Head of Studies of MIDPOINT Feature Launch
Born 1965 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (then Yugoslavia), a film producer with extensive working experience on international co-productions and narrow budget films and a managing director of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based film production company with a distinctive track record.
Since 1987, when he started his professional carrier as a producer, Danijel has produced or co-produced more than 40 feature films, as well as more than 15 documentaries, incl. the award-wining films such as When the Day Had No Name (2017, Berlinale Panorama Special) by Teona Mitevska, Nightlife (2016, Karlovy Vary IFF’s Best Director Award), Slovenian Girl (2009, Toronto IFF) and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition) all three films directed by Damjan Kozole, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013, 2 Berlinale Silver Bears and short-listed for Foreign-language Oscar) by Danis Tanović, Circles (2013, Sundance FF World Cinema Competitions’ Jury Prize) by Srdan Golubović, Alexandrians (2011, feature doc, Trieste FF’s Best Documentary) and Beneath her Window (2003, Karlovy Vary IFF Official Selection) both directed by Metod Pevec, The World is big and Salvation lurks around the Corner (2008, short-listed for Foreign-language Oscar, Moscow IFF Gala) by Stephan Komandarev, Border Post (2006, San Sebastian IFF Competition) by Rajko Grlić, Bread and Milk (2001, Venice FF Lion of the Future Award) by Jan Cvitković…
Danijel has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers To Watch in 2001. He’s a voting member of European Film Academy and since 2005 actively involved with several European audiovisual training initiatives, such as Midpoint Feature Launch, EAVE (Group Leader between 2009 – 13), Nipkow Program and Maia Workshops. He is also an advisor and member of the selection committee of When East Meets West co-production market in Trieste.