Vladan Nikolic is an independent filmmaker and associate professor at The New School in New York, where he teaches filmmaking and transmedia production classes. He has made numerous feature films and documentaries, which have won awards and critical acclaim in the US and internationally. He has been hailed as a “visionary director” by the LA Times, and his films, which often don't conform to conventional linear narrative frameworks, lauded by many other film critics.

Vladan was among the digital filmmaking pioneers in the '90s, shooting his first feature "Burn" on consumer camcorders, and teaching the first digital filmmaking courses at The New School and at New York University. His second feature, "Love" (2005) premiered at the Venice and Tribeca film festivals to critical acclaim. It went on to win awards at film festivals in Geneva, Switzerland, Barcelona, Spain, and the Best Director Award at the Tiburon International Film Festival. In 2010 he wrote, directed and produced the feature film "Zenith," which is also part of an extensive trans-media project. The film has been released in a unique and innovative way, combining theatrical, video, and online releases over multiple platforms, receiving a cult following worldwide.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Film and digital media production and distribution, transmedia production and distribution, independent film.