9th Bosifest’s Jury: Goran Marković, Dragan Petrović Pele and Jovana Stojiljković

11. May 2018.

With great pride and extreme professional pleasure, we present to you our jury of the 9th Bosifest (10-12 October 2018, Sava Center), consisting of: our well-known director, writer and professor Goran Marković, famous actor and professor Dragan Petrović Pele and a talented young actress Jovana Stojiljković.

This year, as well as previous years, Bosifest will have a renowned jury whose credibility and knowledge will give a great weight to the awards and, at the same time, is keeping the Festival organizers under an obligation to maintain a high level of program each year.  


Goran Marković is surely one of the most significant directors in the history of cinematography, both nationally and throughout the region of former Yugoslavia. Most of his films, such as "Special education" (1977), "National Class" (1979), "All that Jack's" (1980) or "Tito and me" (1992) have gained a cult status, while their heroes, retorts and music, often cited in other works of art, became a part of everyday life and popular culture. It is a specific selection of stories about ordinary people approached with humor and benign irony, often with the aim of satirically pointing out social and political issues.  

Serbian director, screenwriter and playwright Goran Marković was born on 24 August 1946 in Belgrade, and he studied film directing at FAMU in Prague. Marković is the representative of the so-called Prague film school in our cinematography.  

Besides a large number of feature films, Marković directed more than 50 documentaries and wrote a number of theatre plays. 

For theatre, he directed plays "Shopping day" by A. Popović, "Belgrade Trilogy" by B. Srbljanović, "Orange Peel" by M. Pelević, "Therapy" by J. Cvetanovski... Among many others, he also wrote texts for theatre plays "The Tour", "Speech Impairment", "Pairs", "Villa Sachino", "Pandora's box", "Delirium tremens" and "Falsifier". The last three mentioned he directed, as well.

He published books "The Czech School Doesn't Exist", "Tito and me", "A Year", "Eighth session and other dramas", "Little secrets", "Three tales of suicide victims".

He is the winner of more than 40 national and international awards, both for his film work and the theatre production. His most significant recognitions are two "Big Golden Arena" awards in Pula for films "Reflections" (1987) and "The Meeting Point" (1989), the "Silver Shell for Best Director) award at San Sebastian for the film "Tito and me" and "Sterija's Award" for the best contemporary text for the play "The Tour" (2008), as well as the "Vitez poziva" award for the 2009. 

Marković is the professor emeritus at Belgrade Faculty of Dramatic Arts and is a member of the European Film Academy in Brussels. In 2012, he received the French Medal of knights of Arts and Letters.



Dragan Petrović Pele possesses an extraordinary acting charisma, so much so, that even when he plays a bit part, he completely takes over the scene and "steals the show" from the main characters. Refined acting technique and great talent have made him one of the biggest names among national actors: popular with the audience and with his colleagues.

He was born on 17 December 1961 in Belgrade, where he finished elementary and high school, and he graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in 1988 at the top of his class under Prof. Dr. Vladimir Jevtović. Since 1986 he was a scholar of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, where he receives his first role, as a student, in the play "Migrations", and in 1988 he became a full-time member. He maintains a status of the drama champion at the YDT until 2001.

In 1997, he accepts the invitation from Prof. Vladimir Jevtović and becomes an assistant in the artistic field and the acting course at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, in the Acting Department. In 2001, at the same Faculty and Department, he was elected Assistant Professor and in 2010, he became the full Professor. 

Since 1986 until today, Dragan Petrović has been continually booked in theatre, on television and film, besides fulfilling all his obligations within the curriculum and extracurricular activities at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. 

He performed in all Belgrade theatres, including the alternative stage areas. He acted in over eighty theatre plays - small, medium and leading roles, main characters, winning many significant awards, among which is "Zoran's moustache" for the current popular play "Hypnosis of one love" that he received at the 26th ‘Days of Zoran Radmilović’ (Zaječar, 201), two "golden gobblers" at the ‘Days of comedy’ in Jagodina, two annual awards from Yugoslav Drama Theatre and one from the Belgrade Drama Theatre, "Golden Link" award for permanent contribution to the culture and many other recognitions. 

One of his first noteworthy roles was in "Better Life", but he also played in other TV shows, like "The Storks will Return" and "The village is burning and the grandmother is combing her hair".  He is excellent in the role of an intriguing doctor, Konstantin Avakumović, in the current TV show "Shadows over the Balkans". 

His roles in films "Pretty village, pretty flame", "Cordon", "Wheels", "The fourth man", "Little night music" are more than memorable.  


Film and Theatre actress, Jovana Stojiljković was born in Belgrade on 19 March, 1992. Since her second grade of elementary school, she attended the Nenad Nenadović acting school and during her third year of high school, she receives her first role in the film "Clip" by Maja Miloš. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, in the class of Professor Dragan Petrović.

Last year, her acting career on the small screen was marked by roles in TV shows "Shadows over the Balkans" and "Suspicious characters". She played in TV shows "Married but single", "Čizmaši (Soldiers)", and on the big screen, her career so far is made up of roles in films "Panama", "I defended young Bosnia", "We will be champions of the world", "Fatherland", "Clip", "The City", as well as awards for the best actress at the Niš Film Meetings, "Cinema City", Leskovac Festival LIFFE, "Sarajevo Youth Film Festival", Student Festival in Illinois, USA.

Since January 2016, Jovana has been a permanent member of Atelier 212. She is, also, performing at the Theatre ‘Boško Buha’, ‘Zvezdara’ Theatre and Yugoslav Drama Theatre.

Igor M. Toholj is selector of the eleventh Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

28. July 2020.

Igor M. Toholj, born in 1968 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, now Serbia.

Studied Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, graduated from FDU.

Documentary and experimental filmmaker, critic and programmer.

For his documentaries and experimental films, he has been awarded at film festivals.

Some were shown on national TV-RTS, as well as in various authorial and national retrospectives in the country and abroad.

Ognjen Glavonić is jury member of the eleventh Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

28. July 2020.

Ognjen Glavonić is a film director from Pancevo. His films have been screened at festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Rotterdam, New York, Sarajevo and many others, winning about fifty awards. Glavonić is the director and one of the founders of the Pancevo Film Festival.

Tanja Brzakoviċ is jury member of the eleventh Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

28. July 2020.

Tanja Brzaković was born in Belgrade, she studied film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. These studies were followed by postgraduate studies at the University of Hamburg.

She worked as an assistant director and director in Belgrade, Hamburg and Berlin, as a screenwriter and assistant professor. Thanks to many years of experience, she had the opportunity to make 15 short feature films and four feature-length documentaries.

Dejan Dabić is jury member of the eleventh Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

28. July 2020.

He is the editor of the film program of the Nis Cultural Center.

Since 1997, he has been one of the main organizers and selector of the Festival of Acting Achievements in Nis.

He edited the film program on the city's Nis television, published film reviews in the press, and was the initiator and one of the editors of the film magazine "Filaž" from Niš.

With the award ceremony, the 10th Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disability came to an end.

25. October 2019.

The Grand Prix of the 10th Bosifest went to the Spanish documentary film "Moises" by Laura De Migel,

"Moises" is an extremely powerful film, devastatingly emotional, true and painful. What is particularly striking is that it accomplishes all this in a very simple and unpretentious way in just 19 minutes.

The opening of the 10th Belgrade International Film Festival by and for people with Disability, Bosifest 2019

24. October 2019.

The 2019 BOSIFEST will feature documentaries on the life of disabled people or authored by people with disabilities. This year's film program is characterized by a large variety of genres and films of excellent quality.

A word from Darko Ivic, the Director of Bosifest 2019

30. July 2019.

BOSIFEST 2019. This year's tenth festival will take place at the Yugoslav Film Archive Belgrade from 21st - 23rd of October. We are going to present 9 films in the competitive and 7 in the non-competitive part of the program, chosen by the selector Igor Toholj. As this year marks our jubillee, 10 years of BOSIFEST, we will be reflecting on past years, through the accompanying program during the Festival.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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?


24. June 2019.

Director: Fanny Bräuning
Country: Germany
Duration: 85min

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


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.


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...

Statement of the volunteers of the Dental School in Belgrade

15. June 2019.

As volunteers at BOSIFEST in 2018. they would have told their friends that they must visit BOSIFEST this year. Through movies and workshops, we have gained new insights that have changed our minds towards people with disabilities, as well as more responsibility for our own lives.


15. June 2019.


As a representative of Belgrade Inn Garni Hotel, on behalf of the owner and all the employees, I can say that it is very important for companies of all kinds to consider providing support for cultural events and cultural organizations, especially when it comes to raising awareness and supporting people who need this kind of help the most, like people with disabilities.

Tulip Inn Belgrade

15. June 2019.

Dragana Rajak, Banquet Sales Executive

Hotel Tulip Inn Putnik Belgrade is located in the center of New Belgrade, in a business center, just 100 meters from the bank of the Danube.

This Golden Tulip Hospitality Group hotel is a 10-minute drive from the old city center of Belgrade.


15. June 2019.

Ilija Smiljanić, –Sales Manager

Although young, Mark hotel is trying to support as many socially responsible manifestations, as well as those with a humanitarian character. Our vision is to become known for that, because the values of such programs are something that all of us should strive for in our private life, and aim to grow closer to. It is a fact that our public is dormant when it comes to the non-commercial festivals, but that's why we are here - to jointly do something about this situation, and show our general public the problems that people with disabilities are facing every day.

Festival's accompanying program

14. June 2019.

Invisible wave - an experimental tactile comic book

"Invisible Wave" is a doctoral art project authored by Dragana Kuprešanin, awarded in 2018 with the Prize for Accessible Artwork, at the "Inclusive Gallery" competition. This project is the first doctoral art project of the University of Arts which deals with the subject of inclusive comic books through the experiment of bringing together artistic and applied forms of media.
For the first time, the "Invisible Wave" makes the media of comic books available to the audience with disabilities (blind and visually impaired), who has never had access to such a media until now.

Dragana Kuprešanin (1982)

Graduated artist - specialist in painting (Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, 2011) and graduated graphic designer (Faculty of Applied Arts, 2008), author of alternative comic book.

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.