Grand Prix of the Festival went to Matthieu Firmin for the best film “Arise and walk”
Award For Best Director went to Anastazja Dabrowska – for the film "Daniel"
Award For Best Screenplay went to Mariam Chachia for the film "Listen to the silence"
Special Mention went to Anna Bedynska– for the film “In another world”
Special Mention went to Maciej Adamek – for the film “Two worlds”
Special Mention went to Yonatan Nir and Enosh Cassel - the authors of the film “My hero brother“
Bosifest 2017, from 10 to 12 October, at the Sava Center. Welcome!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tell us more about Hotel Constantine the Great?
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.
Tell us more about IN hotel?
IN hotel opened the door for the first time in 2006. It is located in the business center of New Belgrade. It has 187 modern rooms, arranged on seven floors. The IN hotel is itself a great advantage in the business part of New Belgrade, across the road from Kombank Arena and Sava Centar, and right next to the highway which takes 12 minutes to Nikola Tesla airport, it provides guests with easy and efficient communication during the their stay in Belgrade.
Tell us more about the Garni Hotel Evropa?
The Garni Hotel Evropa is located in the very center of the city, at the beginning of the pedestrian zone of Knez Mihailova Street. The hotel is a unique blend of different styles of European culture, elegance and luxury, with modern technical achievements. In its structure, the hotel has luxuriously equipped suites, premium, superior and standard rooms, SPA center and breakfast room.
Bosifest requires serious organization with a large number of activities. Preparing the festival provides an opportunity to show their talents, and to return for a unique experience that will later be of great help and use in professional career. As in previous years, also this year a large number of volunteers contributed their hard work and dedication to the successful realization of the festival.
This year’s selector is our famous director Goran Radovanović. He is born in Belgrade in 1957. Graduated art history from Belgrade’s Faculty of Philosophy in 1982. Between 1977 and 1980 he sojourned in Munich on a scholarship awarded by the Goethe Institute. After his return to Belgrade, he has worked as writer and director of both feature and documentary films.
Radoslav Zelenovic, a former editor of the film program of RTS and the director of the Yugoslav Cinematheque, was born on 20 January 1948 in Kosovska Mitrovica.
During his studies, he was a member of an amateur film club Belgrade Youth Center, for which he directed several films. His professional career started in 1971, as editor of the film program of the Belgrade Youth Center, where he remained until 1979, when he was appointed editor of the editorial board of Television Belgrade film. There he remained until 1992. For the director of the Yugoslav Cinematheque was elected the same year.
Jury member of BOSIFEST 2017 is our celebrated actress Anica Dobra. She was born on 03.06.1963. in Belgrade. From 1977 to 1981 she lived in Germany, in Frankfurt, starring in numerous German films. Then she returned to Belgrade, where she enrolled at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. During her studies, she worked with many great professionals such as Dragan Mrkić, Arijana Ćulina, Predrag Bajčetić and others. She graduated in 1987. Anica debuted in the film '' Pera Panker '' in 1985, which was only the beginning of her great career. After two years, she received the award at a film festival in Pula for the film “Deja vu”. That she is the real acting star was confirmed the role in the film '' Balkan Express '', and then she performed even in Atelier 212. She made more than 80 films at home and abroad.
Predrag Antonijevic Gaga is our famous director. He was born in Nis, in 1959. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade - Department of Film and TV Director.
The Belgian film "You have a handicap" and the lecture on Disabled Persons (PWD) marked the promotion of Bosifest, held at the beginning of June in front of Sabac high school students. In the hall of the School of Economics – Trade School in Sabac (ETS), a large number of students gathered to learn more about the problems of people with disabilities, as well as about the film festival that deals with this topic.
People with disabilities have needs like everyone else, but their satisfaction is difficult, especially when society does not recognize this problem and does not start actively solving it, this is the unique attitude of the audience after the presentation of Bosifest in the premises of the Economic- Trade School in Smederevo.
On Tuesday, May 30, representatives BOSIFEST, along with partners from the College of Tourism in Belgrade, visited the Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management. Its students are presented with problems that disabled people have in their daily activities, with special emphasis on the problems faced by the tourism sector.
High school in Veliko Gradiste was visited by BOSIFEST representatives and their partners from The Belgrade College of Tourism on Friday, 26th of May. The lecture about people with disabilities and their problems in the society was held in front of the huge number of high schools students and their professors, as also the presentation of the upcoming International Film Festival For People With Disabilities, BOSIFEST 2017.