Independent Film Centre “Filmart” has been awarded “Special mention” by professional jury of the 66th Martovski festival – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival.

Jury’s explanation:
“The jury is awarding Independent Film Center “Filmart” by Special mention for the excellent film selection with artistic quality that contributed significantly to the 66th Martovski Festival. These films were made during the Interaction Camp whose goal is international connecting of film students. The results of this project are films “The Valley of the Rulers” and “Harvesters” whose quality in this way we want to particularly emphasize.”

Documentaries which were filmed during the Interaction Camp at the 66th Martovski Festival (Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia) and Atlanta Film Festival (USA)

The documentaries “The Valley of the Rulers” and “The Harvesters” filmed during the International Student Film Camp “Interaction” will be screened at the 66th Martovski festival (Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival) in Serbia and Atlanta Film Festival (USA) during March and April 2019.

Short documentary “Valley of the Rulers” is a Serbian/Israeli coproduction (IFC Filmart and Okapi Creative Studio) directed by Efim Graboy from Israel, and was filmed during the 12th International Student Film Camp “Interaction 2017”. After the successful screenings at Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, “Valley of the Rulers” will have its Serbian premiere at the 66th Martovski Festival (Serbia, Belgrade, Dom omladine Beograda, 29 March, 2019, 9:00 PM) as well as at the Atlanta Film Festival (USA, Atlanta, Hilan Theater, 11 April, 2019, 7:30 PM). Atlanta Film Festival screening is the second screening of the film at an “Academy Award qualifying” festival in America.

“The Harvesters” directed by Gala Negrello from Argentina, was filmed during the 13th International Student Film Camp “Intraction 2018” in Ivanjica. The film will be premiered at the 66th Martovski festival (Serbia, Belgrade, Dom omladine Beograda, 29 March, 2019, 9:00 PM). “The Harvesters” is a portrait of Ruža, an 82 year-old woman who collects blackberries in a mountain in Ivanjica and dreams her dream. Dejan Petrović is the producer of the film, and the rest of the crew include young filmmakers – Osama Aiad from Egypt (production manager), Olya Solovyova form Russia (sound designer), Arnold Fernandes from India (DoP) and Stefan Rokvić, editor from Serbia. Local production coordinator in Ivanjica is Aleksandar Dimitrijević (producer).

“Valley of the Rulers” tells the story of people who spend their last years in a nursing home in Zabučje, a village above Uzice. The director of the film is Efim Graboy, Dejan Petrović is the producer, while the rest of the crew are filmmakers and film students from different countries – Walid Messnaoui from Morocco (editor), Constanza Sandoval from Argentina (director of photography), Anton Levkin from Russia (camera designer and sound designer) and Milena Šmigić (production manager from Serbia). Local production coordinator is Ana Ostojić.

Belgrade, Serbia, Dom omladine Beograda, 29 March 2019, 9:00 PM

Atlanta, USA, Hilan Theater, 11 April 2019, 7:30 PM


CALL FOR SUBMISSION – 14th International Student Film Camp “Interaction 2018”
Požega (Serbia), from 12th to 29th August 2019

call for submission

14th International Student Film Camp “Interaction 2019” organized by the Independent Film Centre “Filmart” is going to be held from 12th to 29th August, 2019 in Požega (Serbia). During the 14th International Student Film Camp “Interaction 2019”, 15 participants, divided into three crews will shoot three documentary films on a given subject. Along with the film production, the accompanying programmes will be organized: the “Interscreen“ programme, an excursion, sport and music activities, as well as the premiere of the films.


competition eligibility
Your application will be taken into consideration if you:

  • study film production, directing, cinematography, sound design or editing
  • have taken part in production of at least one documentary film
  • speak English fluently
  • complete and submit the online application form
  • upload a documentary film (provided that you participated in its production) on some of the online services (YouTube, Vimeo) and place the link in your online application form along with the password


the organizer provides:

  • board and lodging for the participants
  • equipment and materials for film production
  • transport Belgrade – Požega – Belgrade


participant pays for:

  • transport (to Belgrade and back)
  • international travel health insurance
  • getting a visa (if they need one to enter Serbia)


applying for the competition

Applying for the competition is free.

To apply for this competition you should complete and submit the online application form.

Application deadline: 20th April, 2019


the film which you will send to apply must be:

  • documentary
  • subtitled to English
  • made during your studies

The film should be uploaded on some of the online services (YouTube, Vimeo) and its link should be visible in the online application form along with the password. Your film must be available on the link given until the results of the competition have been announced – until the 10th of May, 2019.


Rules & Regulations of the 14th ISFC “Interaction 2019 [pdf]  you can find here

Online application form of 14th ISFC “Interaction 2019”  here

Call for submissions poster for 14th ISFC “Interaction 2019” [pdf] you can find here


selection of the candidates

After the application deadline, the selection jury will consider the applications, select the candidates and list the names of the participants. Participants chosen to take part in this year’s camp will be informed by e-mail no later than the 10th of May, 2019.