INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR AND BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES -

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.

Selector, Igor Toholj, chose 16 films out of which 9 will be screened in the competitive and 7 in the non-competitive part of the program. Films have arrived from America, Canada, Iran, Europe and the countries from this region.

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On Monday, 21st of October, the 10th Belgrade International Film Festival by and for people with disability, BOSIFEST, was opened at the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum under the slogan "Portrait of emotions". At the opening of the Festival, guest speakers were Marjan Vujović - Director of the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum, Darko Ivić - Festival director, Igor Toholj - selector of this year's Festival films and Mr. Radoslav Zelenović. The master of the opening ceremony was actress Milica Milša.

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Many international guests of the Festival were present at the opening, including a number of public figures, such as Zoran Moka Slavnić, Tanja Petrović and others.

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The tenth edition of the Belgrade International Film Festival by and for Persons with Disability - Bosifest, is being organized by the Hendi Center Colosseum in the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum from 21 to 23 October. The jury of the Festival will give out following awards: Grand Prix for the best film, the award for the best director, the award for the best-case scenario, as well as special recognitions.

In the accompanying program of the Festival, we will have a workshop with film authors and a comic book workshop "Frame / scene-field: the time sequence of comic book and film” lead by Dragana Kuprešanin, a Bachelor of Fine Arts - specialist in painting.

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In the lobby of the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum you will be able to see the exhibitions:

BOSIFEST 2010-2019 posters

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Invisible wave - an experimental tactile comic book

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"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.

Bosifest is a unique film festival in our country as well as globally, because its complete program consists of documentary films that deal with the lives of or are authored by people with disability.

Jury of the 10th Bosifest will consist of: director Vuk Ršumović, director Biljana Tutorov and actress Nataša Ninković.

Jury will give out following awards: Grand Prix for the best film, the award for the best director, the award for the best-case scenario, as well as special recognitions.

With the award ceremony, the 11th Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities – BOSIFEST, was officially closed

22. October 2020.

The 11th BOSIFEST’s Grand Prix went to the Czech film "Two roads", directed by Radovan Sibrt.

In this year's selection of films, this achievement stands out not only for its quality but also for its emotions and optimism in the story of the Tap Tap band, whose members overcome their disability with music, pointing out that it is always possible to find true meaning in life.

The 11th Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities - Bosifest is officially opened

20. October 2020.

Last night, at the Yugoslav Film Archive, the 11th BOSIFEST was officially opened.

The audience was addressed by the Festival’s Director - Darko Ivić, Marjan Vujović – manager of the Archive’s Museum and Festival’s Selector – Igor Toholj.

Peter Plan

15. October 2020.

Director: Jean Castejon
Country: Spain
Runtime: 73:13

Several years have passed since Peter decided to go and live in Plan, an isolated village in the Aragonese Pyrenees. Far away from the advantages a city offers a blind person, he survives through his art, rock music.

Against the Stream

15. October 2020.

Director: Grigory Kurdyaev
Country: Russia
Runtime: 57:30

A few weeks from the life of a young Paralympic Andrei Filippov (19 years old), a master of sports in swimming of the blind. Having met with Andrei in his small homeland, we will go along with him a short but important way – from home training in Volgograd to playing in Moscow at the Russian Cup.

Once upon a boy

15. October 2020.

Director: Uri Levi
Country: Israel
Runtime: 65:30

Ron is intelligent, charming and full of life, but every day, his movements are increasingly limited by cerebral palsy. This, while he watches his twin run and play soccer with their brother.

Two roads

15. October 2020.

Director: Radovan Sibrt
Country: Czech Republic
Runtime: 79:05

What would you do with your life in a limited body and with limited time?

Maricarmen

15. October 2020.

Director: Sergio Morkin
Country: Mexico
Runtime: 78:33

Maricarmen Graue (52) is a cello player; she plays with a rock band, as well as in a chamber orchestra. She is also a music teacher, a writer, and a marathon runner. She lives alone and is completely blind.

I am

15. October 2020.

Director: Grzegorz Paprzycki
Country: Poland
Runtime: 23:09

A couple goes on a journey across the French Alps. Apart from beautiful landscapes, they share views on topics related to faith and the creation of the world.

I see in the dark

15. October 2020.

Director: Lana Bregar
Country: Slovenia
Runtime: 16:30

The short documentary shows three individuals, who have lost their sight. Their intimate narrative takes the viewer on a journey to their world and feelings about the loss of vision.

Out of spite

15. October 2020.

Director: Gojko Berkuljan
Country: Montenegro
Runtime: 10:50

„Out of spite“ is a movie about Anđela Radovanović, Russian language and literature teacher, poetess, showing the world of emotions between Siberia and Latin America through her poems.

I am

15. October 2020.

Director: Martina Biagi
Country: Italy
Runtime: 52:06

I am is a journey amid families with children suffering from rare genetic conditions and doctors who take care of them.

ERIK

15. October 2020.

Director: Danilo - Lola Ilić
Country: Croatia
Runtime: 77:00

Erik is a 36-year-old young man with cerebral palsy. Although a person with disabilities and various problems he is never at peace, he always wants to do something new. He is a composer, author, singer, keyboard player, songwriter ....

SELECTION OF FILMS FOR BOSIFEST 2020

18. August 2020.

This year's selector, Igor Toholj, has chosen films to be screened at the 11th Belgrade International Film Festival for and by People with Disabilities

Interactive film

11. August 2020.

The workshop for creative writing of scripts for short films includes participants with disabilities of all categories in age groups as well as interested healthy people who work together to design, prepare and concept scripts for short films on the lives of people with disabilities, their social inclusion and universal problems.

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.

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

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