Dean of the School of Media Studies & Professor of Media Studies
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Vladan Nikolic is professor of media studies and dean of the School of Media Studies at The New School.
He is an award-winning filmmaker and producer, who has written, directed and produced feature films, documentaries and immersive multi-platform media projects. He was among the digital filmmaking pioneers in the 1990’s; his films were awarded at numerous top US and international film festivals. His feature film, Love premiered at the Venice and Tribeca film festivals to critical acclaim. It went on to win awards at film festivals in Geneva, Switzerland, Barcelona, Spain, and the Best Director Award at the Tiburon International Film Festival. in 2010 he produced and directed one of the first transmedia films, Zenith, which combined story extensions and releases over multiple media platforms, resulting in millions of downloads.
He has consulted, lectured and led workshops and seminars on independent filmmaking and immersive media and cross-media storytelling at various universities and professional institutions in the US and internationally, and guided and facilitated the establishment of the first transmedia program in Asia at the Hong Kong Design Institute.
His book Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence: Transmedia and Beyond was published by Routledge/Focal Press.
Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence: Transmedia and Beyond, book published by Routledge/Focal Press, 2017
The Drummer, feature film, starring Danny Glover - producer, 2021
Most Beautiful Island, feature film - SXSW Grand Jury Prize- consulting producer, 2017
Bourek, feature film - writer, director, producer, 2015
Allure, feature film - writer, director, producer, 2014
Zenith, feature film and transmedia project - writer, director, producer, 2010
Here and There, feature film - producer, 2009
Fire Under the Snow, feature documentary - producer, 2008
The City, feature documentary - writer, director, producer, 2007
Love, feature film - writer, director, producer, 2005
Burn, feature film - writer, director, producer, 2000
Digital filmmaking - writing, directing, producing; Modes of media production and distribution; Transmedia, crossmedia and immersive media storytelling techniques; New media technologies.
Awards And Honors
Best NY Narrative, Tribeca Film Festival
Best Film, Barcelona Film Festival
Best Director, Tiburon Film festival
Special Mention, Geneva Film Festival
Best Film, Telluride Indiefest
Vladan Nikolic - Personal Website