Director of Cinema City held a lecture to students of Faculty of Sciences
For the fourth year in a row, Association Cinema City continues cooperation with the Faculty of Sciences from Novi Sad and its Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management thanks to professor Tatjana Pivac, PhD. Mr Milos Ignjatovic, director of Cinema City International Film Festival held a lecture to students of master academy studies within the subject "Fundamentals of events management".
At the lecture held on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 the students had the chance to gain a broader picture of the opportunities and challenges of the exciting profession of an event manager. Twenty years of experience in organizing festivals such as Exit, Cinema City and many other events such as exhibitions, concerts, conferences Miloš explained reffering to the social context in which the festivals in Serbia started to develop and role models and good practices that led the organization of these events. In addition, he explained discussed the way in which festivals and cultural events can in general contribute to positive cultural, economic and spatial changes in urban areas.
As a particularly important segment of event management, he briefly explained the methodology behind organization of events and phases of the project cycle, which is of great importance for the successful realization of events of any type. He also presented the necessary tools for managing complex events that require several months of work, involving large teams and production challenges as well as responsible financial planning and reporting.
At the end of the presentation, students were encouraged to engage in adventure dealing with event management, despite all the challenges of being an event manager in Serbia, because it is a profession that is creative, fun, enables possibilities to meet a lot of people and different cultures. In this context, Novi Sad as the "city of festivals” offers a variety of opportunities for (self)employment of young people in the creative industries sector and it seems like this trend will continue to evolve in the future.