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Zdravko Velimirović

Zdravko Velimirović
File:Zdravko Velimirović.jpg
Born (1930-10-11)11 October 1930
Cetinje, Montenegro, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died 7 February 2005(2005-02-07) (aged 74)
Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter
Years active 1954-2005
Spouse(s) Ranka Velimirović

Zdravko Velimirović (11 October 1930 – 7 February 2005) was a Yugoslavian film director and screenwriter, University Professor, a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. He directed 43 films between 1954 and 2005.

During his career he was involved in variety of Arts: film director of feature, documentary and short films, TV series director, radio drama director, theatre play director and screenwriter for all mentioned. Apart from his great achievement in arts and culture in Yugoslavia, he had outstanding cooperation with well-known film makers in the West and East and worldwide film societies. For many years in his career, He was also university professor and the principal at the Belgrade Dramatic Arts University, where many of his former students formed as world-class film makers. He was on sabbatical, teaching as a professor in Canada and lectured by invitation in various academies and art institutes around the world. He married Ranka Velimirovic, film and TV producer, in 1963, and they happily lived and worked together throughout life.


Year Film Original title Film festival Award Credited as
Director Screenwriter
1960 The Fourteenth Day Dan četrnaesti Cannes Film Festival 1961
1965 Provereno nema mina Provereno nema mina
1968 Mount of Lament Lelejska gora
1974 The Dervish and Death Derviš i smrt Yugoslav submissions for the
47th Academy Award for Best Foreign
Language Film 1975
, Pula Film Festival 1974
Golden Arena Yes
1975 The Peaks of Zelengore Vrhovi Zelengore Pula Film Festival 1976 Golden Arena Yes
1978 Dvoboj za južnu prugu Dvoboj za južnu prugu
1981 Dorotej Dorotej
1985 Vreme leoparda Vreme leoparda


  • Zublja Grahovačka (1958)
  • Nokturno za Kotor, (1959)
  • U spomen slavne mornarice (1959)
  • Četvrta strana (1963)
  • Rade, sin Tomov; Njegošu uz hodočašće (1964)
  • Lux Aeterna; Večita svetlost (1965)
  • Ekselencija (1966)
  • Španija naše mladosti (1967)
  • A, to ste vi! (1968)
  • Skenderbeg (1968)
  • Tajna večera; Medijala (1969)
  • Prvi pešački prolazi (1969)
  • Srušeni grad (1970)
  • Ostrog (1970)
  • More, sunce i... (1971)
  • U zdravom telu, zdrav je i duh (1971)
  • Umir krvi (1971)
  • Dokaz (1972)
  • Pogibija (1972)
  • Podanici drevnog kulta (1977)
  • Derviši (1977)
  • Most (1979)
  • Veselnik (1980)
  • Gradsko saobraćajno Beograd (1981)
  • Kad ti kao ličnost nestaješ (1983)
  • Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti (1984)
  • Kako sačuvati grad (1987)
  • Uzvišenje (1991)
  • Rijeka Zeta, majka i kolijevka (1991)
  • Povratak na Medun (1992)
  • Piva (1993)
  • Njegoš u Boki (1995)
  • Naši dragi gosti (1996)
  • Kapa lovćenska (1996)
  • Gifts to the home of sacred warriors (Gifts to the home of holy warriors) (Original title: Darovi domu svetih ratnika) (2004)


  • Golden Arena for Best Director 1974
  • Golden Arena for Best Screenplay 1976
  • Silver Knight award for film "Gifts to the home of holy warriors" at Golden knights film festival in Tambov, Russia 2004.
  • Award for best religious-cultural film for film "Gifts to the home of holy warriors" at Religious, cultural and tourist film festival in Lecce, Italy 2007.
  • Award for film "Gifts to the home of sacred warriors" in the category of religious documentaries at ART&TUR International Film Festival in Barcelos, Portugal 2008.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival: Zdravko Velimirovic the Last Professor

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