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A Star is Born

(Zvezda je rođena)

by Vanja Kovačević

Serbia 2009, 75 min

This is a film about fulfilling your dreams. This is a film about war against yourself and victory. This is a film about music, but above all this is a film about rhythm.

Vanja is 29 years old and a professional filmmaker. Playing the drums in a band was her childhood dream – now she makes it come true. Inspired by the DECEMBERISTS’ song “I was meant for the stage” Vanja issues herself an ultimatum by scheduling a concert: She has nine and a half months to cast a band and learn how to play the drums – nine and a half months of tough rehearsals, doubts, hopes, desperation and euphoria…


Best Regional Film - Beldocs FF 2010,
Best Editing - Belgrade Documentary FF 2010


World Premiere: Belgrade DFF 2010
International Premiere: Sarajevo IFF 2010

Cast & Crew

With: Vanja Kovačević, Ivana Smolović, Nemanja Aćimović, Nikola Berček, Aleksandar Šišić, Milos Popović, Ivan Pavlović, Marija Jovanović, Ivan Puzović and The Decemberists

Production: Intermedia Network

Vanja Kovačević

Vanja Kovačević was born in 1978. in Ruma, Serbia.
Since 1997 she lives, studies and works in Belgrade.
After pursueing her MA at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade at the department for Editing for film and television, Vanja worked as a film journalist and author at the “B92” radio and TV station in Belgrade for 4 years (1998–2002). She was part of the “Berlinale Talent Campus” in 2005.
Vanja has worked as editor on over 40 music videos and other short commercial forms, also as an assistant editor and editor on numerous short fiction films, documentaries, feature films, TV series, as well as director and assistant director on various projects.