Danilo Lola Ilić, was born in 1977 in Vranje, Serbia . He graduated from Academy of Arts Belgrade (BFA) the department of film and TV editing in 2002, in the class of professor Andrija Zafranović. In 2007, he earned a master’s degree (MFA) in film directing from Ohio University Film School. He is the director, editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and producer of most of his films. He is the author of several feature films, mostly documentaries. He lives and works in Pula, Croatia.
Phd Ivana Kronja (1970, Belgrade) is a filmologist, culturologist and film critic. She earned the Master’s degree (1998) and doctorate (2010) at the Faculty of Drama Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade. She was a Scholar of the Ministry of Science of Serbia at the FDA Institute (1996-2003) and the Chevening Fellow of the British Government – OSI/FCO Chevening Programme – for doctoral research at Oxford University, UK (2002/03). Since 2003, she has been a professor at the College of Fine and Applied Arts of Vocational Studies in Belgrade. She is a member of the Serbian Academy of Film Arts and Science – AFUN, the section of filmologists and film historians (since 2012), NUNS and the International Association of Film Critics FIPRESCI. She has been a member of the jury of critics and international juries at several film and theater festivals (FAF, Infant, Cinema City, 25FPS Zagreb, Motovun, FEST) and the Film Critics Colony in Nis 2017-18. In 2016 and 2019, she was a member of the expert jury of AFUN for the selection of the national candidate of the Republic of Serbia for the Oscar award. She is the author of the study Deadly Shine: Mass Psychology and Aesthetics of Turbo-Folk (2001) and Aesthetics of Avant-Garde and Experimental Film: Body, Gender, and Identity. Europe- USA-Serbia (FCS, 2020), as well as dozens of scientific papers from the study of culture, media and film published in the country and abroad. She directed the short feature film The Game of Truth (Serbia 1994) and the medium-length experimental film Rat in the Kitchen (Serbia, UK, 2004). She has published poetry in the magazines Književna reč/Literary word and Tisa. Areas of interest and research: Serbian and post-Yugoslav / Balkan film; authorial, short and experimental film; the aesthetics of music video and the aesthetics of avant-garde film; media and film studies; cultural studies; psychology and psychoanalysis; Turbo folk.
Vojin Vasović is a film and theater director and producer, born in Kragujevac in 1985. He completed the Master of Experimental Theater Directing at the Center for Drama and Theater Studies, University of Toronto and undergraduate studies of TV directing at the department “Sava Mrmak” of the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. He has won many awards for directing, stage movement and lighting design. He has directed over 40 theater plays in Serbia and Canada. His films “Breathtaking”, “Back Portrait”, “5 Minutes Each” and “Twice upon a time” have been included in the selection of many international festivals at which they have won over sixty awards. He is the producer and director of To Blink Animation Studio, a double-based film company, based in Kragujevac and Toronto. Since 2017, he has been an assistant to the professor of film directing at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. He is currently producing his first feature-length animated film “Twice upon a time” which is supported by the MEDIA Fund of the European Union and the Film Center of Serbia in competitions for project development and production of feature animated films.