Bojana Momirovic was born in 1979 in Bosnia & Herzegovina. She spent her childhood in Sarajevo, New York and Brussels. When war broke out in the former Yugoslavia in 1992, she went with her parents to Heidelberg, Germany where she continued her education and obtained a doctorate degree (PhD) in literature.
In 2004, she moved to Paris where she began her film career. Since then she has developed and directed many projects that have had festival selections, screenings and TV broadcast.
Bojana also has extensive working experience in film production, film education and business development. She has worked in corporate business as well as at the film academy Louis-Lumière, and is currently responsible for the client network development at CFPTS in Paris.
© Photograph by Anna Marchlewska
Snow On Cherry Blossoms (mini series) - In development
Family saga in the Balkans stretching from the Ottoman Empire to the 2020s.
The Day After (feature) - In development
Serge and Jeanne decide to divorce. Their children are small and don’t know anything about it yet. But the separation takes a different turn when Serge learns he only has little time left to live. Torn between reason, feeling of guilt and fear of the involuntary separation forever, Serge and Jeanne try to find the best way out for everyone.
The Breakdown (feature) - In development
Marion works at the drug police in Paris. Every day she is exposed to insults, rows and aggression of all sorts. Her private life is not any easier as she is separated from her husband and her twelve-year-old son. Within her team some colleagues are suspected to be involved in a drug deal. The tension rises as all agents are being controlled and questioned by the IGPN (the head police department for internal inspection). During an intervention, Marion saves a young Syrian woman and her newborn, and finds herself guilty of professional misconduct. Her case gets more complicated as the intrigues around her densify.
2020/21 The Birthday Party (short) - In financing
IKKI Films France (Oscar nomination 2018)
Sarajevo 1990. The slow and inevitable decline of Yugoslavia is in the air. Two sisters and the daughter of the older one come together after a long time to celebrate the twenty-fifth birthday of the younger sister, Ana. She lives alone in the family apartment that she has left unchanged since their father’s death. While the party continues into the night, the violence of their childhood reemerges and the three young women are compelled to face their haunting past as well as the rising tensions around them. As the family unit collapses the radio voices from outside murmur the collapse of a nation.
2016 Magda Mozarka (short)
BAAM Production House Croatia & dmp Productions France; Distribution Fabulosis Films UK; Best Short Film UGU Film Festival, South Africa; Acquisition Shorts TV (Broadcast on 5 European channels); 10 international festival selections in USA, Russia and Europe
We are on the small island of Šipan, Croatia, in the 1930s. Magda is getting ready for the return of her fiancé, Romano, from America. Every day she goes down to the port and sings at the pier. The villagers mock her. She waits.
2011 IUSTITIA (short)
Tomay Productions, France; festival selections in France
Two women become cell mates in prison. Maria has just been sentenced for a crime of passion. Isabel has already been serving time for war crimes. Maria suffers pangs of conscience and is plagued by nightmares. Isabel is remorseless for crimes she maintains were justified. Tensions mount as they make moral judgments against each other. Only one can survive.
2010 Postcards From the Past (doc short)
France, Bosnia, Germany, The Netherlands (private financing)
Four destinies. Four remembrances. Four past lives. One civil war.
2009 Descent (short)
France (private financing)
Brother and sister hide in a cellar to escape the onset of war. They strive to maintain normalcy, but the terrifying presence of war and the disruption of time and space break their resolve.
2008 Under the Red Beacon (doc short)
France, Croatia (private financing); festival selections in Europe and USA
Dubrovnik is known as the pearl of the Adriatic. Does it still sparkle or has it become merely a museum for tourists? Three generations of inhabitants draw a nostalgic portrait of their town.
2007 Interview with a Young Widow (short)
France (private financing); festival selections in Europe; Acquisition Independant Film TV France
The voice of a young woman relates a story. A story of a young white woman and a young black man. A story of embarrassing moments and hurtful gestures. A story of discouragement. Of suicide. And finally…of hope.
2007 The Ney in the Box (doc short)
France (private financing); festival selections in Europe
An immigrant from the Orient in a Western city maintains his sense of roots by playing the 'Ney'.