Miroslav Mandić (1955), born in Sarajevo, graduated from the Columbia University School of the Arts, New York. After a brief film career in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he emigrated to the Czech Republic during the 1990s Yugoslav Wars and directed numerous documentaries. Currently, he lives and works in Slovenia. His films have been screened at many renowned international film festivals – Locarno, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Munich, Sarajevo, Melbourne, Krakow, Cairo – and have won several awards. These works include I Act, I Am (2018, fiction feature), Stairway (2015, fiction short), Adria Blues (2013, fiction), Searching for Johnny (2009, documentary), and Borderline Lovers (2005, documentary), Adria Blues (2013, fiction feature), I Act, I Am (2018, fiction feature) and Sanremo (2020, fiction feature).