Srbenka wins again in Florence, Budapest and Belgrade!

Monday, 12.11.2018
Srbenka wins again in Florence, Budapest and Belgrade!

The 59th edition of Italia's biggest documentary film festival - Festival dei Popoli, held annually in Florence (3-10 Nov 2018), 'Srbenka' by Nebojša Slijepčević won the Lo sguardo dell'altro award. The prize, fully titled The Gaze of the Other: the challenge of dialogue between cultures and religion, and sought by all films in the domestic and international competition, was given to the film by the international jury members: Filipa Reis (Portugal), Stephan Riguet (France) and Biljana Tutorov (Serbia) and supported by Istituto Sangalli per la Storia e le Culture Religiose of Florence (Sangalli Institute for the History and Religious Cultures of Florence). Meanwhile, in Budapest, 15th edition of International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival Verzio (6-11 Nov 2018) marked another triumph for 'Srbenka' by winning the main prize Best Film Human Right Award, given by the student jury. The end of the week is concluded by Special Jury Mention in the regional competition at the Free Zone Festival Begrade (Serbia).

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Last ABC of Film workshops in 2018

Wednesday, 31.10.2018
Last ABC of Film workshops in 2018

Do you wnat to discover stop-motion technique and find out how objects move in films. See objects under the microscope and make film experiments with it. Do want to know music and sound is created in films and would like to create one also? Or make 3D models?

Restart brings three new workshops for pre-school and elementary school. It is necessary to register as soon as possible through the official web site! Workshop program is free thanks to the financial support of the Croatian Audiovisual Center and the Croatian Film Directors Association. The program is held in the POGON - the Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth at the address Mislavova 11 in Zagreb.

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Days of Madness and Srbenka at DOK Leipzig

Monday, 29.10.2018
Days of Madness and Srbenka at DOK Leipzig

'Days of Madness' by Damian Nenadić and 'Srbenka' by Nebojša Slijepčević are selected to the official program of the 61st edition of DOK Leipzig. For both films it would be German premieres. 'Days of Madness' will be presented by the director Nenadić and the producer Oliver Sertić, and 'Srbenka' by Slijepčević and the producer Vanja Jambrović. Slijepčević, Nenadić and Sertić will also be part of the panel 'Post Yugoslavia: New Nationalisms?' moderated by the main programmer Ralph Eue. This year in different programs, the audience will be able to see seven Croatian films that is record year for our documentaries. 

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Nebojša Slijepčević wins Best director at Astra FF in Romania

Wednesday, 24.10.2018
Nebojša Slijepčević wins Best director at Astra FF in Romania

At the Astra Film Festival, held from 15th to 21st October 2018, Nebojša Slijepčević won the AFF Award for Best Director in the Central & Eastern Europe Competitionfor his work on 'Srbenka'. The program's jury comprised of Dina Iordanova (UK), Cristian Tudor Popescu (Romania) i Simon Kilmurry (USA) explained their decision with the statement: "In ‘Srbenka’ we experience rehearsals that bring the audience into an intimate and at times uncomfortably raw and painful emotional space, exploring wounds that will not heal unless they are confronted with honesty. Nebojsa Slijepcevic skillfully explores the artistic process as a method for communal healing and shows that truth and reconciliation are tools that can bring closure."

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Srbenka in France, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic and USA

Sunday, 14.10.2018
Srbenka in France, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic and USA

While waiting for the official nominations for the European Film Awards, 'Srbenka' by Nebojša Slijepčević slowly coming to the number of 3000 spectators in Croatian cinemas and announcing some new awards and festivals. We just received a good news that the jury of Festival Signes de Nuit (Paris, France), Jacques PuyMarina Mazotti and Roshan Bikram Tahuri, awarded the film with Signs Award in the documentary competition. 'Srbenka' just had American premiere in the documentary program of the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, and Romanian in the Central and Eastern Europe competition at the Astra Film Festival, Sibiu. This week's festival selection we are finishing with program Heart Beat of big doclisboa (Lisboa, Portugal) as well as Doc Alliance Selection of upcoming Jihlava Documentary Film Festival (Jihlava, Czech Republic).

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The school of documentary film

Škola dokumentarnog filma
The school of documentary film is taking place in Zagreb once a year and it is conceived as an intensive programme held by international tutors as well as those from Restart. They will be teaching the participants about basic and advanced skills needed to make their own documentary film.

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