Croatian filmmakers at International Documentary Festival Beldocs

The 10th Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, taking place in Belgrade from May 8th to 15th, will host Croatian filmmakers in five festival programmes, while two Croatian projects will be pitched at the Beldocs Pro workshop.

Millennium Reality from Women’s Perspectives is a programme completely dedicated to Croatian film. The public in Belgrade will have the opportunity to see the feature documentary films Family Meals by Dana Budisavljević, Facing the Day by Ivona Juka, Peščanopolis by Zrinka Matijević, How We Entered Europe: Sexa Case by Ines Pletikos, as well as the mid-length documentary films Am I Happy or What? by Vanja Sviličić Juranić, Ana Square by Jelena Novaković, Category: Optimist by Lana Šarić and Half-Sister by Ljiljana Šišmanović. The programme selector is film critic Diana Nenadić, who will also be a guest at the festival, along with Dana Budisavljević.

The Serbian Competition will screen the Croatian minority co-production Why Dragan Gathered His Band, a feature documentary film by Nikola Spasić (Croatian co-producer Menorah Film). The Feel Good Movies programme will screen the Croatian minority co-production Gogita’s New Life by Georgian director Levan Koguashvili (Croatian co-producer is Dario Domitrović).

The award winning mid-length film Dum Spiro Spero will screen in the Biographical Documentaries programme where it will be introduced by the film’s director Pero Kvesić.

This year, the festival added a new programme, Creation vs Destruction, which will screen the feature documentary film Unwanted Heritage. The film is directed by Irena Škorić and music is by Ivo Josipović, who will both attend the festival.

Two Croatian film directors will participate in the Beldocs Pro workshop. Jelena Novaković is developing her project Learning to Walk 2, while Nikolina Hrga is pitching Long Live Labor.

The festival’s industrial segment includes the Beldocs Market. On May 8th and 9th a series of discussions will be held including themes on how to improve efficiency and transparency on the Balkan documentary film market, scheduling times for documentary films on regional and public television, as well as which documentaries have good market potential.

For more on topic discussions please visit this link, while information about the festival can be found on their official website.