My hero brother

04. June 2017.

Award winning documentary filmmaker Yonatan Nir started his storytelling career as a photojournalist. His photo essays, from countries such as Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Egypt, India, and South Africa, have been featured extensively in Israeli and international newspapers and magazines. They have received numerous international awards and nominations, including the prestigious Asian Geographic ‘Best of the Decade’ Award for photojournalism. His experience in photojournalism has helped influence and enhance his unique style for capturing and portraying poignant stories from across the world.

Yonathan’s film Dolphin Boy, has been broadcasted in more than twenty different countries and received several awards and mentions. Yonatan is a lecturer in several universities and colleges in Israel, and has served as a juror in various international film festivals.
 

THE SIGN FOR LOVE

02. July 2019.

Director: Elad Cohen, Iris Ben Moshe
Country: Israel
Duration: 75min

When El-Ad was a child, his mother told him: “Raising you is like raising three kids.” Ever since that moment, he felt guilty for being deaf, and tried extra hard to be like everyone else.

THE TWO OF US

02. July 2019.

Director: György Dobray
Country: Hungary
Duration: 49min

They live together independently, they fight, they reconcile, they desire, they dream of having a baby, but most importantly they love, above all. Like couples do, properly. The difference is only that society labels them as “mentally disabled”. Cili and Marci have Down’s syndrome. This is what the film would be about, their everyday life, their infinite love for life and for each other. A world that may be completely unfamiliar to us, a world of wholeness and happiness.

THE SIGNS

28. June 2019.

Director: Wojciech Klimala
Country: Poland
Duration: 56min

The story of deaf Iwona is a modern Cinderella fairy tale. A life of a seemingly ordinary woman turns upside down when the Miss Deaf International crown lands on her head.

JEME DEDICATED TO LEAVE

28. June 2019.

Director: George Gogua
Country: Georgia
Duration: 39min

Born in the small town of Chkhorotsku in Western Georgia, Gia (Jeme) Kikvadze has been visually impaired since birth. Nonetheless, despite his condition, he has always been active and in the 1990s even set up his own radio station which still functions today.

DREAMING FOLK

26. June 2019.

Director: Alessandro Stevanon
Country: Italy
Duration: 20min

The world is a continuous formation of desires and possibilities. There are many obstacles between them, but Luca has found a way - in his own way - to overcome them.

BACK TO THE TOP

26. June 2019.

Director: Stratis Chatzielenoudas
Country: Greece
Duration: 94min

Leonidas, a 33-year old punk rock paraplegic and his friends plan to climb on the highest peak of Mount Olympus. For whom is it going to be more difficult?

LITTLE FIRE

24. June 2019.

Director: Nicky Maas
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 15min

Noëll – Little Fire – Schulte, an 11-year-old boy with autism, isn’t the most easy going type and has a hard time connecting with people. When Noëll gets Gerrit, a though buddy with a motorcycle, appointed to him they head of on an adventure. On the motorbike Noëll is freed from the outside world that tells him how to be. A road trip full of dreamy and observing moments follows. Will they learn to trust each other and let their guard down?

THE JOURNEY - A STORY OF LOVE

24. June 2019.

Director: Fanny Bräuning
Country: Germany
Duration: 85min

Just a "love story". "Only" film about connectivity, intricacies, reliability, trust.

MOISES

21. June 2019.

Director: Laura De Miguel
Country: Spain
Duration: 19min

The Lunzo Association is a non-profit organization of sociocultural intervention, whose purpose is to favor the interrelation of people with disabilities and without it.

THE ONE WHO SINGS

21. June 2019.

Director: Pierre Verdez
Country: France
Duration: 58min

Simon, a young tenor promised to an international career ends up paralyzed after an accident. With uncommon strength of character, Simon decides to pursue his singing career, even though he is now rooted to a wheelchair...

Word of the selector

04. June 2019.

In their lifetime, people with disabilities often encounter obstacles within their own beings, which can be the most difficult problem for overcoming. Much bigger than all the physical and emotional obstacles created in their everyday environment.

The films I have chosen for the program of this year's jubilee of Bosifest,  contain the strength of heroes, fighting for every day of life and shifting the boundaries of power. In this struggle, they often refine or simply make better people who are referred to daily by the nature of their illness.

This exchange of emotions leads to unexpected accomplishments for which we did not even know that we are capable of at the one hand, and the happiness in small, everyday pleasures that make life better, on the other.

In addition, the selection reflects the current world trends in the documentary film, both thematically, and aesthetically, thoughtfully and affirmatively, with the author's great love for his heroes.

Igor M. Toholj is this year's selector of the Tenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - BOSIFEST 2019

09. May 2019.

Igor M. Toholj was born in 1968. in Belgrade. He is editor of the film program DKSG. He is the author of twenty experimental and documentary films, which were screened and rewarded at festivals in the country and abroad.

He began his film career as a member of several of the most important cinema clubs of the former SFRJ-Cinema Club of the Youth Center of the City of Belgrade and the Academy Film Center since 1984.

Vuk Ršumović is this year's jury member of the Tenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - BOSIFEST 2019

09. May 2019.

Scenarist and director, born in 1975. in Belgrade.

Graduated in dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. He wrote a screenplay for 16 award winning short feature films and animated films. Written and screenwriter for documentary films Dread and horror, Closing word and Valter; and television documentary series Football, football and some more ...

Nataša Ninkovic is this year's jury member of the Tenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - BOSIFEST 2019

09. May 2019.

She was born in 1972. in Trebinje (father Branko and mother Milena) where she completed her primary and secondary medical school. After finishing secondary school she went to Belgrade, where in 1994. she graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in the class of professor Vladimir Jevtović. During her studies, she had small roles movies The Best and Three Tickets to Hollywood. After that she acted in several films, TV shows and theater performances.

Biljana Tutorov is this year's jury member of the Tenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - BOSIFEST 2019

09. May 2019.

Biljana Tutorov graduated in Archeology and History of Art at the Catholic University of Luwen (Belgium). In Paris, she studied an anthropological film at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and acted on Ecole Internationale de Théatre Jacque Lecoq.

With the award ceremony, the ninth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities – Bosifest came to an end

13. October 2018.

Ninth Bosifest, was held in the Sava Center from 10 to 12 October 2018 under the slogan "RAMPA!", Shows 15 relevant documentaries on various topics related to persons with disabilities, according to the selection of Goran Radovanovic, our famous director .

Selector Goran Radovanović selected films for the 9th Bosifest

20. May 2018.

Prominent director and selector of our Festival, Goran Radovanovic, has just selected 15 film productions that will be presented within the Competitive and Non-competitive program of the upcoming 9th Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - Bosifest. The Festival will take place on 10-12 October at the Sava Center.