Svetlana Cemin, is a writer, director, producer, and the founder of 610FILM, a Brooklyn-based art-house film production company. Her vision is to create experimental art films as well as documentaries and feature films that promote the work of artists and art in general. She was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and has been living and working on the New York-Paris route for many years. Prior to becoming an award-winning filmmaker, she worked as an internationally renowned fashion model and as an actress. Svetlana Cemin has performed in numerous plays on the American stage, such as her prominent role in Jonathan Bolt’s Broadway play Oh, Dubrovnik, and later in the films of independent American directors, such as Loge Karigan's film, Claire Dolen, which was shown at the Cannes Festival in 1997.
Svetlana Cemin has been the recipient of significant directorial film awards. Her recent director and producer credits include: Laura Kaplan, Love Is All That Matters (Winner of Best Experiemental Short in BANEFF Stockhom 2017; Winner Best Short Film LIFF 2017; Special Mention One-Reeler Short Film Competition 2017) ; Adam Fuss, A Landscape of Imagination, a feature documentary (winner of Best Documentary and Audience Award at the Hollywood New Directors Film Festival 2018; Official Selection March Film Festival Belgrade 2018); BURN (Official Selection 2018, March Film Festival Belgrade); Madeleine Hatz, A Royal Vagabond (Official Selection BANEFF 2019; Vienna Art Week, 2019); Metamorphosis (Official Selection Visions du Réel, 2019; Vienna Art Week, 2019); Father Arsenie (Official Selection Beldox, 2020; Official Selection VIVA, 2020); Official Selection Cyprus International Film Festival 2020; Official Selection BRIDGES International Film Festival 2020; Official Selection Kalakari 2021) and Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche, a feature documentary has just been released (Winner Best Experimental Film Venice Shorts 2020; Winner Best Documentary Toronto Short Film Channel Festival 2020; Winner Best Documentary Feature LAFA 2020; Winner Best Experimental Documentary and Finalist for Best Picture New York Film Awards 2020; Winner Globe Award ARFF Amsterdam 2020; Winner Best Documentary Tokyo Short Film Festival 2020; Winner Best Feature Documentary German Unitef Film Festival, 2020; Honorable Mention Hollywood New Directors 2020; Official Selection Washington Film Festival 2021; Official Selection Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival, 2020; Official Selection Kalakari Film Festival, 2021; ). Her writing credits include A Woman is an Airplane, a one-act play, and Alma’s Brain, a screenplay.
Svetlana is also a jury member of the New Wave Film Festival in Munich, Germany.