Igor Drljaca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. He completed his Master’s in Film Production at York University in 2011.
He is the recipient of the Ontario Art Council’s K.M. Hunter artist award for media arts in 2014. His work has been supported by Telefilm Canada, Eurimages, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Harold Greenberg Fund.
His award winning short films include Woman in Purple (2010), and The Fuse: or How I Burned Simon Bolivar (2011), which have screened at hundreds of festivals, including: South by Southwest, Toronto, Telluride, Tampere, Palm Springs Shortfest, and Vancouver International Film Festival. In 2013, The Fuse was nominated as best short documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards (CSA).
His critically acclaimed debut feature Krivina (2012) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and had its international premiere at Rotterdam. He co-produced Albert Shin’s In Her Place (2014), which received 7 CSA nominations, including best picture. His sophomore feature The Waiting Room (2015) premiered at Locarno International Film Festival, and had its North American premiere at TIFF. It was nominated for 2 CSAs in 2016. His first feature documentary, The Stone Speakers (2018) had its world premiere at TIFF and international premiere at Berlinale 2019 in the Forum section.
His latest short film, The Archivists (2020), a dystopian sci-fi musical, will have its world premiere at TIFF in September 2020.
Tabija, his third fiction feature, which received Rotterdam’s Cinemart Eurimages Prize and was part of the Cannes L’Atalier program is currently in post-production, and will be released in 2021.
He splits his time between Vancouver and Toronto, where he runs the production company TimeLapse Pictures with director Albert Shin.