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Darijan Mihajlović

Darijan Mihajlović


Film Director


SeriesLab - europe Participant 2018


Darijan Mihajlović was born in 1972 in Belgrade. He speaks English, French and German. He graduated from the Department of Theatre and Radio Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He is currently working on PhD thesis in the field of complex television and ongoing serial programs.
Mihajlović is the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Department of Theatre Directing.

He has received numerous awards, namely:
- “Joakim Vujić” Award for Best Director for production THE SPEAR of the Užice Theatre (1998);
- “Golden Turkey” Award for Best Director for production EASY PIECE by the Kruševac Theatre (Jagodina, 2001);
- “Golden Plaque of the City of Belgrade”, Award for the Best Director and for the Best Short Film at the Festival of Short, Documentary and Animation Films;
- Special Award by the jury and “Golden Orange” at the Festival of Short and Documentary Film in Antalya;
- Annual Award for the Best Performance in the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad for Verdi’s opera Macbeth, 2002;
The opera Macbeth was selected to be the best opera production of the decade by the music critics in FR Yugoslavia.

Mihajlović directed more than 40 dramas and four operas. He authored two dramas, which were published and produced. He also directed two TV series, namely PODIJUM ("The Stage") in 2004 and NA SLOVO, NA SLOVO ("I spy with my little eye, something beginning with…") in 2010, several TV videos and shows, as well as two documentaries, which toured all relevant festivals of documentary films (UNESCO production).

From 2015 he is directing in Berlin, more precise in Monbijou Theatre. Until now he directed "Tartuffe" from J.B.P. Molière (2015) as well as two pieces by Shakespeare: "Merry wives of Windsor"(2016) and "Macbeth" (2017).