Maria Djurkovic’s feature film credits as production designer include The Imitation Game by Morten Tyldum, for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and BAFTA Award in 2015; The Invisible Woman by Ralph Fiennes; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by Thomas Alfredson, for which she received a BAFTA nomination and won the European Film Award; and Stephen Daldry’s award-winning The Hours and Billy Elliot. For these last three movies, she received nominations for Excellence in Production Design from the Art Directors Guild.
She was the production designer on three previous Focus Features movies, Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair (which earned her a Satellite Award nomination), Christine Jeffs’ Sylvia, and Woody Allen’s Scoop, and reteamed with the latter writer/director on Cassandra’s Dream. Djurkovic’s other features as production designer include Phyllida Lloyd’s blockbuster Mamma Mia!; Peter Howitt’s Sliding Doors; Brian Gilbert’s Wilde (for which she won the Evening Standard Best Technical Achievement Award); Benjamin Ross’ The Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Golden Globe Award-winning RKO 281 (for which she was an Emmy Award nominee); and Richard Loncraine’s The Special Relationship, written by Peter Morgan.
In 2002, Djurkovic was honored with the Women in Film and Television Technical Achievement Award.