film A STAR IS BORN (Zvezda je rođena)
  • Original title: Zvezda je rođena
  • Type: Documentary
  • Year: 2010
  • Genre: Music documentary
  • Country: Serbia
  • Language: Serbian
  • Length: 2010
  • Format: DCP
  • Directed by: Vanja Kovačević
This is a film about fulfilling dreams. This is a film about winning the battle against yourself. Vanja is 29 years old, she is a professional filmmaker, and she has nothing to do with the music business or the profession in general, apart from being a huge fan of her favourite performers. She will form a tribute to an American band “The Decemberists”, whose song “I Was Meant For the Stage” inspired her. She booked a concert before she ever sat behind a drum set and long before her band ever existed. The film follows the entire process - from the idea, organizing the audition, forming the band, all through her struggle with learning, practising hard and reaching her ultimate goal - playing the concert at the end. The mindset of the documentary is to show the enthusiasm that youth holds within its’ age and how each individual can truly achieve whatever one may put his or her mind to, as long as the heart is in the right place. Ambition knows no boundaries. The theme of the film is dreams. Dreams that become desires. And the will to make these dreams come true. The context? Music. The lesson? Rhythm.
  • Screenplay: Vanja Kovačević
  • Director of photography: Pablo Ferro Živanović
  • Music by: Writers of Fiction
  • Edited by: Marko Simić, Vanja Kovačević
  • Cast: Ivana Smolović, Miloš Popović, Ivan Puzović, Ivan Pavlović, Marija Jovanović, Aleksandar Šišić, Nikola Berček, Vanja Kovačević, Nevena Glušica, Tomislav Grujić
  • Production company: Intermedia Network
film A STAR IS BORN (Zvezda je rođena)

2 awards


2 Festivals


  • 57th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival Belgrade Serbia - 2010
  • Sarajevo IFF Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2010 Main Programme for Documentary Film
  • Alpe Adria Trieste Film festival Trieste Italy - 2011 Walls of Sound Programme Selection
  • Cinema City IFF Novi Sad Serbia - 2011 Planet Rock Programme Selection