Dragan Ćirjanić, biography and filmography

Dragan Ćirjanić, Serbian TV and film director and screenwriter

Dragan M. Ćirjanić, Serbian TV and film director and screenwriter, 2017. (Project Rastko photo archive), Creative Commons 4.0

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Dragan M. Ćirjanić (Belgrade, 1954) is a Serbian film and television director, screenwriter, producer and writer.[1]

He is known for documentary films and series treating Serbian, Balkan and Euro-Asian tradition.


He was born in Belgrade, where he graduated from Mathematical high school.[2] He graduated from Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade in 1983, at the Department of Film and TV directing.

Since 1987 he works at TV Belgrade in multiple editorials and with various TV forms, mostly in General Education and Documentary editorial, where he worked on themes of Serbian and European tradition. Presently he works as producer-director of Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS. He lived in the United States of America on a study journey since 1989 til 1993.

With Dragoš Kalajić he created a series “Mont Blanc” („Mon Blan“, 1996–1997). Prominent among his TV works are “Solidarity of the Samurai” („Solidarnost samuraja“), „Vladimir Ćorović“, „Inkiostri“, a cycle of movies “Russian White Builders” („Ruski beli neimari“) and “We the cadets, we the children of Russia” („Mi kadeti, mi deca Rusije“), series about Milan Kašanin, “Our father, where are you?” („Oče naš, gde si?“) about the fate of painter Branko Popović, “How to love a river” („Kako voleti reku“), “Troitskosavsk — Kyakhta of count Sava Vladislavić“ („Troickosavsk — Kjahta grofa Save Vladislavića“), “Divine glow of the Milanković canon” („Božanski sjaj Milankovićevog kanona“)...

With the feature documentary film „Troitskosavsk — Kyakhta of the count Sava Vladislavić“ he took part at the festival „Literatura i kino“ in Saint Petersburg (Gatchina) in 2015, and he was also invited to the official selection of the festival “Golden Knight” in Moscow. Documentary film “Beneficial fire, victory of faith” („Blagodatni oganj, pobeda vere“) was also shown on Russian “CzarTV”.

He is preparing a mini series about Milutin Milanković, as well as a feature live action film about the count Sava Vladislavić.

He is a contributor to several journals where he writes about various themes from art, spirituality and history. Lives and works in Belgrade. He is a member of Association of Serbian Film Artists.[3]

Filmography (choice)

· Lautreamont (Lotreamon, 1987)

· How to love a river (Kako voleti reku, 1988), special award at Prix Italia 1989.

· Triballi necklaces (Tribalske grivne, 1995), festival in Nancy, France

· The Way of Father Tadey (Put oca Tadeja, 1996), series, 1-3

· Eminent Serbs — Vladimir Ćorović, (Znameniti Srbi — Vladimir Ćorović, 1998)

· Holy Mountains of Mokra Gora (Mokrogorsko sveto gorje, 1998)

· Village architecture, between the real and possible, (Seoska arhitektura, između stvarnog i mogućeg, 1998)

· Russian White Builders (Ruski beli neimari, 2001), series, 1-4. First episode and Third episode, 2001, Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS — official channel on YouTube

· The bells of St Sava temple (Zvona hrama Sv. Save, 2002)

· Aged Old Mountain (Ostarela Stara planina, 2002)

· Shadows of Plavinac (Senke Plavinca, 2003)

· Quiet man from Ljubiš (Tihi čovek iz Ljubiša, 2004)

· Sky belongs to us (Nebo pripada nama, 2004)

· In the constellation of the great ones — Milutin Milanković (U sazvežđu velikana — Milutin Milanković, 2005)

· Dignity and hope (Dostojanstvo i nada, 2006)

· Dragutin Inkiostri — a Serbian style (Dragutin Inkiostri — jedan srpski stil, 2006)

· We, the cadets, we, the children of Russia (Mi kadeti, mi deca Rusije, 2006-2011), series of three parts: 1. We the cadets, we, the children of Russia (Mi kadeti, mi deca Rusije, 2006), 2. Pilgrims (Hodočasnici, 2009), 3. Even one soldier makes an army, (I jedan vojnik čini vojsku, 2011)

· Sky does connect us (Nebo nas ipak spaja, 2007)

· Solidarity of the samurai (Solidarnost samuraja, 2007)

· Waters holy and waters damned (Vode svete i vode proklete, 2007), festival in Tehran

· Fatherly home of Milutin Milanković (Očinski dom Milutina Milankovića, 2007)

· Prince Paul — the fatal 27th of March (Knez Pavle — kobni 27. mart, 2008)

· Milanković — forever (Milanković — per sempre, 2009)

· Milan Kašanin (Milan Kašanin, 2009), four part series: 1. Milan Kašanin — a conservative revolutionary (Milan Kašanin - konzervativni revolucionar), 2. Museum of prince Paul (Muzej kneza Pavla), 3. The glory of Middle Ages (Sjaj srednjeg veka), 4. Epilogue (Epilog)

· Animosity and glory (Merzost i sjaj, 2009)

· Our father, where are you? (Oče naš, gde si?, 2010)

· Troitskosavsk — Kyakhta of the count Sava Vladislavić(Troickosavsk — Kjahta grofa Save Vladislavića), Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS — official channel on YouTube (2013)

· The secret of a necropolis (Tajna jedne nekropole, 2015), Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS — official channel on YouTube

· Mileva Marić — A Secret (Mileva Marić — Jedna tajna, 2015), Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS — official channel on YouTube

· Beneficial fire, victory of faith (Blagodatni oganj, pobeda vere, 2016), Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS — official channel on YouTube. Also shown on Russian “CzarTV”

· Old Serbian written heritage: The Church of the Blessed Virgin in Zemun („Staro srpsko pisano nasleđe: Bogorodičina crkva u Zemunu”), First part, Second part (2016), Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS — official channel on YouTube

· The Hell of Independent State of Croatia 1(Pakao Nezavisne Države Hrvatske 1), Museum of genocide victims — official channel on YouTube, Belgrade (2016)

· Divine glow of the Milanković canon (Božanski sjaj Milankovićevog kanona, 2017). Educational-Scientific editorial of RTS — official channel on YouTube

· Pupin's fairy tale (Pupinova bajka, 2017)

Essays and other texts (choice)

· A house older than itself („Kuća starija od sebe same“), in a book Belgrade, the city of secrets, 2004.

· Curzio Malaparte, that damned Tuscan („Kurcio Malaparte, taj prokleti Toskanac“), magazine A Guide for Life (Vodič za život), published also in E-nation (E-nacija), 2005.

· War and Love of Drieu La Rochelle („Rat i ljubav Drije la Rošela“), magazine A Guide for Life (Vodič za život), 2011.

· Dragoš-day Speech (Beseda za Dragošdan, Jugoslovenska kinoteka, Belgrade, December 6th, 2012.)

· Sava Vladislavić Returned Home (On St. Sava Day, In Herceg-Novi, consecrated the monument to a famous count)“, Serbia, national review (Srbija, nacionalna revija), Belgrade, 2014, N. 42.

· With the State in heart: Count Sava Vladislavić (1668-1738), Czar's adviser and confident diplomat of Peter the Great, the most powerful Serb of 18th century („S Državom u srcu: Grof Sava Vladislavić (1668-1738), carski savetnik i poverljivi diplomata Petra Velikog, najmoćniji Srbin XVIII veka“), Nacija, Belgrade, October 3rd 2015.

· Legend of Céline the Magnificent („Legenda o Selinu Veličanstvenom“) - (Along with „Bagatele za jedan pokolj”, published by „Ukronija”), Nacija, Belgrade, November 5th 2015.

· Dragoš Kalajić, a man who was awake in Europe's night(„Dragoš Kalajić, čovek koji je u noći Evrope bio budan“), Novi standard, November 23rd 2015. (introduction for the repeated release of the book”End of the World” („Смак света“) by Dragoš Kalajić)

· Courts of Light of Dragoš Kalajić (for the retrospective exhibition in the RTS gallery) (Dvorovi svetlosti Dragoša Kalajića (povodom retrospektivne izložbe slika u galeriji RTS-a), Nacija, Belgrade, July 4th 2016.

· Familiar voice from great distances: Milan Kašanin (1895-1981), a conservative revolutionary and initiate into the codes of Serbian Golden Middle Ages („Poznati glas iz velikih daljina: Milan Kašanin (1895-1981), konzervativni revolucionar u kulturi i posvećenik u kodove srpskog zlatnog srednjovekovlja“), Nacija, Belgrade, August 8th 2016.

· Ritual for Sunreturn (“Obred za Suncovrat“ (Novo Miloševo, Banat, “Mala noćna galerija“), Nacija, Belgrade, January 26th 2017.

Prizes and awards

· Special jury award on TV festival Prix Italia, Italy, Perugia, for film “How to love river”, Specijalna nagrada žirija na TV festivalu Prix Italia, Peruđa, za film „Kako voleti reku“, 1989.

· Spacial award on the festival “Bdenje duše“ in Sremski Karlovci, for film “Our father, where are you?” (Specijalno priznanje festivala Bdenje duše u Sremskim Karlovcima, za film „Oče naš, gde si?“), 2011.


1. Photographer of our tradition: Dragan M. Ćirjanić, director and screenwriter („Svetlopisac naše tradicije: Dragan M. Ćirjanić, režiser i scenarista“), Project Rastko, 2017.

2. Former students (Bivši učenici), Mathematical high school, Belgrade

3. Association of Serbian Film Artists, documentary films section (Udruženje filmskih umetnika Srbije, Sekcija dokumentarnog filma)

External links

· Dragan Ćirjanićon the IMDb site

· Janković, Miodrag. The Light of Milan Kašanin („Svetlost Milana Kašanina — Povodom emitovanja serijala na RTS-u posvećenom Milanu Kašaninu; reditelj: Dragan Ćirjanić“), site „27. mart“, 2009.

· Speech by Dragan Ćirjanić at the opening of the Dragoš Kalajić exhibition “The Knight of the Order of Light” in the RTS gallery (Govor Dragana Ćirjanića na otvaranju izložbe "Vitez svetlosnog reda" Dragoša Kalajića u Galeriji RTS), Belgrade, Jun 30th 2016.

· Dragan Ćirjanić as guest in TV show of Dejan Bulajić, radio „Snaga naroda“, May 9th 2017.

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