Ivana Strajin is a Belgrade-born, Toronto-raised writer and director.
A "renaissance woman" and corporate strategy renegade, she ditched her former career for one fueled by passion. Her stories tend to focus on identity and belonging with a good dose of absurdity.
She studied and worked in Boston and Los Angeles for three years, and has recently returned to Canada with her husband.
Awards & Recognition
2023 Official Selection Toronto Shorts International Film Festival
2023 Shorted Short Film Nominee
2023 Official Selection Saint Augustine Film Festival Part Deux
2022 Official Selection Boston International Film Festival
2022 Official Selection Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
2020 Official Selection Ambrosia Food & Drink Film Festival
2020 Web Series Festival Global Semifinalist
2018 Official Selection NewFilmmakers NY
2023 SEEfest Accelerator
2021 HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition Semifinalist
2021 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Quarterfinalist
2021 Female Film Festival Script Reading Winner
2021 Launch Pad Prose Competition Top 100
2020 SEEfest Accelerator
2020 Black List x WIF Writers Residency Shortlist
2020 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalist
Recipient of an Honorable Mention in the Script Competition of the 2020 LA International Underground Film Festival
Spring 2020 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Semifinalist
2020 Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Semifinalist