Balkan Young Talents is a new initiative developed jointly by Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival and Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival (AJB DOC).

Young filmmakers from Western Balkans will attend two 3-days workshops which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia during Beldocs Industry Days and in Sarajevo, during Al Jazeera Documentary Industry Days at AJB DOC.

The intense 3 days program at Beldocs Industry Days aims to foster creativity, facilitate the exchange of knowledge, and encourage networking. Lectures, panels and one to one mentoring will provide the participants with the basic theoretical and practical techniques in order to create a 10 minutes documentary that centers around the theme of freedom.

Over the summer the participants under guidance of experienced mentors will work on their short documentary films, where 3-5 best projects will be presented to a group of international documentary film professionals during Al Jazeera Documentary Industry Days at AJB DOC, where programmers from Al Jazeera Balkans will pick 1 best project to be screened on their platforms as short formats.

The 2023 Balkan Young Talents workshop will be led by journalist Nadina Malićbegović (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Participants 2023

ALMA COCAJ, 25 year old, Kosovo*
INES EZGETA, 28 year old, Serbia
KATARINA MAJCEN, 28 year old, Slovenia
MARIJA PERCINOVSKA, 21 year old, North Macedonia
ENIS PRIJIĆ, 18 year old, Bosnia and Herzegovina
KATARINA RADMILOVIĆ, 18 year old, Serbia
JOVANA STJEPANOVIĆ, 19 year old, Serbia
LEONID VELKOVSKI, 19 year old, North Macedonia

Beldocs Industry Days program is supported by the European Union through Creative Europe MEDIA.

*All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.


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