Biography

ADO HASANOVIĆ (born in Srebrenica 1986) is a film director based in Rome, Italy. He made his first film called “Predrasude” (Prejudice) in 2007 in collaboration with the association “Prijatelji Srebrenice” (Friends of Srebrenica) and youth from France, Macedonia, Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ado participated at the Sarajevo Film Festival Talent Campus in 2008 and has been working for the Srebrenica Short Film Festival “Srebrena Traka” since 2007. 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.

From 2010-2013 Ado was a student at the Sarajevo Film Academy, studying Directing. He graduated from the Sarajevo Film Academy with short film Mama. Later he completed the Nansen Academy, a Norwegian study course, in 2010 where his focus of study there was inter-ethnic dialogue.

From February 2012, Ado has been working as an intern at the Cinema for Peace Foundation in the Department for Post-Production. Ado also completed the documentary summer school organized by James Madison University (USA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012. In 2012 he received the award for Best Student from the Foundation Studium.

In January 2014 Ado enrolled in the prestige National Film School “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” in Rome, where he specialized as a film director. In 2015, he started working as Art Director for the Mediterranean Short Film Festival “The Author’s Passages” in Sant’Antioco, Italy.

As a guest student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, he finished a Master in Dramaturgy in 2017.

He won many international awards for his short films “The Angel of Srebrenica,” “Blue Viking in Sarajevo,” “Mum” “Breath of life Srebrenica,” “Pink Elephant” and “Nomophobia”.

His first feature film “Ja Sam Ana” is currently in development with the Italian production “Il Gigante” and “39Films” and in co-production with Serbian “This and That Production” and Hungarian “Foxusfox.” The project won the Focus-Fox Studio Award at 15th Sofia Meetings.

In 2018, Ado founded the Cultural Association “Admon Film,” whose goal is to educate and to promote film culture.