Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic, PhD

Tutor Bio

Professor of screenwriting at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad in Serbia teaching both graduate and postgraduate students. He holds a BFA/MFA in Film Directing, and a PhD in Film Studies from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Since the mid-1990s, he wrote, directed and produced a dozen shorts and documentaries, including award winning: Balkan Blues (1998, Golden Medal of Belgrade at the Festival of Documentary and Short Films; Prix Europa, Berlin, official selection), and Shattered Dreams (2002, Special Jury Prize at the Festival of Documentary and Short Films in Belgrade; Special Jury Prize at the Golden Knight International Film Festival, Russia). He wrote and co-wrote a number of screenplays, including critically acclaimed feature film Huddersfield (co-writer, 2007) that won the National award for best screenplay and 2nd best screenplay award at the Film Screenplay Festival in Serbia, as well as Special mention at the Film and Art Festival Film Summer in Warsaw. He has worked as a writer/director in theatre, on radio, TV, and in advertising. Currently works on a textbook on screenwriting, still deals with the film criticism, and develops a couple feature screenplays. He is based between Montreal and Belgrade.

Creative areas of interest

History of cinema, contemporary cinema, film genre, dramaturgy, narrative theory, Classical Hollywood cinema, Hitchcock, SF, books about cinema, comic books

Mentoring strengths 

Writing (all kinds of fiction films), structure and the story analysis, cinephilia, a strong historical/theoretical background    


Key Facts

Tuition fees: £11,950
Length: 1 Year Full Time or 2 Years Part Time
Based: London or Online

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