BELGRADE: Ten Serbian and ten foreign projects have been selected for the third edition of FEST FORWARD, the industry segment of the Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST, unspooling from 24 February to 5 March 2017.
The selected Serbian projects, which will be presented to both foreign and domestic producers, distributors, sales agents, festival representatives and film fund directors on 4 and 5 March 2017, are feature and documentary films in various stages of development. They will be presented within the framework of a two-day workshop organised by Film Center Serbia and run by Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, who also selected the projects. After the workshop, the producers and directors will present their projects during pitching sessions and one-on-one meetings with the guests of FEST FORWARD. The projects are vying for 4,000 EUR given by Film Center Serbia.
Foreign projects are part of the “Women in Film” lineup with a special focus on feature films and documentaries about women and/or directed by women. The ten projects were selected by Sarajevo Film Festival programmer, screenwriter and professor Elma Tataragić and are also competing for a 4,000 EUR award given by Film Center Serbia and the European Women’s Audiovisual Network.
The ten Serbian projects are:
Do Not Come Home, DocumentaryDirected by Danilo Lazović and Miloš Ljubomirović
Domino Effect, Feature filmDirected by Radoslav Pavković
The Heroes Were Dancing, Feature filmDirected by Nikola Ljuca
So Help Us God, Feature filmDirected by Slobodan Šijan
Sonia, DocumentaryDirected by Marta Popivoda
Aunts, DocumentaryDirected by a group of directors
There Will Be Hell to Pay, Feature filmDirected by Gvozden Đurić
Trails of Chul, Feature filmDirected by Danilo Bećković
Ultra Munze Konza, DocumentaryDirected by Jelena Maksimović and Dušan Grubin
Witch Hunters, Feature filmDirected by Raško Miljković The ten foreign projects are:
The Black Wedding (Serbia), DocumentaryDirected by Dragan Nikolić
Closed for Public (Croatia), Feature filmDirected by Vanja Sviličić
Forbidden Pilgrimage (Belgium, the Netherlands, France), DocumentaryDirected by Ellen Vermeulen
Fortnight (Poland), Feature filmDirected by Agnieszka Woszczynska
From Space with Love (Bulgaria), Feature filmDirected by Yassen Genadiev
Sister (Macedonia), Feature filmDirected by Dina Duma
Son (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Feature filmDirected by Ines Tanović
Vesper Seeds (Lithuania), Feature filmDirected by Kristina Bouzyte and Bruno Samper
We Didn’t Talk About the End (Serbia), Feature filmDirected by Mina Đukić
Zenit (Germany, Austria, Serbia), Docu-fictionDirected by Miona Bogović and Anna Hoffner