biography

BOJANA ANDRIĆ, SAS

Born in 1983 in Valjevo, Serbia.  Film and TV Camera graduate at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade in 2007. 

Vice President and board member of Serbian Society of Cinematographers, SAS  

Interim co-President (jan-may 2022) and elected co-Vice President and Board member of the International Federation of Cinematographers IMAGO. Full member of the Technical Committee ITC. Interim chair of the D&I committee since 2023.

Experienced with all film, video and TV formats, focused on the narrative, TV series and documentaries, with the ability and skills to adapt to different projects and director’s styles she has worked with. Shoots digital, but also loves the analog film process (35mm, s16mm, s8mm). Attended multiple film festivals, as well as many masterclasses.

Debut feature film, the comedy “Mali Budo/Little Buddho” had great regional commercial success, while the second feature, “Jesen samuraja/The Samurai in Autumn” was first fight film shot in Serbia who gained international distribution. The third feature, indie “REŽI/Love Cuts”, made in 20 sequence shots, had its international premiere at Dances With Films in TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood (Honorable mention) followed with the competition selection on many notable festivals: Giffoni Italy, New Orleans FF, Mallorca FF (Best Feature), Cottbus, Prague, Transilvania, Pula… Love Cuts was a Serbian feature representative at IMAGO Awards 2020. Late 70s period thriller “Trag divljači/Trail of the Beast” based on a novels of a Serbian famous Black wave writer and director Živojin Žika Pavlović premiered with great reviews on cinematography. At Tallin Black Night Film Festival a coming of age dramedy „Sunce mamino / Sweet Sorrow“ premiered in November 2023. At the moment, a psychological thriller „Follow me“, starring Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Wonder Women), produced by Catalyst Studios USA and Bandur film SRB is in postproduction, while poetic black and white feature film “Izlet” is currently filming.  

With more than 370 episodes of diverse experience, she is also known for her work on the various TV series, using the single camera, two or three camera system: Sitcoms “Andrija & Andjelka” (70ep), the famous Serbian adaptation of Canadian “Un gars, une fille” and “Mamini sinovi / Mother’s Sons”, adaptation of Australian “Mother and Son” (42ep), as well as 180 episodes of a Serbo-Croatian TV soap. At S04, she joined crew of a popular crime TV series “My Father’s Murderers” and also shot first season 12ep of TV drama/mystery series “Beležnica profesora Miškovića”. 90ep S01, S02, S03 of a teenage nationally wide successful TV series “U klincu” aired in 2023/2024. For mini-series “Trail of the Beast” she won award at the national cinematography festival.  

Her relevant documentary experience starts with three seasons of Serbian Survivor, shot in Panama and the Philippines, followed by a series of short films about children with disabilities “Together”, premiered on National TV Serbia and screened as a part of the UN Enable film selection in 2013, and awarded for photography at the “Uhvati film” festival. The documentary TV series “ER” was a tremendous experience, as well as almost 5 years working on the “RHP program” documenting refugees in their struggle for new homes in post war ex-Yugoslavian countries. She also worked on documentaries for VICE Serbia. A documentary feature “Sanjalice/Dreamers” about the first Yugoslavian female rock band in middle ‘60s is in postproduction premiered in 2024 at Martovski festival in Belgrade. 

Lives in Belgrade, although remains active in the art scene in her hometown. Co-founder of Valjevski Filmski Susreti, local film festival, board member of Valjevo Cultural Network VAKUM (head 2013-2020) that won Cultural Award by the Valjevo City.

Lecturer of Digital photography and Camera at ITAcademy in Belgrade; author of an online course on a distance learning platform for Link group. Lecturing experience on VFS Film Festival workshops, Film Magic School in Gračanica, AFC Studentski Grad in Belgrade, Seave Youth, and many others film workshops. Mentor to many young camera interns and future professionals. 

Speaks English, apprends la langue française.

 

FILMOGRAPHY:

  • IZLET – feature film (in production), 2024.
  • FOLLOW ME – feature film (in postproduction), 2023/2024.
  • SANJALICE / The Dreamers – feature documentary, 2024.
  • SUNCE MAMINO / Sweet Sorrow – feature film, 2023.
  • U KLINČU / Clinch – TV series, S01,S02,S03 90ep, 2022/2024.
  • TRAG DIVLJAČI / Trail of the Beast – feature film, mini series 2022/2023.
  • BELEŽNICA PROFESORA MIŠKOVIĆA  – TV series, S01, 12ep, 2020/2021.
  • UBICE MOG OCA / My Father’s Murderers – TV series, S04, shared credit, 2019.
  • REŽI / Love Cuts– feature film, 2019.
  • POGREŠAN ČOVJEK / The Wrong Man – TV series, 180 episodes, 2018/2019.
  • MAMINI SINOVI / Mother’s Sons – TV sitcom, 42 episodes, 2017.
  • JESEN SAMURAJA / The Samurai in Autumn – feature film, 2016.
  • ANDRIJA & ANDJELKA – TV show, 2nd season, 70 episodes, 2016.
  • RUSKE KAPE / Russian Hats – educational film, 30′, 2015.
  • MALI BUDO /Little Buddho -feature film, 2014.
  • SLEM – documentary, 25′, 2013. -Belgrade short 2013.
  • Bolji smo zajedno / Better Together – 10 short documentaries 2012.
  • MODERNA DEVOJKA / Modern Girl – short film, 28′, 2011.
  • Džoni, come closer – documentary, 7′, 2011.
  • SEX etc… – educational film, 30′, 2010.
  • DOBRO JUTRO / Good Morning– short film, 15’, 2008.
  • U PROLAZU / Passage– short film, 7’, 2008.
  • TRIZNAKINJE / Triplets– short film, 25’, 2008.
  • 10 MIN BEFORE – short experimental, 10’, 2007.
  • KAVEZ/Cage – short, 25’, 2006.
  • INVAZIJA / Invasion – short documentary, 7’, 2005.
  • Portret jedne ličnosti – short documentary, 15’, 2004.
  • Sha-hte – short, 10’, 2004.
  • ZOO – short, 5’, 2003.