The Second Meeting
(56 min) Serbia/USA
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Sunday 10/20, 7:30 PM (Session 13)

Director/Producer: Zeljko Mirkovic


In 1999, the Kosovo War unexpectedly brought two men together, an American F-117A pilot and the Serbian missile officer who shot him down. Their first meeting was on the radar. Twelve years later, these two men, Dale Zelko and Zoltan Dani decided to meet in person and share their stories and cultures. This is a heartfelt story about a unique encounter.


Zeljko Mirkovic is an award winning director, producer and owner of Optimistic Film. He graduated from the Academy of Art Belgrade with a broadcasting degree and finished his postgraduate studies at ETMA (European Television Management Academy) Strasbourg, France and MA at Bournemouth University, Media School, UK. Zeljko has thirty international awards for his work and his films have been shown at more than two-hundred international film festivals and broadcasted in Europe, USA and Asia. With a decade of experience in production and media management, Zeljko has also worked with different international film companies and TV stations around the globe:, including USA, Dubai UAE, Belgium, UK, The Netherlands, Spain, Serbia and Montenegro. His work include: The Second Meeting, I Will Marry the Whole Village, The Long Road Through Balkan History, Kosovo Diary, The 21st Second, Muharem, Music the Eyes of Life, My World, Nastasia, from Nis to Serbia: It's Now or Never, the Loves of the Soldiers

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Optimistic Film

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