Born in Yugoslavia 1943.
Studies at the School of Decorative Arts in Novi Sad, at the Academy of Art in Belgrade and stopover at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
He made his first short film in Munich in 1967, ANALYSIS, (3 mn, 35 mm, black and white). It was followed by many animated short subjects made in Yugoslavia and Germany.

1989 French nationality.
Lives and works in Paris.



1969
  • THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

    Neoplanta-Film

    00:09:30

    Silver Medal – Belgrade
    Golden Leopard – Locarno
    Golden Hugo- Chicago
    Golden Pelican – Mamaia
    First Prize – Tampere



1970


1971
  • THE TEMPTATION

    Neoplanta-Film

    00:09:30

    Gold Medal – Belgrade,
    Bronze Miqueldi – Bilbao


  • WEG ZUM NACHBAR

    Neoplanta-Film

    00:03:00

    Opening film of the Oberhausen Film Festival



  • THE BRIDE

    Neoplanta-Film

    00:08:11

    Grand Prix at the Annecy International Animation Festival
    Gold Medal – Belgrade
    First Prize – Oberhausen



1972
  • DON QUICHOTTE

    Neoplanta-Film

    00:08:30

    Silver Medal – Belgrade


  • TRIUMPH

    Neoplanta-Film

    00:08:00

    First Prize – Oberhausen



1973
  • LIBERATION OF THE MAIN CHARACTER

    Majic KG Filmproduktion

    00:09:00

    Prize of the Jury – Oberhausen


  • BLACK POWER

    Oase-Filmproduktion

    00:03:00

    First Prize – Oberhausen



1974
  • WE ARE MANY

    Oase-Filmproduktion

    00:08:30

    Prize - Oberhausen

1975
  • WORTSPIELE

    Oase-Filmproduktion 00:08:30

    Prize – Oberhausen
    Silver Dragon – Krakow



1976
  • CIRCUS ABC

    Stockmann-Filmproduktion

    00:10:00

    Animated short subject for children



1977
  • FILM RETROSPECTIVE in La Rochelle 5e Rencontres Internationales d’Art Contemporain


1978


1981


2003
  • Member of the Jury of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Subjects Festival
    RETROSPECTIVE of his short subjects during the festival


2005
  • Retrospective
    Forum des Images, Paris


2007
  • THE KILLER OF MONTMARTRE

    Sajtinac Production

    00:50:02

    Author, director, producer


  • GRAND PRIX for the Best Feature at the International Animation Film Festival CINANIMA, Espinho, Portugal.


2008
  • Official selection in competition at FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL, Bologna, Italy
    Official selection in competition at ANIFEST, Trebon, Czech Republic
    Official selection in competition at WINNIPEG INT.FILM FESTIVAL, Canada
    Official selection in competition at ANIMEST, Bucharest, Romania
    Official selection at ANIMA, Brussels, Belgium
    Official selection at CORONA FILM FESTIVAL, Cork, Ireland
    Official selection at AMBERG HORROR FEST, Germany


  • Award of the Yugoslavian Film Library for his exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art



2009
  • THE KILLER OF MONTMARTRE

    GRAND PRIX Athena, at the International Animation Festival ANIMFEST, Athens, Greece
  • GRAND PRIX for the Best Feature at the International Animation Festival KECSKEMET, Hungary
  • National Student Award at the International Animation Festival KECSKEMET, Hungary
  • Best animation feature at LOUISVILLE’S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM, Louisville,
  • Official selection in competition at CHINA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION AND DIGITAL ARTS, Changzhou, China
  • Official selection in competition, at LOS ANGELES REEL FILM FESTIVAL
    Honorable mention


2010
  • THE KILLER OF MONTMARTRE

    Royal Reel Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, Canada Film Festival, Vancouver

  • Sajtinac receives in Belgrade, Serbia, an award for lifetime achievement

THE KILLER OF MONTMARTRE was screened in competition at FANTASPOA International Film Festival, Porto Alegre, Brazil and in competition at the Festival ANIMALDICOADOS in Rio de Janeiro
and Sao Paulo

2014
  • 12 STAR HOTEL

    Animation feature
    Author, director, producer

    Official selection HOLLAND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL HAFF Utrecht



2015
  • POLITICS

    Animation short movie
    Author, director, producer

    Best Foreign animation BELGRADE FILM FESTIVAL 2016
    Best Short Animation LOS ANGELES REEL FESTIVAL 2016



2016
  • WHEN WEAPONS TALK

    Animation short movie
    Author, director, producer

  • 3013

    Animation short movie
    Author, director, producer

  • 12 STAR HOTEL

    Feature, new version
    Author, director, producer