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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.