Ivana Mladenovic

Ivana Mladenovic

Serbia

Biography

Ivana Mladenović was born in Serbia in 1984. After studying Law in Belgrade, she moved to Romania and studied Film Directing at the National School of Film and Theatre (UNATC) in Bucharest. In 2011 she finished her MA in Film Directing at the same University. Her short student films were shown at various film festivals around the world. Her filmography includes: MILKY WAY (2007), which was selected in Vision du Reel, Astra IFF, Kassel Documentary & Video Festival, Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema; PIZZA LOVE (2008), which won Best Foreign Director at Porto Film Festival, Official Selection Plus Camerimage Poland; AFTERPARTY (2009), awarded as Best Directing Early Bird Student Film Fest Sofia, Fresh Film Festival Prague; and SKIN (2011), which premiered in the Official Selection of Namur Film Festival. Her first feature documentary, TURN OFF THE LIGHTS (2009), premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary and Gopo Award for Best Romanian Documentary. In 2013 she was selected for a seven month scriptwriting residency in Berlin, in the frame of Nipkow Program. In 2016 she made her debut as an actress in Radu Jude’s SCARRED HEARTS, whcih premiered in competition at Locarno Festival. SOLDIERS. STORY FROM FERENTARI is her debut feature fiction film.

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