Metka Dedakovic was born in 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After graduating as a dramaturge at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in 1982, she started her TV career at the Slovenian public service broadcaster RTVSLO, Ljubljana. She worked as a dramaturge and producer: first at the Drama Department, then at the Children and Youth Department. She was the author of scripts for fiction and magazine programmes for children and youth.
Between May 2009 and December 2011, Metka was Head of the Children and Youth Department. In December 2011, she joined the TV Development Department with a focus on multimedia (until 2015, she still worked on Eurovision children’s exchange series, both drama and documentary).
In November 2016, Metka moved to the TV Archive and Documentary Department, working as festival coordinator, archivist, analyst and dramaturge in some projects.
Between 1996 and 2000, she was a board member of the CIFEJ (Centre International du Film pour l’ Enfance et la Jeunesse) board of directors. From September 2013 until December 2016, she was on board as a vice–chairperson Eurovision Children and Youth Group.
Metka has been a jury member in multiple International Festivals, including:
- YOUTH MEDIA ALLIANCE, Montreal
- PLURAL + – UNESCO 2015
- PRIX JEUNESSE 2016
- PRIX ITALIA 2017