Milica Zec is a film and virtual reality (VR) director, editor, and screenwriter. Milica grew up during the NATO bombing of Serbia, seeing the conflict destroy much of her country’s infrastructure. During this traumatic conflict, she decided to abandon her fear of death by learning the transformative power of acceptance and letting go. These true events and experience in war-torn Serbia inspired Milica's directorial debut in the VR medium with a short narrative piece called Giant, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2016. Giant has been lauded as a seminal expression of the potential of VR as a storytelling vehicle, and has been featured in numerous press outlets including LA Times, The Guardian, and The Verge as one of the top VR experiences. Last year, Milica debuted her second VR film Tree (Sundance 2017) which takes the viewer through the immersive and empathetic experience growing as a tree in the rainforest. Other notable highlights of Milica’s work include nine years of collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovic, and directing the short film Marina Abramovic Presents MACCOC (Venice Biennale 2011) and Christina (Cannes Film Festival 2012). In 2016, Milica was awarded a grant from The Kate Spade and Company Foundation for her entrepreneurship and investigation of new ideas in the arts, business, and public service.

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