Bio & Contact

mila sajt dvaMilana Vujkov All I wanted to be since the age of nine was a secret agent. Still waiting for that call. In the meantime, I did some research for my chosen vocation: artistic, academic, shamanic & otherwise. Graduated in psychology, masters in film & visual media, made experimental films, short, and shorter, wrote several film scripts & copious amounts of poetry, translated books & stuff, organised events, like film seasons, poetry jams, stand-up, and such, wrote for a couple of magazines, worked as a correspondent for national TV, and as a soothsayer for my friends (and friends of friends). Currently completing education as art psychotherapist, while writing, and working in the film industry, promoting indie, art-house & quality docs any which way I can.

Pen for hire: creative, reviews, promo, copy & translations. 

Please contact me at milana@lolaonfilm.com

Sample creative writing at Poets, Mavericks & Prophets, and get extra info on translation/interpreting at ProZ.

Instagram: Lola On The Sea

Twitter: Lola’s Dancing

PODCASTS

You can hear me talking film & film culture at length with the rebel crew of Free Seed Films on Soho Radio – while I was with Picturehouse Cinemas:

Free Seed On Soho (31/05/2018)  Free Seed On Soho (26/04/2018)  Free Seed On Soho (01/03/2018)  Free Seed On Soho (22/11/2017)  Free Seed On Soho (27/09/2017)  Free Seed On Soho (26/07/2017)  Free Seed On Soho (26/04/2017)  Free Seed On Soho (29/03/2017)  Free Seed On Soho (22/02/2017)  Free Seed On Soho (25/01/2017)  Free Seed On Soho (30/11/2016)  Free Seed On Soho (26/10/2016)   Free Seed On Soho (28/09/2016)  Free Seed On Soho (31/08/2016)  Free Seed On Soho (27/07/2016)  Free Seed On Soho (29/06/2016)  Free Seed On Soho (27/04/2016)  Free Seed On Soho (30/03/2016)  Free Seed On Soho (24/02/2016)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2017 Translation: Marsela Šunjić, Greetings From The Moon, novel (Dobra knjiga, Sarajevo, 2019). 2016 Translation: Marsela Šunjić, Good Night, City, novel (Dobra knjiga, Sarajevo, 2019). 2015 Translation: Suzana Vuksanović, Rastislav Škulec | Remix. Refresh. Restart. MSUV, Novi Sad. 2015 Translation: Svetlana Mladenov, Conflicts, provocations, relations, challenges, fears, energies, determinations: Art in the expanded field. MSUV, Novi Sad. 2015 Translation: Svetlana Mladenov, Subdued Existence, MSUV, Novi Sad. 2014 Translation: Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Cargo East, MSUV, Novi Sad. 2013 Translation: Nebojša Milenković, Uroš Đurić, Strategies of Excess, MSUV, Novi Sad. 2013 Translation: Suzana Vuksanović, New Sculpture In Vojvodina, MSUV, Novi Sad. 2013 Translation: Bosniaks of Sandzak, monograph, Beoknjiga, Belgrade. 2012 Translation: Suzana Vuksanović, Mira Brtka: Unstable Balances, MSUV, Novi Sad. 2011 Translation: Serbian Pavilion Catalogue for the 54th Venice Biennale, MSUV, Novi Sad. 2010 Translation: Edward F. Edinger, Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy, Akademska Knjiga, Novi Sad. 2003 Script: Milana Vujkov, Lunatics At Large (unproduced). 1999 Script: Milana Vujkov, Sugar Serendip (unproduced). 1996 Script: Milana Vujkov, The Shelter (produced). 1996 Poetry: Milana Vujkov, The Journey, NS ART, Novi Sad. (as part of The Journey, multimedia project with Katarina Kovač, musician and Darko Vuković, designer).

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

2010 Katarina Kovač: High & Low. Serbia. 3 mins. 2009 The Treasure Of Nina Madre. UK. 29 mins. 2009 Sanya Budna & Before. Serbia/Montenegro. 113 mins. 2009 Katarina Kovač: Streets Of Mine. Serbia. 4 mins. 2008 The New York Cube And The Hand Of God. 9 mins. 2008. UK. Streetwise. UK. 5 mins. 2004 The Year Of The Monkey. UK. 10 mins. 1996 The Shelter. Serbia. 26 mins.

If you’d like to check out some of my older work in film theory, I’ve uploaded a few papers on Scribd:

Archetypal Enchantment and the Twin of David Lynch
Paper/Presentation; CUNY Graduate Centre, New York, 2010; Cinematic Desire: A Cinema Studies Group interdisciplinary graduate conference;

From Door Frame to Freeze Frame: Femmes Ante Portas
Paper/ Presentation; CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA, 2008, Framed: Delimiting the Film Image, A Cinema Studies Group interdisciplinary graduate conference;

Black Humour in Serbian Films of the Early Eighties and Its Cultural Consequences: The Cinema of Slobodan Šijan and Dušan Kovačević
MA Dissertation, 2005, Birkbeck College, University of London, Tutor: Prof. Laura Mulvey

The Magic of Joy: Cinema of Emir Kusturica, From Realism to Magical Reality
Essay, 2004, European Cinema, Birkbeck College, University of London

Other people on my film work:

Humor and Nonviolent Struggle in Serbia By Janjira Sombatpoonsiri