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Svjetlana Jaklenec

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Svjetlana Jaklenec is a passionate award-winning director and writer, an alumna of the prestigious Cineplex Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. Her short films, Dangerous Heroes, The Quarry and Rishi’s World have screened at international festivals and garnered accolades and awards. As an accomplished writer, she has been awarded screenwriting grants for her feature film screenplays from Telefilm Canada, Corus Entertainment and Harold Greenberg Fund. In addition to wearing the hats of writer and director, Svjetlana has extensive experience as a 1st Assistant Director, Set Decorator and Production Designer making her well versed in schedules, budgets, and the demands of execution during production.