From 24th until 27th October, 17th International Short Film Festival was held in Cultural Center of Novi Sad. This manifestation, which for 17 years cherishes author’s expression, and affirms independent production, this year managed to attract many visitors.
On the last day of the festival, in film theater of Cultural Center of Novi Sad, winners in two categories were announced. In international competition, film by Indian author Rakesh Sain, “Nanosophobia’’, won the award. This was the award of the festival audience, who voted during the festival. Film “Jesenji valcer”, by Ognjen Petković, won the award in Serbia/region selection, where voted the jury of the festival, in which were Aleksandra Milovanović, Katarina Todorović and Ivana Todorović. Except for the main award, other special awards were assigned. Award for the best actress, Milica Šćepanović, from film “Praskozorje” by Andrija Mugoš; award for best montage went to Milina Trišić, for film “Neputovanje” by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr. Aleksa Borković won special award for best camera, for film “Bambilend” by Danilo Stanimirović; and special award for best direction of the film went to Nikola Stojanović, author of the film “Mi smo videli leto”.
“Attendance on the festival this year was huge. I’m glad that we provided additional program to our audience, beside our two constant selections of films. All our visitors were able to enjoy, not only in our competitive part of program, with over 70 films, but also in DokuFront selection, Frontić, HororHront and many film workshops. Great honor for us was that, for the first time in history of the festival, one author from our International selection paid a visit to our festival. That was Andor Berényi, who stayed after the projection, to talk about his film.” – said director of the festival, Nina Latinović.
Film front, all these years, doesn’t only have the roll in popularization of short film, but also in education of young people who decided to create in this manner; and in rising awareness about activism, through working with volunteers, which have been part of this festival for years.
Film Front started back in 2003 as “Film and Video Festival of Vojvodina”. Since 2005 the festival took place under the name Independent and Short Productions Festival - Film Front, and as of 2017 the official festival name is International Short Film Fesitval – Film Front.
The ultimate goal of Film Front is to promote young filmmakers and their auteur’s expression, no matter if it is experimental or traditional. The audience is given the opportunity to take a closer look at the achievements in the production of short films from the whole world, as the Festival has an Official International selection. We are also aware of the significance of preserving the national and regional cinema, and therefore our audience has also the chance to keep up with the Serbian and regional short film productions watching the Serbia/region selection. Both selections are in competition program.
Film Front is traditionally held on the last weekend of October, in the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, with free admission to the whole program.
The call for submissions usually opens in June and lasts until mid September. Film Front welcomes fiction, experimental, documentary and animated shorts. The films must be up to 30 minutes in length, and must be produced during the current or the year before.
Winner of the Serbia/region selection is chosen by the professional jury, whereas the audience votes for the winner of International selection.
Download program on this link HERE