Nikola Vukčević, film director and producer, Professor of Film directing, at Montenegrin national Faculty of Dramatic Arts – Cetinje, is a Montenegrin film director, born in 1974, in Titograd (Socialist Republic Montenegro), in Yugoslavia.
He graduated as Stage and film director, independent producer since 1995, member of Film board of Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (CANU), and professor at national Faculty of Dramatic Arts – Cetinje. Also, he was Artistic director at City theatre Podgorica, 2004-2010.
Vukcevic worked as the director/ author in around 80 projects, including his debute feature film (A View from the Eiffel Tower, presented at around 30 international festivals), ten theatre performances, (performed and awarded at a number of important festivals, i.e. Budva Theatre City, Infant, Exit, TIBA, etc.) He also directed four short films, 25 half-an-hour documentaries for Montenegrin Broadcasting Service TV CG, as well as numerous music videos, commercials, TV clips.
Since 2004 - Vukcevic was at the position of Artistic director of City Theatre Podgorica (second important theatre in state of Montenegro, after its National theatre), and artistic head of new productions, with more than 25 stage productions in charge. Vukcevic is well versed in the use of modern cinematic technology, a skill he learned through collaboration with experienced production and postproduction crews (including Arkadena – Slovenia, Vizije – Croatia) as well as through attendance of international festivals, workshops and training sessions.
Nikola Vukcevic has been named an Ambassador of Montenegrin Culture by the EU's Directorate General Enlargement. The Directorate is a project set up to promote the countries applying for membership of European Union, and the Ambassadors of culture will represent their country during the accession.
His second film - 'The Kids from the Marx and Engels Street' by the selection comitee of Montenegrin Ministry of Culture - is official Montenegrin national Oscar candidate for The Best Foreign film 2015.
Vukcevic received a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theatre Directing from the Academy of Arts Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, studying under supervision of internationally acclaimed film and theatre director Vlatko Gilic (films on Cannes film festival – 1973, 1977, 1980; Berlin, Oberhauzen, Moscow, New York ...), as Student of Generation 1998 from Drama section. Vukcevic has been included in category of the best University students in Novi Sad. In June 2001 he received a Master Degree of Arts in drama. His thesis was awarded and published as a book "I Influence of Film On Theatre of New Forms".
Name: Nikola Vukcevic
Lives in: Podgorica, Montenegro
Occupation: Filmmaker and Producer