“Activity grounded in truth brings progress and good fortune” from the Book of Changes
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.
  • Director (11 Credits)
    Love is All that Matters
    Experimental, Short
    Father Arsenie - (greek translation)2021
    Documentary
    Monk Arsenije2021
    Documentary, Television
    Father Arsenie a film by Svetlana Cemin (english subtitles) 2020
    Documentary, Short
    Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche2020
    Documentary
    Father Arsenie2019
    Documentary
    Father Arsenie2019
    Documentary
    METAMORPHOSIS2019
    Documentary, Experimental
    Adam Fuss, A Landscape of Imagination2018
    Documentary, Feature
    BURN2018
    Short
    Madeleine Hatz, A Royal Vagabond2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Writer (10 Credits)
    Love is All that Matters
    Experimental, Short
    Father Arsenie - (greek translation)2021
    Documentary
    Monk Arsenije2021
    Documentary, Television
    Father Arsenie a film by Svetlana Cemin (english subtitles) 2020
    Documentary, Short
    Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche2020
    Documentary
    Father Arsenie2019
    Documentary
    METAMORPHOSIS2019
    Documentary, Experimental
    Adam Fuss, A Landscape of Imagination2018
    Documentary, Feature
    BURN2018
    Short
    Madeleine Hatz, A Royal Vagabond2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    Love is All that Matters
    Experimental, Short
    Monk Arsenije2021
    Documentary, Television
    Father Arsenie a film by Svetlana Cemin (english subtitles) 2020
    Documentary, Short
    Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche2020
    Documentary
    Adam Fuss, A Landscape of Imagination2018
    Documentary, Feature
    BURN2018
    Short
Official Selection
Father Arsenie - (greek translation)
BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2020
CORINTH, Peloponnese
2020
Official Selection
Father Arsenie - (greek translation)
CIYFF Cyprus International Film Festival, 2020
Nicosia
2020
Official Selection
Father Arsenie - (greek translation)
VIVA Sarajevo 2020
Sarajevo
2020
Special Screening
Father Arsenie - (greek translation)
Beldoks
Belgrade
2020
Best US and International Experimental Documentary
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Chicago Indie Awards
Chicago
2020
Best Experimental Film
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2020
Official Selection
Father Arsenie
BRIDGES International Film Festival
Nicosia
2020
Best Experimental US and International Film
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Venice Shorts
Venice, CA
2020
Official Selection
Father Arsenie
VIVA
Sarajevo
2020
Best Feature Documentary
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
German United Film Festival
2020
Best Experimental Film
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Toronto Short Film Channel Festival
Toronto
2020
Best Experimental Film
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Montreal Independent Film Festival
Montreal
2020
Best Experimental Documentary
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
New York Film Awards
New York, NY
2020
Media Library
METAMORPHOSIS
Visions Du Reel
Nyon
2019
Official Selection
Father Arsenie
Cyprus International Film Festival 'Golden Aphrodite'
Nicosia
Best Experimental Film
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
ARFF Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Official Selection
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
London
Official Selection
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Kalakari Film Festival
Bombay
Best Feature Documentary
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
New Wave Short Film Festival
Munich
Honorable Mention
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Hollywood New Directors
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Father Arsenie
Kalakari Film Festival
Best Documentary
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Tokyo Short Film Festival
Tokyo
Best Documentary Feature
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Official Selection
Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche
Washington Film Festival
Washington, DC
College
University of Belgrade
Law
College
NYU
English
College
Belgrade University of Law
High School
Beogradska Prva Gimnazija
journalism
Birth Date
August 6
Nickname
Ceca
Birth City
Belgrade, Serbia
Current City
New York, NY
Hometown
Hydra, Greece
Height
5,10
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
white
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Married To
Saint Clair Cemin
Children
Sara
Has been a top model from former Yugoslavia
“Activity grounded in truth brings progress and good fortune” from the Book of Changes