Natasha Petrovic, FYR of Macedonia
Jury's comment: Petrovic has a classic screen presence, along with great film star looks, that reminds you of a young Ingrid Bergman. She simply has huge potential.
Natasha Petrovic was born in Stip, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in 1988. She has been studying Drama in the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of the Sts. Cyril and Methodi University in Skopje since 2007 and will graduate in 2011.
Natasha has already gathered extensive experience of working on the stage and for cinema and television during her studies. Her stage work has included various productions produced at theatres in Stip and Skopje. She began her film career with a role in Milcho Manchevski's feature film SHADOWS which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and was the national Academy Award submission in 2008. In addition, Natasha had roles in three student shorts. In 2009, she was cast in the lead role of Samira in Juanita Wilson's feature debut AS IF I AM NOT THERE. For this performance, Natasha was nominated for 'Best International Actress Film' at the Irish Film & TV Awards 2011.