One of ISFMF’s panelists and lecturers will be an MTV Award winning and BAFTA nominated composer Aleksandra Kovač.
As one of many distinguished ISFMF guests, Aleksandra will participate the panels WOMEN IN SHOWBUSINESS and FILM MUSIC: THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE FUTURE, and she will also give a masterclass LOVE THEME IN HOLLYWOOD MAINSTREAM FILM.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Composition for Screen from Edinburgh University, as well as a BA in Music Education from Belgrade University. She is a composer, music producer and songwriter from Belgrade, Serbia. In addition to being the 2015 BAFTA Scotland New Talent award nominee, she is also the first Serbian MTV Award winner and has also won other awards for her work in theater, TV, and film.
In year 2000 she joined forces with music producer and supervisor, Roman Gorsek, and founded the music production company RAproduction, which specializes in composing for film and new media, music supervision and production, songwriting, talent search, marketing and vocal coaching. Aleksandra became one of the top songwriters in the south-east European region, writing and producing songs for many of the biggest names in the ex-Yugoslavia music scene.
Concurrent with her songwriting career, Aleksandra garnered acclaim as a composer for commercials, theater, TV and film. She has written several theme songs, the most recent of which are for the 2013 and 2015 Coca-Cola Christmas campaign commercial. Her music can also be heard on commercials for major brands including VIP Mobile, Telekom etc.
As a film composer, she was nominated for the European Talent Award at the Soundtrack Cologne festival in 2013., and as one of the authors of the short animated film Separate Lives, for the New Talent Award at the BAFTA Scotland 2015.
As a lecturer in film music, she has given lectures at the American University in Beirut, SAE Institute in Belgrade and Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Aleksandra has published her work on film music in the international journal of music New Sound, published by the Music Academy in Belgrade and on songwriting and composing in the book Serbia: My Case, A New European Generation for British Council in Serbia.
As one of the most successful singer-songwriters in the region, Aleksandra was one of the X Factor Adria judges and mentors in 2015., which aired in five Balkan countries.