“Opening Conference” held in Szeged regarding the project “Cinema Contact”











The Opening Conference was held On Wednesday, April 4. It officially presented the project “Cinema Contact” of the Department of Visual Culture and Literary Theory of the University of Szeged and Cinema City International Film Festival. The project is realized within the IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme between Hungary and Serbia, and co-financed by the EU.

The conference was held in Grand Café in Szeged. The participants presented the project and discussed interested topics from the domain of film. The aim of “Cinema Contact” project is to promote cultural exchange and understanding between people living in the border region, primarily through film as a popular and effective type of media.

Izabella Füzi and Orsolya Milián spoke on behalf of the Department of Visual Culture and Literary Theory of the University of Szeged, while Maja Cvetković and Ivana Todorović spoke on behalf of the Cinema City festival.

Visitors of the conference in Szeged also had an opportunity to attend interesting lectures on current film topics, such as the lecture of Vera Kérchy titled Documentary is Fiction, Fiction is Documentary - the Uncanny Vitality in András Jeles’s Films, Zoltán János Tóth’s interesting presentation The Non-existent Hungarian Crime Film, as well as the short but interesting overview of the history of Serbian film, Brief History of Serbian Cinematography (1911-2012), which was presented by Petar Mitrić, selector of the European Film Festival – Palić.

The lectures and joint discussions were followed by a reception at the premises of Grand Café in Szeged, after which the visitors had a chance to attend the screening of the documentary “Forbidden without Censorship” by Milan Nikodijević and Dinko Tucaković.