The World's Story is Yours to Tell
ADO HASANOVIĆ (born in Srerbenica 1986) is a Bosnian film director based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He made his first film called “Predrasude” (“Prejudice”) in 2007. Ado co-wrote, filmed and directed a documentary, called "Ja Sam Iz Srebrenice", about young people living in Srebrenica while working for the “Youth Information Centre”, a part of the association “Prijatelji Srebrenice”. The film won the special award for the Best Student Film at the Mostar Film Festival in 2008. Ado has continued to study and work with 'Prijatelji Srebrenice', improving his skills as a cameraman, lighting technician, director and editor. It earned him the role 'Chief of Technical Services' and an appearance at the Mostar Film Festival. Ado participated at the Sarajevo Film Festival Talent Campus in 2008, and has been working at the Srebrenica Short Film Festival Srebrena Traka since 2007. From 2008-2011, Ado has been a Creative Director of the Srebrenica Short Film Festival.
Ado completed the Nansen Academy of student education in Norway in 2010. His focus of study was inter-ethnic dialogue. After two years of work on his short film "The Angel of Srebrenica", the movie premiered at the Colorado Film Festival and the Sarajevo Film Festival. In October 2011, "The Angel of Srebrenica" was awarded with the 'Seal of Approval' at the Erasmus Euro Media Awards in Vienna. From February 2012, Ado began an internship at the Cinema for Peace Foundation in the Department for Post-Production. "The Blue Viking", Ado's most recent film, won two awards for the Best Documentary Film at the Balkan Snapshot Film Festival in Amsterdam and at the Duka Fest in Banja Luka. In October 2010 he successfully enrolled in the Sarajevo Film Academy of the Directing class (2010/2013). Ado also completed the documentary summer school organized by James Madison University (USA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012.