The recipient of the Interaction Best Film Award will be chosen by a trinomial international jury, consisting of renowned film professionals that have made astonishing accomplishments in the field of documentary film on an international level - Iva Radivojević, Pavel Mozhar and Vladimir Perović
Iva Radivojević / United States, Croatia
Iva Radivojević was born in Belgrade and spent her early years in Yugoslavia and Cyprus.
She is an artist and filmmaker who currently divides her time between subarctic Alaska, Brooklyn and Lesbos. Her work presents itself as a collection of fragments (observations, poetry, images, sounds, melodies, languages) which collage together to connect into a ruminating whole. The work circles around displacement and belonging, seeking to connect to the metaphysical or the magical. Iva's films have been screened at the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Rotterdam IFF, CPH:DOX, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, DocLisboa, Museum of Modern Art (NYC), and were commissioned by ARTE La Lucarne and Field of Vision. She is the recipient of the Sundance Art of Non-Fiction Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship, Princess Grace Special Project Award and Film Fellowship. Signatures, or the Bass Line of a Freighter Ship, her chapbook of poems was recently published by Bottlecap Press. She’s currently working on a film set in Serbia.
Pavel Mozhar / Germany, Belarus
Pavel Mozhar was born 1987 in Minsk. Has lived in and around Berlin since the age of ten. From 2009 to 2012 he studied Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth where he obtained his Bachelor‘s degree. After graduation, he has taken on various internships and jobs in the film industry. Since 2015, he is studying towards a Master’s degree in Directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, majoring in documentary forms. Mozhar’s most recent work Handbook, a short documentary reconstructing the systematic violence of Belarusian police against the demonstrators in August 2020, was screened at DOK Leipzig, IndieLisboa, Oberhausen, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg and IDFA, where it won Best Short Documentary of IDFA 2021.
Vladimir Perović / Serbia
Vladimir Perović graduated in Film & TV Directing from the Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. His creative documentaries have won 111 awards and recognitions so far. He was a jury member in Yugoslavia, Serbia, Montenegro, Germany, Russia, Iran and Romania, a visiting professor of Documentary film at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Cetinje, Montenegro and a selector for Documentary section of the Film Festival in Herceg Novi (2011-2018). He is a selector of the Festival of Ethnological film in Belgrade (2020- ). He lives in Belgrade, and makes his films both in Serbia and in Montenegro.