It is our pleasure to announce the first edition of the Vizantrop Festival – the festival of Engaged Ethnographic Film. The festival is organized by the collective Vizantrop in cooperation with the Center for Visual Anthropology – VAC, and this year’s host of the festival will be the Cultural Capital “Stari grad” – Captain Mišina 6 / A.
PROGRAM OF THE FESTIVAL:
Anthropologists are increasingly recognizing the need to expand their methodology and analytical expression. Traditional academic representations in the form of articles or monographs textually provide insights into cultural practices, norms and institutions of social everyday life, however, in order to more fully represent the complexity of social life and the problems faced by communities, alternative academic approaches need to be included that include more sensual perspectives and In this way, they facilitate the understanding of the Other. The importance of visual anthropology is recognized both in the academic community and in the work of public institutions and (non) governmental organizations that increasingly use audiovisual methods for facilitating transcultural dialogue. In addition, we consider that audiovisual representations can have a far reaching reach and a wider audience than professionally written academic texts, and their potential to influence social reality is even greater. Ethnographic film is not seen exclusively as a product of research work, but as a tool for initiating changes.
The festival will last from 13 to 16 June and the entire film program will be shown at the UK Parobrod cinema hall (Captain Mishina 6 / A). In addition to the competition part of the program, films will also be screened in the informative program “Intangible Cultural Heritage”. In addition to film projections, a series of lectures (visual) anthropologists and documentaries from Serbia will be held: Ivana Todorović, Igor Čoka and Vanja Ristić.
According to the Festival’s projections, the films will compete for two awards:
AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM IN THE CATEGORY “COMMUNITY AND EQUALITY” – the author of the winning film will have the opportunity to be a lecturer within the International School of Visual Anthropology (ŠVA 2020) organized by the Center for Visual Anthropology VAC – there will be travel expenses (up to 350 euro), accommodation costs and fees.
Jury in the category of Equality and Equality: Ivan Đorđević, Ivana Todorović, Maša Seničić
AWARD FOR THE BEST STUDENT FILM – the author of the winning film will have the opportunity to be a participant of the International School of Visual Anthropology (ŠVA 2020) organized by the Center for Visual Anthropology VAC – the costs of accommodation and participation will be provided.
Student Film Jury: Miklos Barna-Lipkovski, Ankit Bargchi, Emilija Boskovic
Entrance to the festival will be free!