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Serbia | 20' | 11/2021 | documentary

A unique shelter for dogs in Europe, it is a place where animal controllers bring stray dogs impounded daily on the outskirts of the city. Showing the process of training these dogs, Adjusting deals with a current social issue – the subjugation of the individual to the will of authority. Establishing a parallel between dog shelters and societies, the film re-examines the hierarchies of power, as well as the relativity of any authority that renders us obedient through the exercise of reward and punishment.

Square Eyes - Laurel_IDFA Competition for Short Documentary 2021_black
Square Eyes - Laurel_IDFA Competition for Short Documentary 2021_black

Dejan Petrović


Dejan Petrović has written screenplays and directed several short feature and documentary films. As a producer, he has taken part in the production of about 50 short documentaries. He is a founder and general manager of the Independent Film Centre Filmart which carries out several projects such as International Student Film Camp Interaction, among others. He works as a professor at the department of Film and TV directing at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. Also, he is a member of DokSerbia – the Association of Documentary Filmmakers of Serbia. His film The Same has been shown at festivals around the world (IDFA, Doc Edge, ZagrebDox…) and has collected more than 15 awards.


  • Adjusting (short, 2021)
  • The Same (short, 2017)
  • Restart (short, 2014)
Square Eyes -


Director: Dejan Petrović
Screenplay: Dejan Petrović
Producer: Independent Film Centre Filmart – Dejan Petrović
Co-Producer: Cinnamon Films – Ivica Vidanović
Supported by: Film Center Serbia, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia
Cinematographer: Dragan Vildović
Sound Recording: Nikola Cvijanović
Sound Design: Nikola Cvijanović
Editor: Aleksandar Uhrin, Aleksandar Popović
Composer: Vojin Ristivojević


  • International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, The Netherlands (17 – 28 November, 2021)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece (10 – 20 March, 2022)
    Short Film Section
  • Pendance Film Festival, Canada (10 – 13 March, 2022)
  • Vera Film Festival, Finland (16 – 20 March, 2022)
  • Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt (17 – 23 March, 2022)
    Short Documentary Competition Won: Best Short Documentary
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands (1 – 10 April, 2022)
    Kill Your Darlings


Press Materials

EPK: Click here

Stills & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here

Excerpts: coming soon