This programme screens films made with a budget of less than USD 10,000. This year we will present 26 very different films from all over the world.
The eighth Cinema City IFF will be held under the motto In the right place at the right time, meaning in the new creative district comprised of China Town and Limanski Park in Novi Sad, from June 29 to July 5. The audience will get to see 70 films in six very different selections, one of which is the Up to 10,000 Bucks competition selection. “All the films we have chosen are characterized by authors’ distinctive view of the world around us. The audience will be presented with a labyrinth of themes, genres, and ideas that all share the courage and energy of film crews who invested time, effort, and talent to bring you fresh perspective you usually can’t see in cinemas”, comments Miloš Pušić, this year’s selector for the Up to 10,000 Bucks programme.
“Up to 10,000 Bucks is one of the favourite programmes of the Cinema City audience. The films from this selection are as different as they can get – feature films, documentaries, animated, and experimental films with diverse styles, themes, and genres, coming from all over the globe. The common denominator behind this selection is the creative daring that comes to the fore in low-budget films” said Dina Vuković, programme coordinator. Fully-packed halls and applauses that accompany these screenings are proof that good and original films require creativity, not money. Up to 10,000 Bucks aims to encourage and award low-budget films, and the attention this programme is receiving from film authors the world over further highlights its importance.
According to Miloš Pušić, only ten percent of the films that applied managed to enter the official selection. Twenty-six very different films from all over the world will compete for the Ibis Award for best film in the Up to 10,000 Bucks programme.
Speaking of this year’s selection, Pušić pointed out that “in such a diverse selection, the hardest part is finding the common denominator, which this year seems to be unemployment and old age, since these two themes seemed to inspire the authors the most. During the five days of the festival, you will travel between dark visions of the future, through films that closely analyse the times we live in, to incredible reconstructions of the epoch”.
The screenings will be organized in 90-minute blocks, during which you will have the opportunity to explore the visions of the authors who, despite low budget, managed to turn their creativity into films and thus leave a lasting mark on their audience.
Two domestic films, Đorđe Stanković’s Good Neighbour, Jelena Gavrilović’s With Many Things to Come, including two Croatian films – Jelene Novaković’s Ana Square and Gea Gojak’s Oh, it's no big deal, and the Polish film Hiking Trip directed by Robin Lipo will premiere at this year’s Cinema City festival.
We will also present 5 award-winning films: the Macedonian film The Last Act, directed by Dina Duma, which won the Grand Prix at the Montenegro Film Festival; Sanja Živković’s Maria’s Episode, which won the award for Best Short Fiction Film at the IFF Prvi Kadar in East Sarajevo and the award for Best Original Score at Kratki Metar – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival; Luka Popadić’s Mery-Go-Round, which won the Vilko Filač Award – Best Cinematography Award at the 8th Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival; Nikola Zdravković’s My Soul Hurts Tonight, which won the award for Best Serbian Film at the Student Film Festival; and Miloš Tomić’s Evening With Radio (#5. Musical Diary), which received the Gallery’s prize at the Exhibition “Memorial Nadežda Petrović”, including the Fipresci award and the award for Best Short Experimental Film at Kratki Metar – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival.
Do not miss this great selection, which will be screened every day in China Town’s Quarter hall, adapted to high technical standards that are required for flawless screenings.
Below is the list of films chosen for this year’s selection:
Marijina epizoda / Maria's Episode, Sanja Zivkovic, 0:24:30, Serbia, 2014, Fiction, 8500
Ringišpil / Merry-Go-Round, Luka Popadić, 0:14:50, Serbia, Switzerland, Portugal, 2015, Documentary, 100
Ana trg / Ana Square, Jelena Novaković, 0:25:00, Croatia, 2015, Documentary, 8000
Ma, nema veze / Oh, it's no big deal, Gea Gojak, 0:05:02, Croatia, Serbia, 2015, Experimental, 500
Sama / Alone, Katarina Koljević, 0:15:07, Serbia, 2014, Fiction, 700
Une bonne affaire / A splendid affair, Laurent Ardoint and Stephane Duprat, 0:09:20, France, 2014, Fiction, 4500
איi ארוחות חינם / No Free Lunch, Leeron Revah, 0:20:00, Israel, 2014, Fiction, 9000
Een Ander Maanlandschap / Another Moonscape, Maxim Hectors, 0:24:52, Belgium, 2014, Fiction, 8747
Dobar sused / Good Neighbour, Đorđe Stanković, 0:15:02, Serbia, 2015, Fiction, 1500
Klackalica / Seesaw, Mina Cvetinović, 0:07:10, Serbia, 2015, Animation, 1246
Neki drugi svet / Better Place Awaits, Filip Markovinović, 0:22:30, Serbia, 2014, Fiction, 4500
IT Girl / It Girl, Oriol Puig Playà, 0:03:00, Spain, 2014, Fiction, 500
Noćas mi srce pati / My soul hurts tonight, Nikola Zdravković, 0:17:03, Srbija, 2014, Fiction, 300
Turista / Tourist, Ariel Shaban, 0:13:00, Bosnia, 2014, Fiction, 9000
Vrakanje / The Last Act, Dina Duma, 0:28:00, Macedonia, 2014, Fiction, 1610
Within / Within, Natália Azevedo Andrade, 0:03:00, Portugal, Hungary, 2015, Animation, 0
Sve je više stvari koje dolaze / With Many Things To Come, Jelena Gavrilović, 0:22:09, Serbia, 2014, Fiction, 600
Vrag u gospođici Jones / Devil in Miss Jones, Josip Lukić, 0:10:52, Croatia, 2014, Fiction, 250
Devojka koja propada / Falling Girl, Marko Kaćanski, 0:09:00, Serbia, 2014, Fiction, 800
Cveće zla / Flowers of evil, Sabolč Tolnai / Szabolcs Tolnai, 0:32:00, Serbia, 2014, Experimental, 0
The Working Dead / The Working Dead, Fernando González, 0:08:00, Spain, 2014, Fiction, 360
Hiking Trip / Hiking Trip, Robin Lipo, 0:18:01, Poland, 2015, Fiction, 2250
Divna budućnost ljubavi moja / Bright Future My Love, Marko Žunić, 0:29:51, Serbia, 2014, Fiction, 600$
Veče uz radio (#5. Muzikalni dnevnik) / Evening With Radio (#5. Musical Diary),Miloš Tomić, 0:10:26, Serbia, 2014-2015, Experimental, 3000
Miedo / Fear, Carlos De Antonio, 0:06:00, Spain, 2014, Fiction, 4000
Petlja / The Loop, Milutin Petrovic, 1:14:00, Serbia, 2014/2015, Fiction, 7200