FCS competitions – Decisions in the categories of experimental film and video art, short animated and student film
The Board of Directors of Film Center Serbia adopted the proposals of the Competition Commission for the allocation of funds in the Competition for financing and co-financing projects in cinematography for 2021 in the categories: Co-financing the production of domestic experimental films and video art, and Co-financing the production of domestic short animated films .
In the category Co-financing the production of domestic experimental films and video art, financial resources were allocated to the following projects:
“Promised Space” (video art)
Author: Ivan Marković
Production: Big Time Production – Jelena Radenković PR
Amount in RSD: 1,260,000
From the explanation of the Commission: Multi-channel video installation Promised Space deals with phenomena related to modern residential architecture – increasingly represented investor housing projects, which are created for profit, are advertised through virtual displays of both promising buildings and lifestyles.
“Snapshot of the landscape of the future” (experimental essay film)
Authors: Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran (Doplgenger)
Amount in RSD: 1,200,000
From the Commission’s explanation: The essay-experimental film “Landscape Snapshot of the Future” is a fictional story about the lost memory of a Yugoslav construction worker in third world countries. Dealing with issues of imperialism and memories of the colonial landscape, participate in building a historical narrative.
“Vidasil (Unbreakable Tenderness)” (experimental film)
Author: Igor Stanojevic
Production: Stampedo – Igor Stanojević PR
Amount in RSD: 1,298,000
From the explanation of the Commission: “Vidasil (Unbreakable tenderness)” deals with the invention of Vida Popović – insulating material Vidasil, once characterized as the most durable material in the world and crowned with the international award for the invention at Eureka expo in Brussels. The backbone of the film will be an analysis of the downfall of an incredible and, for this area, atypical scientific invention.
“VHS: A Case of Lost Memory” (experimental film)
Author: Ana Žugić
Production: Gulu gulu presenta – Filip Martinović PR
Amount in RSD: 1,900,000
From the explanation of the Commission: In this experimental film, the author Ana Žugić deals, above all, with comparing the narrative of our memories and the narrative of reproduced memory. Guided by personal experience, she comes up with the idea of collecting personal and forgotten memories of the last VHS generation.
“Aurora’s Dream” (alternative film / essay experimental film)
Author: Dragana Jovanović
Production: Dock 33 – Danilo Lazović PR
Amount in RSD: 980,000
From the Commission’s explanation: By sharing their dreams in a virtual way, heroes around the world discover subconscious narratives that connect their turbulent present with archetypal elements from the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, where isolation and alienation due to a pandemic directly refer to the motif of a hundred-year-old collective dream.
“Diary of Lost Time” (experimental film)
Author: Rasko Milatovic
Production: Black Elephant – Raško Milatović PR
Amount in RSD: 1,362,000
From the Commission’s explanation: During one decade, recorded in various video formats, the experimental documentary “Diary of Lost Time” re-examines the relationship between two individuals – the author of the film Rasko Milatovic and multimedia artist Nenad Rackovic, in counterpoint to the continuous transformation of Belgrade.
In the category Co-financing the production of domestic short animated films, financial resources were allocated to the following projects:
“Afterparty In Postparadise”
Authors: Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak JR
Production company: BAŠ ČELIK
Amount: 2,900,000 RSD
From the explanation of the Commission: The girl is employed in a hotel for the newly composed elite in an “in” location that is collapsing because of what it is like. The proposal contains a satirical story with an unpredictable ending that deals with the kitsch culture of a consumer society in which the time in which we live is recognized.
“The balcony is neither on the web nor on the ground”
Authors: Sanja Poštić, Vukašin Šoć, Predrag Joldić
Production company: FRANCE SERBIE EXPRESS
Amount: 2,000,000 RSD
From the explanation of the Commission: The main character, Miloš, sets out to free his beloved, who was captured by a dragon neither on the web nor on earth. Along the way, he realizes that he is like a hero from video games, that he has three lives and that the imaginary world is a product of avatars.
Authors: Igor Pavlović, Marko Draško
Production company: NOVO KULTURNO NASELJE
Amount: RSD 1,900,000
From the Commission’s explanation: In the genre sense, “Step” is an anti-utopia (on the trail of classics such as “Brave, New World”, “We”, “1984”) in which some of the elements of the story are recognized as an element of everyday life – a loner tries to achieve contact with people from a totalitarian society who, as different, perceive him as an enemy.
Authors: Nemanja Gavrilović, Miloš Đurđević
Production company: TALESGATE
Amount: RSD 1,900,000
From the Commission’s explanation: The proposal contains an anti-war story with elements of fiction in which two brothers become warlords. They are only reconciled when they die after having previously committed a number of crimes, including the death of their mother.
“H.F. Lovecraft: Hound”
Authors: Mihajlo Dragas, Milan Milosavljevic
Production company: INDEPENDENT FILM CENTER VORKY TEAM
Amount: RSD 1,800,000
From the explanation of the Commission: Hound is a film adaptation of Lovecraft’s story “The Hound” and it is a genre-pure horror film. The Commission considers that this is a very successful adaptation which has achieved an independent work, which survives independently of the literary template.
Author: Dusko Pasic
Production company: GREIFER
Amount: RSD 1,500,000
From the explanation of the Commission: The proposed film is a love story with a strong humanistic message – the two of them arrange a meeting in a chat where they both appear in a wheelchair so that, later, being together will help them overcome their physical handicap and be happy.
In the category Co-financing the production of student final films, financial resources were allocated to the following projects:
Feature films: “Rejected from Sinositi” (screenplay: Sava Reljin, director: Sava Reljin, Novak Šipetić, amount in RSD: 1,100,000), “Clear Sky” (screenplay and direction: Milica Cvetković, amount in RSD: 650,000), “Attempts” (screenplay and direction: Isidora Bulatović, amount in RSD: 400,000), “Trial ride” (screenplay and direction: Mirza Abdagić, amount in RSD: 220,000), “Miracle” (screenplay: Đurđica Bošković, director: Ilija Petrović , amount in RSD: 700,000), “1840” (screenplay and direction: Branko Andrić, amount in RSD: 900,000), “Rehearsal” (screenplay: Jelisaveta Nikolić, Ana Vučićević, director: Jelisaveta Nikolić, amount in RSD: 800,000) , “Cats” (screenplay: Danilo Stanimirović, Irena Parezanović, director: Danilo Stanimirović, amount in RSD: 650,000), “Bele rade” (screenplay: Gvozden Ilić, Vida Davidović, director: Gvozden Ilić, amount in RSD: 630,000) and “On a long journey” (screenplay: Nina Plavanjac, director: Lazar Vranić, amount in RSD: 900,000).
Animated films: “Orange peel” (author: Isidora Vulić, amount in RSD: 200,000), “Behind the visible” (author: Dana Vukajlović, amount in RSD: 250,000), “Balance” (author: Tatjana Petrov, amount in RSD: 200,000), “Tuesday evening” (author: Nataša Mihailović, amount in RSD: 200,000) and “Secret Weapon” (author: Tara Simeonovic+ć, amount in RSD: 200,000).