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International competition programme

Matjaž Ivanišin
Matjaž Ivanišin (1981, Slovenia) was educated in film at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. Since his graduation in 2007, he has worked as a freelance filmmaker. His student film Quick View (2005) won several awards. He received the France Brenk award for his debut feature-length documentary Karpotrotter (2013). Ivanišin’s second feature-length documentary Playing Men (2017) was selected for Belfort, where it won the Cine + Distribution Support Award.

Diana Tabakov
Diana Tabakov is the head of acquisitions and film programme at the international VOD platform Doc Alliance Films powered by 7 key European documentary film festivals. The portal presents regular film programmes ranging from retrospectives of leading world filmmakers to new premiere formats. She also cooperates as an independent expert for the Czech State Cinematography Fund, curates documentary films for arthouse cinemas and film festivals and runs the film literacy project My Street Films

Branislav Dimitrijević
Dr Branislav Dimitrijević is Professor of History and Theory of Art at the College of Art and Design in Belgrade. He teaches and writes internationally on art and culture of socialist Yugoslavia. His most recent books are Consumed Socialism – Culture, Consumerism and Social Imagination in Yugoslavia, 1950-1974 (2016) and Dušan Makavejev’ s Sweet Movie (2017). His site-specific curatorial projects include No Network (2011), the first edition of the art biennial in the nuclear bunker in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Serbian competition programme 

Varja Močnik
Varja Močnik finished film and TV directing studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is since living a life, dedicated to film. She has been working as a TV director for a decade, has directed several films, latest a documentary LP film Buldožer – Pljuni istini u oči (2017), and assisted collegues as assistant, cameraman, editor on their projects. Soon she started to write about film and later cooperate with the Slovenian Cinematheque as a film curator. She has been working for the International Film Festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema since its beginnigs in several roles and has been its film programme selector for the last few years. She believes in freedom of cinematic expression and adores film in all its forms and genres.

Svetislav Basara
Svetislav Basara (1953) is a major figure in Serbian literarature. The author of more then twenty novels, esseeys, and short stories collections, he is the winner of numerous awards and honors, including the NIN Prize in 2007.

Manuel Mozos
Born in Lisbon in 1959. He studies History and Philosophy until 1984 before enrolling at the School of Theatre and Cinema, where he specializes in editing. He is responsible for editing of several films until, in 1989, he directs his first feature Um passo, outro passo e depois, and, in 1991, XAVIER which remains unfinished till 2002. Manuel Mozos also directs several documentaries and video clips and works at the Cinemateca Portuguesa

Best short film of the festival

Aron Sekelj
Born on 11.11.1988 in Belgrade, Serbia. From 2008 to 2012, BA Studies in Film Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade (Fdu Beograd), with one collaborative feature-length and numerous short fiction, documentary and experimental films completed over the course of these four years. In 2012, he moved to Hamburg, Germany to pursue a MFA degree in Film at the University of Fine Arts (Hochschule für bildende Künste), graduating in 2016 with the experimental documentary project Landscapes of War, Landscapes of Peace. Currently living and working in Belgrade.

Antigoni Papantoni
Antigoni Papantoni was born in Athens, lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland since 2011. She holds a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Piraeus in Greece and an Advanced Studies degree from the Photography School of Vevey, Switzerland. Since 2015, she works for the Visions du Réel documentary film festival in Nyon, Switzerland, currently as the Industry coordinator. In 2017, she starts working for the Athens International Film Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival. In 2018, she starts working in Croatia, and in 2019, she starts collaborating also with Animafest Zagreb.

Eroll Bilibani
Eroll Bilibani is a film producer, photographer and communications manager. He is extensively involved in developing programs that use cinema and storytelling as platforms for social change, through creative educational packages designed to inspire young people. He is also involved in the promotion of documentary cinema through DokuFest’s Solar Powered Traveling Cinema “Cinema at Your Door”. He produced award winning films Home and In Between.