As the winner of The EDN Talent Grant Goran Devic gets a free seat at Docs in Thessaloniki, which is taking place on March 18-22, 2009. This includes the opportunity to pitch a new project to a panel of international financiers and participate in the preparatory workshop leading to the pitching event.
The EDN Talent Grant was established through the cooperation of the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) and the European Documentary Network (EDN), and is aimed at providing support to talented directors of documentary films from the Balkans.
The talent grant winner was selected by the Sarajevo Film Festival’s documentary jury, which this year consisted of:
Jorge Sanchez, Director of the Guadalajara Film Festival, Mexico
Dzemal Sabic, Winner of EDN Talent Grant 2007, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Michael Beltrami, Producer/Director, Switzerland
About Goran Devic
Goran Devic studied law, archaeology and film art at "Academy for Drama Art" in Zagreb, Croatia. His films have been screened at different international and domestic film festivals, including Sarajevo Film Festival, where he has previously won the Human Rights International Award for the documentary "Imported Crows", Rotterdam Film Festival, Soloturn Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Motovun Film Festival and others.
About EDN - European Documentary Network
EDN is a member-based organisation for professionals working with documentary film and TV. EDN provides individual consultancy to members, activities like workshops, seminars and releases the two indispensable publications DOX magazine and The EDN TV-Guide. Now over 1000 members from more than 60 countries have joined EDN.
About Sarajevo Film Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival is supporting and promoting regional cinematography. With its accent on most recent regional feature films, short and documentary films, CineLink Co-production Market, Sarajevo Talent Campus and Sarajevo City of Film, SFF represents a main meeting place for regional producers and authors.