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Dusan Kasalica

Dusan Kasalica


Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production


Dušan Kasalica was born in 1987 in Montenegro. He graduated the film directing from the Faculty of Drama Arts in Cetinje, Montenegro, where he works in the Department of Film and Television directing. 

He participated in Sarajevo Talents, Berlinale Talents, Locarno Filmmakers Academy.

His short film A MATTER OF WILL won the Heart of Sarajevo award for the best short film of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival and was screened in other prestigious festivals around the world. His short film SOA won Special Jury Mention at 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, Award for best actor at Pancevo film festival and was screened in festivals like Cottbus Film Festival and Mediterranean Short Film Festival in Tangier, Morocco.

He is currently developing his first feature film "The Elegy of A Laurel" and producing feature film "Sailor Girl" by Montenegrin director Ivan Salatic with whom he founded production company “Meander Film”.

company profile

Meander Film is a new Montenegrin film production company based in Nikšić. Its founders are two young Montenegrin film directors - Dušan Kasalica and Ivan Salatić. Guided by the idea of developing modern trends in the field of art film in Montenegro, and encouraged by the fact that recently in Montenegro there’s a wave of young, creative and courageous authors who are keeping up with a modern understanding of film, Kasalica and Salatić established Meander Film. This way they begin a new adventure with the desire of bringing together young professionals that walk hand-in-hand towards the same goals.
Founded by two directors who, although young, have already recorded a considerable international success and recognition, Meander Film will strive to connect with both local and foreign artists and young authors. The idea is to open and strengthen a cultural exchange and awareness, while encouraging critical thinking. In addition to this, our goal is to improve and strengthen the relationship of the modern Montenegrin audience with the contemporary audio-visual production, since film is still a field in development in the context of Montenegro's cultural system.
2018 SAILOR GIRL (r. Ivan Salatić, feature fiction – in production)
2017 SOA (r. Dušan Kasalica, short fiction - finished)
Premiere at Sarajevo Film festival
award: Special Jury Mention

Seaanema Film Festival Ulcinj, Montenegro
award: Special Jury Mention

Pancevo Film Festival, serbia
award: Best Actor

Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Tangier, Morrocco

MedFilm Festival, Rome, Italy

Free Zone Film Festival, Belgrade

Cottbus Film Festival, Germany