The audience saw the films that we only get to see at festivals. These were mostly short, 10- to 30-minute long films that were screened in 90-minute blocks. This year we only had one feature film in this category. We’ve seen films from France, Spain, Israel, Portugal, Hungary, neighbouring countries of Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and domestic films. The programme mostly included narrative films, but it also featured documentaries and animations. The films from this selection come from all over the world and are very different in type and genre, which only adds to the dynamics of this programme, making it very appealing to the audience.
The programme included films made by young directors and students but also acclaimed directors like Szabolcs Tolnai and Milutin Petrović. Despite having low budget, each of these authors succeeded in creating films that leave a lasting impression on the viewers.
“It is pure enjoyment to watch the films from this selection. We’ve seen many creative ideas, innovative approaches, witty scenarios, and honest film expression that is characteristic of low-budget films. I am glad that the Novi Sad audience recognizes that. Next spring, we will again organize a call for this selection, and all that remains to be seen today is which film was chosen as the best in this programme. However, regardless of the jury’s decision, all the authors of this programme have deserved recognition for being able to work with limited budget and still come out with a good film. So, congratulations to all of them!” – said Dina Vuković, programme coordinator.