Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Mila Turajlic is a documentary filmmaker, best known for her film “Cinema Komunisto”, which premiered at IDFA and the Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to win 16 awards including the Gold Hugo at the Chicago Int’l Film Festival in 2011, and the FOCAL Award for Creative Use of Archival Footage. Mila is currently in post-production on her next documentary, “The Other Side of Everything” co-produced by HBO Europe, Survivance (France) and ARTE-WDR, which won support from the Serbian Film Center, CNC-Cinémas du monde, EURIMAGES and the Doha Film Institute. With her documentary projects she completed some of the most prestigious training programs in Europe: Documentary Campus, EURODOC, Archidoc, IDFAcademy Summer School, Berlinale Talents, and Sarajevo Talent Campus, as well as an internship with Richard Klein, head of Factual at the BBC. She worked as production assistant and researcher on series for the Discovery Channel and ARTE France, as well as gaining experience on fiction films (“Apocalypto” dir. Mel Gibson, “Fade to Black” dir. Oliver Parker, “Brothers Bloom” dir. Rian Johnson). Mila produces the “Magnificent 7 Festival” of European Feature Documentary Film in Belgrade since it’s creation in 2005, with the aim of creating an audience for cinematic auteur-driven documentary films in Serbia. She is a founding member and president of DOKSerbia, the Association of documentary filmmakers of Serbia. Mila is a graduate of the LSE, and holds a Phd from Westminster University. She has been a guest lecturer at universities (including the Sorbonne, University of Michigan, Harvard University and Yale) where “Cinema Komunisto” was added to the syllabus of several university courses. For the past few years she teaches documentary filmmaking workshops at Archidoc and Balkan Documentary Center.