Film producer and CEO of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based production company with distinctive track record and extensive working experience on international co-productions and narrow budget films, incl. Small Body (2021, Cannes FF Critic’s Week) by Laura Samani, Reconciliation (2021, CPH: DOX Next Wave Competition) by Marija Zidar, Otac / Father (2020, Berlinale Panorama Audience Award) by Srdan Golubovic, God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (2019, Berlinale Competition: Ecumenical Award, and Lux Film Prize 2019) by Teona Mitevska, Half-Sister (2019, Karlovy Vary IFF Main Competition), Nightlife (2016, Karlovy Vary IFF’s Best Director Award), Slovenian Girl (2009, Toronto IFF) and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition), all directed by Damjan Kozole, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013, 2 Berlinale Silver Bears) by Danis Tanovic, Circles (2013, Sundance FF World Cinema Competition’s Jury Prize) by S. Golubovic, Alexandrians (2011, Trieste Film Festival Best Documentary) by Metod Pevec and Bread and Milk (2001, Venice FF’s Lion of the Future Award) by Jan Cvitkovic.
Danijel has been selected as Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch, is a member of EFA, and the president of the Association of Slovenian Film Producers. Since 2005 he’s actively involved as a tutor with several European training initiatives such as MIDPOINT Institute, EAVE, Nipkow Program, and Maia Workshops. He is also a member of the selection committee of the When East Meets West co-production market in Trieste.