JURY SPEAKERS JANA, NIKOLA & VELJKO
Dobrodošli u Niš!
Number of cinemas: 4
Nis is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nisava District. Due to its peculiar geographic position, throughout history, Nis has been known as ‘The Gateway between the East and the West’. It is a city of numerous monuments, stunning architecture and large number of festivals and cultural events. It is famous around the globe for Nisville - an annual summer jazz festival in the Ancient Fortress of Nis.
FREE ZONE is not only popular annual film festival, but also a broader initiative which reaches different target groups. Program is based on films that are eye-opening and often leave their viewers with the feeling of freedom and responsibility that comes with being an active citizen. In these cases the art of film can actually make a difference. Free Zone Junior program, in particular, tailors and implements activities with and for young generations age up to 18, with a mission to raise awareness on burning human rights issues, as well as to foster ever needed inter-culturalism and support inclusion of different social minority groups. To achieve this objective, Free Zone Jr. uses different age-appropriate methods and implements various projects: Free Zone Jr. Program for Primary and High School Teachers, Free Zone Jr. Documentary Workshop, Free Zone Filmmaker school, Traveling cinema with workshop on media literacy, etc. (www.freezonebelgrade.org)
FILM CENTER SERBIA
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, Film Center Serbia supports development, production, distribution and promotion of Serbian film and manages the strategic development of film industry in Serbia. (www.fcs.rs)
COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NIS
CHRIN founded on 27 July 1999 as human rights advocacy initiative, formed first and foremost to provide free legal aid to citizens whose human rights have been violated, makes analyses of existing data, and monitors specific cases of non-respect of human rights. (www.chrin.org.rs )