On Saturday 22nd December 2012, one of the most original contemporary Serbian film authors Boris Mitić will hold a lecture at Dokukino KIC (Preradovićeva 5) at 4 PM and talk about the subject ”A complete insight into contemporary documentary film through five drawings and one polemic”. According to Boris, the lecture will be about all those things which you will never learn in any film school. Boris’ specialty is demystifying the film production process through drawings, caricatures and simplifying all aspects of film industry, from financing films to their distribution. During two-hour lecture, Boris Mitić will reveal which are the biggest traps of contemporary European film industry and what is the best way to avoid them, and how to make them benefit your own projects.
After making only three documentaries, Boris has become a significant name of European documentary scene, not only because he is multitasking in the process of film production (on most of his films he is director, cameraman, producer and editor), but also because he is diligently noting his experiences and turning them into extraordinarily entertaining and dynamic lectures which he has named ”realpolitik of documentary film” and which he is presenting on all important documentary film events in Europe, America, China and Middle East.
Mitić is a self-taught filmmaker. He graduated from the department of communication studies and worked for several global media companies. According to him, he filmed his first film shots in his, now already legendary documentary film ”Pretty Dyana” (2003) quite accidentally. This accidental 45-minute long burlesque about Gypsies who are transforming French Citroens into ”cars for transport of garbage” has brought him appearance on more than 80 film festivals, and 13 international awards. The film was broadcast on 15 television channels around the world. ‘Unmik Titanik‘ (2004) was shot in the buildings of Yu programme in Priština, in two skyscrapers inhabited by a Serbian minority community, which lives there enclosed by the wire fence. His latest film “Doviđenja, kako ste?“ (2009) got 12 awards and has been shown on 60 festivals, which is an impressive achievement. In the last several years, he is preparing his big documentary project about – nothing! He made all his films in his own production house Dribbling Pictures, which he founded together with the director Mila Turajlić (”Cinema Komunisto”).