Stefan Malešević (1989) was born and raised in Belgrade. He studied at the PhD film.factory program in Sarajevo under the mentorship of Bela Tarr and other guest lecturers (Gus van Sant, Fred Kelemen, Tilda Swinton, Carlos Reygadas, Cristian Mungiu, Agniezska Holland...). There he made several short films which screened at international festivals (Trieste, Sarajevo, Tokyo, Moscow...). His documentary film Gora was awarded at Beldocs, Dokufest and screened at Visions du Reel along with a dozen of other festivals. His first fiction feature film Mamonga got developed in Kino der Kunst project development forum and Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises program. It premiered in 2019 at Karlovy Vary and so far also screened at New Horizons in Wroclaw, Poland.
Stefan was a jury member at the Montenegro Film Festival 2017, Roshd Film Festival in Tehran 2018 and BelDocs Film Festival 2018. Stefan participated at IDFAcademy Summer School 2019. He is a member of the European Film Academy since 2019.