My favourite Balkan filmmakers

Slavic zone of the Balkans (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Slovenia & Bulgaria)
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Emir Kusturica
Director, Underground
A Serbian film director. Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including Guernica (1978), which took first prize at the Student's Film Festival in Karlovy Vary...
“ Serbian-Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Aleksandar Petrovic
One of the most acclaimed and successful Yugoslav directors, born in 1929. in Paris. Studied film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague (1947/48). His studies remained unfinished due to the political aggravation between Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia at the time and he was forced to return to homeland...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Slobodan Sijan
Director, Ko to tamo peva
Slobodan Sijan is a Serbian filmmaker. He graduated from Academy of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television in Belgrade as a film director and began his career in the mid-1970s.
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Milcho Manchevski
Director, Before the Rain
Milcho Manchevski is a New York-based Macedonian-born film director, writer, photographer and artist. His Academy-award nominated film Before the Rain won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, FIPRESCI and Independent Spirit, along with 30 other awards. The New York Times included it on its "1,000 Best Films Ever Made" list...
“ Macedonian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Goran Markovic
Director, Tito i ja
The son of actors Rade Markovic and Olivera Markovic, between 1965 and 1970 he studied film directing in Prague and then started working for television, directing documentaries and about fifty tv movies. His first theatrical feature was the critically acclaimed and financially successful Special Education...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Goran Paskaljevic
Director, Bure baruta
Goran Paskaljevic is one of Europe's most respected independent directors. He was born in 1947 in Belgrade (Serbia) and he studied at the well-known Prague school of cinema (FAMU). He has made 30 documentaries and 17 feature films (Cabaret Balkan, Special Treatment, Someone Else's America, How Harry Became a Tree, Midwinter Night's Dream, When Day Breaks...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Aldo Tardozzi
Director, Fleke
“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Damjan Kozole
Director, A Call Girl
Damjan Kozole is a Slovenian filmmaker whose directing credits include the critically-acclaimed "Spare Parts", worldwide released "Slovenian Girl" and "Nightlife", winner of Best Director Award at the 51st Karlovy Vary IFF, among others. "Spare parts" was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 53th Berlin IFF; in 2008 Sight & Sound ranked it among the ten most important films of the New Europe...
“ Slovenian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Aida Begic
Writer, Snijeg
“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Arsen A. Ostojic
Arsen was born in the beautiful city of Split, on the Croatian coast, in 1965. He decided to become a film director at the early age of twelve after joining a cinema group in his grammar school. He started to make silent, short genre films in black and white on Normal 8 stock, which he and his classmates invented the stories for...
“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Slovenian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Slovenian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Nejc Gazvoda
Writer, Izlet
Nejc Gazvoda was born in 1985 in Novo mesto, Slovenia. When he was in high school, he wrote a short fiction stories collection called "Nothing Escapes the Squirrels", which earned him Fabula 2006 (for best short fiction book) and Golden Bird 2005 award (for innovative writing). He is also an author of three novels and a drama play...
“ Slovenian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Slovenian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Macedonian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Macedonian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Montenegrin ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Hajrudin Krvavac
Hajrudin "Siba" Krvavac (22 December 1926 - 11 July 1992) was a Bosnian film director most notable for directing movies from the Partisan film genre during 1960s and 70s. His gift for precise storytelling was visible in his early documentaries and would become a staple of his feature films later on...
“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian-Austrian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian-American ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Mila Turajlic
Makeup Department, Apocalypto
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Stevan Filipovic
Editor, Pored mene
Stevan Filipovic is a film director, screenwriter and editor from Belgrade, Serbia. His first feature film was Shaitan's Warrior (original title: Sejtanov ratnik, 2006, director/co-writer). Combining genre elements from the 80's flicks, as well as contemporary fantasy cinema, it was hailed as a breath of fresh air by both the critics and audiences...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Maja Milos
Director, Klip
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Dragan Bjelogrlic
Dragan Bjelogrlic is a Serbian actor, director, and producer.Simultaneous to moving from Opovo to Belgrade to continue his studies, 14-year-old Bjelogrlic also debuted in movies playing a memorable role of Sava Jovanovic Sirogojno in Bosko Buha, a 1978 film that achieved sizable popularity. He followed that up in the coming years with other roles in TV series, short, and feature films...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian-Hungarian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic
Director, Mars na Drinu
Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1921. He belongs to the first generation of post-WW2 directors, and began directing in 1946. His first film was a documentary about the National Army rally named Nove pobede. After this feature, he made a series of shorts (The First Lights, The Soil Was Waiting for a Tractor, Images of Prizren and Pozari u gradu)...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Kresimir Golik
After working few years as reporter and editor in Radio Zagreb, Kresimir Golik joined Jadran Film, newly formed production company, in 1947. After directing few documentaries he finally got chance to direct a feature film. The Blue 9, being one of the first comedies in rigid postwar years, brought attention of the public...
“ Croatian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian-French ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Dusan Makavejev
Dusan Makavejev is the premier figure in Yugoslavian film history; his films are deeply rooted in his nation's painful postwar experiences and draw on important Yugoslavian cinematic and cultural models. Makavejev's work has violated many political and sexual taboos and invited censorship in dozens of nations...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Bosnian-Swedish ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Macedonian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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Radoslav Vladic
Cinematographer, Tito i ja
Radoslav Vladic was born in Belgrade. Qualifications: Graduate of the Belgrade Design School in 1972; and of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Department of Film and Television Camera in 1977. Professional title and status: Director of Photography. Professor, Head of Department Film & TV Camera, Academy of Arts...
“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4
 
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“ Serbian ” - Koyaanisqatsi4