Our Team

People behind Pendance
Festival Director & Founder

Robert Misovic

Robert is a Serbian-Canadian film director, and cinematographer. He’s a published author and a serial entrepreneur. Robert graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011 and began working at a Boston hedge fund as a proprietary trader. In 2016, he launched Pensare Films, a Canadian film studio that has now produced 10 films which have screened at over 150 film festivals.

Features Programmer

Kayla Craig

Kayla developed her knack for storytelling through playwriting and performance creation. She is a screenwriter, director, producer, and editor, who worked with the Calgary International Film Festival in 2018, and LakeShorts International Film Festival in 2019. She’s a sucker for a well-crafted dark comedy and 4K food porn.

Outreach & Sponsorships

Masha Litvinava

Masha is a fourth-year student at the Schulich School of Business and has a keen interest in film and theatre. Masha has also worked as a production assistant on two of Pensare Films’ biggest projects. In 2019, she served as the head of Filmmaker relations for the Pendance Film Festival.

Features Programmer

Barry Germansky

Barry is a playwright, screenwriter, director, and producer. He graduated summa cum laude from York University in 2013 with an honors BA in humanities. He’s written countless screenplays, stage plays, and directed the 2016 feature film A Journey to a Journey.

Special Events Director

Tijana Milenkovic

Tijana brings fifteen years of experience directing and producing licensed TV franchises such as; Kitchen Nightmare, X Factor, and Wheel of Fortune. Other experience includes work on feature films, TV dramas, commercials, and talk shows. She holds a BFA in directing from the Academy of Arts, Belgrade.

Filmmaker Relations

Anastasia Zaritovskaya

Anastasia is a Russian-Canadian writer with experience in event management and graphic design. She was part of the organizational team of TEDxYouth@NTCI, giving her own TEDx talk in 2016. She has a few published short stories and is currently working on a novel. This is her first year with Pendance.