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Ado Hasanovic is a Bosnian film director based in Rome.
He made his first short film called “Predrasude” (“Prejudice”) in 2007 for the youth exchange program “Let’s act together is better” in Struga, Macedonia in collaboration with Association “Prijatelji Srebrenice” and youth organizations from France, Italy and Macedonia.
Ado participated at the Sarajevo Film Festival Talent Campus in 2008, and from 2008-2011, Ado has been the Creative Director of the Srebrenica Short Film Festival. He directed film about young people who live in Srebrenica "Ja Sam Iz Srebrenice" which was premiered at the short film festival in Mostar in 2008 and awarded Best Student Film.
In 2013 he graduated in Directing at the Sarajevo Film Academy with the short film “Mama", which enjoyed a positive festival distribution. The same year he finished the Norwegian Nansen Academy, a course focused on inter-ethnic dialogue.
In 2013, after an internship at the Cinema for Peace Foundation and the participation in the Documentary Summer School organised by the US James Madison University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he received the award as Best Student. In 2014 Ado enrolled in the prestigious National Film School Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, where he specialised as a film director. In 2017 he also finished a Master in Dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo as a guest student.
His short films “The Angel of Srebrenica”, “Blue Viking in Sarajevo”, “Mama”, “Breath of Life Srebrenica”, “Pink Elephant”, “Nomophobia” and “Let There be Colour” enjoyed world-wide selections and won many international awards.
Since 2015, he is the Art Director of the Mediterranean Short Film Festival The Author’s Passages in Sant’Antioco (Italy).
He is also the creator of “Cortovisioni – How To Make A Short Film“, a workshop format in which he teaches how to make a short film from the subject up to the post-production.
In 2019, he co-founded the cultural association Admon Film based in Sarajevo.
On August 20th 2019 he was awarded with the Sarajevan Golden Medallion by the Mayor of Sarajevo as a special recognition for his cultural achievements.
He is currently working on his first feature film.