In her work with archives, Mila Turajlić researches the intersection of personal and national memories, always seeking to reactivate forgotten histories, through forms ranging from lecture performances and video art to analytical essays.

She teaches documentary film-making and creative archive use at SciencesPo and INASup in Paris and has been a guest lecturer at universities (Sorbonne, Harvard, Stanford).

Her prize-winning films have been screened at numerous festivals including Toronto and Tribeca, and have been released theatrically in France, Germany, UK, US, Uruguay and across the former Yugoslavia. In 2018, she was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, to create a series of archive-based video installations for their landmark exhibition on Yugoslav modernist architecture.

Her most recent film, The Other Side of Everything, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, and went on to win 32 awards including the IDFA Award for Best Documentary Film.

She is the recipient of grants from the Serbian Film Center; CNC-Cinémas du monde (France); EURIMAGES; Doha Film Institute; and Jan Vrijman Fund, the Netherlands.

Turajlić holds a BA in Film and TV Production, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade (2002), a BSc in Politics and International Relations, London School of Economics (2003), a MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics (2004) and a PhD from the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster (2015).

Born in 1979 in Belgrade, Turajlić currently lives and works between Belgrade and Paris.

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