Serbian cinematography festival

The First Film Festival dedicated to cinematography named – Moving Image in Serbia was organized by the Serbian Society of Cinematographers (SAS), with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Jugoslovenska Kinoteka and the Film Centre of Serbia are presenting Serbia’s first festival of cinematography

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The festival took place at Jugoslovenska Kinoteka in Belgrade, from October 25 to 29, and screened of the eight films of current Serbian cinematography.

Awards will be presented for the best cinematographic work from the past year and for innovation in film expression.

Jury was composed by well known cinematographers from Europe and Serbia: Timo Heinanen (Finland), Goran Mećava (Croatia) and Milorad Glušica (Serbia).Timo Heinanen from Finland, in addition to his cinematographic work, is a photographer and teaches at the ELO Film School at Aalto University in Helsinki and Croat Goran Mećava formed at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Milorad Glušica is a professor emeritus of camera at the Dramatic Arts Faculty of Belgrade University of Arts and the founding president of the Serbian Society of Cinematographers.

The jury decided to award Dušan Joksimović with the best cinematography for feature film “Diary of train machinist”
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Ivana Rajić was awarded for innovation in visual approach in cinematography for film “Open wound”.

Serbian society of cinematographers awarded Radoslav Vladić for outstanding artistic contribution to film aesthetics.

Two very successful master classes were held by Timo Heinanen and Milorad Glušica and the panel discussion mediated by Nigel Walters BSC was held during the course of the “Image in motion” cinematography festival of Serbia.

The Serbian Society of Cinematographers was founded in 2010 and is a full and active member of IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers, an association of members from 53 countries in Europe and around the world.

Guests of the festival were Paul René Roestad FNF president of IMAGO who closed the ceremony, and Nigel Walters BSC, vice-president of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) opened it and moderated one of the panel discussions.

by Predrag Bambic, SAS

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