03 Mar VISARIS SUPPORTS “TESLA NATION” THE DOCUMENTARY SERIAL / qualified for feature Documentary Oscars
Tesla Nation, a documentary film directed by Zeljko Mirkovic is qualified for feature Documentary Oscars.
BELGRADE, 03. March 2021. We are all one. People are interconnected by invisible forces. A new world must be born. A global story about Peace through Understanding.
Through stories of prominent Serbs, apart from Nikola Tesla and Michael Pupin, you will meet three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanich, Gordana Vunjak Novakovic, the only woman from Serbia at the New York Academy of Science, Serbian engineers who created the Apollo program, legendary Academy Award winners Karl Malden, Steve Tesic, Piter Bogdanovich and many more whose names are woven into history. You will hear the story of the first Serb in America, Djordje Sagic a.k.a. George Fisher, who took up that name after the fishermen who had saved him, and who is found in Livingstone’s „1000 Prominent Americans“, but also some interesting facts, like the one about GI Joe action figure being modelled after Serbian hero Mihajlo Pejic.
„Why Tesla Nation? Tesla Nation is a symbol that is recognized as a possibility of bonding in order to achieve positive goals. Tesla Nation is a symbol that doesn’t require geographical explanation. Tesla Nation is globally recognized as a brand which states that positive values can only be achieved by efforts and results. Today we have the opportunity to choose Nikola Tesla as a symbol of re-establishing communication, because Tesla is the name acknowledged by all.“ – Director and producer Zeljko Mirkovic
This feature documentary, coproduced by Optimistic Film and the Radio Television of Serbia, was filmed at the initiative of the Tesla Science Foundation and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Council of the Creative Industries of Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic, Serbian Film Center, Go4Yu, Serb National Federation, sponsors: Visaris.
More than 70 prominent Serbs who made their marks in the United States of America by their work and accomplishments appear in the film. Film duration 83 min.
Awards & Recognition:
Over 10,000 Article Citations.
Oscars Candidate — Qualified for feature documentary Oscars. “Tesla Nation.” Documentary. (Producer/Scriptwriter/Director) 2020.
The Best Documentary for 2020 – Association for Film Serbian Artists- Tesla Nation.” Documentary. (Producer/Scriptwriter/Director) 2020.
Jury Award—The First Frame Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Tesla Nation.” Documentary. (Producer/Scriptwriter/Director) 2020.
Nikola Tesla’s World Award. “Tesla Nation.” Documentary. Producer / Scriptwriter / Director. 2020.
Grand Prix—Jahorina Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Tesla Nation.” Documentary. (Producer/Scriptwriter/Director) 2019.
SNF Spirit Award — Serbian Movie Festival. Pittsburgh, PA, US. “Tesla Nation.” Documentary. (Producer/Scriptwriter/Director) 2019.
Nikola Tesla’s World Award. “Tesla Nation.” Documentary. (Producer/Scriptwriter/Director) 2019.
“Tesla Nation” Documentary Libraried at:
Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences- CA, USA,
Library of Congress Washington, D.C.- USA,
Harvard University Library- MA, USA,
Boston Public Library- MA. USA
Columbia University Library- NY, USA,
Yale University Library- CT, USA,
Princeton University Library- NJ, USA
Ohio State University- OH, USA,
New York University Library (Elmer Holmes Bobst Library)- NY, USA,
New York Public Library- NY, USA, Boston Public Library,
Nashville Public Library- TN, USA,
Wyoming State Public Library System, WY, USA
Eugene Public Library, OR, USA
Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh- PA, USA,
Duquesne University Library, Pittsburgh- PA, USA
Hilandar Research Library- OH, USA,
University of Pennsylvania Libraries (Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center)- PA, USA,
Los Angeles Public Library- CA, USA
Milwaukee Public Library, WI, USA
Sitka Public Library- AL, USA
Alexandrian Library Egypt,
Oxford Library- UK,
The National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg,
The National Library of France, Paris.
The British Library, London, UK.
Stanford University, CA, USA
 Zeljko Mirkovic –director, producer and professor of film and digital media in the USA. The owner of Optimistic Film production since 2007. Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Belgrade, master’s degree in media at Bournemouth University Media School, the UK. Currently finishing PhD studies at FMK in Belgrade, Serbia. Won 59 international awards for his films, also his documentary The Second Meeting was an official candidate for the Academy Award for feature documentary in 2014.His other documentaries include The Promise, Svetislav Pesic – More Than a Coach, Lajko Felix – In Search for Myself, A Long Journey Through History, I’ll Marry the Whole Village, The 21st Second, Muharem – Music, the Eyes of Life… He worked as a professor of film and digital media in the USA.