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Tijana Petrović

Tijana Petrović

Documentary Film and Video


Tijana has worked as a documentary cinematographer and editor in New York City since 2007. She has a BA in Photography from Ramapo College and is a graduate of the Documentary Studies certificate program at The New School University in New York. At Seedworks Films, she worked on producing educational and advocacy videos that were effective in changing lagislation regarding nursing practice. Her first short film A Flower for Lisa, about a group of mentally ill people who do art as therapy, premiered at the Durango Int'l Film Festival in 2007 and had a broadcast on the Documentary channel. 
Tijana was selected to be a participant of the NY Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Project 2010. Recently, she won an award for the Best Pitch at the Sarajevo Film Festival and partial financing for the post-production of her on-going project in Eastern Europe. She is currently working on developing two documentary films, one on Block Island, RI, and one in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Tijana is originally from Belgrade, Serbia but has lived abroad since she was eighteen.


UFVA Carole Fielding Student Grant, 2012
Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2012
Francis D. Lyon Scholarship, 2011
Carmen Christensen Fellowship, 2011-2012
CREEES Summer Travel and Research Grant (Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (at Stanford), 2011


hd video
JUNE, 2012

A District in Bosnia is shadowed by predicaments.

Changed Landscape 

16mm color film
JUNE, 2011
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This conceptual film observes the mundane lives of cows, donkeys, ducks and humans, and the changing world that they inhabit.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Iowa City International Documentary Festival, 2013
Images Festival, 2013
GAZE Film Series, 2012
Artists' Television Access, 2012
James River Shorts, 2012
Antimatter Film Festival, 2011

Love & Allegiance 

hd video
Co-directed by Adam James Smith
MARCH, 2011
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Set in a Las Vegas chapel, this film looks at the way in which military service affects romantic relationships.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

International "Gold Panda" Awards, Sichuan TV Festival, 2011
Finalist, Region 1, Student Academy Awards, 2011
Semi Finalist, Angelus Student Film Awards, 2011
Prescott Film Festival, 2012
Taos Shortz Film Festival, 2012
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2012
New Filmmakers Los Angeles, 2011
DocuWest, 2011
Student Works Festival, Stanford University, 2011
"Party on the Edge" Cantor Arts Center Screening, Stanford University, 2011

Back to Land 

16mm black and white film
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A meditation on the sight of a blue whale beached on a California shore. The film observes the onlookers and the nature of their looking.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Bay Area Student Film Showcase, Pacific Film Archive, 2012
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 2012
Rooftop Films, 2012
Anthology Film Archives, 2012
Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2012
True/False Film Festival, 2012
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2012
DOK Leipzig, 2011
Blue Planet Film Festival, 2011
Athens International Film and Video Festival, 2011



June 16, 2012

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
June 10, 2011

Free and open the public

March 16, 2011

Free and open to the public

December 7, 2010

Free and open to the public