Vladan NikolicAdjunct Instructor
Vladan Nikolic, president of Surla Films, is a filmmaker and producer who has written, directed, and produced numerous feature films, documentaries, TV, and multi-platform media projects. His films have been distributed in the US and internationally and have won awards at various film festivals, including Tribeca, Venice, San Francisco, Barcelona, and Geneva, Switzerland. Nikolic was among the digital filmmaking pioneers in the 1990s, and produced and directed one of the first transmedia films, Zenith (2010), which combined releases over multiple media platforms. He has lectured and led workshops and seminars at various universities and professional institutions in the US and internationally; most recently, he guided and facilitated the establishment of the first transmedia program in Asia at the Hong Kong Design Institute.