The Fresh Danube Films project has come as a result of collaboration between Cinema City International Film Festival Novi Sad as the Main Applicant and partners: Crossing Europe Film Festival from Linz, DORF from Vinkovci and Free Zone from Belgrade and support from the European Cultural Foundation.

The main objective of the Fresh Danube Films is to promote and support cultural diversity and creative synergy of cinematographies alongside Danube river by creating a networking and knowledge-sharing platform for young, talented filmmakers from this region. The immediate objectives of the Fresh Danube Films are:
  • to formally establish the Fresh Danube Films and disseminate information throughout Europe by inviting other institutions and individuals to join the platform and strengthen its potentials

  • to raise awareness about young authors from the Danube region by creating an original, new joint selection of films (successful debus of young authors) that will be shown and promoted in 3 countries (Austria, Croatia and Serbia) founding members of the Fresh Danube Films, but also in other countries via internet, PR activities and cultural portals

  • to showcase a new, original Fresh Danube Film selection of first or second films at the DORF (Vinkovci, Croatia), the Crossing Europe Film Festival (Linz, Austria), the Cinema City International Film Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia), the Free Zone Film Festival (Belgrade, Serbia) in 2013

  • to transfer knowledge and build capacities of young filmmakers from the Danube region through workshops during Cinema City that will provide state-of-the-art information about filmmaking processes

  • to provide an online instrument for networking of young filmmakers and tool for initiating new projects in the form of FDF database

Primary, the project is dedicated to young filmmakers and students of film academies across the Danube region since the FDF aims to support and promote their creativity and talent. Originality of the project lies in the fact that the Fresh Danube Films, especially once the platform grows and attracts more members, will provide a channel for exchange of ideas between young filmmakers that share a piece of common identity. We wish to promote this identity through original and fresh artistic expressions with a genuine spice of Eastern and Western European traditions as well as contemporariness in each country.

Sincerely yours, 

Fresh Danube Films
Fresh Danube Films strives to become a networking platform with strong educational character, providing programmes and activities for young people with the aim to strengthen their skills and position in art and society. Art of film is precious from the aspect of shifting perspectives, fight against prejudices and intercultural dialogue and that is why we wish to establish Fresh Danube Films network.

In the context of Danube region which connects 75 million people and 38 regions from 10 countries, film is one of the best instruments for intercultural dialogue because it entertains on the surface, but spreads knowledge and understanding at a deeper level and tackles issues that are common for all societies. As a form of art, film reflects the contemporary reality in a very specific way and in the same time influences a large number of people, often young individuals.

The Fresh Danube Films intends to provide a creative and developing platform for continuous networking and intercultural exchange, learning new skills, transfer of know-how and support in building professional filmmaking careers of young people alongside Danube. Hopefully, project will contribute to overcoming sporadic communication between people and institutions in the film industry along the Danube and strengthen regional cultural identity as well as competitiveness of this specific film market.

Since 2004, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz//Austria has devoted its program each year in April to idiosyncratic, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe. Over the six days of the festival, CROSSING EUROPE offers international film and press representatives and guests of the film industry (nearly 750 accredited festival participants) and the local cinema audience a program with approximately 140 outstanding, hand-picked films, documentaries and short films.

With the program selection festival director Christine Dollhofer seeks to do justice to the diversity of European cinema (and consequently to that of the continent of Europe). The Linz festival audience has an opportunity to see high-quality European productions and cinematic highlights of the past festival season (from A-festivals like the Berlinale, Cannes and Venice) suitably presented on the screen.

Despite changes in media consumption and reception behavior, film festivals still play an important role: in bringing new positions and developments in film art to a wider public for discussion, curating programs and films that, all too often and despite international festival success, have no place in cinemas for economic reasons, and giving them an audience. This also includes presenting films from a young generation of directors. From the beginning, the second largest international film festival in Austria has centered around the European film continent in all its many facets, and its relaxed atmosphere has already inspired Austrian media representatives to declare CROSSING EUROPE the “living room for European film”.

Next festival edition: 23 – 28 April 2013

For more information about the festival, films from the past nine years and festival prizes please visit www.crosssingEurope.at



DORF - Unique Regional Film Festival

Festival itself is only urban happening in our region (Vinkovci – Eastern Slavonia), unique and special in whole Croatia by it's purpose and substance. Many visitors and audience recognized it: DORF has a great response among the movie-fans but, also, music fans. Each year numbers of visitors increasing, and if we add appearances in other cities, we can say that more than 5.000 people have seen 2012 programme.

Geographical position on far east of Croatia, near to Bosnia, Serbia and Hungary, gives possibility to promote this movie genre and new ideas and also connect city and county with others.

This major event originated in 2007. (with 13 movies from 4 countries, concerts and photo-exhibition). In 2012 we had 41 movies from Croatia, BiH, Serbia, Slovenia, and international. In addition to screenings we have a complimentary programme of concerts, DJ session, jewelry exhibition (so far we had photo, paintings, gig posters, comics) and also book promotions.

During the Festival 2012 we had also music documentary movie workshop with famous french director Vincent Moon as a mentor.

After the end of Festival, as our raison d'etre, movies go - DORF ON THE ROAD – touring to other countries and cities in this region. In 6 years this selection of highlights from our programme was presented in 54 cities in Croatia, Slovenia, BiH, Serbia and Macedonia.

With Palic film festival (from Serbia) we did a 12 moths-project funded by EU, Crossborder collaboration Croatia-Serbia. Festival is organised by the Association of movie fans RARE Vinkovci.
The Association of movie fans RARE participating in the FDF project with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb.

Next festival edition: 07-10 March 2013




FREE ZONE film festival is meant to foster a debate on topical issues in the world today. The festival showcases films from around the world that address human rights and related issues, bringing together celebrated filmmakers, local experts, and local and international audiences.

Free zone film festival is created out of belief that a good film experience can last much longer than its screening time and that it can provide access to alternative depiction of reality. This festival showcases films that are eye-opening and often leave their viewers with the feeling of freedom and responsibility that comes with being an active citizen. In these cases the art of film can actually make a difference.

Free Zone is not only an increasingly popular annual film festival, but also a part of a broader initiative that runs throughout the year.

Next festival edition: 07 - 13 November 2013



CINEMA CITY International Film Festival

Cinema City International Film Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia) is one of important film and cultural projects of our region, realized with considerable amount of professionalism and creativity. The festival is meant to be a monumental accomplishment of the enormous quantities of young energy. During 2008 and 2009, Cinema City developed into an international film festival which represents a significant cultural and film event in Serbia and the region, with its extent, film programme and distinguished guests from around the world.

A special category has been introduced, a category for young, talented authors and their works in the selection of the movies with the budgets of $10,000 and up to $10,000. Attention to young talents includes the presence of top lecturers from film area, organized seminars and constructive dialogues. The programme concept of the festival covers film and academic programme, which take place at more than 20 locations in Novi Sad, including indoor and outdoor cinemas.

Film programme presents film selections of domestic and foreign production, along with competitive selections and numerous retrospectives. Over 150 films, more than a hundred premieres are shown at indoor and outdoor locations. The festival presents awards for domestic, international and low-budget films.

Academic programme - Cinema Now Live Academy - includes more than 30 panels, with participants from more than 10 countries. Within this programme, film artists, theoreticians, critics, and representatives of film industry discuss many significant subjects related to film art and film industry.

Next festival edition: 26 August - 01 September 2013



“A Letter to My Father” from the Fresh Danube Films selection won over the Belgrade audience and concluded the film programme of the Free Zone festival. The screening was followed by a party promoting the Fresh Danube Films... read more →
The main programme of the festival will take place in Belgrade from November 7-13 and will screen the best documentaries and feature films; winners at some of the most important international festivals, whose controversial and subversive nature... read more →
The best film of the Cinema City festival, according to the opinion of the audience, was excellent docu-drama “A Letter to My Father”, signed by Croatian director Damir Čučić. This film has been screened within the Fresh Danube... read more →
This year’s CINEMA CITY international film festival, which will be held from August 26 to September 1 in Novi Sad, will screen over 130 films in 11 selections. The latest festival selection is FRESH DANUBE FILMS, which is the result of... read more →
The 6th CINEMA CITY international film festival will this year be held from August 26 to September 1 in Novi Sad. Over 130 films will be screened during this year’s festival. The festival will be held at ten city locations, including:... read more →
In 2004 the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River has proclaimed 29 June International Danube Day. This year the fourteen major riparian countries will participate in activities relating to the Danube River. The... read more →
The film “Sonja and the Bull“ was inspired by your documentary feature “Poppa and the Brothers“. How did you decide to make a turn in the genre, and create a remarkable romantic comedy? Do you think the audience from the... read more →
- “ A Letter to My Father ” is your first feature film. It is a drama with elements of a documentary – what is the difference when working on a drama in relation to your previous work? It feels different... read more →
We hereby invite film students and young film professionals to apply for the workshop that is part of the Fresh Danube Films project. Future film-makers can apply by sending their CVs and motivational letters to office@cinemacity.org with... read more →
The Fresh Danube Films project has been presented at the Crossing Europe festival, one of the most interesting European festivals dedicated to young film authors and indie production. The Fresh Danube Films project is supported by the... read more →
The European Cultural Foundation (ECF ) is proud to announce a new partnership with ArtAngle – Balkans | Culture | Development, an organisation based in the Balkan region that will take over the management of the Balkan Incentive Fund... read more →
How do you see importance of the „Fresh Danube Films” funded by the European Cultural Foundation ? It is a "fresh" platform for networking and exchanging ideas and let films travel which otherwise wouldn't come to... read more →
Just over nine years ago, in September 2003, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz was launched. At that time Festival Director Christine Dollhofer, together with Wolfgang Steininger, initiator of the festival and operator of the cinema... read more →
The importance of the Fresh Danube Film project, which is recognized by the European Cultural Foundation , was underlined at the recently held film festival DORF in Vinkovci. Project partners, representatives of the Cinema City festival,... read more →
The Fresh Danube Films project has come as a result of collaboration between Cinema City International Film Festival Novi Sad as the Main Applicant and partners: Crossing Europe Film Festival from Linz, DORF from Vinkovci and Free... read more →
REDEMPTION STREET D: Miroslav Terzić, P: Filmkombajn, 2012, 97' Screening schedule at the DORF: 10/03 7 PM Dusan, a young deputy prosecutor for war crimes, gets the task to investigate a paramilitary formation, The First... read more →
The selected Austrian films are first films made by young aspiring talents. These films portray juveniles and young adults, their dreams and problems – each of them with an individual artistic approach. FOREVER NOT... read more →
The Fresh Danube Films project has come as a result of collaboration between Cinema City International Film Festival Novi Sad as the Main Applicant and partners: Crossing Europe Film Festival from Linz, DORF from Vinkovci and... read more →
The seventh Festival of Documentary Rock Film – DORF 2013 will be held in the period 07-10.03.2013 in Vinkovci (Croatia), at several locations. This year's edition of DORF festival was marked by the FRESH... read more →
Within the Fresh Danube Films selection, audience will have the opportunity to see six films – two from Austria, two from Croatia and two from Serbia – at the DORF Film Festival in Vinkovci... read more →
- How do you see importance of the „Fresh Danube Films” project funded by ECF? Many cross-border collaborations have been first (and most important, of course) step to bigger projects and things. Especially in movie/film... read more →
This year's edition of DORF festival is marked by FRESH DANUBE FILMS programme. Last year, the Association of Film Fans RARE began realizing the Fresh Danube Films project, which is funded by the European Cultural... read more →
The Fresh Danube Films project, which came as a result of collaboration between Cinema City, Crossing Europe from Linz, DORF from Vinkovci and Free Zone and support from the European Cultural Foundation , was presented on Wednesday,... read more →
On the occasion of the official founding of the Fresh Danube Films network, a press conference will be held within the Free Zone festival, on Wednesday, November 7, at 13h, Artget gallery at Belgrade Cultural Center. The cooperation between the... read more →




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"Free Zone" Film festival
Free Zone Project is meant to foster a debate on dominant social and political issues in the neighboring region and in the world today, and Serbia's position in it, in a clear, communicative, and modern way.
Belgrade, Serbia
Established: 2005
Genre: Socially engaged films (fiction & documentary features)
Audience attendance: 15 - 17 000
Media attendance:1000
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Rajko Petrovic
info@freezonebelgrade.org
rajko@freezonebelgrade.org
+381 11 328 45 34
+381 11 328 45 34
International Cinematographers Film Festival "Manaki Brothers"

The International Cinematographers Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" in Bitola is organized by the Macedonian Film Professionals Association (MFPA).

Founded 21 May 1950, MFPA represents the interests of film professionals and film authors in our country. Besides looking after its members' rights and interests, MFPA fosters the professional development and growth of film creativity in the Republic of Macedonia. The Association aims to strengthen Macedonian cinematography and to ensure its continuity amid different activities. From year to year, MFPA offers significant contribution to Macedonian cinema and affirms world film art here in our country. One of the main activities of MFPA is the International Cinematographers Film Festival "Manaki Brothers"

Each year, the ICFF "Manaki Brothers" is held in Bitola under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Macedonia and is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia. The Festival's remarkable profile, whose mandate is enriched from year to year, is attractive to both film professionals and film aficionados from all over the world.

The main part of the Festival's program belongs to Camera 300 – the Official Competition of Long Feature Films from the most recent European and world production. The cinematographers of these films contend for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300, awarded by the Festival's International Jury, currently composed of five members.

Beside the Official Competition, the Festival shows a Short Film Program that is non-competitive and presents outstanding films from the latest production year. In addition, the Student Program "Manaki Brothers" is dedicated to young, talented filmmakers. Within the frame of the festival program are also workshops, seminars, and roundtables.

The Festival is renown for its Life Achievement Award – a Golden Camera 300 awarded to outstanding and leading world cinematographers. Up to now, our laureates in the "Club of Greats" are the following: Vittorio Storaro, Vadim Yusov, Raoul Coutard, Tonino Delli Colli, Miroslav Ondricek, Henry Alekan, Freddie Francis, Jerzy Wojcik, Sven Nykvist, Branko Mihajlovski, Ljube Petkovski and Milton Manaki.

The Festival espouses strong relations, cooperating with other festivals from the region and beyond. Since 2002, it is a member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals (ECFF). Through the years, ICFF "Manaki Brothers" has gained many sincere friends from the sphere of film from all over the world. Today, it enjoys a unique reputation as one of the few festivals specifically honoring the art and creativity of the cinematographer.


Macedonia
Established: 1979
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
8 Mart 4,
Skopje 1000
Macedonia

Phone +389 2 321 1811
Email info@manaki.com.mk
Cronograf

CRONOGRAF Festival is at the moment the only international documentary film festival in Moldova and it is organized in Chisinau starting 2001. This event came into existence at the initiative of a young group of Moldavian filmmakers that were organized within OWH Studio. Their aim was to animate the cultural life in the Republic of Moldova and to bring closer to the local public the latest documentaries from all over the world.

IDFF CRONOGRAF has reached the 11th edition. The festival has a great popularity and an international reputation, especially in the South-East Europe, being among the most important film events. Every year the number of films in the contest increases, as a proof that the festival has aroused the interest of documentarists around the world. CRONOGRAF is an opportunity for the local filmmakers to stand out of the crowd as well as a gateway to the world news in this genre.

IDFF RONOGRAF is a cultural and complex event that includes film screenings within the competition, press conferences with the participation of film personalities, round tables on different topics related to cinematographical life, thematic screenings out of competition, workshops for young filmmakers and film premieres.

At CRONOGRAF, documentary filmmakers around the world have the opportunity to meet and promote their works in a new space, a space for cultural interferences, a place where the East (especially the former Soviet area) meets the West and other globe meridians.

CRONOGRAF is beloved by filmmakers most of all for its friendly, informal and hospitable atmosphere, that enables people to meet and approach in the prospect of collaboration or common projects. The cinema-goers have the chance to enjoy a consistent and quality film program, discovering new film formulas and sensational life stories.

The Festival has three sections of which two are international and one is national. (Data source: official website)


Moldova
Established: 2001
Genre: Documentary
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
OWH Studio
Str. 31 August 1989, 93
Chişinău, MD-2012
Republic of Moldova

Tel: +373 22 23 27 71
Fax: +373 22 22 54 09
E-mail: owh@owh.md,
owh_tvstudio@yahoo.com
Web: www.owh.md
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is ranked by FIAPF among the most prestigious world film festivals and is considered the most important film event in Central and Eastern Europe, a region of 18 countries with a population of approximately 190.000.000 people.

The basic concept of the Karlovy Vary IFF comes out of the Czech Republic’s advantageous geopolitical location at the crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. It introduces film industry representatives and press from all around the world to the newest local production, and presents new quality films from the rest of the world to Central and Eastern Europe’s own industry and press.

Due to its highly-regarded programming, quality facilities, and unique atmosphere, the Karlovy Vary IFF has become the key annual event for buyers, distributors, festival programmers, sales agents, journalists, and filmmakers.

Several hundreds film directors, actors and other filmmakers personally present their films at Karlovy Vary. Up to 850 distributors, sales agents, producers and festival programmers attend the festival each year. Major European and American sales reps along with local European distributors in search of new movies have learned to rely on Karlovy Vary. International sales companies use the Karlovy Vary IFF as the best place for presenting their films to local European distributors and Central and Eastern European journalists.

Up to 700 journalists attend the Karlovy Vary IFF each year - many of them arriving from the Central and Eastern European countries to cover the biggest film event in the region for their national media.

The unique and relaxed atmosphere of the Karlovy Vary IFF always surprises and awes newcomers. The festival is open to lay public and each year up to 11.000 mainly young people transform the otherwise tranquil spa town of Karlovy Vary into a 9-day film celebration, fully packing every cinema. Usually around 120.000 tickets are sold. (Data source: official website)

Czech Republic
Established: 1946
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary
Panská 1
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Tel: + 420 221 411 011 or 22
Fax: + 420 221 411 033
Email: festival@kviff.com,
program@kviff.com,
production@kviff.com
Molodist Film Festival of Kiev
"Molodist" is one of the greatest specialized cinema events in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

Film Festival was established in 1970 as a two-day viewing of students’ short films of the Kiev State Theatrical Art Institute. Since then, local initiative gained international popularity: since the 1980s Ukrainians have seen the works of directors-debutants from Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia and Russia, the times of perestroika had been the era of filmmakers from the Baltic States, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Germany. The first steps in a big cinema with "Molodist" made such well ​​known directors as Fred Kelemen, Tom Tykwer, Francois Ozon, Andras Monori, Alexey Balabanov, Denis Yevstigneyev, Stephen Daldry. "Molodist" participants were later awarded with "Golden Palm" (Bruno Dumont) and "Oscar" (Alain Berliner).

Now "Molodist" is the only film festival in Ukraine, which has been ranked by FIAPF since 1991. It is a priority platform in the region for presenting the latest and the most up cine products and covers the most high-profile events of modern cinema ­– both mainstream and experimental.

The main objective of the festival is to promote young professional cinema. As forty years ago competitive program represents professional and amateur movies of debutants. The main sections – student, the first short film (fiction, animation, documentary) and the first feature film. Geography of contest entries includes countries from almost all continents. So we seek and find – and thus provide an opportunity for young talents to take their place in modern cinema. (Data source: official website)

Ukraine
Established: 1970
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
16A Lavrska str.,
Kyiv, 01015, Ukraine
Phone/Fax: (+380 44) 594 1061
so_happy@molodist.com
Zurich Film Festival
The aim of the Zurich Film Festival is to offer audiences an insight into the work of the most promising filmmakers from around the globe and to promote the exchange of ideas between established film workers, creative talent and the public. Emerging directors have the opportunity to present their films to the wide attention of the entire German-language market. Participants come from all over the world and include both rising and renowned filmmakers as well as buyers, sellers, distributors, media professionals and industry leaders.
  • ZFF presents the most promising international new filmmakers
  • ZFF provides the n.1 platform for a film release in the German speaking market in the Fall
  • ZFF creates a unique networking platform bringing together industry players, creative talent and a big audience.

The international competition wittnesses uprising filmmakers competing for the coveted Golden Eye – the festival’s main award. In addition to the competition, we also present the latest films by renowned filmmakers as exclusive "Gala Premieres". Furthermore, the "New World View" series focuses upon the current cinematic oeuvre of a certain film region. "Border Lines" is a section dedicated to films dealing with border situations such as territorial, social and individual conflicts. Numerous side events, such as the "Zurich Master Class", the "Film Finance Forum" or the GST film market "ZFF Filmboutique" complete the festival programme.

The Zurich Film Festival began in October 2005 and became firmly established upon the national and international festival landscape within a very short period of time. The festival continues to grow rapidly. In 2012, about 58'000 visitors and 507 accredited journalists attended the screenings. (Data source: official website)

Switzerland
Established: 2005
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
SPOUNDATION MOTION PICTURE GMBH

Bederstrasse 51
CH-8002 Zürich
Phone +41 44 286 60 00
Fax + 41 44 286 60 01

info@zff.com
Locarno International Film Festival
Throughout its 66 year history, the Festival del film Locarno has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of auteur cinema.

Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity.

At Locarno they find a quality programme, rich, eclectic, surprising, and where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests. The audience is the soul of the Festival, as exemplified in the famous evenings on the Piazza Grande, whose magical setting can accommodate up to 8,000 filmgoers every night. Geographically located at the crossroads of three great European regions, (Italian, German and French), Locarno is, precisely because of its enormous and multi-cultural audience, a unique launch platform for new films from all over the world.

Thus for industry professionals Locarno is an unmissable rendezvous and a landmark in the festival calendar: an invaluable meeting-place, and opportunity to unearth the gems from a challenging selection of world premières, to take the pulse of new tendencies, and explore new terrain opening up in contemporary cinema.

Media coverage lives up the promise of the event. The Festival is closely chronicled by media from all over the world –including Le Monde, Libération, La Repubblica, Die Welt, El Pais, The Guardian, The Independent, all the specialist press –including Screen International, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Le Film français, Les Cahiers du cinéma, Sight and Sound, not to mention the whole of the Swiss press. (Data source: official website)

Switzerland
Established: 1946
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Festival del film Locarno
via Ciseri 23
CH – 6600 Locarno
Tel: +41 91 756 21 21
Fax: +41 91 756 21 49
info@pardo.ch
Serbia Film Commission
The Serbia Film Commission was established in July 2009 as the privately-run non profit association of the Serbia film industry. Members include the leading producers of feature films, television, tv commercials and animation.

The principal aim of the Serbia Film Commission is to promote and develop Serbia as a cost-effective, high-quality, competitive destination for international filmmaking, and to provide information and support to international filmmakers considering using Serbia for their productions. The commission is therefore dedicated to expanding the film location and crew/business database, improving skills and services and generally fostering a film-friendly environment in the country. Our campaign materials are branded Film in Serbia.

The Film in Serbia website has been specifically created to house detailed information on production and post-production companies, studios, laboratories and equipment rental companies available in Serbia. The site also offers information on film locations, film crews and industry suppliers, facts about shooting in Serbia and updates about films made in Serbia.

Serbia Film Commission is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and Euproean Film Commissions Network (EUFCN).
(Data source: official website)


Serbia
Established: 2009
Genre: privately-run non profit association of the Serbia film industry
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Serbia Film Commission

Address: Vlajkovićeva 18,
11000 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia
Phone: +381 11 3230 581
Fax: +381 11 405 9916

Kino Otok - Isola Cinema Festival
The Kino Otok - Isola Cinema Festival is a specialised non-competitive festival which focuses on contemporary film production from the so-called third world cinematographies: Asian, South American, Middle East, Eastern European and African. It was launched in 2004 in the small coastal town of Izola and although it is a relatively small festival, its specific film programme (which usually brings several hard-to-see films and many well-known international guests) attracts a broad national and international interest. The festival has collaborated with some international festivals from the geographical or conceptual vicinity, e.g. with the Innsbruck film festival. (Data source: culture.si, isolacinema.org)

Slovenia
Established: 2004
Genre: specialised non-competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Otok, zavod za razvijanje filmske kulture Ljubljana

Metelkova 6
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija/Slovenia
T: +386 (0)1 43 18 008
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Festival Sections
  • Perspectives, the official competitive section of new filmmakers competing for the Kingfisher Award, sponsored by Mobitel, d.d.
  • Avant-premieres, the world’s finest films purchased for Slovenian distribution.
  • Kings and Queens, films by notable and award-winning virtuosos of contemporary cinema.
  • World Film Panorama, front-runners of five-continent festivals.
  • Extravaganza, the so-called late-night cinema of daring idiosyncratic artists addressing sensual topics.
  • Theme Retrospective, The Young and the Daring.
  • Focus, New Austrian cinema.
  • Tribute, Lordan Zafranović.
  • Kinobalon, a selection of films for children aged 7 to 14; in association with the Kinodvor Cinema for the fifth year.
  • Kino-integral, an overview of experimental cinema.
  • Europe in Short, competitive programme of contemporary short films. (Data source: official website)
Slovenia
Established: 1989
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Cankarjev dom
Prešernova cesta 010
SI - 1000 Ljubljana
T + 386 1 2417 147
F + 386 1 2417 298
E liffe@cd-cc.si
Auteur Film Festival
An event where a vast number of true auteur films are presented, many of which become famous in our country after the screenings on the festival. (Data source: fcs.rs)
Serbia
Established: 1994
Genre: Auteur films in general, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
NGO “View into the world”
Marka Oreškovića 1, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel/fax: +381 11 38 21 227
+381 11 38 21 113
Festival of Serbian Fantastic Film
Festival of Serbian Fantastic Film (FSFF) is the first event in Serbia – the land from which the word vampire originates – concentrated on domestic film production in the realms of fantasy, science fiction and supernatural horror. Established in 2006, FSFF distinguishes itself from other Serbian festivals as the oldest film genre review of its kind. In between the regular annual editions held in Belgrade, it is on a non-stop tour around Serbia and ex-Yugoslav countries, attracting fans of the strange and the scary. Its aim is to familiarize the wider audience with a significant Serbian fantasy scene, along with supporting its participants and contributing to the bonding of cinematographies and filmmakers from the countries of former Yugoslavia.(Data source: official website)
Serbia
Established: 2012
Genre: Fantasy, horor, competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
serbianfantasyfilmfestival@gmail.com
Južni bulevar 36,
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Balkanima - European Animated Film Festival
Balkanima Festival is a European Animated Film Festival. It is held every year in the first week of October in organization of Academic Film Center of Students City Cultural Center and under support of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development Republic of Serbia.

Goal of the festival is to present authors of (short) animated films from European continent and also support authors (short) animated film from Southeast Europe (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Albania, Moldova and Turkey).

Serbia
Established: 2009
Genre: Animation
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
EUROPEAN ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL - BALKANIMA

Academic Film center/„Students’ City“ Cultural Center
Blvd. Zorana Djindjića 179, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia

office@balkanima.org
tel: +381 11 2691-442
fax: +381 11 3193-889
mob: +381 62 267-892
Animanima
A principal aim of the ANIMANIMA festival is to affirm the art of animation, through featuring works of national and international authors. The works themselves comprise the most diverse techniques, ranging form the classical ones to the contemporary computerised techniques; they also cover a variety of forms, including artistic, commercial educative, experimental and other. Last but not least, the festival aims to bring together authors from all over the world, in a friendly and creative atmosphere. (Data source: official website)
Serbia
Established: 2007
Genre: Animation
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Dom kulture Cacak
Trg ustanka 2
32000 Cacak
Serbia
DIRECTOR Dragojlo Jerotijević
Tel: 00 381 32 225 069
Tel/Fax: 00 381 32 225 073
Mob: 00 381 63 695 664
E-mail: director@animanima.org
International Student Film Festival
FSF(Festival of Student Film) is the first international festival of student film in Serbia. Established in Belgrade by students of production of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in 1999, the organisational structure hasn't changed – even today it's run exclusively by students. First and foremost, the festival is a cultural manifestation which showcases feature and animated films, documentaries and short experimental films by young authors from around the world, allowing insight into the different approaches to film and also gathering students of worldwide film schools in one place. Festival of Student Film nourishes the tradition of inviting renowned professors and professionals in the fields of film pedagogy, aesthetics and direction. During the last 12 years, over 2,000 films from 50 countries have been shown. As early as 2001, FSF was included in the group of student festivals recommended by CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision; International Association of Film and Television Schools). For a number of years in a row, radio B92 has recognised FSF as one of the most important cultural manifestations of Belgrade . In 2011, the winning films of FSF became the official part of the programme at the Balkan Buro Festival, Balkan Snapshot Preview in Amsterdam. The first Festival was held in the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade, during the NATO bombing in April 1999. This premiere FSF was opened by film director and professor Slobodan Šijan, and during the 12 years that the festival has been active, many famous names of Serbian cinematography followed, such as Dušan Makavejev, Emir Kusturica, Srđan Dragojević, Srdan Golubović… Each year, the main programme was followed by educational workshops directed at students, under the leadership of famous filmmakers (Zoran Veljković, Rajko Grlić, Stefan Arsenijević, Neda Arnerić, Roland Vajs, Stevan Filipović, Dejan Zečević...). Numerous visitors and a multitude of films, both local, regional and even from far away countries such as – China, Malaysia, Georgia, Taiwan – show that during all those years, Festival of Student Film always was the meeting place of students, film art and a great audience.
Serbia
Established: 1999
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Official e-mail:
festivalofstudentfilm@gmail.com
Dunavski kej 18/11,
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
European Film Festival Palic
The International Film Festival Palić was founded in 1992 by the Municipality of Subotica. From the earliest small and unpretentious film screenings in Palić, through the persistent attempts to create a serious regional film festival in the hard times of isolation, and the first attempts at getting closer to the cinematography of the former Yugoslav republics then being at war, it has grown into an important spot on the map of the European film festivals. In the year 2003, with its 10th edition, it became a European Film Festival and a member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals. This was a very brave move at that moment. A lot of questions were raised, mainly about how the audience and the media would react. However, the founder of the festival and executive producer took a firm stand and didn't want to give it up. Soon, the success was obvious. This idea has been confirmed and improved over the following years and today the European Film Festival Palić is one of most important film festivals in this region and one of the few in the world with 100% European content.

Subotica and Palić have thus confirmed they really are leaders of the European idea in the whole country. During the seven festival days Palić becomes a true European capital of culture, and year after year Palić audience proves to be the audience of the highest renown. (Data source: official website)

Serbia
Established: 1992
Genre: European, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
ORGANIZER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
Open University
Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15
24000 Subotica
+381 (0)24/554-600
board@palicfilmfestival.com
FEST
The first FEST, under the slogan “A Brave New World” was opened on the 9th of January 1971 in Dom Sindikata, with the screening of Robert Altman’s Mash. Since then FEST, the Belgrade International Film Festival has presented premieres of some of the best new films from across the world, celebrated the laureates of the most prestigious international festivals, and given film awards to works of the most topical authors and actors of global cinematography. In screenings at the spacious Sava Center venues the “Horizons” section has included: Karen Shakhnazarov’s The Vanished Empire (Russia), Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra (Italy), Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo (Italy), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Lorna’s Silence (Belgium/France/Italy/Germany), Tom Tykwer’s The International (USA/UK/Germany), and Laurent Cantet’s Entre les murs (The Class) (France).

Many illustrious international actors and directors have been the festival's guests over the last 40 years: Marcello Mastroianni, Harvey Keitel, Liv Ullman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sophia Loren, Robert de Niro, Antonioni, Johnny Depp, Milos Forman, Catherine Deneuve, Wim Wenders, Abaz Kiarostami, Hanna Schygulla, the above mentioned Rafelson, Schlondorff, and Russell... An impressive long list of honorable names.

There are numerous screenings for journalists, and about 300 professional film screenings are attended by many distinguished guests including authors, actors and producers. Official premiere programs consisted of: “Horizons”, “Discoveries”, “Facts and Puzzles”, a special program of contemporary Russian film and a competition segment of the Festival comprising a program of eight films – “Europe out of Europe”, as well as the business part of the Festival – “B2B”. (Data source: filmfestivalworld.com)

Serbia
Established: 1971
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
"FEST Head Office"
Majke Jevrosime 20,
11000 Beograd, Srbija
tel/faks +381 11 33 46 946
tel/faks +381 11 33 46 837
info@fest.rs
New Horizons Film Festival
T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, est. 2001, is the biggest film festival in Poland and it is regarded as one of the most important film events in Central Europe. The festival presents uncompromising, innovative and original cinema from all over the world that explores new horizons in film language, expression and storytelling. The festival has 4 competitive sections and is accredited by FIPRESCI and by FIAPF as a Competitive Specialized Feature Film Festival. New Horizons has a strong focus on music and contemporary art and organizes live music concerts every evening and art installations and performances throughout the city.

Competitions:

New Horizons International Competition - consists of 14 bold and original Polish premieres which always provoke extreme emotions, evoke delight or protests. grand prix - eur 20,000.

Films On Art International Competition - feature-length documentaries on the borderline of cinema and visual arts are judged by an international jury. award - eur 10,000

winners of the grand prix, audience award, fipresci prize in the new horizons international competition and films on art international competition are guaranteed distribution in poland

Polish Short FilmsCompetition- New Polish shorts up to 30 minutes long. prizes - pln 5,000 in each category: fiction films, documentaries and animation

European Shorts Competition - European films up to 30 minutes long. prizes - eur 1,000 in each category: fiction films, documentaries and animation

All films are screened with English and Polish subtitles. Wroclaw - one of the biggest and most dynamic Polish cities (700.000 inhabitants) with great history and vibrant cultural and night-life. Easy to reach - in south-western Poland, only 180km from the German border.

2011 numbers: 483 films from 44 countries, 240 polish premieres, 800 guests, 290 journalists, 111.000 admissions

T-Mobile New Horizons run a distribution arm focused on cutting-edge arthouse cinema and guarantees Polish distribution to its winners.

The festival also runs a film education scheme for 42,000 students in Poland and organizes the American Film Festival in Wroclaw in November. (Data source: official website)

Poland
Established: 2001
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival

1 Zamenhofa Str.; 00-153 Warsaw; Poland
tel.: (48 22) 530 66 40, fax: (48 22) 831 06 63
NIP: 525-22-71-014

festival@nowehoryzonty.pl

Anna Wiśniewska - Secretary's Office
sekretariat@snh.org.pl
Warsaw International Film Festival
The Warsaw Film Festival has a history going back twenty-six years. We have travelled a long way - from a modest though ambitious student event to a genuine film festival with a programme of premieres.

The WFF differs from other festivals in its programme, just as Warsaw differs from other cities. Selecting the films, we always remember about our audience - native Varsovians, those working or studying in Warsaw, and those in town for a short while, for instance only for the Festival.

The cultural backwardness inherited from the previous system, a system that cut us off from our original civilization for half a century, is not getting smaller. The world is rushing forward faster and faster. That makes us try even harder to make sure that our audiences get to know the latest and most interesting trends in world cinema as soon as possible, often in the form of national and regional presentations. In this way, WFF audiences - usually as the first people in Poland - could discover American independent cinema as well as Asian, Latin American, Iranian, Russian, and Romanian cinema. Time has always been a major consideration: capturing the moment of the greatest success, the peak. Our aim is to show a film before it wins an Oscar, to introduce a director to Warsaw audiences before he or she wins an award at the Cannes festival.

In 2009 the Warsaw Film Festival became one of 14 events recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (www.fiapf.org) as international film festivals - next to Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Tokyo, Moscow, Mar del Plata, Montreal, Shanghai, Cairo, and Goa. (Data source: official website)

Poland
Established: 1985
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Warsaw Film Foundation

P.O. Box 816
00-950 Warszawa 1
Poland
fax: +48 22 621 4647
Krakow Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe. During 8 festival days viewers have an opportunity to watch about 250 films from Poland and abroad. Films are presented in competitions and in special sections like retrospectives, thematic cycles, archive screenings. Festival is accompanied by exhibitions, concerts, open air screenings and meetings with the filmmakers. Every year Krakow Film Festival hosts about 600 Polish and international guests: directors, producers, film festival programmers and numerous audience from Krakow.

Krakow Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Poland, organized every year since 1961 as the national short film competition, later also an international one and finally only international, made a successful comeback as a double-barreled event once again in 1997.

In 1998, after the fashion of major feature film festivals, Krakow Film Festival has announced an international life achievement award, called the Dragon of Dragons Special Prize. Its first laureate was Bohdan Kosiński, a distinguished Polish documentary maker, in 1999 the prize was awarded to the classic of Polish animation, renowned all over the world, Jan Lenica. In 2000 the Dragon of Dragons went to the French documentary maker Raymond Depardon. The laureate of 2001 was Jan Svankmajer – the main representative of the modern surrealism. In 2002 this award went to Werner Herzog - a remarkable German filmmaker and in 2003 Stephen and Timothy Quay, one of the most original makers of animated puppet films received it. In the following years the award was also presented to Albert Maysles, the legend of the American documentary filmmaking and Yuri Norstein, the master of Russian animation. During next edition of the festival great Polish director – Kazimierz Karabasz was honored with Dragon of Dragon Award. In 2007 the life-time achievement Award was presented to Raoul Servais – one of the most outstanding directors of animated films. Year 2008 brought Award for Allan King, remarkable Canadian documentary filmmaker. During 49th KFF Jerzy Kucia, one of most famous Polish animation filmmakers, was honoured.

The unique character of the Krakow Festival derives not only from the programme of the competition screenings, the Dragon and Hobby Horse prizes awarded by both the International and Polish jury, the FIPRESCI and the FICC awards or numerous other prizes granted outside festival regulations, but also from the programme of accompanying events. In the past the most important of those was the annual Oberhausen in Kraków screening, which testified to the world status of the Krakow Festival. In later years screenings of films presented at other festivals, including those of Annecy, Grenoble, Leipzig, Tampere, Drama, Clermont-Ferrand, Jihlava, Berlin were organized. The Krakow Festival also featured retrospectives of national cinematography and artistic schools (such as the Zagreb school of animation) as well as of outstanding directors: Norman McLaren, Fiodor Chitruk, Roman Karmen, Jerzy Bossak, Kazimierz Karabasz and Piotr Kamler.

Recently the number of the accompanying events has grown considerably. Apart from the retrospectives dedicated to the works of the Dragon of Dragons Special Prize laureate, the festival features also screenings of the most recent documentaries which have not made it in time for the competition, reviews of films directed by the Jury members and posthumous retrospectives of the works of distinguished directors as well as presentations of animated and documentary film producers, including - more and more frequently - various television channels. In 2005 the first edition of Kids Fest was organized in frame of Krakow Film Festival. This presentation of the films foe children was very successful and will be continued year by year.

Every year in the special programme we present more and more long-featured documentary films. It is a strong point of our festival programme which adds to the growing attractiveness of the event. Our audience got used to the traditional cycles which are presented every year, like: Sound of Music, Krakow Documentary Premieres, Reflections, Students’ Etudes Night, Annexes, retrospective of the Dragon of Dragons’ laureate.

In 2007 Krakow Film Festival has announced a new competitive section presenting feature – length documentaries. The idea of this section came out of the changes in the world documentary industry and increased interest in feature – length documentaries which was observed in previous years. The audience of Krakow Film Festival have always favoured off-competition screenings presenting those documentaries. That’s why the organizers of the Festival did not hesitate to bring to life new section. Ten films, selected from amongst 200, competed for the Golden Horn during the 47th KFF. The Grand Prix has been presented to Jeroen Berkvens from Netherlands for his film „Jimmy Rosenberg – the Father, the Son and the Talent”.

The fact that the Krakow Film Festival has been officially recognized by FIAPF, the European Film Academy and the AMPAS only confirms its reputation and high esteem it’s field in; consequently, the films awarded at Krakow are automatically eligible for the European Film Awards and the Oscars in the short films categories. (Data source: Official website)

Poland
Established: 1961
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Krakow Film Festival Office
ul. Basztowa 15/8a, 31-143 Kraków, Poland
tel./fax: +48 12 294 69 45
info@kff.com.pl

Office during the festival:
Malopolski Ogrod Sztuki, ul. Rajska 12
tel. +48 12 294 69 45, +48 603 855 325
Venice Film Festival
The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organizes retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema. (Data source: official website)
Italy
Established: 1932
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Telephone
+39 041 5218711
Fax
+39 041 5218854
Email
cinema@labiennale.org

Ca' Giustinian, San Marco 1364/A
30124 Venice
Torino Film Festival
The very first edition of the Torino Film Festival is held in 1982. Back then, it is known as the Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani and its mission is to attract a vast audience to explore the themes of young people’s cinematography. Right from the start, the festival takes its place in the ranks of “New Cinema;” not by chance, its objective of probing the young generation’s universe through the cinematographic language is combined with a series of critical surveys of the cinema of the 1960s. Thus, year after year, a festival is created which concentrates on innovative, marginal and experimental forms of international cinema: a “young” cinema that revolves around a type of linguistic renewal which stands in contrast to the consolidated forms of filmmaking. As a result, right from its first edition, the festival decides to welcome the vast range of new expressive means represented by the electronic image. The festival also responds to the needs of young filmmakers and video makers, providing an established space in which they can screen their works and through which they may enjoy a direct and reactive relationship with the public.

Italy’s first metropolitan festival, the TFF creates a strong tie with its public from the start, as it consistently increases the complexity of its film proposals, bringing together in its programming art house genre films, experimental research and the rediscovery of the great, forgotten classics. Through its increasingly articulated program and the constant reshuffling of its schemas, and thanks to the proposal of Italian cinematographies that are yet unexplored and filmmakers who are unknown or neglected in Italy, the festival is able to offer to its public precise and invaluable indications to help them develop a critical awareness of cinema as a cultural phenomenon, an artistic expression and a means of mass communication.

After a few years, the festival establishes its first competitive sections: the International Feature Film Competition, which is dedicated to first or second films and which has awarded the early efforts of filmmakers such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chen Kaige, Amos Gitai, Tsai Ming-liang, David Gordon Green and Lisandro Alonso; and the Open Space Competition, which screens works without any distinction as to length or genre and which has seen the debut of important Italian filmmakers such as Mimmo Calopresti, Daniele Gaglianone and Matteo Garrone. Open Space, in turn, is followed by the Italian Competition (dedicated to Italian shorts and medium-length films) and the Regional Competition. Starting in 1995, the festival also gives the Cipputi Award to the best film about the work world. In 2000, the Italian Documentary Competition is created; still today it is the most prestigious award dedicated to Italian documentary productions and has seen the participation of famous directors such as Guido Chiesa, Gianfranco Pannone and Stefano Consiglio. The Documentary Competition, besides having discovered young authors over the years, has also played a determining role in supporting the revival of interest in Italian documentaries, a genre which was greatly neglected during the 1980s and ‘90s despite its historical roots, and which is now once again vital and innovative.

Over the years, the festival gains a solid and acknowledged international reputation. In 1997 it changes its name to the Torino Film Festival, the definitive confirmation of the ambitions of an event which today moves confidently within the context of major international festivals. Its choices often anticipate the discovery of filmmakers who, thanks to the efforts of the festival and the passionate participation of its public, find the strong motivation and the recognition they need in order to successfully continue their work. During the past six editions of the festival, under the direction of Nanni Moretti (2007-2008) and Gianni Amelio (2009-2012), the Torino Film Festival has hosted filmmakers of the caliber of Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone, Emir Kusturica, John Boorman, Aki Kaurismäki and Ettore Scola.

Italy
Established: 1982
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

VIA MONTEBELLO 15

10124 TORINO (ITALY)
tel. +39 011 8138811
fax +39 011 8138890
info@torinofilmfest.org
Trieste Film Festival

The Association Alpe Adria Cinema was founded with the precise aim of promoting and expanding all initiatives in the field of cinema, experimentation and video providing a factor of cultural growth and specific investigations in the area of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the countries on the Mediterranean.

In its 25 years of activity the Association Alpe Adria Cinema and its main project, the Trieste Film Festival, have always stood out for the originality of their initiatives. The festival has analysed and brought to light films and directors that have been forgotten for many years.

The Trieste Film Festival has acquired increasing importance nationally and internationally, becoming a unique point of reference, above all as regards the film-making of Central and Eastern European countries.

At a national level, the festival plays a leading role, being the only festival to have dealt with the film production of these countries for years and with scrupulous attention.

Beside the official selection and the sidebar programmes, starting from 2010 the festival hosts the co-production meetings “When East Meets West”, which involves more than 120 professionals coming from all over Europe. (Data source: official website)


Italy
Established: 1989
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL
Associazione Alpe Adria Cinema
Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3
34132 Trieste
T +39 040 3476076
F +39 040 662338
info@alpeadriacinema.it
Taormina Film Fest
Taormina Film Fest, a historic film festival, and Italy's oldest began in 1955 under the name Rassegna Cinematografica Internazionale di Messina e Taormina. The exhibition, which moved permanently to Taormina in 1971, has hosted over the years many stars of international cinema: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Tom Cruise, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, among others. The Festival is an "A" Festival in FIAP accreditation. The award of David di Donatello, named after Donatello's David, is a movie award assigned each year for cinematic performances and production by Ente David di Donatello, part of Accademia del Cinema Italiano. It is the Italian equivalent to the Academy Award. There are 24 categories as of 2006. The David de Donatello is considered Italy's premiere film award, its equivalent to the American Oscars.(Data source: Wikipedia and official website)
Italy
Established: 1954
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Taormina Arte
Corso Umberto, 19
98039 Taormina (Me)
Tel. 0942 21142
Fax 0942 23348
info@taoarte.it
Roma Independent Film Festival
Since its first edition in 2001, RIFF has become an event that is followed with more and more interest by the public in Rome and a reference for worldwide filmmakers. In these years, the Riff has received works coming from the 5 continents, ending up being an attentive witness representative of the directions and passions of the independent film industry. An international vocation that has found expression in the right choice during the film selection (giving priority to national and international preview). There was therefore no coincidence in the fact that the feature film winners of the latest editions were foreign films. Just to mention few of them, the North American “Self Medicated” by Monty Lapic in 2006, the Italian-American “Punk Love” by Nick Lyon in 2007 and in 2008 the Estonian “The Class” by Imar Raag. The last two editions of the RIFF, won by two great directors such as Steve McQueen, “Hunger” (2008) and Andrea Arnold with “Fish Tank”, have engendered particular interest among critics and public. An international soul that has given to the RIFF the opportunity not to focus only on a specific issue but to use the dialogue, research and film experimentation as identikit of the festival.(Data source: official website)
Italy
Established: 2000
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
RIFF - Rome Independent Film Festival
Via Po 152 , 00198 Roma - ITALY

Phone Number:+39 06 45425050
fax: +39 06 45477513
all festival info: info@riff.it
Milano Film Festival
Open platform for international cinema. Since 1995 moving images in public spaces

We are looking for new cinema languages and contents. We are committed to support new Italian and international talents and rediscover and reinterpret some of the greatest artists in the history of cinema. Every year we travel, collect and discuss about films of different length and genre, made in many different languages and formats, coming from all over the world.

Our festival supports a kind of cinema that is open to everyone and involves thousands of people worldwide: staff members, students, directors, other festivals’ staff, international production and distribution companies and schools of cinema communicate each other and share ideas. The Festival is a high-quality cultural event, which is open to everyone’s cooperation and gives the opportunity to bring yourself up to date to what is happening all over the world.

Our festival takes place in public spaces throughout Milan. Every year over 100,000 people from the whole world sit in front of our screens watching films for about two weeks in September: places to socialize with other people and share ideas. Day and night squares, theatres, auditoriums, streets, alleys, car parks, suburbs, parks, museums and galleries are full of people of different ages. Public spaces throughout the city are always open, inviting, enlightened and lively.

Italy
Established: 1996
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
General information
info@milanofilmfestival.it

tel/fax +39 02 713 613
Milan International Film Festival Awards
MIFF (from English acronym for Milan International Film Festival), nicknamed by the press as the "Milanese Sundance", has been recognized and distinguished as the official International Cinema exhibition festival of Milan. MIFF existed as a conventional film festival for 8 years, until 2009, when with the ninth edition MIFF reinvented itself as MIFF Awards, a brand new genre in the sphere of film events that featured an avant-garde format developed through an unwavering commitment to support independent films.

Organized by the non-profit Italian cultural association Made in Milan International Film Society (MIMIFS), MIFF Awards merge traditional film festival and award ceremony formats initiated by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Hollywood. Each year, MIMIFS selects an eclectic pool of exceptional independent films from all over the world and exhibits the winning films during its showcases in Milan and in other major film centers of the world. (Data source: official website)

Italy
Established: 2000
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Via Tertulliano, 55
20137 Milano
Tel./Fax +39 02 9287 1578
Email: info@miff.it
Future Film Festival
Future Film Festival has emerged as the most important Italian event dedicated to animation and special effects. Every year, in Bologna, the most important art directors, film-directors and creative producers come to show their new movies, backstage of their successes and exclusive pictures from new productions. A preview of the future, but not only: Future Film Festival dedicates homages to the history of animated cinema, as well as meetings and events about new technologies application in other fields, such as web or videogames. (Data source: filmfestivalworld.com)
Italy
Established: 1999
Genre: Experimental - New media
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Associazione Amici del Future Film Festival

President: Massimo Ferrarini
Directors: Giulietta Fara e Oscar Cosulich

Via Pietralata 65/2 – 40122 – Bologna – ITALY
Tel: +39 051 2960672 – Fax: +39 051 6567133
ffinfo@futurefilmfestival.org
Bergamo Film Meeting
Bergamo Film Meeting – International Exhibition of Auteur Cinema is a film festival that in 2014 (8-16 March) celebrates its 32nd Edition, an important achievement that will bring an even richer and diversified program. There will be around 90 feature films from national and international productions.

A competition of long-features, retrospectives, avant-premieres, tributes to great filmmakers of the past, documentaries, recent productions, discoveries, classic masterpieces, exhibitions, installations, projections for schools, animation cinema, labs, lectures, q&a’s with filmmakers and much more.

Among the most awaited cultural events in town, Bergamo Film Meeting is one of the most important dates in the calendar of Italian festivals: an opportunity to meet people and to network with professionals, to research and to study, to have fun and entertainment. (Data source: official website)

Italy
Established: 1983
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Bergamo Film Meeting
Via Pignolo, 123
I - 24121 Bergamo - Italy
Tel. +39 035 363087
Fax +39 035 341255
Email: info@bergamofilmmeeting.it
accrediti@bergamofilmmeeting.it
Mediawave Festival
From 1994 the festival’s name is "Fényírók Fesztiválja – Another Connection", which is well known in professional and international circles, but in Hungary, it is known as MEDIAWAVE festival after the name of the foundation. This name suggests a totally different content on an international level.

RESPECT FOR TRADITION AND MODERN WAYS

Many people – in the past as well as today – considered the festival, which is the foundation’s best-known program, too folksy while others considered it too urban. The organisers believe that this very point of view, the respect for both the traditions and the modern ways – clashing or paralleling them – is what gives a special flavour to the festival in the Hungarian and international art-transmitting community.

The festival’s name in the first year was VIII. International Film And Video Art Festival. At this time the organisers viewed themselves as the legal successors of the Prize-winner Amateur Films’ International Festival organised in every 2-3 years by the Amateur Film Studio of Győr. They did this in spite of the fact that the former organiser group did not want to continue during the uneasy preceding years of the political system’s change. The new generation started with an artistic change of perspective. After the first festival’s success the International Visual Art Foundation was formed in order to make organising issues easier. For this the team called for a short and internationally understandable name. Following Zoltán Burkus, a journalist’s idea this name became MEDIAWAVE, with the subtitle of International Visual Art Festival. The choice became problematic after a while as festivals with a name starting with MEDIA usually serve ground for experimental video and media works, while this festival tends to prefer traditional films. To solve this problem following Zoltán Bicskei’s idea (drawer from Vojvodina) the festival uses the name "Fényírók Fesztiválja" from 1994 onwards. They could not translate it into English, so the organisers added "Another Connection" to the name, which means something else but it refers to the nature of the festival. From that time the organisers try to use the name MEDIAWAVE as an umbrella term for all the activities of the foundation. From 2002 the organisers changed the subtitle into "International Film and Music Festival" that reflects the festival’s now dominating professional character in a much better way. From 2007 along with the two strong pillars: film and music, a new term came in "youth workshops", which indicates that the festival places more and more emphasis on involving the new generations into the artistic processe. (Data source: official website)


Hungary
Established: 1991
Genre: Animation, documentary, experimental
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Mediawave, International Visual Art Foundation,
Kazinczy u. 3-5, H-9021 Györ, Hungary

Tel : +36 96 517 667/517 668/328 888
Fax : +36 96 517 668
Email : info@mediawave.hu
Tirana International Film Festival
TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) is the first and only international cinema festival of its kind in Albania. Created in 2003, this extraordinary cultural event takes place under the auspices of the Albanian National Center for Cinematography (QKK).
(Data source: official website & official facebook page)
Albania
Established: 2003
Genre: General, Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Tirana International Film Festival - TIFF
P.O. Box 8361
Tirane 1000
Albania
info@tiranafilmfest.com
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival
The decision to organise a festival to celebrate both Hungarian animation and the city of Kecskemét itself was made over forty years ago with the foundation of the Pannonia Film Studio in Kecskemét. The era is customarily defined as the golden age of Hungarian animation film production. However, it was not until the mid 1980s, more precisely 1985, that the first Hungarian animated film review was organised, jointly by the studio founded in 1971 and the dynamically growing county seat.

In 1993 the review became a festival no longer limited to the introduction of the freshest Hungarian animation productions, but also including programmes showcasing an increasing number of foreign films. In 1996 a separate competition programme was established for European animated feature films as well. In 2005 KAFF became a biennial, although previously it had only been held every three years. In 2011 KAFF had its tenth edition and the animated celebrations in Kecskemét were themed around this jubilee.

In addition to the Hungarian filmmakers, prestigious representatives of international animation also take part in the celebration in Kecskemét in the jury or as guest-presenters. The previous festivals boast such acclaimed guests as John Halas (a director and producer of Hungarian origin) from London, the Italian animation film historian Giannalberto Bendazzi, the “Grand Madame” of the Annecy Animation Festival Nicole Salomon, the great sage of Russian animation Yuri Norstein, the representative of the Zagreb School Borivoj Dovniković Bordo, the “father” of Estonian animation Priit Pärn, the daredevil of English animation Phil Mulloy, the Canadian Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman, the filmmaker of super-sensitive fairiy tales, Michel Ocelot, and the list could go on and on. (Data source: official website)

Hungary
Established: 1985
Genre: Animation
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival

6000, Kecskemét, Liszt Ferenc u. 21.
Hungary

Phone: 00 36 76 481-788
Fax: 00 36 76 481-787
E-mail: kfilm@kecskemetfilm.hu
Filmfest Munchen (Munich)

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN was established in 1983. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is a principal summer film festival with over 65 000 admissions every year.

Over 2 000 film industry professionals from around the world and over 500 members of the press are accredited annually.

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN screens over 200 feature films, documentaries and TV movies each year. (Data source: official website)

Germany
Established: 1983
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Sonnenstraße 21 D-80331 München
Telefon +49-89-381904-0
Fax +49-89-381904-26
DOK Leipzig- International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig – is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films.

It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title "All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film", as the first independent film festival of the GDR.

During the Cold War, the festival was a unique place of encounter and exchange for film-makers from East and West. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Leipzig Festival has developed into one of the most dynamic festivals for documentary and animated film, providing a high-quality programme and – since 2004 – additional industry offers.

Artistic animated film is an integral part of the festival for decades and is represented with its own, independent competition since 1995. This 'twin-track character' makes Leipzig unique in the festival landscape.

Traditionally, the Leipzig Festival stands for films advocating peace and human dignity. In view of its varied and exciting history, it celebrates freedom of mind and speech, as well as pointedly illustrated images. High-quality art house cinema, superbly narrated stories, a critical eye, subtle observation, tracing back history and scrutinizing the "memory of images" shape the Leipzig Festival's character and diversity. (Data source: Official website)

Germany
Established: 1955
Genre: Documentary
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Leipziger Dok-Filmwochen GmbH
Katharinenstraße 17
04109 Leipzig
Germany
Phone.: +49 (0)341 30864-0
Fax: +49 (0)341 30864-15
info@dok-leipzig.de
www.dok-leipzig.de
Filmfest Hamburg
Filmfest Hamburg is a festival for the audience. In ten permanent and several anually changing sections Filmfest Hamburg shows about 140 national and international feature and documentary films as world, European or German premiere. The many facets of the program range from sophisticated arthouse films to innovative mainstream cinema.

Filmfest Hamburg presents the first feature films of young German and international directors together with films by internationally established directors. Furthermore special German TV productions find their unique way to the big screen.

Academy Award winners such as Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton, Dogma-founder Lars von Trier and German directors such as Wim Wenders, Fatih Akin, Andreas Dresen and Tom Tykwer represent the festival’s entire artistic plentitude.

From September 25th until October 4th the 22nd Filmfest Hamburg invites to the following venues: Abaton, CinemaxX Dammtor, Metropolis, Passage, Studio and 3001.

Germany
Established: 1992
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH
Mönckebergstraße 18
20095 Hamburg

+49 40-399 19 00 0
+49 40-399 19 00 10
info@filmfesthamburg.de
Filmfest Dresden
Filmfest Dresden was founded in the spring of 1989 and since then has developed from being a forum for banned or rarely screened feature films into a well positioned international festival for short films. Dresden's long tradition for animated film as the location of the former East German DEFA Animation Film Studios proved to be a key factor in the decision to introduce competitions for fictional and animated films especially. The festival's International Competition has been held since 1992, and this was followed in 1998 by the establishment of a National Competition for German productions. Since 2006, the Saxon Minister for Science and Fine Arts Promotion Prize worth €20,000 has been awarded here. Filmfest Dresden is one of the best endowed short film festivals in Europe with prizes and awards worth €64,000.

Cooperative events have occurred over the last few years in the programming area especially with the European Centre for the Arts Hellerau, the DEFA Foundation, the Institut Fran çais de Dresde, the Province of Quebec and many more.

The Animation Exchange Forum was first held during the 2002 festival and has remained a permanent feature of the festival since then. It is targeted at young European filmmakers, screenwriters and producers and provides them with a platform for shared projects. (Data source: official website)

Germany
Established: 1989
Genre: International Short Film Festival
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Email: info@filmfest-dresden.de
Phone: (49) 35 18 29 47 0
Fax: (49) 35 18 29 47 19
Mailing Address: Filmfest Dresden Alaunstr.62,
Dresden 1099
Germany
Pictoplasma Animation Festival
During the past decade the Berlin based project has tirelessly hosted, encouraged and pushed forward a unique, playful and interdisciplinary investigation of the visual avant-garde and graphic arts in the digital age. Coming Spring 2014, not only will the 700 international creatives gather for a long weekend of inspiration, play and networking at the 10th Pictoplasma Conference (May 1 - 3), but also the general public is more than invited to join the celebration at the many accompanying Festival events (April 30 - May 4):

Every evening, NEW ANIMATION PROGRAMMES and special premiers showcase the very best of today’s characters in motion, with selected work ranging from music visuals, motion graphics, narrative shorts, experimental animation, and everything in between. That’s more than 300 minutes of eye-candy, psychedelia, and surprising story telling by studios and filmmakers, many of which will be present personally for Q&A rounds after each screening.

Additionally, a venturesome CHARACTER WALK invites to over 20 galleries and showrooms throughout the districts of Berlin Mitte and Neukölln. Join the stampede from April 30 - May 4, and expose yourself to work by many of the participating conference speakers and international artists, featuring originals, installations, sculptures, limited editions, and the very best of contemporary character design and art. Another highlight of the Character Walk will be the premiere of the Pictoplasma Academy group show, introducing fresh, upcoming and surprising work by the forty international talents that have participated in Pictoplasma’s first annual master-class.

A central ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT EXHIBITION presents new works by the one hundred most influential artists, designers and illustrators that have shaped the Pictoplasma project over the past ten years. Generously funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Character Portrait Gallery will not only features original paintings, busts, sculptures and animated video-installations of the world’s most famed character identities, but also opens up to the current generations by embracing today’s spin on the rather classic portrait format: The Selfie! (Data source: official website)

Germany
Established: 1999
Genre: Animation, new media
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
PICTOPLASMA

Denicke & Thaler GbR
Reinickendorfer Str 17
13347 Berlin
Germany
phone: +49 (0)30 9150 9188
animation@pictoplasma.com
International Short Film Festival Berlin
interfilm Berlin organises the Berlin International Short Film Festival as well as interfilm Short Film Distribution. Established in 1982, the festival has years of experience and a growing number of contacts in the international cultural and short film sectors. This has enabled interfilm to forge ongoing links with several significant institutions and hold frequent, regular events, testifying to the festival’s success at bringing the short film format to an ever wider audience.

interfilm’s goal is to search out skilled and creative filmmakers and bring their work together - presenting them in an international, culturally political framework in order to best facilitate the exchange of imaginative ideas. interfilm offers a wide variety of short live-action, animation and documentaries to enthusiastic audiences who value the short film format in its own right.

interfilm has established itself as one of the most important short film festivals in Europe. It is the second oldest German short film festival (after Oberhausen), and is recognised as the second most significant and oldest international film festival in Berlin after the Berlinale. More than 5.000 films with a maximum running time of 30 minutes are submitted each year. Of those, approximately 400 films are selected and organised into different thematic programs. These include; international, German, animation, documentary and children’s films. 'Focus On' highlights productions from specific countries or regions. Beyond that there are also special sections devoted to areas such as music videos, commercials, experimental films, historical films and retrospectives. (Data source: official website)


Germany
Established: 1982
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
International Short Film Festival
Tempelhofer Ufer 1a
10961 Berlin
Tel:+49 (0)30 - 25 29 13 20
Fax:+49 (0)30 - 693 29 59
festival@interfilm.de
DOKU.ARTS- International Festival for Films on Art
Documentaries on art are increasingly valuable, not only because they deliver insights into the process of artistic production and supply a need for authentic narration. In fact, films about artist’s lives are fascinating in the way that they reveal the social processes of change. They also provide crucial reflections on art itself and therefore become essential for creative inspiration – not just for artists.

DOKU.ARTS presents the intensity, diversity, fantasy and the joy of experimentation in the documentary genre. From extended observations to essayistic films, from compilation films to homages, DOKU.ARTS presents creative documentaries from filmmakers and cineastic documents with an artistic approach. By focusing on the advancement of this valuable genre, the DOKU.ARTS festival is unique in Europe. (Data source: official website)

Germany
Established: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Andreas Lewin
Founder and Director
E-Mail: lewin@doku-arts.de
Website: www.alewinfilm.de

Anja Zenk
Press and Communication
E-Mail: pr@doku-arts.com

DOKU.ARTS GbR
Lützowstr. 102–104
D 10785 Berlin
T +49 (0) 30 5900 65992
E-mail: info@doku-arts.de
Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin: an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that never ceases to attract artists from around the world. A diverse cultural scene, a critical public and an audience of film-lovers characterise the city. In the middle of it all, the Berlinale: a great cultural event and one of the most important dates for the international film industry. More than 300,000 sold tickets, almost 20,000 professional visitors from 124 countries, including around 3,700 journalists: art, glamour, parties and business are all inseparably linked at the Berlinale.

The public programme of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format find their place in the various sections: great international cinema in the Competition, independent and art house in Panorama, films for young audiences in Generation, new discoveries and promising talents from the German film scene in Perspektive Deutsches Kino, avant garde, experimental and unfamiliar cinematography in the Forum and Forum Expanded, and an exploration of cinematic possibilities in Berlinale Shorts. New and extraordinary productions are shown under the auspices of the Berlinale Special and the Berlinale Special Gala. Their function is to honour great cinema personalities and to immerse audiences in cinematic history by screening film classics. Food, pleasure and the environment – these are the topics that lie at the centre of the Culinary Cinema. The programme is rounded out by a Retrospective as well as an Homage, which focuses on the œuvre of a great personality of cinema, curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen. The Berlinale Classics are showing current restorations of film classics as well as rediscovered films.

Furthermore the Berlinale has regularly organised a programme of special presentations that open up new perspectives, provide insight into key themes, make new connections and explore realms where film intersects with other creative disciplines. (Data source: official website)


Germany
Established: 1951
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 5
10785 Berlin
Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0)30-259 20-0
Fax: +49 (0)30-259 20-299
info@berlinale.de
Zagreb Film Festival
For more than a decade now, Zagreb Film Festival has been presenting the latest and most interesting debutant auteur films! For the eleventh time, from 20-27 October this year, the festival will offer more than one hundred films from all over the world, divided in ten different programs.

The festival will take place on several locations. This year we introduced state-of-the-art digital screening equipment in Europa, Tuškanac and MSU Cinemas. Screenings will also take place in the Zagreb Dance Center and, for the first time, in a new, charming venue – Zagreb Puppet Theater. For a week, Croatia's central puppet theater will turn into an attractive movie theater, offering the best first and second documentary films of authors from all over the world.

As usually, the main program will offer feature-length and short fiction films and documentaries. Checkers program will present the latest Croatian short film production.

As in previous years, ZFF has a few regular side programs: this year, My First Film (selector: Nenad Polimac) is focused on Poland and presents five debutant films of brilliant Polish authors like Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. Bib for Kids will once again entertain children with miraculous cinematic adventures and the exceptionally popular Great 5 program will treat us to new films from Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Great Britain.

In addition to the above mentioned programs, the 11th Zagreb Film Festival brings along some new programs: Inspired by True Events, East European SF, Queer Re-creation and LUX Film Day! We should not forget to mention here the exceptionally attractive educational program Industry and the usual numerous side events.

The general sponsor of the festival is Hrvatski Telekom. The festival is also financially supported by the Zagreb City Office for Culture, Croatian Audiovisual Center and MEDIA Program.

The festival is organized by the Zagreb Film Festival Artistic Organization. (Data source: official website)

Croatia
Established: 2003
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
Varšavska 3
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

TELEPHONE
385 1 49 23 580
FAX
385 1 48 27 717
EMAIL
info@zagrebfilmfestival.com
ZagrebDox
ZagrebDox is an international documentary film festival taking place in Zagreb every year, in late February / early March. Launched in 2005, the festival is intended to provide audiences and experts insight into the recent documentary films, stimulate national documentary production and boost international and regional cooperation in co-productions. ZagrebDox is a specialized festival that presents the best creative documentary films with an imaginary form and choice of topics that make it unique in Croatia and Europe.

The festival's competition program has international and regional categories. The international competition presents the best auteur and creative documentary films from the world made and produced in the past year, with a focus on everything that is new, brave, off mainstream and intrepid. The regional competition program consists of the films from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia. The fact that ZagrebDox lays great stress on the regional program makes it additionally attractive for all those who want to look into the latest regional production.

Besides competition program, ZagrebDox has a number of non-competition programs – retrospectives and films focused on specific subjects, genres, techniques and esthetics. (Data source: official website)

Croatia
Established: 2011
Genre: International Documentary
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Factum

Nova Ves 18
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia

t +385 1 48 54 821
t +385 1 48 38 215
f +385 1 48 54 823
info@zagrebdox.net
Motovun Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and independent productions, films that broke out through their innovation, ideas, and the power of their stories. In everything, except for the ambition and the quality, Motovun wants to be a small festival showing small films, small in the warmest sense of the word.

Motovun Film Festival is a five-day film marathon in which film screenings are ongoing from 10 a.m. until 4 a.m., with evening outdoor screenings and daily screenings in theatres. Festival program consists of around 70 titles from all over the world, from documentaries to feature films, from shorts to long forms, from guerilla made films to co-productions. The only criteria in their selection is that they fit the open-minded atmosphere of the festival with their innovations. (Data source: Official website)

Croatia
Established: 1999
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Motovun Film Festival
Nova Ves 18
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel: +385 1 374 07 08 / 374 07 07
Fax: +385 374 06 99
office@motovunfilmfestival.com
Animafest- World Festival of Animated Film - Short Film Edition

The World Festival of Animated Film in Zagreb is traditionally the second oldest festival in Europe. In the course of its forty-year-old history it has systematically been following world animation production through a number of films in competition and out of competition. Built on the tradition of the Zagreb School of Animation, Animafest, the festival oriented towards auteur film, has made a reputation of being one of the most significant events in the domain of animated film.

Approved by ASIFA (International Animated Film Association) and founded by the City of Zagreb and the production studio Zagreb Film the first World Festival of Animated Film was held in June 1972. Animafest was a biennual festival until 2005, when Animafest introduced the programme of animated feature film and turned into an annual event – each odd-numbered year is devoted to feature film and even-numbered one to short film.

By decision of the Festival Council, made in 2007, Animafest is under a new art and organisation leadership that aims at continuing the festival tradition by developing programmes that would enable authors and professionals a more active participation at the festival. With new initiatives, such as the founding of Regional Pitching Forum for projects in Development and Animafest Fund, Animafest aspires to become an active participant in encouraging the production and distribution of animated film. (Data source: Official website)


Croatia
Established: 1972
Genre: Animation
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
c/o: Hulahop
Nova ves 18/3
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385 1 3907 074
Fax: +385 1 4666 443
e-mail: info@animafest.hr
25 FPS Festival
25 FPS Festival screens independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film.

Main festival sections are:

COMPETITION PROGRAMME - A selection of daring and reflexive works from all over the world. At least five awards are being handed out by the Grand Jury, Critics Jury and Audience. Grand Prix by the Grand Jury are cash prizes.

JURY’S CHOICE - Grand Jury is a collective of three domestic and international authors and filmmakers, critics, curators or programmers. Each of them designs a special programme for the festival – authors' and national retrospectives or theme programmes.

EXPANDED CINEMA - Audiovisual performances in which film watching is enriched by codes from other media: theatre, music or sculpture. The screening often includes audience, apparatuses, and performers themselves.

REFLEXES - Annual selection of innovative Croatian productions. The programme promotes bold titles whose authors work in visual arts and various film genres with the unconventional approach to form and narration. In partnership with GreenDCP, 25 FPS Association is awarding the best film with GreenDCP Award.

KINO 23 - Fiction, documentary or animated features experimenting in cinematic language. Exceptional films often marked as cult, classics and masterpieces.

Since 2005, 25 FPS Festival is organized by 25 FPS, Association for Audio-Visual Research from Zagreb, and is supported by the Office for Culture of the City of Zagreb, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Student Centre of the University of Zagreb, and National Foundation for Civil Society Development.

Croatia
Established: 2005
Genre: Experimental - New media
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
25 FPS
Nova Ves 18
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia

E. info(at)25fps.hr
T / F. +385 1 457 22 03
International New Film Festival Split
The international festival of new film takes place every year in split, croatia. The festival is open to all new, innovative, personal, experimental, radical, subversive etc. Work (film, video, new media) of all genres and lengths, preferably from outside the mainstream, whether it was made on shoe string budget, or is a studio release.

As recent developments indicate that more contemporary artists are looking for new ways of expression in audio visual medium, the festival will present works involving traditional film techniques or the latest technology of electronic image. The festival will present screenings of selected films and videos, cd-roms, installations, performances, retrospectives, workshops, discussions and festival's catalogue.

Along with special money prizes, the festival's sculpture will be awarded for each category, by international juries. (Data source: official website)


Croatia
Established: 1996
Genre: New media
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW FILM


mailing address:
SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL
P O Box 244
HR - 21000 Split
Croatia

office (courier delivery) address:
SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL
Savska bb
HR - 21000 Split
Croatia


tel +385 21 539 600, 544 409
fax +385 21 539 700

general information:
info@splitfilmfestival.hr
Pula Film Festival
The Pula Film Festival, one of the most spectacular open air festivals in Europe,  is the oldest Croatian film festival which is held annually in a Roman amphitheater known as the Pula arena since 1954. The festival is usually held in the summer, in July or August.

Apart from film screenings open to the public, the annual Croatian film industry awards are also traditionally presented at the festival. The awards presented at the festival (called Golden Arenas) are the main national film awards in the country and they serve as the Croatian equivalent of the American Academy Awards, British BAFTA Awards, Spain's Goya Awards, France's César Award, etc.

Croatia
Established: 1954
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Public Institution Pula Film Festival
Uspon na Kaštel 2 | p.b. 29
phone: +385(0)52 393 321
cell: +385(0)98 875 4589
info@pulafilmfestival.hr
www.pulafilmfestival.hr
52100 PULA, Croatia
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival
N THE PALACE is an International festival dedicated to short films under 27 minutes in length. It is held annualy in the late June in the Black Sea town of Balchik. Established in 2003, the festival had grown from a competitive forum for student films into the largest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria and the region.

The Festival aims to present the contemporary film art in Bulgaria, Europe and the World, contributing to its development and creating a favourable environment and platform for young filmmakers and established professionals.

Traditionally, the Festival’s core are the International and National competitive programmes, accompanied by various special screenings. The educational section Filmer Forge offers perfect ground for obtaining knowledge, experience and professional contacts with its training programmes, seminars, lectures and master classes. Continuing its activities in project development, film promotion and distribution, the IN THE PALACE features a qualified Market for short films and projects.

Over the years, the festival was attended by both prominent Bulgarian filmmakers and many significant representatives of the world cinema as the Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi, the producer and former head of 20th Century Fox Sandy Lieberson, the Academy Award winner for best original screenplay Pierre Bismuth, the legendary British producer Barry Hanson, and others.

IN THE PALACE is organized by Format SFF Foundation and Community Centre Veshtina in partnership and with support of Balchik Municipality, the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, the Bulgarian National Film Centre and the State Cultural Institute – Cultural Centre “The Palace”, Balchik, and is the first and only short film festival in Bulgaria, funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. (Data source: official website)

Bulgaria
Established: 2003
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

17 A Yantra Str., fl. 1, ap. 2
1504 Sofia
BULGARIA
Tel:
+359 2 441 0302
+359 888 172 444
mail@inthepalace.com
Sarajevo Film Festival

Towards the end of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, in 1995, a group of enthusiasts initiated the Sarajevo Film Festival with the aim of helping to reconstruct civil society and retain the cosmopolitan spirit of the city.

Today, two decades later, the Sarajevo Film Festival is the leading film festival in the region, recognized by both film professionals and the wider audience. The Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of South-East Europe, shining an international spotlight on films, talent and future projects from the region.

High quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational and networking platform for young filmmakers and thus generated presence of the international film industry, film authors and media representatives alongside a paying audience of over 100,000, confirm its status as the leading film festival in the region, recognised by both professionals and the wider audiences.

In an emerging territory of more than 140 million inhabitants, Sarajevo Film Festival serves as a common platform for film businesses from all over the region, setting the future standards in festival organisation, film promotion and presentation in South-East Europe. (Data source: official website)



Bosnia and Herzegovina
Established: 1994
Genre: Competitive
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Sarajevo Film Festival
Zelenih beretki 12
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

phone +387 33 221 516
+387 33 209 411
+387 33 263 380
fax +387 33 263 381

Head Office
info-sff@sff.ba
Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
The Viennale is Austria’s most important international film event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world. Every October, the Viennale takes place in beautiful cinemas in Vienna’s historic center, providing the festival with an international orientation and a distinctive urban flair. A high percentage of the more than 96,000 visitors to the festival from Austria and abroad is made up of a decidedly young audience.

In its main program, the Viennale shows a carefully picked selection of new films from all over the globe as well as from Austria, some of them international premieres. The choice of about 300 films offers a cross-section of bold film-making which stands apart from the aesthetics of mainstream conventionality and is politically relevant. Aside from its focus on the newest feature films of every genre and structural form imaginable, the festival gives particular attention to documentary films, international short films, as well as experimental works and crossover films. (Data source: official website)


Austria
Established: 1960
Genre: General
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
PRESIDENT
Eric Pleskow
office@viennale.at


DIRECTOR
Hans Hurch
tel +43 1 526 59 47
organisation@viennale.at
Prix Ars Electronica
Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society.

The Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Festival, the Ars Electronica Center – Museum of the Future and the Ars Electronica Futurelab are the four divisions that comprise the Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, whose specific orientation and long-term continuity make it a unique platform for digital art and media culture.

The competition is organized by the Ars Electronica Linz GmbH and ORF’s Upper Austria Regional Studio in collaboration with the OK Center for Contemporary Art and the Brucknerhaus Linz, and the prizes are awarded during the Ars Electronica Festival each year. The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most important awards for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media.

The event calls for entries in seven categories, including a youth competition. And since internationally renowned artists from over 70 countries also participate in the Prix Ars Electronica, it has established itself as a barometer for trends in contemporary media art.

With 51,613 entries since 1987 and prize money in 2013 totalling 117,500 Euros, the competition offers the largest cash purse for cyberarts worldwide. Each year, six Golden Nicas, twelve Awards of Distinction and approximately 70 Honorary Mentions as well as a grant for the category [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant are presented to participants.

Since media art is such a highly dynamic field, criteria for the categories have to be constantly modified and adjusted to societal and technological developments, and so updated to meet new demands.

The Prix Ars Electronica calls for entries and awards prizes in the following categories:

Computer Animation / Film / VFX
Interactive Art
Digital Musics & Sound Art
Hybrid Art
Digital Communities
u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD
[the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant

The call for the Prix Ars Electronica goes out every year in December, submissions are accepted up into March. International juries select the winners for each category in April. (Data source: official website)

Austria
Established: 1987
Genre: Competative
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Ars Electronica Linz GmbH
Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
4040 Linz
Austria
Tel. 0043.732.7272.0
Fax. 0043.732.7272.2
E-Mail: info@aec.at

The Festival of Nations

Opening ceremony with traditional buffet and prize-winning films from the previous year

Guided tour through the worlds biggest fiber-concern. The Lenzing Group is a world market leader in high-quality man-made cellulose fibers for clothes, medical and industrial purposes

Guided tour of the places around Attersee where the artist, Gustav Klimt, lived and worked. This includes visiting the historic and picturesque Villa Paulick, which became a summer resort for 19th century painters, poets and artists.

Evening event with a traditional Austrian brass-band and other acts

Barbeque night by the water

Final event at the Centre of culture Lenzing with the Award ceremony and the presentation of the best films - music by the brass club of Weyregg - and large buffet. (Data source: official site and Wikipedia)

Austria
Established: 1973
Genre: Competative
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Christian Gaigg
Dr. Gleißnerweg 61
A-4852 Weyregg
Tel: +436805516655

E-Mail: info@festival-of-nations.com

Lichtspiele Lenzing
Hauptplatz 6
4860 Lenzing
07672 92921
VAFI - International Children and Youth Animaton Film Festival
VAFI is a film festival dedicated to young filmmakers up to 18 years. They compete in three festival categories - MINI, MIDI and MAXI for a grand prize - statue VAFI. Besides official programme VAFI has animated films for children and youth, lectures, exibitions and workshops.
Croatia
Established: 2010
Genre: Animated films
Audience attendance: app. 3000
Media attendance:regional, national, international
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Sandra Malenica

Email: vafi@vafi.hr
Phone: 00385(0)98361878

vafi@vafi.hr, festival@vafi.hr
University Of Szeged, Faculty of Arts
The most important feature of our Department is interdisciplinarity, connecting two fields of inquiry and education. Our research projects and teaching activities equally focus on cinema and the more general questions of visual phenomena on the one hand, and on literature and the questions of language on the other. Our seminars and programs address the phenomena of popular culture as well as the visual arts, feminist theories and the anthropology of images, the practical problems of writing film criticism, rethorics, aesthetics and more recent critical practices such as digital aesthetics, theories of the body, or museum politics. We organize national and international conferences, and we have academic connections with a number of scientific workshops in the country. Our colleagues edit the Apertúra, one of the most important periodicals for the theories of the moving image and the visual arts in Hungary (www.apertura.hu). See more at: http://vizkult.hu/english                         

                         


Hungary
Established: 1921
Genre: Department of Visual Culture and Literary Theory
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Orsolya Milián Phd, research fellow

Email: milianro@yahoo.com
Phone: 3662544827
Fax: 3662544244
Mailing address: Vizuális Kultúra és Irodalomelmélet Tanszék, 6722-Szeged, Egyetem u. 2., Hungary
International Super 8 mm Festival
The Super 8 Movement and Festival in Szeged, Hungary

The evolution of film culture has reached a stage which can be characterized by the renaissance of old techniques. Professional filmmakers never gave up using simple technologies, and low-budget systems sometimes prove to be a more suitable device of artistic expression.

Super 8 filmmaking and the techniques and technologies it uses make it a special category within filmmaking. It is little known today that the basis of home filmmaking was Super 8 and Super 16 films. Super 8 culture has spread through Western Europe in the past decades, several film clubs and festivals are a proof of its popularity.

Mainly film workshops in university clubs and smaller film festivals popularize Super 8 film culture, both in Hungary and abroad. Luckily, owing to the post-modern nature of modern visual culture, lovers of films are open to everything, and the base of Super 8 is becoming wider.

Over the last 10 years Szeged has become the capital of super 8 film culture in Hungary.

The Super 8 group in Szeged has been collecting films in Szeged and Hungary for more than 10 years. Today films are arriving even from abroad to be saved and archived. More than 170 hours of film material – from 1941 to 2010; from cartoons, through documentary films to porno - is to be digitalized and categorized. The future plan is an open archives in the Internet where everyone will be able to find the collections of films selected in categories. This archives will be a catalogue for filmmakers (from ads to artistic films) who will be able to buy licence to use these films or part of these films. By the way this virtual archives will be a kind of Noah’s ark for recorded memories on 8mm wide celluloid, and this is the main message, the rescue of memories, the rescue of old films. These fellas from Hungary are the Rescue Team of Memories.

The Objectives of the group:

- to popularize Super 8 film culture, and to improve visual culture

- to manage the Super 8 heritage

- to represent contemporary Super 8 film culture

- to launching an international Super 8 competition

Besides collecting films, the group also shoots Super 8 films which also serve as a background to their analogue multimedia performances when actors, poets or painters appear in the front of the screens, when the lights of the stage are come from 7 8mm projector, and the strange sticking noise of the machines can hear behind the music or human voice. The group in acts – when they call themselves with an other name: Super 8 Acrobat Group - never use digital technology or computers.


                         


Hungary
Established: 2000
Genre: International Film Festival
Audience attendance: 1000
Media attendance:good
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Peter RÓZSA

Email: super8mmfest@gmail.com
Phone: 36209266968

Mailing address: 6724 Szeged, Jakab Lajos u. 16., Hungary
Sofia International Film Festival
Sofia International Film Festival is the leading international film festival in Bulgaria and one of the key film events in Central and Eastern Europe. It is described by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 unmissable film events and accredited by FIAPF as competitive festival. The festival aims to promote important and innovative works of modern world cinema to local audiences and regional Bulgarian and Balkan cinema to international audiences, as well as to encourage cooperation between local and international filmmakers. SIFF has an International Feature Films Competition for first or second film, International Documentary Competition, Balkan Competition for feature films, National Short Films Competition and Sofia Short Challenge Competition.

The 18th Sofia International Film Festival will be held from 6 until 16 March 2014 with some additional days of screenings until 23 March. The festival will present more than 200 films – feature films, documentaries and short films. Sofia Meetings is the coproduction market in the frames of the festival. It has two separate modules: Feature Films Pitching – presentation of first, second and third feature film projects looking for financial support and co-producers.

Balkan Screenings – showcase of the latest Bulgarian and regional feature and short films for directors and programmers from different international festivals, world sales companies and journalists.                         

                         


Bulgaria
Established: 1997
Genre: Feature fiction films, documentaries, short film
Audience attendance: 75 000
Media attendance:280
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Stefan Kitanov, Festival Director

Email: office@sofiaiff.com Phone: 35929166029
Fax: 35929166714
Mailing address: 1, Bulgaria Sq., 1463 Sofia, Bulgaria
NexT International Film Festival
NexT International Film Festival celebrates innovative and creative filmmaking from all around the world. Its mission is to discover and support emerging international film talents by promoting their works locally, nationally and internationally.
Romania
Established: 2007
Genre: short and medium length live action and animation films
Audience attendance: 5.000
Media attendance:50
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Yvonne Irimescu / festival coordinator

Email: yvonne@nextproject.ro
Phone: +40 21 252 4867, +40 21 252 4866
7 Sfantul Stefan Street, 023996 Bucharest,Romania
LET'S CEE Film Festival
LET’S CEE FILM FESTIVAL

LOOK EAST FOR GREAT FILMS

LET‘S CEE Film Festival presents once a year in Vienna high-quality productions from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including the Caucasus region and Turkey.

Since its first instalment in 2012, the LET‘S CEE Film Festival has been providing an exclusive and attractive stage for Central and Eastern European cinematography. Its programme features a selection of the best current feature films and documentaries as well as promising short films, all of which take part in the festival‘s film competitions. In addition to those, the LET‘S CEE Film Festival also features various categories, ranging from legendary classics to topic-related retrospectives and tributes to distinguished children‘s films, depending on the respective topical focus. With only a few exceptions, almost all of the featured films are presented in the respective original versions with English or German subtitles. Many of these are Austrian premieres, being accessible to the Austrian audience for the first time ever.

One of the LET‘S CEE Film Festival‘s four main goals is to advance the international level of acceptance and distribution of Central and Eastern European films. Apart from that, the festival considers itself a forum aimed at initiating and supporting international film cooperation between filmmakers from the CEE region, Austria and other countries. Another one of LET‘S CEE‘s main goals is to promote promising talent from Central and Eastern Europe and Austria, as well as to make a significant positive contribution to a modern and exemplary understanding of intercultural dialogue, both on a national and international level.

The second LET’S CEE Film Festival will be held from September 13th to September 21st, 2013.                

                         


Austria
Established: 2012
Genre: International Film Festival
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Magdalena Zelasko / Festival Director

Email:management@letsceefilmfestival.com
Phone: 00 43 699 116 10 081
info@letsceefilmfestival.com
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
"Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival is the leading festival of this type in the Balkan region, and one of the oldest European film festivals. It was founded in 1953 as The Festival of Yugoslav Film. Each year the festival screens approximately 150 documentary, experimental, animated and short fiction films in national and international competition and special programmes."

                         

                       


Serbia
Established: 1953
Genre: Short Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental
Audience attendance: Yes
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Janko Baljak

Email: kratkimetar@fest.rs, info@fest.rs
Phone: 00 381 11 33 46 946;
00 381 11 33 46 946
Mailing address: Majke Jevrosime 20, 11103 Belgrade, Serbia
Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival
One of the Hungary's leading international film festival. All sections are competition sections. International jury, FIPRESCI jury, FICC jury, ecumenical jury. Others: Panorama, CineClassic, International Film Market.                         


Hungary
Established: 1994
Genre: long feature, documentary, short, animation (under 35 years and
Audience attendance: 12.000
Media attendance:50
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Tibor Bíró

Email:cinemis@tonline.hu Phone: 00 36 46 412 228
Mailing address: H-3530 Miskolc, Széchenyi utca 48.
International Documentary Masterclass INTERDOC
"International Documentary Masterclass “Interdoc”

Organizer: the Independent Film Centre “Filmart“

This is a unique opportunity for everyone wanting to develop their skills in documentary – script writing, directing in Creative documentary etc. This 10 days intensive workshop takes place in Pozega (Serbia) every summer in August. Over 10 days the workshop discusses the principles and methods of directing documentary. Distinguished Masterclass lecturers Želimir Žilnik i Dragan Elčić share their knowledge and experience gained from years working as successful documentary films authors. Screening and analyzing of selected documentaries included. During the stay in Pozega, mutual accompanying activities organizes for the participants of IDM ""Interdoc"" as well as for the participants of the ISFC ""Interaction""

This course is aimed at students of film schools, film and TV professionals and up-and-coming filmmakers.

Duration: 10 days

Dates: August

Participation fee: 500 eur

Location: Pozega (Serbia)

Limited number of participants.                         

                         


Serbia
Established: 2011
Genre: Documentary
Audience attendance: No
Media attendance:Yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Dejan Petrovic, Sladjana Petrovic Varagic

Email:interdoc@filmart.org
Phone: +381 638507035; +381 64 1259428

Mailing address: IFC FILMART, Radnicka st. 11, Pozega 31210, Serbia
International Student Film Camp "Interaction"
"International Student Film Camp ""Interaction""

Organizer: the Independent Film Centre “Filmart“

Since 2006 Independent Film Centre ""Filmart"" from Pozega (Serbia) is organizing International Student Film Camp ""Interaction"". During their three-week stay in western part of Serbia, film school students from all around the world, make documentary films considering given topic. Apart from the film production, there are also accompanying activities through which participants present their culture and play their films. Various excursions, musical and sports events are also organized for the participants. During a seven-year camp realization, there were 144 participants from 40 countries and 29 documentary films were made, of which 4 films won seven awards at film festivals in Slovakia, Russia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, France and Serbia. Through camp realization, the Independent Film Centre ""Filmart"" supports the film creativity of the young, encourages multiculturalism and contributes to the promotion of Serbia in the world.

This camp is aimed at students of film schools all over the world.

Duration: 17 days

Dates: July/ August

Participation fee: free

Limited number of participants:20                         

                         


Serbia
Established: 2006.
Genre: Production of documentaries
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Dejan Petrovic; Sladjana Petrovic Varagic
Email:office@filmart.org
Phone: +381 638507035; +381 641259428
Mailing address: IFC FILMART, Radnicka st. 11, Pozega 31210, Serbia

Festival of Music Documentaries "DORF"
Festival itself is only urban happening in our region (Vinkovci – Eastern Slavonia), unique and special in whole Croatia by it's purpose and substance. Many visitors and audience recognized it: DORF has a great response among the movie-fans but, also, music fans. Each year numbers of visitors increasing, and if we add appearances in other cities, we can say that more than 5.000 people have seen 2012 programme.
Croatia
Established: 2007
Genre: Festival of music documentaries
Audience attendance: 5000
Media attendance:20
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Toni Saric, festival director
tonisaric@inet.hr
info@filmfestivaldorf.com
Phone: 00385/32/338816
goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film
Launched in 2001 by Deutsches Filminstitut, goEast revolves round films made in Central and Eastern Europe. In the course of seven days in Wiesbaden, goEast unfolds a diverse programme encompassing cinematic trends, experimental positions and historical rarities. The agenda of goEast, conceived as a forum of east-west dialogue, is dominated by questions of (multiple) European identities and processes of rapid social and political transformation. The programme expresses a cultural mission: to provide a public platform for remarkable, unusual and engaged films unlikely to find distribution on the commercial cinema circuit. Festival visitors – filmmakers and industry specialists from Germany and abroad, local film enthusiasts and international guests – are enthusiastic about the quality and special atmosphere of a festival that facilitates the exchange of skills and knowledge. goEast is dedicated to the cinematic experience, to new developments and topical themes, to the artistic heritage of Eastern European film.
Germany
Established: 2001
Genre: film festival
Audience attendance: 11000
Media attendance:110
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Gaby Babic, Stefan Adrian
info@filmfestival-goEast.de
Phone: +49 0611 236 843-0
Fax: +49 0611 236 843-49
Mailing address:
Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF
goEast Film Festival
Schaumainkai 41
60596 Frannkfurt
FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Film
The FilmFestival Cottbus was first held in 1991 in the immediate post-reunification era and is regarded as the most important festival of Eastern European Cinema worldwide. The host city of Cottbus is located 120 km southeast of Berlin and is a gateway to the east, only a few miles away from the border to Poland in the bilingual (German/Sorbian) Lausitz region in the state of Brandenburg. With a representative overview of the current film production of the entire Central and Eastern European region, it has developed continuously into the leading festival for East European Cinema. The film industry platform “connecting cottbus” plays an important role in bringing together filmmakers, producers and potential financiers. It even pushes some projects from the first idea to the actual film. FilmFestival Cottbus is a hallmark as a consumer and industry meeting alike.

All together, the FilmFestival Cottbus presents twenty awards, which are endowed with a total value of almost € 74, 000. Among the most popular festival attendees are certainly the Oscar-winners Istvan Szabo, Jiri Menzel, Allan Starski and Jan Sverak, directors such as Krzysztof Zanussi, Christian Mungiu, Andreas Dresen and Nana Djordjadze, writers like Chingiz Aitmatov and the actors Katarzyna Figura, Oana Pellea, Jean-Marc Barr, Katja Flint, Rolf Hoppe, Arta Dobroshi and Anna Thalbach.


Germany
Established: 1991
Genre: film festival
Audience attendance: approx. 20.000
Media attendance:approx. 100
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Bernd Buder, Head of Programme Department
info@filmfestivalcottbus.de
Phone: 49 355 43107 0
Fax: 49 355 43107 20
Mailing address:
Karl-Marx-Straße 69;
03044 Cottbus;
Germany
Braunschweig Int. Film Festival
Young European cinema of the highest standard is one of the trademarks of Braunschweig Int’l filmfest. “Music & Film” is Braunschweig’s second focal point, drawing attention to the sound of the moving images. International premières, cinéma d’auteurs, film concerts, retrospectives, tributes and four awards round off the filmfest’s profile.
Germany
Established: 1986
Genre: audience festival
Audience attendance: 25500
Media attendance:50
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Frank Terhorst
info@filmfest-braunschweig.de
Phone: 0049 531 70 220 20
Fax: 0049 531 70 220 299
Neue Strasse 8,
38100 Braunschweig,
Germany
BELDOCS International Documentary Film Festival
Festival is a platform for promotion and development of documentary film in Serbia. It represents the current and the most prominent world documentary film industry and recent national production and encourages the audience involvement in the sphere of knowledge, understanding and respect of this specific way of artistic expression that finds anchorage and inspiration in historical life and its peculiarities.

The idea of BELDOCS is to introduce the audience to cultural diversity and to transform the social reality by presenting numerous possibilities of its creative interpretation.
Serbia
Established: 2008
Genre: Documentary Film
Audience attendance: 5 000-10 000 per year
Media attendance:120 journalists per year
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Mladen Vušurović, Festival Director
office@beldocs.rs
mladen@beldocs.rs
Phone: 00 381 11 3248873
Mailing address:
Nušićeva 6/4,
11000 Belgrade,
Serbia, p.o.box 440
ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival
The festival in itself entails an International Feature Film Competition, a Short Fiction and Animation Competition and very many OFF sections such as Actors turned Directors and ECO DOCS. Events collateral to the screenings include workshops, panels, and Q&A sessions.

ANONIMUL IFF takes place where the Danube meets the Black Sea, on the newest land formed in Europe, a place reachable only by water where more than 5,000 people gather especially for this event from all over the country.

Romania
Established: 2004
Genre: General
Audience attendance: 5000
Media attendance:100
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Miruna Berescu
festival@anonimul.ro
Phone: 0040 21 230 16 93
0040 21 230 16 95
Fax:0040 21 230 12 98
Mailing address:
Anonimul Foundation,
3-5 Natiunile Unite square,
B2, ground floor
Cinema City International Film Festival
Cinema City International Film Festival screens over 100 films and the screenings are held outdoors, in the city squares, as well as indoors, in the cinema. The festival attends numerous film directors, film students, film critics and journalists and impressive audience. With high-quality films as well as concerts, exhibitions and round tables, Cinema City increasingly grows into an important place for professionals and for presenting films in this part of the world.


Serbia
Established: 2008
Genre: fiction, documentary
Audience attendance: 80 000
Media attendance:200
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Cinema City International Film Festival
office@cinemacity.org
Bogoboja Atanackovica 8
21 000 Novi Sad
Serbia
CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz
Film festival based in Austria and dedicated to willful, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe.
Austria
Established: 2004
Genre: fiction, documentary(feature length)
Audience attendance: approx. 20.000
Media attendance:175 journalists
Industry program: yes
Workshop panels: yes
Contact:
Sabine Gebetsroither
gebetsroither@crossingEurope.at
info@crossingEurope.at
Phone: 43732785700
Fax: 4373278570040
Mailing address:
Graben 30, A-4020 Linz
Damir Romanov
Candidate for a diploma at the Faculty of Drama Arts, study group: film and television director. He participated in “Cinemadance workshop”, film workshop organized by FAMU film school in Ohrid on June 2008. He animal activist at the “Pets” association.

Filmography:

October (2011) – short film, as part of omnibus
Pulse (2009)
Windmills (2009)
456 (2008)
Čika Mačkar (2008)



Dane Komljen
Dane KOMLJEN (1986, Yugoslavia) studied film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade. During his studies he made several short films in Serbia.

Filmography:
Ne ne/No No (2009), Tiha proslava/Quiet Celebration (2009), Ja vec jesam sve ono sto zelim da imam/I Already Am Everything I Want to Have (2010), Mjesta na kojima nisam bio/Places I Haven't Been to (2010), Tjelesna Funkcija/ Bodily Function (2012)

Awards:

I already am what I want to have

– Cinefondation, third place, Festival de Cannes
– Special recognition for direction, Up to 10,000 Bucks, Cinema City, Novi Sad
– Best screenplay, Film Screenplay Festival, Vrnjačka Banja

Before Enmity

– Script and project development, HBF 2013

Dragana Dabović
Graduated acting in 2011 at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, class of prof. Jasna Đuričić, in Chekhov’s play “Višnjik“. Currently attending master studies, also in Novi Sad. She had first professional engagement in 2008 in TV show “In therapy”, directed by Marko Đilas, role of Ana. She shot two feature films, “The Box” and “4 Roses”, several short films, one of those in black and white. Became a member of Tivat Cultural Centre by playing a protagonist in the play “Novecento”, directed by Đurđa Tešić.

IMDB

Filmography:

The Box (2010) – feature film
4 Roses (2010) – feature film
In Therapy (2009) – TV show (Ana)
Military Academy (2012) - TV show
Trolling (2013)- feature film (Hana)

Filip Djuric

Enrolled in acting classes at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 2006. Currently finishing master studies. Acted in plays: Class Enemy (priest) – 2008, Višnjik (Lopahin) – 2011, Miroslav (Unuk) – 2011, Road (Filip) – 2011, and several commercials.

Received an award for the best student play (Warsaw – 2009). Participated in the workshop with Slovenian director Tomi Janežić.

IMDB

Filmography:

Autumn in My Street (2009) – feature film (Promaja)





Ivan Markovic
Studied at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, department of camera. During his studies he realized several short author films. As a cinematographer he participated in the realization of a number of short films, documentaries, and music videos.

IMDB

Cinematographer (7 credits)

2013 Intro (Short)
2012 Something Sweet (Short)
2012 Bibi (Documentary short)
2011 Fragmenti (Short)
2011 Momci, gde ste (Short)
2011 Crveni makovi (Short)
2010 I'm Good, I'm Gone (Short) (director of photography)

Writer (2 credits)

2011 Fragmenti (Short) (contributing writer)
2010 I'm Good, I'm Gone (Short) (story)

Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)

2013 Soles de primavera (Short) (assistant camera)
2013 Ratovi (Short) (assistant camera)

Costume designer (1 credit)

2010 I'm Good, I'm Gone (Short)

Editor (1 credit)

2011 Fragmenti (Short)


Ivan Pecikoza
Studied management in culture and arts and attended film school “Square”. Enrolled in the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, department of film and television director in 2005, and is currently a graduate for a diploma. He is the author of a children’s environmental TV show Šumarinci.

IMDB

Filmography:

October (2011) – short film, part of omnibus
Paprikaenje (2010)
Ugly Duckling (2009) – documentary
How Much for the Vacuum Cleaner? (2007)
Road (2005)


Ivan Stojiljković
Born in Karlovac, Croatia. Prior to attending the Faculty of Drama Arts, he studied Japanese language and literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. So far he has shot a number of short films, but his biggest success was “Yugo”, a test film at his sophomore year, and short film from his junior year, “I’m Good, I’m Gone ’”. “Yugo” was screened at over twenty domestic and international festivals.

So far he has made thirteen music videos for domestic pop and alternative bands. He worked as an assistant director on a number of projects. His most famous were “Love and other crimes”, “Ozone” – directed by Branko Šujić, and feature film “Parade”.

IMDB

Filmography:

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (4 credits)

2011 Parada (first assistant director - film segments)
2011 Sto te nema (Short) (first assistant director)
2010 Prvi Poljubac (Short) (first assistant director)
2009 Zadatak: 10 minuta (Short) (first assistant director)

Director (3 credits)

2011 Fragmenti (Short)
2010 I'm Good, I'm Gone (Short)
2009 Yugo (Short)

Writer (3 credits)

2011 Fragmenti (Short) (contributing writer)
2010 I'm Good, I'm Gone (Short) (writer)
2009 Yugo (Short) (screenplay)

Editor (1 credit)

2011 Fragmenti (Short)

Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

2014 Neposlusni (making-of director)

Thanks (1 credit)

2013 Roter Schnee (Short) (thanks)


Jelena Radenković
Studied Film and television production at the Faculty of Drama Arts. Before enrolling in FDA, she finished a school for journalists and studied journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences. So far she had done a number of short films, advertising and music videos. She was also employed with several local TV and radio stations as an editor and host of film and music shows. She also wrote for some of film and media magazines (total film, Link)

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Filmography:

Varvari (production assistant: on-set) (post-production)
Najlepša je moja zemlja (2012) - (unit manager)
Out-of-season (2011) – short
Beloved (2010) – short
It’s Time for the Truth (2010) – short
Funeral Escort (2010) – short (assistant director)
First Kiss (2010) – short
The runner (2010) – short (casting)
Observer (2009) – short
Wič sajd ar ju on? (2008) – short

Music video:

S.A.R.S – To rade

Advertising video for the campaign "Let’s Clean Serbia" – We’re Watching



Jelisaveta Orašanin

Senior at drama class at FDA in class of prof. Dragan Petrović. She acted in pays “Mobile Phone”, “For Half-price”, “Harold and Maude” at Belgrade Drama Theatre. She made a film "Zduhač Means Adventure" directed by Milorad Milinković in 2011, and TV show “A Totally New Wave". She is currently engaged in TV show Military Academy” directed by Dejan Zečević.

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Filmography:

2014 Amanet (post-production) ... Ana
2013 Vojna akademija 2 ... Roksanda
2013 Pevaj, brate! (TV Series) ... Dzenifer
2012 Vojna akademija (TV Series)
2011 Kako su me ukrali Nemci ... Lepa
2011 Zduhac znaci avantura ... Marija
2010 Totalno novi talas (TV Series) ... Marija
Maksin projekat (2010) ... Marija
- Park je nas (2010) ... Marija
- Poljubac (2010) ... Marija
- Zurka (2010) ... Marija
- Novi pocetak (2010) ... Marija
2010 Zlatna liga (Short)
Sportswoman 2
2009 Elipsa (Short)

Mila Turajlić
Mila Turajlić graduated politics and international relations at the London School of Economic, and film and television production at the Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade. During her studies she was engaged in an NGO for development of public dialogue and parliamentary debate, and taught political communication at universities in Germany and America. She got her master’s degree in Media and Communication at the LSE and worked in London on documentaries for Discovery Channel. She worked as assistant director and organizer in feature films (Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, where she was make-up office coordinator, which is a department nominated for the Academy Award), Oliver Parker’s Fade to Black, The Brothers Bloom, etc.).

As a scholarship student of the French government she specialized in documentary filmmaking at the national film school La Femis in Paris, and had internship with a two-time Oscar winner, Tony Schwartz in New York. In 2006 she founded a production house Dribbling Pictures with her colleague Boris Mitić. She is a director and screenwriter of “Cinema Comunisto“

Participated in ARCHIDOC 2005 – Atelier de formation des archives, Discovery Campus Masterscool 2006, IDFAcademy Summer School 2008, Berlin Talent Campus 2009, Sarajevo Talent Campus 2009, Aristoteles Workshop 2009.

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Filmography:

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)

2009 Human Zoo (third assistant director)
2006 Fade to Black (third assistant director)

Producer (2 credits)

2010 Cinema komunisto (Documentary) (producer)
2005 Drzava izlaza (Documentary) (producer)

Director (1 credit)

2010 Cinema komunisto (Documentary)

Makeup Department (1 credit)

2006 Apocalypto (makeup office coordinator)

Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

2008 The Brothers Bloom (assistant: Mr. Johnson)


Milica Grujičić
Milica Grujicic was born in 1983 in Knin, Croatia, Yugoslavia. She is an actress, known for Oktobar (2011), Greh njene majke (2009) and NS Roulette (2012). Graduated from Academy of Art in Novi Sad in 2007 and is a permanent member of the Serbian National Theatre. She has played in over 15 plays, A Ship for Dolls, The Forrest is Gleaming, Uncle’s Dream, The Return of Casanova, Miss Julia, Who Do You Trust, Jujuca, The Grateful Alive, Timon Athenian. She likes to paint in her spare time.

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Filmography:

NS Roulette (Short) ... Ana
2011-2012 Nepobedivo srce (TV Series) ... Zivkica
2011 Oktobar (segment "Diplomiranje" / "Graduation")
2009-2010 Greh njene majke (TV Series)
Milica Tomović
Studied the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Film and Television Direction. She and her films participated in a number of festivals: Student Film Festival, Screenplay Festival Young Lions in Vrnjačka Banja, Amateur Film Review. Her film is a part of “October” omnibus.

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Filmography:

October (2011) – short, part of omnibus
...me too (2009)
Chains, Torches and Whips (2008) – documentary
Evening Announced (2008) – short



Milica Trifunović
In 2006 enrolled in Novi Sad Academy of Art, class of prof. Jasna Đuričić. Played in “Autumn in My Street”, directed by Miloš Pušić. In 2011 she acted in the play “Road” directed by Boris Isaković, Jasna Đuričić, Miloš Pušić and Miljan Vojnović. Participated in a number of festivals: International Festival of Acting Academies, Warsaw, International Festival of Acting Schools, Bratislava, Dionysius’ Games, Osijek, Sterijino pozorje mladih, Novi Sad, Trama Fest, Ruma.

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Filmography

Actress (2 credits)

2012 NS Roulette (Short)... Devojka
2009 Autumn in My Street ... Milica



Milica Đenić

Attended film school Kvadrat from 2005 to 2007. Enrolled in History of Art at the Faculty of Philology in 2005. Enrolled in Film and Television Direction at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She plays the drums in the band called Trepanacija. She was a member of the regional jury of the 7th Zagreb dox festival, 2011. In Athens 2011 she was a member of the jury of Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival.

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Filmography

Director (4 credits)

2011 Deda Kovac (Short)
2010 Prvi Poljubac (Short)
2009 Braca (Short)
2009 Kriva je (Documentary short)

Writer (3 credits)

2010 Prvi Poljubac (Short) (screenplay)
2009 Braca (Short) (screenplay)
2009 Kriva je (Documentary short)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (3 credits)

2013 Roter Schnee (Short) (first assistant director)
2010 I'm Good, I'm Gone (Short) (second assistant director)
2009 Zadatak: 10 minuta (Short) (first assistant director)

Producer (2 credits)

2010 Prvi Poljubac (Short) (producer)
2009 Kriva je (Documentary short) (producer)

Cinematographer (1 credit)

2009 Kriva je (Documentary short)


Miloš Pušić
Graduated direction at the Academy of Art in Novi Sad, class of prof. Bora Drašković. Directed several theatre plays: “Physicists” – Friedrich Dürrenmatt; “The grateful alive“ – Vesna Radovanović; “Mousetrap” – Agatha Christie. Directed a short film “Lullaby for a Boy” based on Aleksandar Tišma’s story “School of Godlessness”, which participated in a number of national and international festivals. In 2008 he co-directed a semi-feature music film with Boris Kovač: "Before and After... Apocalypse”. He directed his feature film “Withering away” based on Dušan Spasojević’s screenplay.

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Filmography:

Director (3 credits)

2013 Odumiranje
2009 Autumn in My Street
2007 Uspavanka za decaka (Short)

Writer (2 credits)

2009 Autumn in My Street (screenplay)
2007 Uspavanka za decaka (Short) (screenplay)

Producer (2 credits)

2009 Autumn in My Street (producer)
2007 Uspavanka za decaka (Short) (executive producer)


Mladen Đorđević
Graduated film and television direction at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts with feature documentary Made in Serbia, which premiered at 2005 FEST, and subsequently went into cinema and DVD distribution. Mladen is author of a number of short films and documentaries, which have been successfully screened here and abroad. His last film is a feature film “The Life and Death of a Porno Gang”(2009, premiered at FEST), which continues its successful touring of foreign festivals.

Filmography:

Director (9 credits)

2014 Jednaki (filming)
2014 Porodica (post-production)
2009 Život i smrt porno bande
2005 Made in Serbia (Video documentary)
2002 Glad
2000 Pena za brijanje (Short)
2000 Zivi mrtvaci (Short)
1998 Kako osvojiti mladica (Short)
1998 Poremecenost (Short)

Writer (7 credits)

2009 Život i smrt porno bande (written by)
2005 Made in Serbia (Video documentary)
2002 Glad
2000 Pena za brijanje (Short)
2000 Zivi mrtvaci (Short)
1998 Kako osvojiti mladica (Short) (writer)
1998 Poremecenost (Short) (writer)

Actor (1 credit)

2009 Zona mrtvih
Victim (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (1 credit)

2000 Slobodno mesto (Short) (first assistant director)

Casting director (1 credit)

2000 Zivi mrtvaci (Short)

Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

2000 Oliver i Olivera (Short) (consultant)


Nikola Ležaić
Graduated film direction at FDA in Belgrade. Co-founder of a strip-group SMOG and literary movement METASYNCHRISM, the fist –ism of the 21st century. He has written and directed TILVA ROŠ. He is one of the founders of film company “Kiselo dete”.

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Filmography:

Producer (3 credits)

2014 Neposlusni (producer)
2010 Tilva Ros (producer)
2007 Bokser ide u raj (Short) (producer)

Director (2 credits)

2010 Tilva Ros
2007 Bokser ide u raj (Short)

Writer (2 credits)

2010 Tilva Ros (screenplay)
2007 Bokser ide u raj (Short) (written by)

Editor (2 credits)

2010 Tilva Ros
2007 Bokser ide u raj (Short)



Nikola Ljuca
Studied at FDA, Belgrade, class of Slobodan Šijan and Stefan Arsenijević. In June 2010 he received his first award in the category “Up to 10 000 bucks” at Cinema City Festival in Novi Sad for “Thursday” after which he participated in over 10 national and international festivals: Montreal, Canada (camera award and award for acting); Cork, Ireland; Uppsala, Sweden; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, Bydgoszcz, Poland; Syracuse, Italy, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (award for best director); Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia, etc.

Over the years he attended master classes of renowned world directors: Wim Wenders, Michael Cimino, Volker Schlendorf, Milcho Manchevski, Andrzej Žulavski and Márta Mészáros. He is currently finishing his short film “Scenes with Women” within Sarajevo City of Film project.

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Filmography:

Director (5 credits)

Vlaznost vazduha (pre-production)
2012 Sergeant (Short)
2011 Scenes with Women (Short)
2010 Cetvrtak (Short)
2008 Početak leta (Short)

Writer (5 credits)

Vlaznost vazduha (pre-production)
2012 Sergeant (Short) (writer)
2011 Scenes with Women (Short)
2010 Cetvrtak (Short) (screenplay)
2008 Početak leta (Short) (written by)

Casting department (2 credits)

2013 Krugovi (casting)
2011 In the Land of Blood and Honey (casting associate)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (1 credit)

2011 Praktican vodic kroz Beograd sa pevanjem i plakanjem (assistant director)

Casting director (1 credit)

2011 Praktican vodic kroz Beograd sa pevanjem i plakanjem


Ognjen Glavonić

Graduate for a diploma in film and television direction at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Prior to his attending FDA, he attended the Faculty of Law. He shot several short films that were screened in various cities. He plays in a band called Nešto Najgore.

In 2010 he was a member of the jury at Student Film Festival in Belgrade and Cinema City Festival, selection Up to 10 000 bucks.

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Filmography:

Director (5 credits)

2013 Zivan Makes a Punk Festival (Documentary)
2012 Made of Ashes (Short)
2011 Oktobar (segment "Od pepela" / "Made of Ashes")
2010 Ritam gitara, prateci vokal (Short)
2009 Zivan Pujic Jimmy (Short)

Writer (5 credits)

2013 Zivan Makes a Punk Festival (Documentary)
2012 Made of Ashes (Short)
2011 Oktobar (segment "Od Pepela")
2010 Ritam gitara, prateci vokal (Short)
2009 Zivan Pujic Jimmy (Short)

Producer (4 credits)

2013 Zivan Makes a Punk Festival (Documentary) (executive producer)
2012 Made of Ashes (Short) (producer)
2010 Ritam gitara, prateci vokal (Short) (producer)
2009 Zivan Pujic Jimmy (Short) (producer)

Actor (1 credit)

2013 Falsifikator

Ikonopiscev sin

Cinematographer (1 credit)

2009 Zivan Pujic Jimmy (Short)

Composer (1 credit)

2010 Ritam gitara, prateci vokal (Short)

Thanks (1 credit)

2011 Momci, gde ste (Short) (thanks)

Ognjen Isailović

Graduate for a diploma, film direction, class of prof. Slobodan Šijan, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. Worked as an assistant in films, TV shows, theatre. Participated in Sarajevo Talent Campus 2009 and Rencontres Internationales-Jeune création, Biarritz 2011.

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Filmography:

Director (3 credits)

2011 My Grandpa's Garden (Documentary short)
2011 Oktobar (segment "Rodjendan")
2010 Zlatna liga (Short)

Writer (2 credits)

2011 Oktobar (segment "Rodjendan")
2010 Zlatna liga (Short) (written by)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)

2010 Miris kise na Balkanu (TV Series) (assistant director - 2010)
2009 Besa (trainee assistant director)

Actor (1 credit)

2011 Miris kise na Balkanu (TV Series)
Drugi Ljoticevac (2011)


Senka Domanović

Studied journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences. Finished a three-year school of film “Kvadrat”. Graduate for a diploma at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Participated in film workshops within the festival “7 veličanstvenih”, 2005-2010.

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Filmography:

October (2011) – short, part of omnibus
Awakening (2009)
Arizona (2007)
Out (2006)


Vladimir Tagić

Graduated Film and Television Direction at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade 2010. That same year he enrolled in the master studies at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He is also a graduate for a diploma in General Literature and Literary Theory at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. He has written screenplays and directed several short films, as well as several short documentaries.

In 2008 he took part in the competition for the commercial “Character against Violence” and was awarded third place, and afterwards directed the commercial according to his own script. He wrote a screenplay and directed the commercial “Until the Last Breath” within the campaign “Let’s Clean up Serbia”. The commercial was screened within the competition selection of the eco- festival in Barcelona.

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Filmography:

Varvari (second assistant director) (post-production) (2014)
Mesano meso (TV Series) (second assistant director) (2011)
Igra istine (Tv series) - 1 episode
Stevan M. Živković (2010) – short
Good morning, Petrović Petar (2009) – short
Game of Chance (2009) – documentary
Wještica (2009) – documentary
Euphoria (2009) – documentary
Rival (2008) – short
Komjunikejšn Brejkdaun (2007) – short
Toothache (2007) – short