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49th Festival

of films made by the children and the youth of Serbia
"It’s better for children to play with films than vice versa" – Milenko Karanović 24 - 28. June 2020.

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About the Festival

The Festival of films made by the children and the youth of Serbia is a traditional annual review of films that are not longer than 10 or 20 minutes, made by young film authors (7 to 19 years). It takes place every year at the end of June and lasts for 4 days. The organizer of the Festival is the Center of Serbian Amateur Film. The Festival is not organized for commercial purposes but to present, popularize, acclaim and promote the creativity and filmmaking of the youngest filmmakers.

Due to the epidemiological issues, there will be no cinema projections this year. All the films that are selected and awarded by the jury of 5 will be available on the Internet, and later on, when allowed, the films will be shown on screens in closed areas. The re-runs of the review will take place throughout the country when and where it is required.

The following prizes will be awarded during the 49th Festival: Grand prix, first, second and third place for the film and there will also be awards for the best scenario (or the idea itself), camera, editing, sound (or sound design) and directing. There will also be an award for the most successful club and the most successful mentor, as well as one for the most viewed film on the website. The award of the Etnographical Museum of Belgrade and the award of the Ethnological - Antropological Society will also be presented at the Festival. There will be two age categories for winning the award, 7 to 15 years and 15 to 19 years.

MEMBERS OF THE JURY ARE:

Zoran Stefanović
screenwriter and producer, president of the jury

Gradimir Stojković
writer and film pedagogue

Dr. Snezana Trstenjak
director of animated films

Dr. Marko Stojanović
ethnologist-anthropologist, museum advisor of the Ethnographic Museum

Strahinja Savic
film director

THE CENTER OF SERBIAN AMATEUR FILM

The Center of Serbian amateur film was founded as a voluntary, non-party, non-governmental and profit free association of citizens for the purpose of accomplishing an aim in the area of culture, media and education through the development and representation of amateur, non-professional, alternative film. The Center is the legal successor of the Yugoslav Center of the organization of amateur film located in Belgrade, 3 Trg republike.

Among other things, the Center also deals with the organization of film events: promotions, contests and festivals of amateur films.

The chair of the Center of Serbian amateur film is Vladimir Anđelković.

THE SPONSORS OF THE 49TH FESTIVAL

Boris Vukobrat has been one of the most successful Serbs in diaspora for decades. As a founder and the Chair of the Peace and crisis management foundation, located in Switzerland, as well as through his work in CIVIS - The Association of non-governmental organizations of South-Eastern Europe, located in Belgrade he proved himself as a great humanist and philanthropist. He was awarded two Legions of Honor and nominated a few times for the Nobel Prize for peace due to his struggle to make peace and deal with crisis on the Balkans and thanks to his urges to make economic connections among France, Russia and other countries.

Apart from that, he supported not only young scientists in the Research Center Petnica, but also helped other young talents to educate themselves attending world prestigious universities. He donated hundreds of musical instruments to schools and centers for culture in the region, he also helped the painters, writers, etc...

When he found out that holding the Festival of films made by the children and the youth of Serbia was disputable due to pandemic proportions, he offered every kind of help that he could in order to find the most suitable and modern way to present the films of young filmmakers to a great number of viewers over the Internet, and this became the underlying idea of this year’s concept of Festival organization.

Peace & Crises Management Foundation

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49th Festival of films
made by the children and the youth of Serbia

"It’s better for children to play with films than vice versa"

The Festival of films made by the children and the youth of Serbia is a traditional annual review of films that are not longer than 10 or 20 minutes, made by young film authors (7 to 19 years). It takes place every year at the end of June and lasts for 4 days. The organizer of the Festival is the Center of Serbian Amateur Film. The Festival is not organized for commercial purposes but to present, popularize, acclaim and promote the creativity and filmmaking of the youngest film makers.

The first festival took place in 1991 as a Festival of films made by Yugoslav pioneers under the slogan ‘’It’s better for children to play with films than vice versa’’. The festival of filmmaking by the children and the youth of Serbia is its legal successor. For the last 18 years the Festival has been organized in Belgrade in the premises of the Museum of Yugoslav film.

Due to the epidemiological issues, there will be no cinema projections this year. All the films that are selected and awarded by the jury of 5 will be available on the Internet, and later on, when allowed, the films will be shown on screens in closed areas. The re-runs of the festival will take place throughout the country when and where it is required. This year, the festival will be organized in 15 Dobračina Street in Belgrade.

Traditionally, the Festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture and information of the Republic of Serbia and the Serbian Film Center, and this year’s general sponsors of the Festival are Peace and crisis management foundation and CIVIS Association.

The following prizes will be awarded during the 49th Festival: Grand prix, first, second and third place for the film and there will also be awards for the best scenario (or the idea itself), camera, editing, sound (or sound design) and production. There will also be an award for the most successful club and the most successful mentor, as well as one for the most viewed film on the website. There will be two age categories for winning the award, 7 to 15 years and 15 to 19 years.

MEMBERS OF THE JURY ARE:

Zoran Stefanović
screenwriter and producer, president of the jury

Gradimir Stojković
writer and film pedagogue

Dr. Snezana Trstenjak
director of animated films

Dr. Marko Stojanović
ethnologist-anthropologist, museum advisor of the Ethnographic Museum

Strahinja Savic
film director

THE CENTER OF SERBIAN AMATEUR FILM

The Center of Serbian amateur film was founded as a voluntary, non-party, non-governmental and profit free association of citizens for the purpose of accomplishing an aim in the area of culture, media and education through the development and representation of amateur, non-professional, alternative film. The Center is the legal successor of the Yugoslav Center of the organization of amateur film located in Belgrade, 3 Trg republike.

Center’s primary field of interest are the following key points:

  • - finding, gathering, processing and archiving amateur films and film techniques that were used in the process of making the amateur film and the literature that it was based on
  • - education in the field of making an amateur film
  • - offering help to everyone, especially to the young and those schools that are spreading the film culture, the culture of amateur film and the use of amateur film in the teaching process and extracurricular activities
  • - organizing film festivals (promotions, contests, amateur films)
  • - publishing papers in the field of amateur films regulated by the law
  • - organizing professional gatherings
  • - cooperating with home and foreign organizations that work with this kind of film
  • - researching new tendencies in the sphere of amateur film

The executive body of the Center is the board made of 3 members: Vladimir Anđelković - the producer, Gradimir Stojković - the writer and film educator, Petar Ajduković - the producer.

The chair of the Center of Serbian amateur film is Vladimir Anđelković.

THE SPONSORS OF THE 49TH FESTIVAL

Peace and crisis management foundation was founded in 1992 as a response to the growing tensions in the region among former Yugoslav republics. Its primary goal was to establish a new association of former Yugoslav republics in order to find a way to end war on the entire territory and then re-establish cooperation and trust via economic cooperation. Even though the war was inevitable, the Foundation proceeded with its activities to spread the vision of peace, ensuring to contribute to it as much as it could as a civil society organization. Many wise people, belonging to different spheres of society, are gathered around this organization and its primary field of work is publishing and offering support to those projects that share the same values. The Foundation is the founder of CIVIS, the Association of non-governmental organizations.

CIVIS Association was founded in 2007 by the representatives of non-governmental organizations from Serbia and South-eastern Europe who have already actively participated in the process of stabilization of the region. Bearing in mind the fact that there was not a joint association that would represent the interests of non-governmental organizations from South-eastern Europe, CIVIS Association was admitted as a participant of the Conference of non-governmental organizations in the Council of Europe quickly upon its foundation. CIVIS Association is active in the process of accelerating European integrations in the western Balkans, in the field of strengthening of the civil society, human rights, economy and interreligious dialogues. It also publishes books and other types of publications.

Boris Vukobrat has been one of the most successful Serbs in diaspora for decades. As a founder and the Chair of the Peace and crisis management foundation, located in Switzerland, as well as through his work in CIVIS, The Association of non-governmental organizations of South-Eastern Europe, located in Belgrade he proved himself as a great humanist and philanthropist. He was awarded two Legions of Honor and nominated a few times for the Nobel Prize for peace due to his struggle to make peace and deal with crisis on the Balkans and thanks to his urges to make economic connections among France, Russia and other countries.

Apart from that, he supported not only young scientists in the Research Center Petnica, but also helped other young talents to educate themselves attending world prestigious universities. He donated hundreds of musical instruments to schools and centers for culture in the region, he also helped the painters, writers, etc…

When he found out that there were issues to hold the Festival of films made by the children and the youth of Serbia due to pandemic proportions, he offered every kind of help that he could in order to find the most suitable and modern way to present the films of young filmmakers to a great number of viewers over the Internet, and this became the underlying idea of this year’s concept of Festival organization.

Peace and crisis management foundation

Submissions

Submissions of the films for The 50th Festival of Films made by the Children and the Youth of Serbia will be opened in April 2021.

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Festival team

  • The organizer of the Festival: The Center of Serbian amateur film
  • The chairman of the festival: Vladimir Anđelković
  • The producer of the festival: Nada Savić
  • The co-producer: Dragana Vera Savić
  • Preparation of films: Dejan Masl and Nenad Popović
  • Logotype designer: Nada Savić
  • Translator: Ana Popović
  • PR: Jelena Čolović
  • Social networks: Marija Maksić

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