Film Student Ivan Durovic Directs EXIT Music Festival in Serbia
BY Felix van Kann, December 2, 2020
Film student Ivan Durovic directed the Life Stream at EXIT Music Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. The implementation of the project took up all of September, first with a live festival from September 3 to September 6 and then by broadcasting the recorded performances from September 17 to September 27. Durovic coordinated the recordings of all performances and got them ready for broadcast. So far, the videos have collected more than 5 million views on Facebook and YouTube.
“It was a great honor working as a director of the EXIT Festival's Life Stream project in partnership with the World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization that was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize,” Durovic said. “We created so many great memories. It was a big challenge for me, but I’m very happy with how it turned out.”
Ivan Durovic was born in 1992 in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2017, he graduated as a film director from Belgrade’s Faculty of Media and Communications at the University of Singidunum. He has directed four short films that premiered and showcased in major film festivals around the world. His short film The Vine won the Grand Prix for Best Short Film and Best Cinematography at the 65th March Film Festival in Belgrade as well as the awards for Best Directing and Best Cinematography at New Wave Film Festival in Sofia and Sukhum film festival in Abkhazia. In June 2019, he won the Milos Forman Directing Fellowship at CUFF (Columbia University Film Festival), awarding his excellence in filmmaking at the School of the Arts. He is currently working on the post-production of his latest film Dead Race which was shot on location in Serbia.
EXIT is a multiple award-winning music festival, founded in 2000. The festival, which frequently tops lists of the best European and international music events, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021 under the symbolical slogan EXIT 2.0.