Adrian Belic

Adrian Belic

Director, Producer, Director of Photography


Adrian Belic is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been seen by millions around the world. His films have won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his 2005 film "Genghis Blues".

Adrian was born in Los Angeles, California in 1971. He is of mixed Serbian and Mexican heritage, and his family moved to Belgrade, Yugoslavia when he was a child. He attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Belgrade, graduating in 1996. He then studied film at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated in 2000.

Adrian's first feature film was the 2001 cult classic "Eternity and a Day", which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. This film set the tone for his future work by combining his passion for Eastern European culture, travel, and documentary filmmaking.

In 2005, Adrian released his first documentary feature, "Genghis Blues". The film follows the story of a blind American musician named Paul Pena who travels to Tuva, a remote region in Siberia, to learn about the ancient Tuvan throat singing. The film was a huge success, winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and numerous other awards.

Adrian has since gone on to direct several other documentaries, including "The Garden" (2009), "The Stone Raft" (2011), and "The Last Pig" (2017). These films explore themes of environmentalism, sustainability, and spirituality.

Adrian's films have been featured in numerous film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the London Film Festival. He has also been a guest speaker at many universities and film schools.

In addition to his filmmaking career, Adrian is also an author, having published two books: "The Power of Stillness" (2013) and "The Way of Adventure" (2015).

Adrian Belic is an inspiring and talented filmmaker whose work has been seen and celebrated all over the world. His films are unique, thoughtful, and entertaining, and they will continue to inspire viewers for generations to come.