PROFile: Milos Mitrovic

Contract academic staff instructor, Department of Theatre and Film, U of W

When Milos Mitrovic teaches Introduction to Film at the University of Winnipeg, he brings his passion for filmmaking into the classroom with him.

“I think that’s the exciting part,” he says, “getting to show the students what inspires me as a filmmaker and what really drove me to be so driven in filmmaking.”

While trying to incorporate elements of filmmaking that speak to his passion for the art, Mitrovic also keeps to the core components of the course. His aim is to ensure the students grasp the fundamental lessons while also having fun along the way.

Photo by Keeley Braunstein-Black

In terms of filmmaking itself, Mitrovic is proud of his accomplishments in the industry so far. In addition to the many films he has created, which have been showcased in multiple film festivals, Mitrovic also works as a professional editor for Tripwire Media Group and Fairpoint Films.

For Mitrovic, the best part about filmmaking comes through self-expression.

“With a movie, you can make characters who signify how you feel about something.

“You could do more with the artform,” he says in regards to any ideas, thoughts or feelings one has about the world. The potential is limitless.

Mitrovic hopes to inspire his students to approach films and filmmaking with the same enthusiasm that he has for the craft.

What is something you’ve learned from your students?

“That you have to be patient with the students and make sure everybody is comfortable before they’re able to speak about analysis in filmmaking.”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

“Definitely time travel.”

What was your worst grade in university?

“Worst mark I ever got was a C, I think.”

If you could only watch three movies for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Apocalypse Now, because it’s really long and really good … probably Dumb and Dumber, because it’s funny and it makes me laugh, and then the third one would be Life is Beautiful, because I would cry.”

Published in Volume 74, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 30, 2020)

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