Matija Strniša works as a composer and musician. He studied clarinet at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, electronic composition at the University of Arts Folkwang in Essen, as well as composition at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.
His music has been recorded several times by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. In 2014, he received the Sonic Research Award (1st Price) for his composition Particles of Accordeon in Rome, Italy. In 2014, he was co-composer on writing music for a radio play adaptation of The Neverending Story by Michael Ende produced by West German Radio (WDR). The radio play won an award for the best children’s German radio play 2016.
The score Matija composed for feature film Meteorstrasse opened the Perspective on German Cinema section at the 2016 Berlinale, and was also nominated as a contender for the Best Debut prize. His composition for the film The Power That Remains Behind was nominated for the Best Feature Film Music at the 2016 Music + Sound Awards. Furthermore he was nominated for the 2016 German Film Music Award in the category Upcoming Talent Award.
Feature film Paths, for which he composed music, had a world premiere at 2017 Berlinale and was nominated for the Teddy Award.
In 2018 Matija scored a Korean feature film “House of Hummingbird”, which had a world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival 2018 in the “New Currents” Section and won there the KNN Audience Award and NETPAC Award. The film had it's European premiere at Berlinale International Film Festival 2019 and won the Grand Prix in the Generation 14plus section for the Best Film.
He is a member of The European Film Academy and a 2018 Berlinale Talents fellow.
He lives and works in Berlin.