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.  

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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.

 

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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.  

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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.
 

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.

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.

The award winning director, Goran Radovanović, selector of the 9th Bosifest

08. May 2018.

After a successful cooperation and an excellent selection of films last year, once again we will have Goran Radovanović as the selector for the upcoming 9th Bosifest, that will take place on 10-12 October at the Sava Center.

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.