Film producer and CEO of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based production company with a distinctive track record and extensive working experience on international co-productions incl. the award-wining feature films such as Pero by Damjan Kozole (doc, 2023; IFF Rotterdam), The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Mitevska (2022; Venice FF - Orizzonti, Grand Jury Prize at Les Arcs EFF), Wake Me by Marko Šantić (2022; Black Nights FF - Critic’s Pick Competition), Small Body by Laura Samani (2021; Cannes FF Critic’s Week 2021; European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI at European Film Awards), Reconciliation by Marija Zidar (doc, 2021; CPH:DOX, IDFA), Otac – Father by Srdan Golubović (2020; Berlinale Panorama Audience Award), An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanović (2013, Silver Bear: Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale 2013), Alexandrians by Metod Pevec (doc, 2011; Best Documentary at Trieste FF), Bread and Milk by Jan Cvitković (2001; Lion of the Future at Venice FF), and Nightlife (2016; Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary IFF), Slovenian Girl (2009; Toronto IFF), and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition) all by Damjan Kozole.
Danijel has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch in 2001. He is a voting member of the European Film Academy and was the president of the Association of Slovenian Film Producers. Since 2005, he is actively involved as a tutor with several European training initiatives such as MIDPOINT, EAVE, Nipkow Program, and Maia Workshops (2015-2018). He is also a member of the selection team of the When East Meets West co-production project market in Trieste.