Natalija Vekic is an independent filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. She was the recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award for film, and invited to participate in the 2003 Bay Area Now III show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Her initial work as a filmmaker centered on a trilogy of fairytales. Her films have screened at the New York Underground Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Mill Valley International Film Festival. Ms. Vekic won a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival for her short film Lost & Found and is the recipient of a San Francisco Individual Arts Commission Grant. She is currently producing STRAND: A Natural History of Cinema, which was selected to participate in the Fast Track financing market at the Los Angeles Film Festival (2008) and received the inaugural HBO Documentary Films Fellowship. Ms.Vekic was a finalist for the San Francisco Film Festival/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant, to be given to a narrative feature film with a social justice theme. Ms. Vekic is currently earning her MFA in Screenwriting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
CURRENT PROJECT: STRAND: A Natural History of Cinema (Documentary Feature)
What does it mean to go to the movies? Through an examination of the repertory and revival era in San Francisco, STRAND: A Natural History of Cinema explores this question while uncovering the hidden history of one of the richest moments in filmgoing.