Special DORF 2019 award for lifetime achievements we give to Slobodan Šijan, serbian film director, writer and visual artist. He made many experimental films and videos, but also directed some of the most popular Serbian narrative feature films and wrote a number of books about film and visual culture. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Belgrade voted his film Who’s Singing Over There (1980) for the Best Film made in former Yugoslavia in half a century. Other important features includes Strangler vs. Strangler (1984), How I Was Systematically Destroyed by Idiots(1983), The Marathon Family (1982).

Since 2001, he is teaching at Loyola Marymount University Film School. He is author and editor of several volumes, among others Vertigo, Cinematographic Poems (1998), Women Film Directors in South Eastern Europe (2009) and Conversations around Film (2010). His work in the domain of visual art investigates the phenomenon of film, moving images, photographic registration and reproduction of reality.

His works are so important for our festival and our generation – our parties and lives wouldn’t be so fun and interesting if there wasn’t his movies.


Special DORF award for contribution to the underground scene goes to Antonije Pušić, better known as Rambo Amadeus. On Wikipedia you can find this: „He is a Montenegrin recording artist, composer and performer, living and working in Serbia. A self-titled “musician, poet, and media manipulator”, he is a noted artist across the countries of former Yugoslavia.

His songs combine satirical lyrics on human nature and silliness of local politics with a mixture of musical styles including jazz, rock, hip-hop and lately drum and bass, and self-conscious ironic wit; His concerts are never mere repetitions of recorded songs, but a mixture of musical improvisation and humor exploiting all aspects of human nature in a crude manner. Some fans compare his style and career path with Frank Zappa.“

We can just add this – there wouldn’t be any DORF festival if we didn’t have had so many of Rambo Amadeus in our lives and thoughts…


As in previous 2 years, our unique wooden awards are made by amazing genious from Split, young sculptor and comics author Miro Župa


DORF 2019 design is artwork by young and gifted designer Martin Peranović.