ENG.

We have the pleasure to introduce a project called SNOWE – Women in Film, Creative Networking.

The project was founded by Balkan New Film Festival  – BaNeFF in Stockholm, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade and supported by the Swedish Institute. It aims at reaching out to women who create films in Sweden and South East Europe. (SNOWE stands for South North West & East).

The project will start in autumn 2014 with a study visit in Belgrade, Serbia, by a group of women, film creators from Sweden, between  16-23 October 2014.

During a couple of days Women Filmmaker will have the opportunity to  get insights into many organizations dealing with film productions, communications and to meet women who are creating film in a world that is traditionally dominated by men.

Therefore, we would appreciate if you could share your experiences and views regarding the challenges and opportunities that women in general meet in the film industry.  Because, only through interactions and dialogues, we can find new inspirations and strength to overcome the challenges that women in film usually are faced with, in whichever country they live in.

 

As we also would like to use this opportunity to present film creators from Sweden, regarding possibility for future collaboration. We will also arrange screenings of one of swedish guests films that will take place during the study visit. The screenings would be open for the public in the Yugoslav Cinemateque, a state owned film institution that has one of the oldest film collections in Europe, and that is acknowledged as one of the most important cultural institutions in the country.

Some of the key directions and messages in this project are the following:

• The films that will be presented should be of a newer date (not older than 3-4 years)

• The films should aim at artistic qualities and should not advocate any specific political views.
• The overall topic is Women’s position in Film industry both as creators and decision makers.

In this context we would like to specifically raise the question of how to empower the womans’ role in the film branch? Namely, in order to take projects to the next level in the film industry, there is a need of solid creative leaders – decision makers, and it is in this area that we find it possible and necessary to highlight the woman’s potentials.

We hope that this study visit will be one in a line of many planned activities, aimed at creating channels of communication and areas of exchange of knowledge, experience and possible collaborations. It is planned to develop into a cooperation in both directions between Sweden and Serbia, and therefore we would appreciate very much if you would like to be a part of it.

Jelena Mila

SNOWE – founder and coordinator

+46 70 33 21 201, +381 63 228 757

info@baneff.com

jelena.mila@hotmail.com

www.baneff.com

 

 

Asta Rantanen, Project manager Swedish Institute, asta.rantanen@si.se

+46 8 4537915

Slavica Markovic-Sandic, Communiations and Public Diplomacy Officer, Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade, slavica.markovic-sandic@gov.se

+381 63 105 93 84

Tove Torbiörnsson, Swedish Film Institute, Tove.Torbiornsson@sfi.se

+46 8 665 11 98

Una Domazetoski, Film Center Serbia, una@fcs.rs

+381 11 2625 131

 

SERB.

Veliko nam je zadovoljstvo što možemo da Vam najavimo početak projekta ’SNOWE – Women in Film, Creative Networking’, СНОВИ – Жене у филму, креативно повезивање,  čija prva faza počinje 16. oktobra 2014. godine u Beogradu.

Tom prilikom u Beogradu će boraviti  grupa poznatih rediteljki i producentkinja iz Švedske, kada će biti  organizovane filmske projekcije, panel diskusija, susreti zena -filmskih stvarateljki iz Srbije i Švedske, kao i studijska poseta relavantnim institucijama srpske kinematografije. Filmovi rediteljki – gostiju iz Švedske biće prikazani u starom zdanju Kinoteke, 20. i 21. oktobra od 18.00 s predstvaljanjem autora, panel diskusijom i otvorenim razgovorom s publikom.

Projekat SNOWE nastao je u sradnji Balkan New Film Festival  – BaNeFF, M.A.M.M.A. produkcije iz Stokholma, Svedskog Instituta, Svedskog Filmskog Instituta, Filmskog Centra Srbije, i Ambasade  Švedske u Beogradu. Usmeren je na upoznavanje, povezivanje i razmenu kreativnih i prakticnih iskustava, putem dijaloga, razmene kulturnog, istorijskog nasledja i savremenog trenutka filmskog stvaranja severa i juga Evrope, (SNOWE je izvedena skracenica: South North West East) s ciljem da  se pronađu  novi kreativni izrazi u  savladavanju brojnih izazova sa kojima se  žene u filmskoj industriji danas suočavaju.

Bila bi nam velika čast ukoliko biste najavu ove posete, datume prikazivanje filmova, kao i informacije i  logo projekta, objavili  u svom magazinu/portalu. Takođe je moguće da se organizuju intervjui sa tvorcima projekta, Jelenom Milom, direktorkom BaNeFF-a iz Stokholma, Astom Rantanen, menadžerom projekta iz Švedskog instituta, ili Slavicom Marković-Sandić, koordinatorkom za komunikacije i javnu diplomatiju ambasade Švedske.  Jelena Mila je  glumica našeg porekla, nastanjena u Stokholmu, koja  i danas glumi u brojnim srpskim filmovima i serijama. Paralelno sa svojim glumačkim angažovanjem, intenzivno radi na umrežavanju filmskih stvaralaca iz Srbije sa kolegama i filmskim stručnjacima u Evropi.

Dobrodosli.

 

Kontakti SNOWE projekta:

Milica Nikolić, Asistent na projektu SNOWE,

+381 60 599 45 95, 
milica.nikkolic@gmail.com

Ambasada Svedske, Slavica Markovic-Sandic, slavica.markovic-sandic@gov.se, tel: +381 11 20 69 237

BaNeFF, Jelena Mila, jelena.mila@hotmail.com,

tel: +381 63 228 757, +46 70 33 21 201, www.baneff.com