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Vladimir Paskaljevic


Vladimir completed BFA in Film and TV Directing at University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. His early short student film Dolphins Are Mammals (1997) won FIPRESCI special mention at Montreal World Film Festival 1997.

After that he worked as a documentary filmmaker and a film editor on many projects including Bitter Harvest (2001) by Goran Paskaljevic, a film that premiered competition program of Venice International Film Festival and TIFF.

After some years spent working as an Editor and Director for various TV productions, Vladimir completes his feature length film Devil’s Town (2009) which was premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF, Rotterdam IFF, Montreal WFF and wins Honorable mention at Palm Springs IFF and First Prize at Trieste Film Festival, FIPRESCI at Athens Panorama of European Film.

Absence Is Present (2015) is his master thesis docu-fiction film he made for his MFA in Film Production at York University. It won Manulife Best Student Film Award by Toronto Film Critics Association, as well as Master Thesis York Award.

Vladimir is an active documentary and film producer. He taught Film at University of New Brunswick, Wilfrid Laurier University, Lakehead University, York University and he currently teaches at Toronto Film School.