Bio / Resumé
Goran Kapetanovic, born in Sarajevo 1974, currently living in Sweden, where he was also educated to become the acclaimed director he is today. Starting at University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre with a Major in Film Directing at Dramatiska Institutet aswell as studies of History of art, Lunds University.
Goran´s work has been highly recognised and his last four films have been rewarded no less than 23 international awards.
For Kiruna-Kigali, shortlisted for the Oscars, best foreign drama, Toronto short film festival, Best European Short Film to name a few.
For his drama “My aunt in Sarajevo”, a powerful story about a young Swedish girl forcing her father to go back to his home country to confront his past, Goran won a Guldbagge for Best Director. This film was later followed up by “The War game” about a young boy who moves to a new area with his mother and lands in the middle of a conflict between two gangs of children. With a good head for strategy, he sees the conflict as an opportunity to gain a foothold among the children. But then it all escalates.
Goran has recently finished shooting “Kalifat” a new thriller tv-series of 8 episodes for SVT/Netflix, a story about religious fundamentalism following five women destinies. The tv-series is to be launched in 2020.
Between 2005 – 2010 Goran worked as a producer and mentor with workshops for SIDA and SI in Kigali, Rwanda where films were made together with people from Rwanda Film Centre. Goran is also professor at the Theater Academy in Malmö.
2016- My aunt in Sarajevo
2020- Kalifat, SVT/Netflix
2016 – Refugee 532
2012 – Kiruna Kigali
2007 – Memfis: The wind up
2004 – A family
2017 – Guldbagge Awards – Winner – Best Direction – “Min faster I Sarajevo”