Ilija Stanojević

Ilija Stanojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Илија Станојевић; 7 August 1859 – 8 August 1930) was one of the most prominent Serbian actors of the early 20th century.[1] In 1911, Stanojević co-founded the Union for the Production of Serbian Films (Serbian: Udruženje za snimanje srpskih filmova) with Svetozar Botorić.[2] The same year, he directed and acted in The Life and Deeds of the Immortal Leader Karađorđe, the first Serbian feature film, which Botorić produced.[3] Stanojević also helped write the film's screenplay.[4] After making the film, Stanojević returned to the stage, and remained a theatrical performer for the remainder of his career.[5]

An image of Ilija Stanojević on a Serbian postage stamp


  1. ^ Norris, David A. (2008). Belgrade: A Cultural History. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-19-970452-1.
  2. ^ Gocić, Goran (2008). Introducing Youth: Self-Reflection on Serbian Cinema. Belgrade, Serbia: Film Center Serbia. p. 28. ISBN 978-8-67227-059-4.
  3. ^ Norris 2008, p. 111
  4. ^ Erdeljanović, Aleksandar (20 June 2012). "Producent Svetozar Botorić i njegovi filmovi". Novi filmograf (in Serbian). Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  5. ^ Sudar, Vlastimir (2013). A Portrait of the Artist as a Political Dissident: The Life and Work of Aleksandar Petrović. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-84150-545-9.