in cooperation with Beldocs – International Documentary Film Festival
21st August, 2022 at 12 a.m.
Movie Theatre, Požega
Jelena Maksimović, film editor and director, assistant professor at the Faculty for Media and Communication in Belgrade, Digital Arts Department
Andrijana Stojković, director and documentary film profesor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade
Marko Grba Singh, director and artisitic director od Beldocs Festival
The short film is often underestimated and undermined regarding its significance in film history, as well as the author’s development. It is often only seen as the director’s transition phase towards a full-length film. The idea of the panel is to introduce the participants to the diversity and fluidity that the short form can offer, and point out some of the advantages that go along with it. During the discussions, the participants of the panel will reflect on the numerous and diverse structures and materials of short documentaries, which includes a spectrum ranging from the most classic narratives to the most experimental works.
Jelena Maksimović graduated in Film editing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She has been teaching at the Faculty for Media and Communication in Belgrade, Digital Arts Department, since 2015. As an editor she worked on films such as The Load (2018), You Have the Night (2018), Celts (2021), and Landscapes of Resistance (2021) which screened in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto, and many others.
She has directed two short and two feature films: Taurunum Boy (2018) and Homelands (2020).
In addition to the film, she has achieved numerous collaborations in video works, spatial installations, and theatre performances.
Andrijana Stojkovic (b. 1976) holds MA in Film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Author of 7 short fiction and 8 short documentary films; 3 feature documentaries and 1 feature fiction. Her films were awarded at numerous prestigious international film festivals like IDFA, HotDocs FF, Rotterdam IFF, FidMarseille, Raindance FF, Sofia IFF, Havana IFF, Krakow FF etc. She founded film production company All Inclusive Films in 2009. One of the founders of Association for Education in Audiovisual Culture “Filmkultura”. Andrijana is an Associate professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.
Marko Grba Singh
Marko Grba Singh was born in 1988 in Belgrade, Serbia. He is currently on PhD studies in Film Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. His short documentaries At Least We’ve Met (2012) and Pale (2013) premiered at Visions du Réel. His first mid-length film Abdul & Hamza (2015) got a Special Mention at FIDMarseille. His short film If I Had It My Way I Would Never Leave was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the ACID Section in 2017. Since 2018 he serves as the Artistic Director of Beldocs - Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival. His first feature film Rampart (2021) premiered at Locarno Film Festival.