INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR AND BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

MIROLJUB STOJANOVIĆ - selector of the thirteenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 09 2022

Born on March 2, 1958. He is engaged in film criticism, essays and research. He published his works in more than 40 magazines, as well as daily newspapers and periodicals.

He is represented in about twenty film books by his original works.

Victor

July 27 2021

Director: Christophe Hermans
Country: Belgium
Duration: 94:00

Victor is 17. He is gradually losing his eyesight. That is irrevocable. Refusing his handicap, Victor fights to live like an average teenager and becoming an adult just like the others. Today Victor is ready to take off to go to University and study Law.

IVAN IKIĆ - jury member of the twelfth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 21 2021

Ivan Ikić is the director of the award-winning films Oasis (2020) and Barbarians (2014).

He was born in Belgrade in 1982. He graduated in film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.

STEFAN IVANČIĆ - jury member of the twelfth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 21 2021

Stefan Ivančić is a film director, producer and selector. He completed his undergraduate and master studies in Film Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, where he currently works as an assistant professor.

MIROLJUB STOJANOVIĆ - selector of the twelfth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 21 2021

Born on March 2, 1958. Studies of world literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade.

He is engaged in film criticism, essays and research. He has published his works in more than 40 magazines, daily newspapers and periodicals.

Word of selector

July 12 2021

This year's extraordinarily profiled and expertly designed Festival, will be certainly remembered for several precious film gems, as well as a particular film aesthetic, entirely subservient to the movement of modern film expression. From the very first moment, high production standards made this year's festival quite equable.

Positive All the Way

July 27 2021

Directors: David Ulich, Steven Ungerleider
Country: USA
Duration: 26:49

When faced with tremendous obstacles, Sir Philip Craven holds true to his principles. This film explores how the former president of the International Paralympic Committee used these principles as a compass to guide the world’s largest adaptive sports organization to become a global leader for social change.

Upside

July 27 2021

Director: Jim McMorrow
Country: Ireland
Duration: 17:00

Based on a true story. Stephen, a young man with Down’s Syndrome wishes to break free from his caring but over-protective mother and celebrate his 18th birthday in the way that he chooses.

Sign At All Times

July 27 2021

Director: Andrew Leibman
Country: SAD
Duration: 08:00

Sign At All Times tells the story of how 18-year-old Brian Estrada overcame his personal adversity and found pride in his identity.

Invisible Lines

July 27 2021

Director: Mehdi Rakhshani
Country: Iran
Duration: 49:03

In a village in Iran, a boy is born with severe physical disabilities. His parents, believing him to be stillborn, plan to bury him. Suddenly the boy begins moving with his arms and legs and returns to life.

My way

July 27 2021

Director: Jasmina Pašalić
Country: BIH
Duration: 05:06

The film shows a girl with cerebral palsy and her everyday life. The film strives to make the viewer aware that anything is possible when you believe and when you have the support of the community.

Crazy Wheels

July 27 2021

Director: Elena Rebeca Carini, Ilaria Giangrande
Country: Italy
Duration: 42:19

“What do you want from life?”

“Everything”

“What can you do?”

“Anything”

Janko Baljak - jury member of the thirteenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 09 2022

Janko Baljak, (Belgrade, November 21, 1965) is a Serbian film and television director. He graduated from Film and Television Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.

His first short feature film Due to Reasonable Doubt was shown in 1986 in the official selection of the Festival of Yugoslav Documentary and Short Film Feature Film.

GOSIA@TOMEK

July 27 2021

Director: Christine Jezior
Country: Germany
Duration: 90:00

What happens to a relationship if a partner suddenly becomes severely disabled after an accident? For Gosia it is clear that she will stand by her boyfriend Tomek no matter what in order to let him live as normal and fulfilled a live as possible.

Alice from wonderland

July 27 2021

Director: Elena Demidova
Country: Russian Federation
Duration: 31:39

Masha is sick with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She can’t move and talk, only her fingers move a little and make it possible to control a computer mouse and then everything will be even worse.

Une Maison/House

July 27 2021

Director: Judith Auffray
Country: France
Duration: 82:00

Seven young autistic adults in a house Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, in the southern Cévennes in France.

Feeling through

July 27 2021

Director: Doug Roland
Country: USA
Duration: 18:17

Feeling Through, the first film to star a DeafBlind actor, is a coming of age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of help getting home.

The 12th Belgrade International Film Festival of Persons with Disabilities BOSIFEST 2021 was officially opened last night at the Yugoslav Film Archive

October 18 2021

The Festival's director - Darko Ivić, this year's Selector of the festival Miroljub Stojanovic, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs and the Commissioner for Protection of Equality Mrs. Brankica Jankovic addressed the audience.

With the award ceremony, the 12th Belgrade International Film Festival of people with disabilities came to an end

October 20 2021

The Grand Prix of the 12th Bosifest went to the documentary film "A HOUSE / UNE MAISON" by the French director Judith Auffray

A house take us to a very special place in a quite unusual way, and then focuses on the housemates - it allows us to meet individual characters as they go about their daily routine.

 

Accompanying program of the festival, October 25, 2022.

June 09 2022

Realizer: Institute for the Study of Cultural Development, Belgrade

Program title: Did you know about accessibility in culture?

Marija Stojnić - jury member of the thirteenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 09 2022

Marija Stojnić,  is a director and producer of documentaries that intertwine with other art forms. Her debut feature documentary “Speak to See You” premiered at the IDFA (First Appearance Competition ’19) festival in Amsterdam and the MoMA Museum (Doc Fortnight ’20) in New York, winning the Grand Prix in the national competition at Beldocs 2020 , winner of the international competition of the CaracasDocs festival in Venezuela and St. Andrews Festival in Scotland etc.

Dejan Petrović - jury member of the thirteenth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 09 2022

Dejan Petrović, screenwriter and director of several short feature and documentary films, as well as producer of about 50 short documentaries.

He is the founder and director of the Independent Film Center Filmart, within which several projects are being implemented, including the International Student Film Camp Interaction.

SONJA (BLAGOJEVIĆ) ĐEKIĆ - jury member of the twelfth Belgrade International Film Festival for and by people with disabilities

June 21 2021

Born in 1980 in Belgrade, where she still lives today. She graduated from the VI Belgrade Gymnasium, during which she also attended the Kvadrat School of Film Directing, and then studied film and TV directing at the Faculty of dramatic arts.