Ivana Todorovic (Serbia)

Ivana Todorovic (b.1979 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a filmmaker with passion for social change. Her short documentaries tackle such issues as gender and sexuality, homelessness, education of Roma children living in squatter settlements in Belgrade and youth gun violence in New York. The films were shown in many international film festivals such as Berlin International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Palm Springs ShortFest ,Traverse City Film Festival and have won awards worldwide such as Best Balkan Documentary Film at Dokufest, Best Short Film at SEEFest in LA, Best Short Film at Human Rights Film Festival in Montreal. Films are used in educational settings, media campaigns and by various NGOs. Ivana is an experienced lecturer, was a speaker at TEDxAUK. She received her education at the Ethnology and Anthropology department at University of Belgrade, Ateliers Varan documentary film workshop founded by Jean Rouch, Peace Studies and also studied Documentary Media studies at The New School in NY.


  • 2013 When I was a boy, I was a girl , Serbia
  • 2010 A Harlem Mother, NYC
  • 2008 Rapresent , Serbia
  • 2006 Everyday life of Roma children from Block 71, Serbia

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