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Gazing the Cinematic City of Split

Split is a very cinematic city with its cultural history, landscape, people and nature. Inspired by Boris Poljak, a great cinematographer, filmmaker and our ‘guide’ for a day, this photo diary represents my cinematic gaze over this little pearl of the Mediterranean beauty. Although multiplexes took over this part of the world too, the regional …

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Split in Genres and Images

Split is an indisputably cinematic city. The combination of Roman, Byzantian, Venetian, Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, natural landscapes and the special light at dusk and dawn by the sea makes of its modest territory a possible scene of various film narratives. Such an emblematic city carries visual reminiscence from the past but also presently creates …

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Beldocs 2016 – The frames of freedom or the lack of it

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One of the youngest film festivals in Serbia, the Belgrade International Documentary Film Festivals – Beldocs, was held for the 9th time this May. For seven days, Belgrade was hosting a big cinematic celebration, open for documentary lovers with the most diverse taste. The slogan of this year’s edition of Beldocs, “Really free”, was not …

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The 5C Project program in Split

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The 5C Project caravan stops in Split for a three day event, organised by the Balkan Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Mediterranean Film Festival and Cine Club Split, and with the support of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC). The diverse programme includes feature and short film screenings, Q&A sessions with film directors and workshops …

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Giovanni Vimercati: Cinema originates from the world

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One of the many guests of this year’s edition of the Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival was Giovanni Vimercati, a young film critic from Italy, who writes for numerous websites and publications (often under the pseudonym Celluloid Liberation Front) and runs his own blog, CLF Project. Giovanni was very kind to talk about the state …

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Really free – an interview with Greg de Cuir

In the break between the wonderful movies screened on Beldocs, I talked to Greg de Cuir – writer, translator, author and the artistic director of the festival. Greg gave an interesting insight in film festival culture, observations regarding documentaries, Balkan films in general and, of course, Beldocs. What would you point out as the trademarks …

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Workshop “Split Film School”: Underground with a Mediterranean face

Presented by Diana Nenadić When: Sunday 12 June 2016, 14 – 17h Where: Kino klub Split/ Cine Club Split The “Split Film School” designation has been in effect since the mid-1960s, when the Cine Club Split (founded in 1952) reached its productive and creative peak, becoming one of the most interesting centres for alternative filmmaking …

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