About the Summer Film School
In September 17-26, 2021, BINA will be hosting a ten-day film summer school within the Future Architecture Platform. This year’s Future Architecture Platform program is entitled the Landscapes of Care. Within this program, BINA will be hosting a film school entitled If These Walls Could Talk, which will be dedicated to the Press Centre building. The edifice was built on Trg republike (Republic Square) square in downtown Belgrade in 1958-1961, on the basis of the design by architect Ratomir Bogojević and formed in the spirit of contemporary architecture. In 2019, as a work characterized by significant architectural and urbanistic values, the building received a status of a listed heritage building.
The intention of the summer school is to introduce participants in to this building, its architecture, history, facilities and users, in order that they present their own experience/views, comments on the present situation or suggestions of its future potentials - and all that in a short film format (up to 3 minutes).
The workshop entails a mentorship approach through the process of film research and production and includes workshops, lectures, screenings, Q&A sessions, teamwork and individual work, location shooting, sound editing and processing, as well as the final public presentation of the produced films and video works.
The chief mentor of the 2021 BINA cinema workshop is the film director Dejan Petrović - the founder of the International Student Film Camp Interakcija (Interaction). Other film mentors include the director Vojin Vasović; Jelena Maksimović, film editor and Dragan Vildović, cameraman. The architecture mentors are the Future Architecture Open Call 2021 finalists: Julia Udall, Alex De Little, Jon Orlek, Joe Gilmore and Richard Cook, Sonic Acts of Noticing (Greta Britain), Ana Ulrikke Andersen (Norway),
Nina Bačun (Croatia), Dea Widyaeven (Indonesia) and Viktória Mravčáková, Spolka Collective (Slovakia.)
The workshop (education and production) coordinators are Slađana Petrović Varagić and Ana Ostojić.
Who is the school for?
The school is intended for students and professionals in the field of architecture, urbanism, audio-visual arts, as well as other individuals under the age of 35 from Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Slovenia, who are interested in research in the field of film and architecture.
The summer school program is bilingual (Serbian and English). The organizer organizes lectures and consultations with mentors, while participants provide the necessary equipment for the production of works (camera, sound recording equipment, editing unit), as well as accommodation and meals during the school.
You can find the application form here.
Deadline for applications: July 17, 2021. About the results of the competition, which will be published no later than July 19, 2021, candidates will be notified by email.