We are happy to announce that Maria Djurkovic, production designer of films including The Imitation Game, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Billy Elliot, to name just a few, will mentor the FFF workshop at the Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Festival in Bitola (Sept 23-30), along with cinematographer Christian Berger.

Djurkovic is a formidable talent whose iconic designs have influenced designers across all disciplines.  Her bold and daring approach to production design has won her critical acclaim and award recognition and led to collaborations with Woody Allen, Stephen Daldry, Phyllidia Lloyd and Ralph Fiennes, among others. 

In 2000 she made her first film with Daldry on the award winning, box office hit Billy Elliot.  Two years later they collaborated again on The Hours. Both times she was nominated for the Art Directors Guild Award.

The Snowman is her second collaboration with Tomas Alfredson, having initially designed the look for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for which she was awarded a BIFA  as well as a BAFTA nomination in 2012. 

In 2015 her work on The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum, was nominated for an Academy and BAFTA Award.  

Additional feature credits include  Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair (which earned her a Satellite Award nomination), Christine JeffsSylvia, Woody Allen’s Scoop, Phyllida Lloyd’s blockbuster Mamma Mia!; Peter Howitt’s Sliding Doors; Brian Gilbert’s Wilde (for which she won the Evening Standard Best Technical Achievement Award); Benjamin RossThe Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Golden Globe Award-winning RKO 281 (for which she was an Emmy Award nominee); Richard Loncraine’s The Special Relationship, written by Peter Morgan.

In 2002, Djurkovic was honored with the Women in Film and Television Technical Achievement Award.

Most recently she has collaborated with Stephen Gaghan on Gold and Francis Lawrence on Red Sparrow.

For more information, please visit luxartists.net/maria-djurkovic/.

Check out Maria’s BAFTA Guru Mini Master Class below.

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