International Competition Programme
Igor Marković is an independent scholar and free-lance theoretician with focus on visual, film and cultural studies. For the past ten years he served as co-selector and program coordinator of Human Rights Film Festival in Zagreb, as well as executive producer of other Multimedia Institute projects. He is co-founder and co-editor of Limen – journal for theory and practice of liminal phenomena and member of editorial board of journals Ubiq and LibraLibera. He co-authored Curriculum of Department of Cultural Studies at University of Rijeka.
Marija Stojnić is an award-winning director and producer whose films blur borders between documentary and fiction, and often intersect with other art forms. She is The New School in New York and Academy of Arts in Belgrade alumna. Her feature length directorial debut Speak so I can see you had its World premiere in First Appearance Competition selection at IDFA 2019, its US premiere at MoMA’s DocFortnight 2020 in New York and is the National competition Grand Prix winner at Beldocs 2020. She worked on numerous productions in the USA and Europe and since 2011 her career has been focused on creative documentary. In 2016, Marija founded the production house Bilboke in Serbia. She is a guest lecturer and a board member of DokSerbia, NYFA and Instituto Sacatar fellow in film/video. Since September 2019, she’s been a part of the collective behind Set Sail Films.
Yun-hua Chen is a film scholar, critic, and curator. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of St Andrews (Scotland). She writes academic articles and film reviews in English, Chinese, and German. Her monograph Mosaic Space and Mosaic Auteurs has been published by Neofelis Verlag in Berlin in 2017. In her role as film curator and festival organizer, she worked as the festival director of the 26th edition of dokumentART, an annual film festival in Neubrandenburg (Germany). At EMAF and DOK Leipzig she worked as a Fipresci jury member.
Serbian Competition Programme
Aleksandra Milovanović, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Theory and History, the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has extensive experience in editing high-profile documentary films, TV series and gallery installations: Journal about Želimir Žilnik (Janko Baljak, 2021), Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, MoMa, New York, (Mila Turajlić, 2018–2019), The other side of everything (Mila Turajlić, 2017, IDFA Winner), Cinema Komunisto (Mila Turajlić, 2011, Gold Hugo award winner, the FOCAL Award for Creative Use of Archival Footage), Vukovar Final Cut (Janko Baljak, 2006, Sarajevo Film Festival – Human Rights Award winner). Milovanovic is the author of books Towards the New Media, Transmedial Narratives Between the Film and Television (2019). She is a member of the NECS – European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, DokSerbia and Serbian Film Editors Association (UFMS).
Tristan Priimägi is an Estonian film critic. He is currently working for the cultural weekly paper Sirp as the head of the cinema section. He is a founder and programmer of DocPoint Tallinn Documentary Film Festival. In 2020 he published a book 101 Estonian Films.
Film and Series Programmes Editor in Chief at Montenegrin Radio and Television. Underhill Fest, International Documentary Film Festival Founder, and its Artistic Director. Founder of CIRCLE – international programme for development of projects of female filmmakers. Member of FIPRESCI (International Association of Film Critics) and FEDEORA (Federation of European and Mediterranean Film Critics). Jury member at several festivals. Author of the TV show on filmmaking The Seventh Continent. Worked as a deputy chief editor and editor in Chief of culture in Daily News (Podgorica). Worked as the editor in chief of film and series programmes and author of the show on filmmaking at Atlas Television. Written about film and culture in various daily newspapers, weekly editions and portals in Montenegro and abroad. Worked as a lecturer.
Short Film Competition Programme
Iva Plemić Divjak
Iva Plemić Divjak started producing documentaries as one of the producers of the award-winning documentary, Cinema Komunisto (2010, directed by Mila Turajlić), continuing as the executive producer of The Other Side of Everything by the same director (Grand Prix IDFA 2017). For ten years, she’s been producing the Magnificent 7 – European Feature Documentary Film Festival in Belgrade. She joined Horopter Film Production in 2017 and produced feature documentaries 4 Years in 10 Minutes (2018, Special Mention at Visions du Réel, Grand Prix at Beldocs) and Merry Christmas, Yiwu (2020, Heart of Sarajevo for the Best Documentary), both directed by Mladen Kovačević. Iva is a member of the Serbian Documentary Association – DokSrbija, EWA Network, alumna of EURODOC and Emerging Producers training programs. Since 2016, she has represented Serbia in the EURIMAGES Board of Management.
Born in 1984 in Split, Josip Lukić is a graduated economist and a final-year film directing student at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He became involved in film following his move to Zagreb, eight years ago, when he started directing his first films, but also acting in the films by several Croatian film directors. His student films were screened and awarded at Doclisboa, Dokufest, Beldocs, Pančevo, Brest, Makedox, Zagreb Film Festival and Days of Croatian Film. He is awarded the Dean’s Award and Rector’s Special Mention for the documentary film Majči, and his film Tropical Fruit received the Award of the Croatian Society of Film Critics for the best short film. Currently, he is working on his debut feature film.
Neil Young is an freelance writer, curator and filmmaker. He writes regularly for Screen, Sight and Sound and Modern Times Review. He contributed hundreds of reviews to The Hollywood Reporter. He works for several film festivals in different capacities including the Viennale, Vienna Shorts (as head of the Austrian national-competition section), European Film Festival Palić (as International Programmer), Crossing Europe and the Kortfilmfestivalen shorts festival. He was Director of the Bradford International Film Festival. A member of FIPRESCI and the London Critics’ Circle. His films as writer/director include the shorts Vilniu Detroit, Towing Dispatch, Fictional Breweries and The Rising Sun. His experimental documentary Rihaction premiered in the competition at the 2019 Diagonale. In the same year, he made his big-screen acting debut in Joanna Hogg’s Sundance-winning feature The Souvenir.
Beldocs Teen Jury
My name is Andjela Nikolic and I am a second grade student at the Philological High School. I am learning Italian and attending acting classes. I have been dancing for six years, so I enjoy different artistic forms. In addition to reading, I like watching movies and plays.
I developed my love for public speaking through many years of experience working in television and digital media. I am finishing the course Video and Sound Production at the IT Academy. I am the founder of the project I Choose Life (“Biram život”) supported by UNFPA Serbia.
My name is Gordan Sasic, I am a student of the second grade of the French class at the Philological High School. In my leisure time, I love playing sports and video games.
I am a second-year student at the Philological High School in Belgrade, at an experimental department for students talented in dramatic and audio-visual arts. I have been doing photography for 3 years. I’m a big fan of cinema. After graduating from high school, I plan to enroll in the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Department of Film and Television Directing.
My name is Tarja Antic and I was born in Belgrade in 2005. I am a student of the Philological High School, the department of dramatic and audio-visual arts. I also finished music school, so I will continue to engage with music. My hobby is drawing, and I won several awards at art competitions and a first place for caricature at the Little Pierre competition. I write often and with pleasure, take photos and make short films. I speak English and French, and I am a beginner in learning Spanish and Italian.