Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Drljača completed his Master’s in Film Production at York University’s graduate program in 2011. He is the recipient of the Ontario Art Council's K.M. Hunter artist award for media arts in 2014. His award winning shorts include Woman in Purple (2010), and The Fuse: or How I Burned Simon Bolivar (2011), which have screened at hundreds of festivals, including: South by Southwest, Toronto, Telluride, Tampere, Palm Springs Shortfest, Vancouver and Melbourne. In 2013, The Fuse was nominated as best short documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. His critically acclaimed debut feature Krivina (2012) premiered at TIFF and had its international premiere at Rotterdam. He co-produced Albert Shin’s In Her Place (2014), which received 7 CSA nominations, including best picture.
His sophomore feature The Waiting Room (2015) premiered at Locarno International Film Festival, and had its North American premiere at TIFF. It was nominated for 2 CSA's in 2016. His first feature documentary, The Stone Speakers will be released this fall, while his third fiction feature, Tabija which received Rotterdam’s Cinemart Eurimages Prize and was part of the Cannes L’Atalier program, is currently in pre-production.
He runs the production company TimeLapse Pictures with director Albert Shin.