Selektor: Ivan Marinović
Selekcija Kino Orjen nastavlja tradiciju Hercegnovskog festivala njegovanja filmova iz prostora bivše Jugoslavije. Ona nam daje presjek najzanimljivijih stilskih i žanrovskih iskoraka ostvarenih tokom prošlogodišnje produkcije. Takođe, nagradu Živko Nikolić, koja je prolazila kroz različite faze od njenog ustanovljivanja, sada postavljamo kao značajniju i prestižniju, a ne usputnu i protokolarnu. Ova nagrada će se od sada vezivati uz najhrabriji i najuzbudljiviji film selekcije Kino Orjen, programa u kojem se autori nisu plašili da zađu u manje popularne i definisane prostore i teme. Jednako važnim smatramo i uvođenje glasanja za najbolji film po izboru publike u istoj selekciji. Zbog intrigantne raznorodnosti filmova unutar programa, nagrada će u ovoj sekciji biti relevantnija nego bilo gdje drugo.
Osim prikazivanja filmova velikana poput Rajka Grlića i Damjana Kozolea posebno nam je zadovoljstvo što u ovom programu, kome prilazimo sa jednakom pažnjom i strašću kao i glavnom takmičarskom, imamo i dvije domaće premijere. "Iskra" je film minijaturnog budžeta, čija skromnost nije spriječila autora Gojka Brkuljana da pokaže svu svoju zanatsku vještinu. A The Books of Knjige, nakon što su nas uveseljavali kroz različite forme fantastičnim analizama našeg mentaliteta zadnjih dvadeset godina, sada donose krunu njihove dosadašnje karijere - dugometražni prvijenac. Osim što priželjkujemo da to bude film koji će "TBOK" popularizovati širom regiona, očekujemo i spektakularnu atmosferu na premijeri na Kanli Kuli.
Imavši u vidu da su tu i "Biser Bojane" i "Igla ispod praga", čak četiri domaća filma na festivalu su jasan znak sve bržeg razvitka crnogorske kinematografije. Naš festival će nastojati ne samo da prati domaći film, već i da kroz planirani razvoj industrijskog programa u bliskoj budućnosti, pruži i svoju suštinsku podršku.
Cinema Orjen selection continues with the Herceg Novi Festival’s tradition to cherish films made on the territory of former Yugoslavia. It provides us with an overview of the most interesting style and genre achievements of the last year’s production. In addition to this, Živko Nikolić Award, which has gone through various phases since its establishment, has now more significance and prestige, and it surpassed the level of formality. From now on, this award will be tied to the most daring and exciting films of the Cinema Orjen selection, the programs where authors did not hesitate to cover less popular and defined spaces and themes. Equally important improvement has been made by the introduction of audience votes for the best picture in the same selection. Due to intriguing heterogeneity of films within the programs, the award will be more relevant in this section than anywhere else.
Apart from screening of the films made by great directors such as Rajko Grlić and Damjan Kozole, we are particularly pleased to have two local premieres in this program, which we treat with the same dedication and passion like the main competition program. “Iskra” is a film with a very low budget, but that did not stop the director Gojko Berkuljan to demonstrate all his skills in it. The Books of Knjige, who have been bringing us joy for the past twenty years through their various and brilliant analyses of our mentality, are now reaching the peak of their career with their feature-length debut. Not only we expect this film to bring popularity to the “TBOK” across the region, but also a spectacular atmosphere at its premiere on Kanli Kula.
Bearing in mind that “Diamond of Boyana” and “The Black Pin” are also here, there are four local films at the festival, which is a clear sign that Montenegrin cinematography is developing swiftly. Our festival will not only tend to cherish our cinema, but also to offer it support, through the planned development of the industrial program in the near future.
Đorđe Milosavljević (born: 1969. Ivanjica) finished high school in Kragujevac and graduated on Faculty of Dramatic Arts in 1997. in Belgrade. As a scriptwriter on feature film he made his debut with Paker aranzman in 1996 and as a director his debut was a film called Tockovi in 1999. (Filmography: Bledi mesec, Konji vrani, Jesen stiže, Dunjo moja, Dunav, Ledina, Ringe Raja, Apsolutnih sto, Nataša, Mehanizam, Nebeska udica, Točkovi, Raškršća, Tri palme za dve bitange i ribicu, Paket aranžman, Neprijatelj). He is also a comic scriptwriter (L Empire da le Raison, Tome 1, 2, 3 - Editions J Glenat, Francuska; Max Debris - Studentski informativni izdavački centar, Niš; Kalokagarti - Orbis, Beograd) as well as theater writer and director (Gospodja ministarka – adaptation, Samoubistvena Pepeljuga, Kontumac ili Berman i Jelena, Instant seksualno vaspitanje, Porfirogeneza, Gola Vera, Iskoristi dan!, Parče noći, Ulični psi). He has been awarded with numerous national and international awards: Apsolutnih sto” – Best script in Vrnjačka Banja, 2003.; FINDLING AWARD, best film “Mehanizam” – International film festival Cottbus, Germany, 2002.; PRIX FIPRESCI, for film “Mehanizam”, International film festival Troy , 2001.; Best script for film “Nebeska udica”, Script Festival Vrnjačka Banja, 2001.; GRAND-PRIX for best film on International film festival in Soci, Russia , 2000; Zlatna mimosa for best scrip for his movie ‘Tockovi’t on Film festival in Herceg- Novi in 1999.
Stefan Bošković was born in 1983 in Podgorica. He graduated from dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje. He published a novel "Slapping", which was awarded in the competition for "The Best Unpublished Novel in Montenegro". Short stories and plays are published in several journals and anthologies. His stories were translated into English, Russian and Slovenian. Coscenarist of a feature film "Under the bridge, between the rocks" (2016). The screenwriter is a short feature film "The Soul of Blood" directed by Senad Šahmanović (2014), sitcom "Dojč Caffe" (2015), documentaries "Dado Đurić" (2012) "Living Eyes" (2014), "Vice Verse" . Dramatic texts "In Love Triangle", "Komad" and "Galeb" performed.
Sunčica Unevska worked as a journalist and film critic for the daily newspaper "Utrinski vesnik" since 1999. Previously she had worked for the daily "Republika", the news agency "Makpres", the weekly "Puls", the online magazine "Blesok" and for magazines about film, culture and social issues such as "Kulturen život" and "Kinopis" and had also collaborated for the Austrian magazine "Springerin" and the Bulgarian "Kino".
In the last twenty years Unevska has been a regular reporter from film festivals worldwide. She is representative of Macedonia in the Association of Film Critics at the International Federation "Fipresci", and has participated as a member of the jury in many festivals.
For two years she has worked as a media coordinator at the Festival of German Film in Skopje, and as a program coordinator and a selector of the Festival of European Film "Cinedays" in Skopje. She has been a selector for five years of the programme "New Visions" at the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" in Bitola, which she had established in 2009. For seven years Unevska has been a selector of feature film programme of the Festival of Southeastern European Film "Asterfest" in Strumica and two years already she has worked as a selector of the Skopje Film Festival. For four years she has worked as a selector for Macedonia at the Motovun Film Festival in Motovun, Croatia. She is author of the booklet "10 Laureates at Asterfest" and the book of film critics “The Seventh Seal”.