1977 born and raised in Belgrade (Serbia). Since 2007 lives, studies and works in Switzerland. Use to work in City Theatre of Lucerne for three years. In 2010 onto studying Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts where he majors in Video. Since 2013 works as an independent Filmmaker and Cinematographer between Switzerland and Serbia. Since 2014 Swiss citizenship. Two times nominated for the Swiss Film Award – Selection Best Short Film. Winner of the 2017 Film Award of Central Switzerland and Zürich Film Award. Member of the Swiss Film Academy. Currently working on his first feature documentary and several shorts.
SHORT:        Nikola Ilic (Belgrade, 1977) is a director and cinematographer living between Switzerland and Serbia. Two times nominated for the Swiss Film Award – Selection Best Short Film. With his latest short RAKIJADA wins the Film Award of Central Switzerland 2017 and Zurich Film Award 2018. Member of the Swiss Film Academy. Currently working on his first feature documentary and several shorts.
DEU:  Geboren 1977 in Belgrad (Serbien). Kindergarten, Primarschule und Fachgymnasium für Gastronomie in Belgrad. Berufliche Tätigkeit als Pharmaassistent, Buchhalter für Pharmaunternehmen, Manager für Marketinganalysen, und schlussendlich als Buchhändler in einer der ältesten Buchhandlung Belgrads. Lebt seit 2007 in der Schweiz. 2007-09 Bühnentechniker am Luzerner Theater.2010-13 Studium an der Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst, Studienrichtung Video. Seit 2013 freischaffender Kameramann, Auftragsfilmer und Autor eigener Dokumentarfilme. 2014 besuchte er die Masterclass im Rahmen des Zürich Film Festivals. Seit 2014 Schweizer Bürger. Zwei mal nominiert (Just Another Day in Egypt, 2016 / Rakijada, 2018)für den Schweizer Filmpreis in der kategorie Beste Kurzfilm. Gewinner Innerschweizer Filmpreis 2017, Zürcher Filmpreis 2018 – (Rakijada). Momentan am arbeiten an mehrere eigene Filme.

 

FILMS


                  ALL INCLUSIVE I Doc I 2018 I 10′
                  Cinematography
                  RAKIJADA – Distilled Village Tales  I Doc I 2016 I 18’50”
Director / Co-cinematography with Brand Ferro
 Awards:
Short Run Award
                                     – 19.Kurzfilmtage Winterthur- Int. Short Film Festival
Special Mention
                                       – 20. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur- Int. Short Film Festival
Innerschweizer Filmpreis 2017             – Award of Central Switzerland – Albert Köchlin Foundation
Special Mention                                       – Docudays UA – Int. Human Rights Docu. Film Festival
Best International Short Award             – Ethnocineca – Int. Docu. Film Festival Vienna
Special Mention                                       – FeKK- Ljubljana Short Film Festival
Audinece Award                                       – 14. Film Festival Eberswalde
Audience Award                                      – Kurzfilmnacht Einsiedeln                  
Zürich Film Award 2017
                         – City of Zürich
Nomination Swiss Film Award              – Swiss Film Academy

 

                 JUST ANOTHER DAY IN EGYPT 2015, Short Documentary, 10’40”
                 Co- Director with Corina Schwingruber Ilić & Cinematographer
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                   KOD ĆOŠKA (DOWN ON THE CORNER) 2013, Short Documentary, 12’30”
                   Co- Director & Camera with Corina Schwingruber Ilić
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                  KANTON JUGOSLAWIEN (Little Yugoslavia) 2013, Short Documentary, 16’20’’
  • Special Mention at South East European Film Fest 2014 (Los Angeles, US)
    Nominated for the Basel Film Award 2014
                  ŽIVELI & AUF WIEDERSEHEN (Živeli and goodbye) 2012, Short Fiction , 06‘ 30‘‘
                  ŠOPSKI SNEG (Sopish snow) 2010, Short Documentary, 07‘30‘‘
                  2 LIVE FOR  2010,  Experimental short Movie, 02:00‘
                  Transparency International Bern (Bern Art Museum, House Parliament of Bern)
Many times broadcasted on Swiss television, Sternstunde philosophy