Srdjan Šarenac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Srdjan Šarenac is an award winning film director, screenwriter and producer with many years of experience in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Netherlands, France. He has worked on short movies, documentaries, comedy shows, documentary series, and commercials. He studied film directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. In 2003, he wrote and directed Poklon za Sanju (A Present For Sanja), which was selected for 10 international film festivals and broadcasted on national television. In 2004 he directed the documentary series How was made Top lists of Surrealists, which had its premiere on a prime time show for New Year’s Eve 2004 and was the most watched documentary series in Bosnia in 2004. In 2005 he directed the documentary Selma – the best ballad written by Goran Bregovic – that received a public award for Best Movie shown out of official selection at the Documentary and Short Croatian Film Festival, in Zagreb. Srdjan started to develop his first feature, Spaseni (The Rescued) at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam for which he won «la Bourse d’Aide au Développement at 28thFestival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier 2006. Srdjan coproduced short fiction I do not dream in German by Ivana Lalovic premiered in Corto Cortissimo section of 65th Venice film festival, Italia. In 2010 he directed a feature documentary Village Without Women that had a world premiere at IDFA. It was later screened on 80 film festivals winning 14 awards. In 2016 Srdjan coproduced The Road Movie, the movie had a world premiere at IDFA.

Filmography

  • 1999, United colors of Croatia
  • 2000, Locca de Amor
  • 2002, The Danube station
  • 2003, Hold me tight
  • 2004, A present to Sanja
  • 2005, How was made Top Lists of Surrealists
  • 2006, Selma
  • 2010, Village Without Women
  • 2016, Two Schools

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