Goran Stanković was born in 1984. He lives in Belgrade, where he recently finished the Acad- emy of Arts as a film and television director. During his studies, his student films were selected for international festivals, and attracted a lot of press and public attention. His short film “Who Guards the Guardians” was an international festival hit, winning 10 awards and screening at over 30 prestigious festivals. The film was chosen to represent Serbia in the “European Short Films Tour” of USA and Latin America, and the broadcasting rights were bought by Eurochannel.Together with his producer Goran founded This&That, a production company that aims to de- velop creative projects. He was selected for the prestigious Berlinale Talent Campus in 2009 from 3,800 young artists, this gave him an opportunity to attend masterclasses from Oscar awarded directors and filmmakers and make international contacts.Goran is currently in production with his first feature documentary “In the Dark”, portraying Serbian miners. The project was selected for the Greenhouse Development Program where he was mentored by filmmakers from the Sundance Film Institute. “In the Dark” has been supported by the prestigious Jan Vrijman Fund and also the winner of the Best Pitch Award at the FIPA festival 2011 in Biarritz, France.
2011 “In the Dark”, feature documentary IN PRODUCTIONt, selected for Greenhouse Development Program 2010. Supported by the JAN VRIJMAN FUND for production in 2011. Winner of BEST PITCH AWARD and 5,000 EUR at FIPA festival in Biarritz 2011.2010. “Old Mountain”, short documentary film, prod. This&That Production AWARDS •AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY - 59th Belgrade Documentary & Short Film Festival, 2011•3 awards: GRAND PRIX, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CAMERA - International ethnological film festival ‘FESTEF’ Kučevo, 2010 •2 awards: AUDIENCE AWARD, BEST SCRIPT - International film festival, Velika Plana, 2010 •Award for Best Film ‘SILVER HEART OF SLAVONIJA’ - International ethnological film festival, Slavonija, 2010Official selection: Kustendorf Film Festival 2011 (organised by Emir Kusturica), Cambodia International Film Festival, International Film Festival of Ethnological Film Belgrade2007 “Who Guards the Guardians”, short fiction film, prod. DKSG, Belgrade Film won 10 awards and was selected to represent Serbia in “European Short Films Tour” of USA and Latin America organised by Eurochannel.AWARDS •PLATINIUM REMI AWARD - 40th WorldFest, Houston International Film Festival U.S.A. 2007 •1st Cinematic Achievement Award - Thess International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece 2007 •2 awards: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST EDITING - 54th Belgrade Documentary & Short Film Festival, 2007 •GRAND PRIX - Short film Festival Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2007 •3 awards: GRAND PRIX, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST EDITING - OSFAF short film festival Skoplje, FYROM, 2007 •2 awards: GRAND PRIX, BEST SCREENPLAY - International Film festival Velika Plana, 2007Official selection in over 30 festivals (Mexico, Washington DC, TelAviv, Sao Paolo, Cracow, Padova...)2005. “Asomania”, short documentary film, prod. Academy of Arts - Belgrade
Festival prizes :
“Who Guards the Guardians”
- 40th WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival U.S.A. 2007. – (PLATINIUM REMI
- Belgrade Festival of documentary and short film 2007 ( 2 AWARDS – BEST CAMERA, BEST
- Festival of shortfilm Mostar – (1st PRIZE – BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL)
- OSFAF shortfilm festival Skoplje - (3 AWARDS - GRAND PRIX – BEST FILM, BEST
CAMERA, BEST EDITING)
- Velika Plana film festival, Serbia (2 AWARDS – GRAND PRIX – BEST FILM, BEST SCRIPT)
Official selection on festivals: Cracow Film market 2007, Sao Paolo Film market 2007 – Brazil,
AZA digital cinema festival – Greece, International Film Festival Forli – Italy, Itaca Festival –
Padova, Kratkofil - Banja Luka, Kustendorf film festival – Serbia Motovun Online Film Festival, Tel-
Aviv student film festival, Washington Orfelin circle film festival, Mexico City film festival..