Gorjan Tozija

 

Education:
1974, Television and Film Editing Course, Macedonian National Television
1978, Attended Film Academy, Zagreb, Croatia
1981, Graduate of Art History and Archeology, Saints Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia

Languages:
Mother tongue, Macedonian
Fluent in English, Croatian and Serbian
Working knowledge of Italian, Russian and Bulgarian

Professional Membership:
1982 member of the Macedonian Film Professionals Association
1983 member of the Croatian Film Workers Association
1995 member of the European Film and Television Academy
1995 member of the Lions Club
2001 member of the European Film Producer’s Club

Work Experience:
Over twenty years of professional experience in the film and television industry
Relevant experience working on more than 50 projects, mostly co-productions with major U.S. and European studios
Budget and financial management experience
Staff management experience
Fundraising experience
Relevant experience working for national government institutions
Sound knowledge of national and local government structures and operations
Familiar with local and international cultural institutions and associations

2010-2015
The Liberation of Skopje, feature film- in post-production
Director: Rade Sherbedzija and Danilo Sherbedzija
Producer

The Third Half, feature film
Directed by Darko Mitrevski
Producer

2009
Epo- Flo, feature film
Italy, Austria and Bulgaria
Consultant producer

2007
The Silver Night, feature film
Production Main Frame Croatia
Consultant Producer

July 2004
Internal Affairs Advisor and Culture, Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia and representative Macedonia to Euroimages` Board of Management.

December 2002-July 2004
State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia.

1997-2002
President of the Macedonian Film Professionals Association and Chairman of the “Manaki Brothers” International Camera Film Festival.

Worked on the French-Bosnian film project “Kaleidoscope”.

Collaborated with TeleFilm Canada in the preparation of the film project “Soul Hunter”.

Engaged as producer in pre-production and filming of the French-Turkish co-production entitled “Woman of Water”.

1993-1997
General Manager and Producer of the Macedonian film company “Vardar Film”. Responsible for the development, oversight and production of 20 documentaries, 5 cartoons and the following feature films:

“Before the Rain”, a co-production with British Screen, Polygram, and Noe Production and winner of more than 30 international awards, including the “Golden Lion” at the Venice Film Festival and Academy Award nomination for best foreign film;

“Garbage on the Field”, (feature and TV series) a Bulgarian co-production

“Across the Lake”, a Macedonian-Polish co-production and winner of the Sarajevo Film Festival Award;

“Gypsy Magic”, a Macedonian-French co-production with participation of the CNC French Film Fund, screened world-wide and winner of the Montpelier Grand Prix;

“Felix”, a French, Slovenian and Macedonian co-production;

“Night”, a premier film partnership between Albania and Macedonia originated through my personal initiative and starring Albanian and Macedonian actors;

In 1995 chaired the board of the International Camera Film Festival “Manaki Brothers ” in Bitola, Macedonia.

In 1996 responsible for setting up and providing film services to Dream Works SKG, for their first motion picture “the Peacemaker”, and to Miramax for “Welcome to Sarajevo”, both filmed on locations in Macedonia.

1979-1993
Employed in “Jadran Film”, Zagreb, Croatia. Held a number of positions starting from runner, third assistant director, location manager, assistant production manager, first assistant director, production manager and producer. In these capacities, collaborated closely with major motion picture and television studios such as: MGM, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, ABC, NBC, RAI, CANALE+.

Worked on numerous feature films and TV series filmed in: Croatia, Former Yugoslavia, Europe, Central Asia, and the United States. Some of the projects I was engaged in included: “Sophie’s Choice”, “The Winds of War“, “War and Remembrance”, “The Dirty Dozen”, “The Dictator”, “Garibaldi”, “Walenberg”, “Manifesto”, “Mother Theresa”, “Un Foro del Parabrezzo”, “Riders Through the Storm”, “The Company”, “A Night for Love”, “Armour of God”.

Produced the documentary “Winter of the Summer Villas”, Grand Prix recipient for best production at the 1991 Media Save Art Festival in Rome.

During the war in Croatia, filmed a series of documentaries titled “After the Barbarians” about protected historical and cultural monuments in Dubrovnik.

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