Goran Kapetanovic grew up listening to the bells from the Cathedral and the orthodox church mix in with the song from the Minarets, in a cultural home in Sarajevo in the 80’s. He spent his restless energy on basketball before the world came crashing down around him when the war broke out. His family fled to Sweden in ‘92 and an urge to be able to express all the emotions within him pushed him to the movies, the ultimate form of expression.
Bound by a relentless ambition and work ethic, Goran attacked filmmaking with a combination of visionary thoughts and dreams. He received a degree in film directing from The Dramatic Institute in Stockholm, and after that, he worked as a producer and mentor with film workshops for SIDA and the Swedish Institute in Kigali, Rwanda.
Goran has received several accolades for his films including his short film, Kiruna-Kigali, which was on The Academy’s short list in 2013. His debut feature film, My Aunt in Sarajevo, was awarded two Guldbagge awards for Best Director and Best Supporting Actress.
Goran dreams big and creates his wild visions with boundless energy. His enthusiasm is contagious and he manages to bring even the most unrealistic plans into reality.