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Ivan Marinović

Born in 1984 in Kotor, Montenegro. He graduated industrial design on Politecnico di Milano.


While studying in Italy his experimental video work turned him towards cinema. He entered FAMU film and television academy in Prague where he got his MgA degree in film directing in 2011. Now he is a visiting lecturer of the same academy. 


He shot several short films, experimental projects, as well as a noted documentary “Praise the sea, stick to the shore”. He was a co-writer and directing assistant on Ivo Trajkov’s feature film “90 minutes - The Berlin project” which was selected for Cameraimage in Poland, and Manaki Brothers in Bitola.

The Black Pinwhich won the 2014 Lab's 2nd prize, is his first full-length feature as writer/director. The project has so far been presented at the Berlinale and Sarajevo film festival in 2013. It won the national film concourse in Montenegro.

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"Decompression" by Yona Rozenkier won $50,000 at the Lab's closing events
The 2018 Lab Dates: 3-10.12.2017, 20-25.03.2018
"I Dream in Another Language" was accepted to the Sundance Film Festival
"Decompression" was selected to the Cannes Film Festival L’Atelier
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