateur film, when he was 15.  As a professional director, he directed more that 250 productions in theater, film and television. His documentary films deal with social problems and fine arts. Many of them have been screened and awarded worldwide.

 In 1997, Puhovski founded FACTUM, which soon became the largest and most influential independent documentary film production in Croatia. He produced over 60 documentary films which were screened and awarded all around the globe. He also received four awards for the best production at the Croatian national film festival.In 2004, he founded ZagrebDox – largest documentary festival in the region. Today he works as its director.

Apart from the school in Zagreb where he started a new documentary MA program, Nenad also taught documentary filmmaking in many schools in Europe, Asia, North & South America, Middle East and Africa.

In 2009 he got EDN award for his “outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”.

Nenad Puhovski is a member of European Film Academy.