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The Load

Fall Grants 2017

Ognjen Glavonić / Feature Narrative / Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar / 2018 / 90 min / Original Language: Serbian / Interests: Drama, Politics, War, Based on a True Story


Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, surrounded by the ravages of the war. When his mission is over, Vlada will need to face the consequences of his actions.


Ognjen Glavonić
Ognjen Glavonić
Stefan Ivančić, Dragana Jovović, Ognjen Glavonić
Production Company
Non-Aligned Films

About the Director

Ognjen Glavonić was born in 1985 in Pančevo in the former Yugoslavia. His short films have been selected for more than 50 international film festivals. ‘Zivan Makes a Punk Festival’, (2014), his first medium-length documentary, had its premiere at Cinéma du Réel and has been screened at more than 40 international film festivals, among them the International Film Festival Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, and IndieLisboa. His feature-length documentary ‘Depth Two’ (2016) had its premiere in the Forum section at the Berlin International Film Festival, and was named best film at DokuFest Prizren, Message to Man St. Petersburg, OpenCity Docs London, the Festival dei Popoli Firenze, and Kassel Dokfest, among others. ‘The Load’ is his feature-length narrative debut.

Awards and Festival History


"Festival de Cannes 2018, Directors’ Fortnight (WP)
TIFF 2018, Discovery
Cinematik IFF 2018
Helsinki IFF 2018
BFI London FF 2018, Journey
Mostra de Sao Paulo 2018
Int'l Crime and Punishment FF 2018
Cork FF 2018
Gijon IFF 2018
Thessaloniki IFF 2018


"Heart of Sarajevo For Best Actor (Leon Lučev), Sarajevo FF 2018
Best Director, Marrakech IFF 2018
Best Director, ArtFilm Fest 2018
FIPRESCI Prize and Special Mention, Cottbus FF of Young East European Cinema 2018
Special Mention, Ljubljana IFF 2018


  • Main Contact

    Stefan Ivančić

    Non-Aligned Films
    +381 63 710 66 33

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