Numerous guests at the opening of the 8th Bosifest in the Sava Center

11. October 2017.

The eighth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - Bosifest, held from October 10 to 12 in Sava Center, attrackted numerous guests from Serbia and abroad.

Director of the European Film Festival Palić and a long-standing director of the Yugoslav Film Archive, Radoslav Zelenović, who together with a renowned director Predrag Gaga Antonijević and our famous actress Anica Dobra made up this year's jury, stressed that "Three days are not enough for such a serious manifestation like this one."

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radoslav-zelenovic
- This is the second time I am on this jury and am helping this festival to become more and more visible in media and the society. This Festival is of a much wider scope, which cannot be seen at first glance. This year, no less than 150 films registered for the festival from all over the world, and we, as the jury, received 12 of the best chosen films. It is interesting that we will have the opportunity to see films from all destinations in the world. These are films about people with disabilities that will certainly stand as a warning to all of us who think that our problems are insurmountable. I still can't stop thinking about the film of a boy from Georgia, "Listen to the Silence", who is deaf, but all he wants to do is get on a stage and dance. The effort he is putting into overcoming his handicap in order to achieve his goal is incredible - said Zelenović.

Nino Doliashvili, assistant to the director of the film "Listen to the Silence" Mariam Chachia, said that she was very glad that this film was shown on the first day of Bosifest in Belgrade.

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nino-doliashvili
- I think this is a brilliant festival and an excellent opportunity for many people to get acquanited with problems of people with disabilities. The film I am representing talks about a deaf boy who has a desire do dance, in spite of the fact that he cannot hear. With his iron will, he manages to accomplish something that even some people without any kind of handicap, are not able to accomplish - added Doliashvili.

Anastazja Dabrowska from Poland, director of the film "Daniel", couldn't hide her surprise at the huge interest among the audience of the eighth Bosifest.

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anastazja-dabrowska
- I am astonished at the large number of people in the auditorium. If there is such a great interest for a festival like this one, then this is a huge advantage for people with disabilities in Serbia. My film talks about Daniel who is going to the summer camp for persons with Down syndrome. He is going there in search for love, and friends are helping him find a girlfriend. This is a documentary with some comedy elements and that is why I think it will be very interesting to all who watch it - stated Dabrowska.

Director of the film "In another world", Anna Bedynska from Poland, claims that Bosifest is an excellent opportunity to use film in order to get young people acquainted with the life of people with disabilities.

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anna-bedynska
- I am here for the first time and I was thrilled by the atmosphere at the opening night. Although these were specific documentary films, the theatre was completely full, and I could barely see an empthy seat. I am so glad that many young people came, because they are the target group of my film, as well as many other films here. My film speaks of a family whose life was instantly changed when the mother found out that she was carrying a baby with Down syndrome. This story talks about how to make the right decision, how to choose the right way and how never to give up. It is a story about making the most important decisions in life and I do hope that the audience will enjoy it - said Bedynska.

This year's Bosifest has organized a two-day conference entitled "Start a change", which will take place on October 11 and 12, in the 'Amphitheatre' hall of the Sava Center, where all the film screenings are taking place. A professor at the Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation and the chairman of the "Start a Change" conference’s program committee, Goran Nedović, pointed out that one of the main topics will be how media influences attitudes formed towards people with disabilities.

- We will discuss, in a professional way, how people with disabilities are being portrayed in the media. We will talk about culture, tolerance and many other aspects. This conference will be significant because it will have an interdisciplinary approach, as the experts of different profiles will discuss the problems.This conference was accredited by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labor, Veteran and Social Policy, which actually makes it a part of the training for professionals who are working in education and social services - Nedović explained.

This year's Bosifest will present 18 films selected by the prominent documentary maker, Goran Radovanović, that is 10 in the competitive and 8 in the non-competitive part of the program. At the opening night, the audience was able to see the World Preview of the Israeli documentary "My hero brother" by Yonatan Nir and Enosh Casesel.

Anica Dobra: As long as there is a BOSIFEST, there is hope for this country

24. October 2017.

Famous Serbian actress Anica Dobra in a interview for the website of BOSIFEST explains that she was honored to be part of the eighth Belgrade International Film Festival of Persons with Disabilities.

Volunteers like the silent heroes of the BOSIFEST

23. October 2017.

Belgrade International Film Festival of Persons with Disabilities - BOSIFEST was held for the eighth consecutive year. This film festival probably would not exist without the main engineer Darko Ivic, many institutions that supported him for years, as well as sponsors who helped him. However, a large number of volunteers who performed daily "behind the scenes" performed a number of most diverse tasks, in accordance with the standards of the biggest film festivals.

Matthieu Firmin: I am proud of Gran prix, BOSIFEST is a serious festival

23. October 2017.

Grand prix at the 8th Belgrade International Film Festival of Persons with Disabilities won Matthieu Firmin for the film "Arise and Walk". The French author in the film talks about his struggle against the paraplegia that he suddenly received after a stroke.

Guests of the BOSIFEST are delighted with the festival and Belgrade

23. October 2017.

The authors of the films that were guests of the 8th Belgrade International Film Festival of Persons with Disabilities -BOSIFEST say that they bare beautiful memories from the festival and from Belgrade.

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

13. October 2017.

The Grand Prix of the 8th Bosifest went to the French documentary film, entitled "Arise and Walk" by Matthieu Firmin, the award for the best director went to "Daniel" by Anastazja Dabrowska (Poland) and for the best-case scenario to "Listen to the Silence" by Mariam Chachia (Georgia). Special recognitions were given to films "In another world" by Anna Bedynska (Poland), "Two worlds" by Maciej Adamek (Poland) and "My hero brother" by Yonatan Nir and Enosh Cassel (Israel).

"Normal Autistic Film" and "My hero brother" thrilled the audience on the first day of the 8th Bosifest

11. October 2017.

Czech documentary "Normal Autistic Film" by Miroslav Janek and the Israeli film "My hero brother" by Yonatan Nir and Enosh Cassel, opened on Tuesday the eighth Belgrade International Film festival for and by people with disability - Bosifes. The "Amphitheatre" hall of Sava Center was packed during the screenings of both films and there was not an indifferent person in sight.

Numerous guests at the opening of the 8th Bosifest in the Sava Center

11. October 2017.

The eighth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - Bosifest, held from October 10 to 12 in Sava Center, attrackted numerous guests from Serbia and abroad.

The eighth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - Bosifest is officially opened.

10. October 2017.

The eighth Bosifest was officially opened last night at the Belgrade Sava Center’s "Amphitheatre". Director of the Festival, Darko Ivić, assistant to the Minister of Culture and Information Ivana Dedić, acting assistant to the Minister of Labor, Empoyment, Veteran and Social Policy - Sector for protection of people with disabilities - Biljana Barošević, representative of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological development Gordana Cvetković and a member of the City Council of Belgrade Dragomir Petronijević addressed a numerous and mostly young audience.

The official selection of films for the BOSIFEST 2017

10. June 2017.

Competitive program:

  1. 50 X Rio
    Director: Francesco Mansuti
    Country: Italy
    Duration: 36:14
  1. 88MhZ
    Director: Yana Titova
    Country: Bulgaria
    Duration: 39:00
  1. Altrove
    Directors: Cesare Cicardini, Mauro Melgrati
    Country: Italy
    Duration: 18:00

 

  1. Daniel
    Director: Anastazja Dabrowska
    Country: Poland
    Trajanje: 24:00
  1. In another world
    Director: Anna Bedynska
    Country: Netherlands
    Duration: 26:00
  1. Lêve-toi et marché
    Director: Matthieu Firmin
    Country: France
    Duration: 83:00

 

  1. Listen to the silence
    Director: Mariam Chachia
    Country: Georgia
    Duration: 80:00
  1. Normal autistic film
    Director: Miroslav Janek
    Country: Czech Republic
    Duration: 82:00
  1. They went dancing
    Director: Maryam Makhieva
    Country: Russia
    Duration: 19:43

 

  1. Two worlds
    Director: Maciej Adamek
    Country: Poljska
    Duration: 52:00

 

 

 

Non competitive program:

  1. Andre The Anti-Giant
    Director: Kim Saltarski
    Country: Canada
    Duration: 16:46
  1. Champion and Ballet Dancer
    Director: Ekaterina Timoshenko
    Country: Russia
    Duration: 26:00
  1. I’m Jeeja
    Director: Swati Chakraborty
    Country: India
    Duration: 26:00

 

  1. If i could choose
    Director: Mirijana Isakov, Žarko Sebić, Željko Mandić
    Country: Serbia
    Duration: 8:30
  1. The kangaroo komplex
    Director: Sarah Moon Howe
    Country: Belgium
    Duration: 57:45
  1. My hero brother
    Director: Yonatan Nir, Enosh Cassel
    Country: Israel
    Duration: 78:22

 

  1. Sanctuary
    Director: Len Collin
    Country: United Kingdom
    Duration: 86:00
  1. Toloo
    Director: Ebrahim Nematijan
    Country: Iran
    Duration: 17:42

 

 

 

Pomo Video Bosifest 2017

09. June 2017.

Bosifest 2017, from 10 to 12 October, at the Sava Center. Welcome!

Two worlds

06. June 2017.

Maciej Adamek is director and scriptwriter. Recognized documentary director. Graduated from the Polish philology at University in Gdańsk and directing at the Łódź Film School. His films was screened at few hundred film festivals where received about 50 awards (at San Fransico FF, Palm Springs FF, Silverdocs in Washington, Shanghai FF, Munich, Toronto, Moscow , Montreal FF etc.)

Normal Autistic Film

05. June 2017.

Miroslav Janek born in 1954 in Nachod in the Czech Republic. He started making photographs from the age of ten and short films from the age of fifteen a great number of which were awarded prizes at numerous amateur film festivals. He emigrated to Germany in 1979, and then to USA in 1980 where, during the eighties and nineties worked as an editor and cameraman.

Daniel

05. June 2017.

Anastazja Dabrowska, born on 1990 in Warsaw. Since 2012 she is a student of Directing at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Previously studied Environmental protection at UKSW.

Arise and walk

05. June 2017.

Matthieu Firmin starts as a journaliste at AFP (Agence France Press) at the middle east / African desk after a master’s degree in history at La Sorbonne University.

88 Mhz

04. June 2017.

Yana Titova was born on February 26, 1983 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. At the age of 14, while studying piano and singing in the prestigious Musical School in Plovdiv, she was at cast as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. Since then, acting has become her life. In 2007, Yana received her degree in acting from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia.

I’m Jeeja

04. June 2017.

Swati Chakravarty did her Masters in Economics from Jadavpur University and then trained in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She heads the Department of Information Communication Technology at the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy and has won the international ABLENET. Award for developing low-cost indigenous technology for AAC. She has worked as a script writer and assistant director for several films commissioned by MHRD, FD, PRI, etc.

Altrove

04. June 2017.

Cesare Cicardini is a director and photographer based in Milan. Five. He graduated from the film school in Milan in 1997. He has collaborated with magazines of the most important media groups as well as major record labels and publishers. His works have been exhibited in various national and international art galleries. He has directed various documentaries, short films and TV commercials.

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.

Listen to the Silence

04. June 2017.

Mariam graduated from Georgian State University Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film - Drama faculty in 2003 with honors where she studied Theatre Directing and Acting. Since then Mariam has led a distinguished career in film and television production where she has worked as an award winning scriptwriter, art director, assistant director, director and producer.

Sanctuary

04. June 2017.

Len Collin was born in London and lives in Ireland with dual citizenship. He trained as a professional actor at Arts Educational Drama School London and he is also a production and Direction MA graduate of the Huston Film School, Galway, Ireland. Len started writing for the theater in the early nineties.

The Kangaroo Complex

03. June 2017.

Sarah Moon Howe was born in 1972. Was a professional dancer before started filmmaking in 2003. Her filmography includes Don’t Tell My Mother (2003), In Case of Loss of Pressure (2009) The Kangaroo’s Complex (2014) is her third film.

50 x Rio

02. June 2017.

Francesco Mansutti lives and works in Padua. He has been director, filming and editing since 1995. As a director he has produced numerous docu-films, short films and commercials.
Among his last works are: The Games of Others (2009); Rosso70 (2009), Luce/Light (2011). He is co-directed of numerous docu-films with Vinicio Stefanello. He is Art-Director of a major advertising agency.

Andre The Anti-Giant

02. June 2017.

Kim Saltarski gripping documentaries for NGOs Children International & Plan Canada shot in Benin, Colombia, Peru, Zambia, The Philippines and Ecuador have touched the hearts of millions across North America. His bevy of broadcasters include: Nickelodeon, CTV, CBC, The Comedy Network, YTV, Disney Channel, Global, Discovery Channel, BBC Kids, Cartoon Network, and The Family Channel.

Friend of the Festival Constantine the Great

01. June 2017.

Tell us more about Hotel Constantine the Great?

Hotel Constantine the Great opened in November 2014 and has 56 rooms. There is an elegant restaurant Edict with international and domestic cuisine, a very good selection of wine, a conference hall with capacity of up to 85 people with modern technology and own catering, and parking with guard, ramp and video surveillance and solves the big problem of parking in the city center for all our Guests and visitors.

Friend of the Festival Hotel IN

31. May 2017.

Tell us more about IN hotel?

IN hotel opened the door for the first time in 2006. It is located in the business center of New Belgrade. It has 187 modern rooms, arranged on seven floors. The IN hotel is itself a great advantage in the business part of New Belgrade, across the road from Kombank Arena and Sava Centar, and right next to the highway which takes 12 minutes to Nikola Tesla airport, it provides guests with easy and efficient communication during the their stay in Belgrade.

Friend of the Festival Garni Hotel Evropa

31. May 2017.

Tell us more about the Garni Hotel Evropa?

The Garni Hotel Evropa is located in the very center of the city, at the beginning of the pedestrian zone of Knez Mihailova Street. The hotel is a unique blend of different styles of European culture, elegance and luxury, with modern technical achievements. In its structure, the hotel has luxuriously equipped suites, premium, superior and standard rooms, SPA center and breakfast room.

Volunteers 2017

30. May 2017.

Bosifest requires serious organization with a large number of activities. Preparing the festival provides an opportunity to show their talents, and to return for a unique experience that will later be of great help and use in professional career. As in previous years, also this year a large number of volunteers contributed their hard work and dedication to the successful realization of the festival.

Goran Radovanovic - Selector of Bosifest 2017

29. May 2017.

This year’s selector is our famous director Goran Radovanović. He is born in Belgrade in 1957. Graduated art history from Belgrade’s Faculty of Philosophy in 1982. Between 1977 and 1980 he sojourned in Munich on a scholarship awarded by the Goethe Institute. After his return to Belgrade, he has worked as writer and director of both feature and documentary films.