Ivan Bakrac

Writer and Director (Montenegrian, based in Serbia)

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Ivanč Bakrac was born  in 1987 in Montenegro and graduated with an MA in film directing from the Faculty of Arts and Design in Belgrade. He also has a BA in interior design. He has written and directed many short and medium length films and worked as an editor and a producer. In his filmography Ivan has already shown that he is comfortable working with a range of storytelling tools: his first short “Wars” was an adaptation of the short story War's end by Adam Haslett, with “Our Skin is Going to Gray” he shot an experimental film about the fear of being rejected and alone, and his latest short “Malesh” which will have its US premiere in New Orleans later this year tells the story of four women touching on themes from Balkan folklore. All three of his short films have traveled to numerous international festivals including BFI London Film Festival and Belgrade’s Doc & Short Film Festival. He is a member of the Association of Film Artists of Serbia and The Association of Film Producers and Directors of Montenegro. His new short film “Life After" is currently in post-production and will be completed in October 2017. He took part in the Berlinale Script Station 2017 with his feature debut “After the Winter” which is about five childhood friends in their late twenties, scattered all across the former Yugoslavia, who remain without an answer when their careless youth, conditioned by escapism, suddenly ends. The project received production support by Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, as the only project to be supported for the upcoming year, securing its viability nationally. Last month Ivan became a programmer at the Free Zone Film Festival in Belgrade.

2016 Malesh (Short Fiction)
2014 Our Skin is Going to go Grey (Experimental Short)
2013 Wars (Short Fiction)