Goran grew up in Serbia where he received his BA in film directing, and gained
experience working on major national and foreign productions. He recently
graduated with a Masters Degree from the Directing program at the American
Film Institute and his thesis film WAY IN RYE was nominated for the Student
Academy Award for Best Narrative Short. His two undergraduate films, WHO
GUARDS THE GUARDIANS and OLD MOUNTAIN, were selected for over 50
international festivals and won 17 awards. Both films were chosen to represent
Serbia in the “European Short Films Tour”, and the broadcasting rights were
bought by Eurochannel. During his studies at the American Film Institute, he was
awarded The Hollywood Foreign Press and The Richard Frank scholarships. More
recently he won the Franklin J. Schaffner fellow award in recognition of talent and
outstanding direction in his thesis film WAY IN RYE. His first feature
documentary IN THE DARK about Serbian miners is currently in post-production
and has been supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund in Amsterdam, and was the
Winner of Best Pitch at FIPA /Biarritz, organized by Canal France International.
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