Aleksandar Kostic

is a New York City-based Serbian born film director and cinematographer. Over the past decade, he has written, filmed and directed diverse projects ranging from shorts and experimental works to documentaries and feature films.


New York Times

“…Aleksandar Kostic, who turns New York City into a dreamy melting pot of conflict and yearning.”

Aleksandar Kostic in village voice

“…Aleksandar Kostic’s roving camerawork and grainy, black-and-white cinematography, though the camera’s agile movements often prove more kinetic and engaging…”

Aleksandar Kostic hollywood

“…boasting striking black-and-white, widescreen cinematography by Aleksandar Kostic.”

Aleksandar Kostic Allure review

“…women’s experiences have been strikingly captured by cinematographer Aleksandar Kostic in silvery black-and-white CinemaScope”

Aleksandar Kostic is a genre-blending film director, cinematographer, writer, and producer based in New York City. His visionary films often incorporate his own experiences. Fact and fiction, the mysterious and the mystical, the paranoid and the paranormal, extrasensory perception. Few of those experiences are captured in his latest short film ARTSANITY, and upcoming feature sci-fi film CAPIO.

His upcoming sci-fi feature film “Capio” offers a sharp social commentary on the impact of the unprecedented infiltration of technology into our daily lives.

His distinctive cinematography style has been praised by the New York Times, LA Times, and Hollywood Reporter, for films such as Allure, and documentaries showcasing Secretary-General of the U.N., Javier Perez de Cuellar, and former owner CBGB’s, Hilly Kristal.

Kostic’s experimental film “Persistence of Memory” premiered at the opening of MaerzMusik festival in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with Joan La Barbara’s concert work of the same name. The theme of the festival was “Cage and Consequences” celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth.

Aleksander’s award-winning work has been screened internationally at the PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image with Queens World Film Festival, Philip K Dick Film Festival, MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin, Anthology archive NYC, and others.

Aleksandar has also produced hundreds of commercial projects for television and the web through his company, Kostic Films, LLC.