Milan Đurđević

Award-winning composer of film music (FIPRESCI 2015 for the film PANAMA), born in 1977 in Belgrade, where he took his first musical steps, learning to play the violin, then the trombone and the piano. He graduated in composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Professor Milan Mihajlović.

While studying, he started writing music for several short films and documentaries. Then followed: “Milan Tarot” in 2010 directed by Ivan Ikić, “Jet Set” the first Serbian animated series in 2011 directed by Nenad Mitić, “Kosma” in 2013 directed by Sonja Blagojević, for which he received the award of the International Documentary Festival for original music.

For some time he taught at the Stanković and Mokranjac music schools, and his position as a professor gives him insight and invaluable experience in communicating with young people. Since 2012, he has been working as an editor of the music program at the “Student City” Cultural Center. The editorial position gave him the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the management of cultural events. Organizing performances of various artist profiles, contacts with clients, budget planning, reports and presentations, organizing workshops and lectures are part of his daily work.

He remains dedicated to his greatest passion – film music. He composed the music for the film “In Search of a Dream” with Jadranka Stojaković, directed by Mladen Mitrović (joint co-production of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia). The film is part of the UN project “Dialogue for the Future”, and won the audience award at the 2015 Sarajevo Film Festival.

His soundtrack for the film “Panama”, which was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, directed by Pavel Vučković, in which the main roles are played by Jovana Stojiljković and Slaven Došlo, earned him the award of the National Selection of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI for the best music in Serbian movie for 2015. The music for the film Panama was released by the British record company Plaza Mayor Company Ltd.

He wrote the music for the documentary film “Speleonaut” directed by Sonja Đekić, which was premiered at the Author’s Film Festival 2018, the music for the choreo-drama performance “Novi Stanar” directed by dr. Vere Obradović, the animated film “Living in a story” by our celebrated comic author Alekse Gajić. He is currently writing the music for Pavlo Vučković’s new feature film “Mraz” and the children’s series produced by RTS “Mina prelazi nivoe”.