Screenwriter, director and professor Srđan Koljević died tonight at the age of 56, the portal Nova.rs reports.
Koljević was a screenwriter, director and regular professor at the Department of Dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He is one of the most awarded screenwriters in Serbia and the region and has received multiple awards for his creativity in the field of film scripts.
He was born on December 31, 1966 in Sarajevo. He graduated from the Dramaturgy Department of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where he started teaching in 1999.
He was a screenwriter, co-screenwriter and screenwriter for 12 feature-length films and two feature-length documentaries. He signed two films based on his own scripts - "Grey Red Truck" and "Woman with a Broken Nose".
The 2004 film "The Gray Truck" received 11 international awards at 40 festivals and 13 awards at domestic festivals.
He was the co-writer of the film "Klopka" by Srdan Golubović in 2007, the first Serbian film to be shortlisted for an Oscar, and the first Serbian screenplay whose remake rights were purchased in Hollywood.
He also worked as an associate for international relations in front of the Yugoslav Cinematheque.
He suffered from colon cancer for a long time, and then metastases, and funds were collected for Koljević's treatment on several occasions.