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Movies from Serbia on Doc Leipzig

Six films from Serbia will be shown at the 57th Festival of Documentary and Animated Film in Leipzig, one of Europe's leading festival for documentary form, two of which are minority co-productions. 

The following films will be screened as a part of the Country Focus on Ex-Yu selection: 1973 by Stefan Ivančić, Sisyphus Carrying Sisyphus by Mihajlo Dragaš, Yugoslavia, How an Ideology Shifted Our Collective Body by Marta Popivoda, Unplugged by Mladen Kovačević and a minority co-production 1717 kilometers in 2009 by Jurij Meden. 

Minority co-productions, Watching the Ball by Martin Kleinmichel will be screened as a part of Anima International program. 

The initiative for presentation of new documentary films at the Doc Leipzig called SEED (South East European Documentaries), launched last year launched in collaboration with film institutions in the region, has come to fruition at this year’s festival.

The basic idea is that through a variety of joint promotional activities (promotional materials, events, presentation at the co-production meetings etc.) and the increased presence of directors, producers and festival selectors from Southeastern Europe at the festival, attention is called to fresh documentaries from the region especially if they are co-productions between countries in the region, and the producers re are looking for co-production partners or other investors in their projects. 

As part of this initiative thirteen documentary films from Serbia - five new films, five films in post-production and three films in production, will be presented: 

Completed films

Bicycles Tell Stories, Milan Lisica 

We Were World Champions, Ivica Vidanović 

The Otherworldly Lion, Marko Cvejić 

Forest, Siniša Dragin 

Živan Makes a Punk Festival, Ognjen Glavonić 


Films in post-production: 

Long Day's Journey Into War, Miloš Škundrić 

Hotel Deuce, Marko Mamuzić 

Underground Cosmonaut, Sonja Blagojević 

In the Dark, Goran Stanković 

The Legacy, Ivan Jović 


Films in production: 

Watchmaker, Dragan Nikolić 

Gastarbeiter Stories, Mladen Djordjević 

Sweet Nothing, Boris Mitić


The Leipzig Festival will be held from 27th of October to 2nd of November 2014. 

More information can be found on the festival website 

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