DIRECTOR, SERBIA, JURY PRESIDENT
Katarina Koljević (1993) graduated in Film and Television Directing in 2017 at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has directed and written several short films that have been screened at major film festivals in the region and Europe. Last year she was part of the Sarajevo Talent Campus. She has directed several radio dramas for the Second Program of Radio Belgrade, and is also the author of several adaptations of radio dramas. As a film critic and analyst, she writes for the Filmoskopija portal within the Serbia Film Center. She works as an assistant director and casting director in Belgrade.
Isidora Simijonović is a film, theater and television actress, born in 1995 in Belgrade. She graduated in acting at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade in the class of professor Mirjana Karanović. She has won numerous film and theater awards, including Sterija Award for Best Young Actress 2018 for the play “Jami District”, the award of the International Festival in Vilnius for best female role in the film Clip 2012, as well as the award for best actress Chamber Theater Festival in Sarajevo in 2018. Since 2020, Isidora has been an associate of the ensemble of the Belgrade Drama Theater, and over the years she has played in plays of almost all Belgrade theaters. As Isidora’s most notable roles, the role of Sasha in the series Morning Changes Everything, Roses in the series Ubice mog oca, and recently the series The Family was broadcast, in which she plays the journalist Natasha. Isidora lives and works in Belgrade.
Darko Nikolić was born in 1972 in Belgrade. He studied Film Directing at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade in the class of professors Živojin Pavlović and Miša Radivojević. He has directed numerous music videos, TV formats, commercials and feature forms. He has collaborated with leading advertising agencies and TV stations as a director and creator of ideas. The Only Way Out, premiered in February 2021, is his debut feature film. Viewers can watch the TV series of the same name from April 2021. A special segment of his creative work is photography, which he has been dealing with more intensively since 2005, and is realizing a series of exhibitions, and his works have been published in ReFoto, Elle, Vice, National Geographic magazines..