Jelena Maksimovic

Jelena Maksimovic is a film editor and director born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia. She graduated editing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has edited films that have been shown at film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlinale, Locarno, Rotterdam, Hot Docs, FID Marseille, Sarajevo and many others.

Together with Ivan Salatic, she co-directed the short experimental documentary Heavens, which premiered at CPH:DOX in 2014.

She is a recipient of several awards for Best editing. She teaches at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade and at film workshops in the region. Her first feature-length film as a director, Taurunum Boy, is currently in post-production.

Filmography as a director:
Taurunum Boy (co-directed with Dusan Grubin – in post-production)
Heavens (co-directed with Ivan Salatic, 2014)
Milling the Lights (2012)

Selected filmography as editor:
Let Him Be a Basketball Player (dir. Boris Petkovic, 2017)
My Life Without Air (dir. Bojana Burnac, 2017)
Stars of Gaomeigu (dir. Marko Grba Singh, 2017)
Wind (dir. Tamara Drakulic, 2016)
Gora (dir. Stefan Malesevic, 2016)
Wall of Death and All That (dir. Mladen Kovacevic, 2016)
Depth Two (dir. Ognjen Glavonic, 2016)
Mama (dir. Vlado Skafar, 2016)
Transition (dir. Milica Tomovic, 2016)
Backyards (dir. Ivan Salatic, 2015)
Abdul & Hamza (dir. Marko Grba Singh, 2015)
Merry-Go-Round (dir. Luka Popadic, 2015)
Apatridia (dir. Viseslav Radenkovic, 2014)
Shelters (dir. Ivan Salatic, 2014)
A Surplus of Wind (dir. Dane Komljen, 2014)
Our Shadows Will (dir. Vladimir Perisic, 2014)
Moonless Summer (dir. Stefan Ivancic, 2014)
1973 (dir. Stefan Ivancic, 2014)
Escape (dir. Srdjan Keca, 2013)
Tiny Bird (dir. Dane Komljen, 2013)
When I was a Boy I was a Girl (dir. Ivana Todorovic, 2013)
Soles de primavera (dir. Stefan Ivancic, 2013)
Intro (dir. Ivan Salatic, 2013)
Bodily Function (dir. Dane Komljen, 2011)
October (collective film, 2011)
I Already Am Everything I Want to Have (dir. Dane Komljen, 2010)