A Day With The Comedians
Ritual disguising of people in a village in central Serbia. Comedians, as they call themselves, perform a dramatic scene, sing and dance, and in the form of primitive theatre, make a mockery on actual social and political situation.
Disappearance of Heroes
After recent political changes in Serbia, many streets in Belgrade named after persons and events of the World War II, changed their names. The film depicts the work of the Street and Squares Commission, appointed by the city of Belgrade, as well as reactions of individuals and groups impacted by recent changes. A niece of prominent anti-fascist political leader, a family that lost its members helping the resistance, an illegal courier in occupied Belgrade and many more face a forceful removal of monuments they hold sacred.
Ivan was born in Belgrade, where he graduated in electrical engineering, afterwards specialising in marketing and media. He made his firs films in Academic cine club, where he was the author of several short films. His film "The Disappearance of Heroes", won the Regional Grand Prix at the festival of feature length documentary films Beldocs in 2009. He lives in Belgrade. In 2012 Ivan took part in Balkan Documentary center's workshop BDC Discoveries.
A day with the comedians, 13’, 2002, documentary-International ethnographic film festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2002-International documentary and anthropology film festival, Parnu, Estonia, 2004Bad day for Nemanja Skrabalo, 32’, 2005, fiction/documentary- Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short film, SCG, 2006.- International TV Film Festival , Bar, Montenegro, 2006.- International Short Film Festival "in the Palace", Balčik, Bulgaria, 2006.- Platforma Video 07, Athens, Greece, 2007Disappearance of heroes, 72', 2009, documentary-Beldocs documentary feature film festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009, REGIONALGRAND PRIX- Trieste IFF, 2010- Doha IFF, 2010Problem of perception, 84’, 2011, documentary-Premiere at Beldocs documentary feature film festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011-East Silver Market-Krakow Film Market
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