Bojana Sandic is a film festival programmer with an enthusiasm for emerging voices. She is the Shorts Programmer for South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles and a Senior Programmer at the Newport Beach Film Festival, where she was formerly Director of Short Film Programming.
In the past, she has worked with Lexus Short Films, LAIKA and Music in Press, an online magazine with an experiential approach to music writing that incorporates elements of creative nonfiction.
Born in Belgrade and raised in Southern California, she has a degree in Literary Journalism and Psychology & Social Behavior from UCI, where her honors thesis was about the relationship between 70’s and 80’s Yugoslavian rock and roll and Yugonostalgia.
Bojana is always looking for ways to share great storytelling and has an abiding fascination with the ways the stories we tell mediate our experience of the world and how we relate to one another.