First Films First


We are so happy to share the arrival of Serbian production designer Jelena Sopic as a tutor at Goethe-Institut\’s FIRST FILMS FIRST. 2nd Module of the workshop takes place in Bitola thanks to the partnership of the International Cinematographers\’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers. 

Sopic is known for her talent to work with different genres from comedy, and fantasy to social-realist films. Her latest work Heavens Above by Srdjan Dragojevic has been part of the Main Competition of Locarno Film Festival 2021.

She designed the film No One\’s Child (2014) by Vuk Rsumovic which was the winner of Venice Critics\’ Week as well as the FIPRESCI Best Production Design award in FEST, Belgrade 2015. 

Jelena Sopic teaches as an Assistant Professor and continues her Ph.D. in Applied Arts and Design program at TV and Film Set Design at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade from where she holds both BA and MA. She is a member of the European Film Academy since 2017 and a member of the Association of Artists of Applied Arts and Design of Serbia since 2003.



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