PODGORICA: The 9th UnderhillFest kicks off today in the Montenegro's Podgorica and will run from 5 until 12 June 2018.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami will be screened at the opening ceremony on 5 June at the Budućnost basketball court in Njegoš park – an unusual documentary by Sophie Fiennes about Grace Jones, a unique figure, whose impact on pop culture is immeasurable.
A three-person jury made up of Miljenko Čogelj (Croatia), director Ivan Salatić (Montenegro) and Marko Grba Singh (Srbija), will decide on the Dandelion awards. Films will be screened at the Budućnost basketball court in Njegoš park and at the National library “Radosav Ljumović”.
Last year we started a programme called RAD, a workshop for women authors of documentary films from our region, which this year grew into CIRCLE, a programme which gathers women authors and producers of documentaries from the South-east Europe countries, who will have the opportunity to, with the cooperation of renowned mentors, develop projects which have an international potential. CIRCLE will have three modules. The first one takes place at the UnderhillFest, second in Novi Sad and the third one at the festival in Leipzig. The programme is developed and managed by Biljana Tutorov and Vuk Perović, and produced by Wake Up Films Novi Sad and UnderhillFest Podgorica.
Within the 9th UnderhillFest, a three-day programme IN FOCUS will be held for the third time this year in cooperation with Women’s Rights Center in Podgorica. Three films dealing with feminism, human rights and women’s creations will be screened within the programme, I See Red People, Whitney: Can I Be Me and Unwanted Girls of Montenegro.
After each screening, there will be a discussion about films and ways in which the issues in films manifest in our society.
DOCU-SCHOOL, a school of documentary film for high-school seniors will be carried out this year as well. Students will be introduced to the world of documentaries by the professor Rajko Petrović. Studens of the Gymnasium in Podgorica and Danilovgrad will learn the basic postulates of documentarism and shoot short documentary films.