SARAJEVO FEST ART AND POLITICS 2020

Our lungs are hurting. From Covid. From pollution. From poison – exhaust fumes from cars, buses, trucks; tobacco smoke; grime. Our lungs are burning from anxiety, fear, panic. From politics. For some, their lungs are burning from frustration. From hatred. Is there a cure?

In early December last year, we organised the First Sarajevofest – Arts and Politics. We began with a modest ambition, however a public reaction to the Festival and media echoes had exceeded our expectations. Works of art (theatre plays, films, concerts), political debates, public forums, mentor workshops with young people from the region had proved to be a “hot ticket” in Sarajevo.

This year, two circumstances have defined the Festival’s format. We were unable to organise Sarajevofest “live” due to a poor epidemiological situation in the BiH capital. Additionally, the outgoing Canton Sarajevo Minister of Culture had decided to punish us for no reason and strip away 80% percent of East West Centre’s funds, although there is not a single gym near the Centre. The unfortunate minister, a sportsperson, had declared previously that he was acquainted with the work of the Children’s Museum, because he had trained in the Museum’s vicinity, “but to state that I ever visited it would be false”. One might assume that on basis of training near a museum building, he has decided that he should never support it. In our case, he has never even trained near us. Nevertheless, the minister “danced for only one summer”. The government, in which he just happened to find his spot by chance, has fallen. Ministers come and go, we are here to last.

This very December, the East West Centre is marking the 15th anniversary of its independent existence and is organising the 2. Sarajevofest – Arts and Politics from 5th until 14th December 2020. The Festival is divided into three programmes – Forum, Art Forum and Youth Forum, which will feature fascinating guests. All individual programmes will be available on the website of Sarajevofest – Arts and Politics 2020.

Haris Pašović

Director

Program

Film

The Siege

27. november

Cinema City, Sarajevo

The people featured in this film didn’t know what others were saying at the time of their interviews. The story about the city unfolds in an unexpected way. Perhaps some will not like this portrait of Sarajevo, but here we see the essence of it.

2016/Bosnia and Herzegovina, France/90 min Cinematography: Mustafa Mustafić, Faris Dobrača, Nils Ruinet Editing: Audrey Maurion Production: Agat Films & Cie, Arte France, INA, SCCA/pro.ba Screenplay: Remy Ourdan Director: Remy Ourdan & Patrick Chauvel At the end of the 20th century, Sarajevo experienced the longest siege in modern history. ”The siege” is the film about people who went through this experience, the personal experiences of the besieged. Through the story of Sarajevo, the film speaks about besieged cities in general, struggle and resistance. It is a universal story about horrendous challenges facing our civilisation in its struggle for survival.    
  • Remy Ourdan

    Journalist (France)

In Air

27. november

Cinema City, Sarajevo

Moderator: Dino Mustafić

The newest film of one of the most famous Bosnian-Herzegovinian director tells the story about the secondary victims of the war – the category completely neglected in this country. Surprisingly, the story often meanders in some funny episodes.

2019/France, Bosnia and Herzegovina/30 min Participants: Damir Ibrahimović, Sabina and Esad Ibrahimović, Samir Čengić, Marko Emer, Maria Paluh Sound design: Igor Čamo Cinematography: Eldar Emrić, Christine A. Maier Editing: Vladimir Gojun Music: Damir Imamović Producer: Damir Ibrahimović Dramaturgy: Zoran Solomun Screenplay and directing: Jasmila Žbanić Film “In Air” shows how crimes still define people’s lives, even now, 24 years after the war ended: the director’s husband, Damir, suffered for years from the fear of flying and rather travelled by car or train, when they travelled together for business. This time, Jasmila Žbanić revisits the past and embarks, with Damir and his friends, on a journey in search of the places where he fought in the battles for Sarajevo. Jasmila talks with Damir about his experience as a soldier, his wounds and fears. This investigation resulted in a creative and intimate film in which Damir gradually opens up and finally even decides to face his fear and enter an airplane.

    What a Country!

    27. november

    Cinema City, Sarajevo

    Moderator: Dino Mustafić

    This is a tragedy with an absurd twist about the country in transition and unfulfilled patriotic dreams made by a famous Croatian tandem – Mate Matišić, author and Vinko Brešan, director.  Cast: Nikša Butijer, Krešimir Mikić, Lazar Ristovski.

    2019/Croatia/118 min Cast: Krešimir Mikić, Lazar Ristovski, Nikša Butijer, Sebastian Cavazza, Dražen Kühn, Daniel Olbrychski Cinematography: Branko Linta h.f.s. Editing: Sandra Botica Brešan Sound design: Bartosz Putkiewicz, Music: Maciej Zielinski Costume design: Željka Franulović Set design: Damir Gabelica Producer: Ivan Maloča Production: Interfilm (HR) Screenplay: Mate Matišić Director: Vinko Brešan A suicidal general, Minister in Croatian Government, who voluntarily locks up himself in a prison cell and parents (Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks), who steal the coffin with the remains of the late President aiming to blackmail the Government.

      The Diary of Diana B.

      27. november 00:00

      Cinema City, Sarajevo

      Moderator: Dino Mustafić

      A woman saved thousands of Serb children from being murdered in Jasenovac, a death camp run by the Ustashe NDH regime. This moving film received perhaps the longest standing ovations in the history of the Pula Film Festival. Cast: Alma Prica, Mirjana Karanović, Igor Samobor and Ermin Bravo.

      2019/Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia/88 min Cast: Alma Prica, Igor Samobor, Biserka Ipša, Mirjana Karanović, Krešimir Mikić, Ermin Bravo, Jelena Paljan Cinematography: Jasenko Rasol Music: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz Editing: Marko Ferković Set design: Dušan Milavec, Ivo Hušnjak Costume design: Martina Franić Sound design: Jakov Munižaba Producer: Miljenka Čogelja, Olinka Vištica Production: Hulahop Screenplay and directing: Dana Budisavljević Having learned that mothers and children of Orthodox background are being taken to the camps near Zagreb, Diana Budisavljević starts a perilous campaign, rescuing more than 10 000 children from the ill-famed Ustashe camps. Her husband, a well-known physician, Julije Budisavljević, also gets a personal number and is marked as unwanted in Croatian society. In the atmosphere of fear and threats, unswerving and committed to the idea of humanness, Diana, together with several friends, succeeds to rescue more than 10,000 children from being taken to the ill-famed Ustashe camps. In the midst of historical turmoil, Diana’s Austrian descent becomes a burden, which ultimately results in her story – one of the biggest humanitarian stories of World War II – being left untold.

        Depth Two

        27. november 00:00

        Cinema City, Sarajevo

        Moderator: Dino Mustafić

        Documentary “Depth Two” was a part of research for the feature film “Load” about a gruesome crime and conspiracy to cover it. Each film is a masterpiece and, together, they make a profoundly moving film diptych. An excellent role played by Leon Lučev.

        2016/Serbia, France/80 min Editor: Jelena Maksimović Cinematography: Tatjana Krstevski Sound design: Jakov Munižaba Production: Dragana Jovović, Non-Aligned Films, Sandra Orlović, Fund for Humanitarian Law Co-production: Sophie Erbs, Cinema Defacto (France) Screenplay and directing: Ognjen Glavonić A combination of testimonies and footage of the place where crimes were committed 17 years ago, DUBINA DVA is a documentary with elements of thriller, about a mass grave in the suburb of Belgrade. In an attempt to discover, shed light and give voice to these stories, still buried in silence, with its meditative and hypnotic style, this film addresses the experience, imagination and emotions of viewers.

          The Load

          27. november 00:00

          Cinema City, Sarajevo

          Moderator: Dino Mustafić

          The documentary “Depth Two” was a part of research for the feature film “The Load” about a gruesome crime and conspiracy to cover it. Each film is a masterpiece and, together, they make a profoundly moving film diptych. An extraordinary role played by Leon Lučev.

          2018/Serbia/98 min Cast: Leon Lučev, Tamara Krčunović, Pavle Čemerikić, Ivan Lučev Cinematography: Tatjana Krstevski Editing: Jelena Maksimović Sound design: Jakov Munižaba Set design: Zorana Petrov Production: Non-Aligned Films Screenplay and directing: Ognjen Glavonić ”The Load” is Ognjen Glavonjić’s debut feature film, presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, in the Quinzaine – Directors Fortnight programme.  Film follows the main character, Vlado, a truck driver during NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Leon Lučev is phenomenal in this role. Driving the truck with an unknown load from a Kosovo place to Belgrade, Vlada encounters various characters in the war-engulfed Serbia. Directed excellently, in specific visual style, this film opens the question not only of relationship between past and present, through the Kosovo drama in the 1990s, but of the need of people living in the Balkans to connect the dots of the broken historical narrative through several generations.

            Testament

            27. november 00:00

            Cinema City, Sarajevo

            Moderator: Dino Mustafić

            A unique film-monument presents collective experience of suffering and death in the World War II in the territory of the Independent State of Croatia.

            2016/Serbia/88 min Cinematography: Pablo Ferro Živanović Editing: Aleksandar Jaćić, Stevan Lung Music: Ana Ćurčin, Goran Antović Producer: Ivan Jović, Ivica Vidanović Production: Terirem produkcija, Cinnamon Production Director: Ivan Jović A unique film-monument presents collective experience of suffering and death in the World War II in the territory of the Independent State of Croatia. Edited from over 450 hours of recorded testimonies, collected during four years of conducting interviews with 94 immediate witnesses, the film represents an excerpt from a huge documentary archive. The film story without narrator, historian or archival footage, transmits the silenced voices of victims to our time. Giving the victims a unique right to interpret their own suffering, this film is a farewell to a whole generation, thus becoming a monument dedicated to them by our generation.

              Ajvar

              27. november 00:00

              Cinema City, Sarajevo

              Moderator: Dino Mustafić

              They left the country; they return to visit their families; they live in between the worlds…An emotional story directed in a classic style by Ana Maria Rossi with phenomenal cast led by Sergej Trifunović, Nataša Ninković and Vesna Čipčić.

              2019/Serbia/100 min Cast: Nataša Ninković, Sergej Trifunović, Vesna Čipčić, Miodrag Krstović, Pavle Pekić, Gordan Kičić, Music: Bojan Zulfikarpašić Sound design: Vladan Korać Cinematography: Maja Radošević Editor: Mateja Rackov Set design: Mina Lazarević Costume design: Ksenija Trezović Producer: Nikolina Vučetić Zečević Production: Biberche (RS) Artikulacija (MNE) Screenplay: Ana Maria Rossi, Maja Todorović Director: Ana Maria Rossi Vida and Bane, a married couple, has been living in Stockholm for quite a time. They have successful careers, enough money for decent living and a dog, but no children. Vida suspects that Bane has a mistress in Belgrade, but doesn’t mention it. They visit Serbia for holidays, where in the familiar setting, the well-rehearsed choreography, which was so many times repeated in their gastarbeiter lives, is played. This Easter, however, the wall of silence collapses. We are witnessing the last days of their relationship, a marriage worn out, people whose life together has come to an end. They did not want this ending and they are coping with it the best way they could – trying to live as before, walking on the familiar, well-beaten paths. We are witnessing the annihilation of the world, a shared micro-cosmos wherefrom these two persons have to continue walking in opposite direction.

                I am..

                27. november 00:00

                Cinema City, Sarajevo

                An amazing portrait of the new European inhabitants by a great Italian photographer Luisa Menazzi Moretti.

                2017/Italy/10 min Author: Luisa Menazzi Moretti I AM… is the title of Luisa Menazzi’s photographic project that presents portraits and personal stories of a group of refugees placed in the SPRAR public shelter in the Basilicata, the southern region of Italy. The result is a traveling exhibition, a book in Italian and English, and a video one can now find in numerous Italian schools.
                • Luisa Menazzi Moretti

                  Photographer (Italy)

                Ćafir (Infidel)

                27. november 00:00

                Author: Nejra Latić Hulusić Producer: Sabrina Begović Ćorić Production house: Hava Sarajevo Cinematographer: Amel Đikoli Music: Adnan Mušanović Sound: Vanja Kurtović Graphic design: Aida Sadžak Artwork: Mirza Rahmanović 63 min. ShareTweetShare

                Author: Nejra Latić Hulusić Producer: Sabrina Begović Ćorić Production house: Hava Sarajevo Cinematographer: Amel Đikoli Music: Adnan Mušanović Sound: Vanja Kurtović Graphic design: Aida Sadžak Artwork: Mirza Rahmanović 63 min. (more…)
                • Nejra Latic Hulusic

                  Film and TV director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                • Sabrina Begovic Coric

                  Director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                I am Janez

                27. november

                Author: Janez Janša Starring: Mladen Dolar, Eva i Franco Mattes, Antonio Caronia, Vaginal Davis, Marco Deseriis, Kristin Lucas 108 min. ShareTweetShare

                Author: Janez Janša Starring: Mladen Dolar, Eva i Franco Mattes, Antonio Caronia, Vaginal Davis, Marco Deseriis, Kristin Lucas 108 min. (more…)
                • Janez Janša

                  Artist (Slovenia)

                • Janez Janša

                  Artist (Slovenia)

                • Janez Janša

                  Artist (Slovenia)

                Forumi

                Koncerti

                Damir Avdić

                27. november 00:00

                Sarajevo War Theatre, Sarajevo

                The most original and provocative musician of the Balkans.

                Musician: Damir Avdić (vocal) Arrangement: Damir Avdić East West Center in co-production with JazzFest Sarajevo  

                  Songs of Liberation

                  27. november 00:00

                  Sarajevo War Theatre, Sarajevo

                  Emblematic songs of the 20th century in new and wonderful arrangements by Dino Šukalo and fascinating rendition by Marija Šestić and Narcis Zečić.

                  Musicians: Marija Šestić (vocal); Narcis Zečić (vocal, flute); Dino Šukalo (accoustic and electric guitars, electronic instruments, vocal); Adis Sirbubalo (keyboard, electronic instruments, accordion); Edvin Hadžić (bass, guitar, vocal) Amar Češljar (percussions, electronic instruments, vocal); Arrangement: Dino Šukalo      
                  • Dino Šukalo

                    Musician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  You Fascists Bound to Lose

                  27. november 00:00

                  Club 1, Sarajevo

                  The Classics of American Political Songs; Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan in brilliant rendition by professors of Political Science and musicians!

                  Musicians: Saša Leskovac, Asim Mujkić, Dino Šukalo, Adis Sirbubalo, Edvin Hadžić Arrangement: Saša Leskovac and Asim Mujkić The professors are an acoustic duo from Sarajevo, Prof. Dr. Saša Leskovac and Full Prof. Dr. Asim Mujkić. Originating from the cigarette smoke of the Sarajevo cafe-gallery “Zvono”, in the second half of the 1980s, the Professors’ repertoire always includes the songs of humanism, protest, politics and freedom.  At their concert “All you Fascists Bound to Lose”, the professors will, accompanied by unplugged fractions of the Sarajevo Jazz Guerilla, perform some of the key songs of Woody Guthrie, Dylan and similar singer-protesters.
                  • Dino Šukalo

                    Musician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  Songs of Liberation

                  27. november

                  City theatre Jazavac, Banja Luka

                  Emblematic songs of the 20th century in new and wonderful arrangements by Dino Šukalo and fascinating rendition by Marija Šestić and Narcis Zečić.

                  Musicians: Marija Šestić (vocal); Narcis Zečić (vocal, flute); Dino Šukalo (accoustic and electric guitars, electronic instruments, vocal); Adis Sirbubalo (keyboard, electronic instruments, accordion); Edvin Hadžić (bass, guitar, vocal) Amar Češljar (percussions, electronic instruments, vocal); Arrangement: Dino Šukalo
                  • Dino Šukalo

                    Musician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  Panel diskusije

                  Why politics at all?

                  27. november 00:00

                  Club 1, Sarajevo

                  The new and brilliant generation of Bosnian and Herzegovinian political thinkers discuss whether we need any politics anymore.

                  • Moderator
                    Haris Pašović

                    Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Lejla Huremović

                    Member of the Organizational Committee of the BiH Pride March, activist (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Ivana Marić

                    Analyst, public relations advisor (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Danijal Hadžović

                    Journalist, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Vernes Subašić

                    Poet, language teacher (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  Public violence against women

                  27. november

                  Club 1, Sarajevo

                  Is the increased public violence against some public women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia in the recent months connected with the increased number of murders of women in these countries? Why so many people hate women and abuse them in public? Some of the victims along with the legal experts speak about these subjects.

                  • Moderator
                    Haris Pašović

                    Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Moderator
                    Arijana Saračević Helać

                    Journalist (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Nejra Latic Hulusic

                    Film and TV director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Marija Lukić

                    Activist (Serbia)

                  • Panelist
                    Alma Mulahasanović

                    Lawyer (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Sanela Prašović Gadžo

                    Journalist, politician (Bosna and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Martina Sopta Mlinarević

                    Columnist, activist (Bosna and Herzegovina)

                  Democracy: Ideal? Option? Problem?

                  27. november 00:00

                  Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                  Georges Papandreou, the former Prime Minister of Greece, talks about democracy from the perspective of the city-state that invented democracy. Why we need democracy today more than ever?

                  • Moderator
                    Haris Pašović

                    Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Georges Papandreou

                    Politician, former prime minister (Greece)

                  Europe and democracy – Is this the end of politics?

                  27. november 00:00

                  Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                  Is a current state of the affairs in Europe only a crisis of democracy or is it the end of it? An international debate about the most important issue in today’s Europe.

                  • Moderator
                    Chris Keulemans

                    Writer, journalist (Tunisia, Netherlands)

                  • Panelist
                    Renato Quaglia

                    Project manager, festival and managing director (Italy)

                  • Panelist
                    Emina Ganić

                    Director of Sarajevo Film Academy (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Luisa Menazzi Moretti

                    Photographer (Italy)

                  • Panelist
                    Martin Milan Šimečka

                    Journalist, writer (Slovakia)

                  Western Balkans on the Crossroad – Future of the Euroatlantic Integrations

                  27. november 00:00

                  Club 1, Sarajevo

                  Sarajevo Fest Arts and Politics in a collaboration with Foundation Shared Society and Values Sarajevo ShareTweetShare

                  Sarajevo Fest Arts and Politics in a collaboration with Foundation Shared Society and Values Sarajevo
                  • Panelist
                    Georges Papandreou

                    Politician, former prime minister (Greece)

                  Fake history, true consequences

                  27. november 00:00

                  Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                  Some of the finest Balkan historians discuss how re-writing history distorts our present.

                  • Moderator
                    Saša Kosanović

                    Journalist (Croatia)

                  • Panelist
                    Branka Prpa

                    Historian (Serbia)

                  • Panelist
                    Ćamil Duraković

                    Politician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Husnija Kamberović

                    Historian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Dragan Markovina

                    Historian (Croatia)

                  • Panelist
                    Zoran Erić

                    Art historian, curator (Serbia)

                  • Panelist
                    Tvrtko Jakovina

                    Historian (Croatia)

                  Vision 2030: Where are we going?

                  27. november 00:00

                  National theatre, Mostar

                  Some of the most experienced ex-politicians in the Balkans talk about the future perspectives for the region.

                  • Moderator
                    Saša Kosanović

                    Journalist (Croatia)

                  • Panelist
                    Ivo Josipović

                    Politician, former president (Croatia)

                  The challenges of our age and the quest for a prosperous society

                  27. november

                  City theatre Jazavac, Banja Luka

                  Can we find answer to all the challenges of our modern age?

                  • Moderator
                    Haris Pašović

                    Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                  • Panelist
                    Danica Purg

                    President of CEEMAN and IEDC Bled-School of management (Slovenia)

                  Teatar

                  Hasanaginica

                  27. november 00:00

                  Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                  Moderator: Dino Mustafić

                  One of the biggest Balkan stories in a new, exciting vision of Vedrana Božinović, dramaturge and Andras Urban, one of the most significant directors in the Balkans. The fascinating Marta Beres in the leading role.

                  Cast: Marta Bereš, Daniel Husta, Arpad Mesaroš, Terezia Figura, Livia Banka, Atila Nemet, Gabor Pongo, Zoltan Širmer, Daniel Gomboš, Robert Ožvar Set design: Andraš Urban Costume design: Milica Grbić-Komazić Music: Irena Popović Production: The Theater of Novi Sad /Ujvideki Szinhaz Dramaturgy: Vedrana Božinović Play: Ljubomir Simović Director: Andraš Urban Hasanaginica is not just an ancient tale of love, pain, man and woman, family. Hasanaginica is primarily a story about a woman. About women. About their status. In the middle of world and local scandals about women being abused – here is the eternal tale about eternal abuse of the absolute woman and mother. The play examines who is the woman as she is presented nowadays as part of the manipulative machinery, any machinery, religious, political, systemic, that presents this as the archetype of woman. “Will this play offer hope to audience? I do not know what is the meaning of hope in theatre, in arts… In life, it is something else. When I am watching a performance that speaks about the hopelessness of life– and if that performance is good – it instils hope in me. The vitality and authenticity of theatre, and of art in general, for me that is hope. And it is our message. I do not think that giving hope has anything to do with ideology. It is what the inherent to this performance itself. Such is the world, while we are speaking about a specific problem.” Andraš Urban
                  • Vedrana Božinović

                    Actress, dramaturge (Bosnia and Hercegovina)

                  The Use of Man

                  27. november 00:00

                  Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                  Moderator: Dino Mustafić

                  Aleksandar Tišma’s masterpiece novel to be presented for the first time as a theatrical play. This is the story of looking for the lost life that never happened.
                  Directed by one of the most sensitive Balkan directors, Boris Liješević.

                  Cast: Emina Elor, Jugoslav Krajnov, Predrag Marjanović, Draginja Voganjac, Aljoša Đidić, Danilo Milovanović, Dušan Vukašinović Set design: Željko Piškorić Music: Stefan Ćirić Dramaturgy and dramatisation: Fedor Šili Co-production: Novi Tvrđava Teatar, East West Centar Sarajevo, City of Budva and Ujvideki Szihnaz Novi Sad Author of the novel: Aleksandar Tišma Director: Boris Liješević “The Use of Man” is a tale about the world ruled by racial, political and every other form of intolerance. Madness is spreading and people are hoping that it will not reach the peace-loving Novi Sad, and that Europe and the world will not allow the spreading of Nazism. They are doing nothing although everything indicates that they must flee and save their lives. They are confident that reason always eventually prevails. The main character is Vera Kroner, a girl from a rich Jewish merchant family, who is deported from her comfortable life in Novi Sad to Auschwitz in 1943, together with her and other Jewish families. Vera is the only one who survives the horrible life and scenes she witnessed because she spends the ”camp time” in the ”house of joy”, a brothel, where sexual services they provide to the SS soldiers prolong their life and postpone their death in crematorium. The question is whether one needs to survive when the one's whole world is collapsing and disappearing? Isn't it better, more honourable and wiser to vanish together with it?  Does one need to fight for one's life if what follows are the traumas and images of the most atrocious horrors that keep coming back, never letting one to find peace? Is there peace of mind, home? And how could one not fight for life when it is man’s basic instinct? How to explain to him that he should not live? The psychology of war transforms man into commodity for use, material, for carrying out of other people's intention. Isn't instinct for survival then one's enemy pushing one into disaster? What is man and what he holds within? It is the central question of this play. Is man the being who adapts to circumstances? In peace, a civilized citizen who is fighting for peace-time values, while that same man in war becomes part of evil mechanism, who carrying out orders pushes into humiliation and death thousands of others. And then, after the war, they find themselves back in peaceful, family circumstances. Circumstances change us. Man adapts. He becomes what time demands from him to be. This production will be done with 6-8 actors who would easily and in front of others switch from one character to another, without hiding the process of creating situations, so that thus monumental epic about war and man is made simple for stage and easy to follow in terms of its connotations and narrative.

                    What Would You Give Your Life For?

                    27. november 00:00

                    National Theatre, Sarajevo

                    Moderator: Dino Mustafić

                    Is there an idea that you would give your life for? A challenging and energetic show, played by young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia as if it is exactly what they would be wiling to give their lives for!

                      Cast: Katarina Bradonjić, Dimitrije Aranđelović, Tamara Šustić, Kemal Rizvanović, Fedor Đorović, Sanela Krsmanović-Bistrivoda, Miloš Lazić, Peđa Marjanović, Mina Pavlica, Dražen Pavlović, Gabor Pongo, Mia Simonović, Ema Stojanović, Marko Vasiljević, Dušan Vukašinović, Nikola Živanović Set design: Lada Maglajlić i Vedad Orahovac Music: Rastko Ilić Light design: Nikola Marinkov Graphic design: Enes Huseinčehajić Costume design: Irma Saje Choreography: Thomas Steyaert Production: East West Center Director: Haris Pašović “The idea for this performance originated from my master classes at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, in early 2016, when I was working with the students of acting in the class of Prof. Boris Isaković. We worked on the theatrical portraits of several people who gave their lives for their ideas. I asked the actors who are all in their early 20s: “What would you give your life for?“ When we exclude the family that most people would sacrifice their lives for, the question remains whether is there any idea or project for which we would give our life? The young actors were confused at first. Some gave the ideological answers but on the second thought some or them expressed rather nihilistic views. That’s how it began this extremely exciting process in which we considered ideas, philosophies, beliefs and politics behind someone’s readiness to sacrifice his/her own life for. In a parallel process we also investigated the new theatrical forms since I believe that the new age requires the new theatrical expressions too. The Age of Universal Communication, in which we live, changes paradigm of our communication. Who are the identities that communicate in the virtual space? Real people? Individually created identities? Groups with a common “voice” in a form of one identity? Automated identities? Modern Communication includes all these forms of identity in the virtual space. Storytellers in our age are the entities behind the IP addresses; it is less important who are they, and where are they, than what are they saying. Their identities communicate in a virtual intellectual space / time. Each identity has access to the totality of a story, follows it and co-constructs it by its own contribution. This may sound complicated for a moment, but it is not actually. It’s just a contemporary discourse that goes beyond traditional dramaturgical forms, as they are insufficient for a new paradigm in which we live. Theatre that we create is intellectual theatre, but it is not alienated from the viewer who has no higher education. On the contrary, our theatre is available to each viewer; ideas belong to everyone. Our theatre is based on facts, but it is not a documentary theatre. It is a Theatre of Reality. Life and art unite in a theatrical testimony that is so urgent.” Haris Pašović
                    • Haris Pašović

                      Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                    Tartuffe

                    27. november 00:00

                    National Theatre, Sarajevo

                    Moderator: Dino Mustafić

                    Project authored by Igor Vuk Torbica and co-produced by the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and National Theatre in Sombor; a contemporary version of the classic play by Moliere.

                    Cast: Saša Torlaković, Hana Selimović, Ninoslav Đorđević, Tijana Marković, Marko Marković, Biljana Keskenović Set design: Andreja Rondović Costume design: Jelisaveta Tatić Čuturilo Music: Vladimir Pejković Co-production: Srpsko narodno pozorište and Narodno pozorište Sombor Based on: Moliere's original play “Tartuffe” Author and director: Igor Vuk Torbica The theatre production of "Tartuffe“, a project authored by Igor Vuk Torbica, was co-produced by the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and National Theatre in Sombor; a contemporary version of the classic play by Moliere that resulted from the project titled "The Comic Elements of Classic Plays”. In the original Moliere’s play, the central theme - hypocrisy and lies – related to religious hypocrisy, in the adaptation of Igor Vuk Torbica, with the help of bold acting improvisations of his cast, focuses on the topical issues in our society presented in context of family. The performance shows our moral weakness, manipulation made possible due to the feeling of guilt, and our acceptance of unacceptable living conditions, as well as our stupidity and lies.

                      Indecent Proposal

                      27. november 00:00

                      National theatre, Mostar

                      A prostitute is pressured to falsely accuse an immigrant. Who is immoral in this story? A powerful cast lead by Mina Pavlica and Miloš Lazić.

                      Cast: Mina Pavlica, Miloš Lazić, Dušan Vukašinović, Peđa Marjanović, Vukašin Ranđelović Set design and Costume design: Maja Ivanović and Luna Šalamon Light design: Branislav Milinković and Nikola Marinkov Sound design: Rastko Ilić Production: The Otelotvorenje Association and East West Center Sarajevo Author of the text: Miljan Mandić Director: Haris Pašović and the ensemble ”Indecent proposal” is the text authored by Miljan Mandić, directed by Haris Pašović and the production ensemble. The story occurs in a small town near the border in Serbia, where a prostitute, Mila Pavlović, arrives from Belgrade. On the train, she witnesses the murder of a migrant. The murderer has powerful protectors who start chasing Mila in their attempt to cover up the crime. In a series of unexpected twists and turns, the spiral of events becomes fatal… “In this production we are trying to find out what are the manifestations of patriotism of Serbian society, the society that was so often servant of xenophobia and hatred against others; how deep are the roots of such a patriotism in Serbian society and its collective consciousness; how many real problems are facing the migrants from the Middle East (who are being treated as a plague, as a fatal virus – something like the mediaeval plague pandemics); how the powerful individuals, using the systems of power in our society, succeed to ”iron up all their mistakes and heinous deeds for their own interests, while presenting it to public and to little, ordinary men - in this case, the outcasts - as their fighting for the national interests. Still, those little men, no matter how sinful and marginal they are, have the truth on their side, and truth is the first prerequisite of justice. It changes people and it triumphs.” Miljan Mandić
                      • Haris Pašović

                        Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                      Europe today

                      27. november 00:00

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                      • Haris Pašović

                        Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                      • Miki Manojlovic

                        Actor (Serbia)

                      • Edward Clug

                        Choreographer (Romania)

                      Učesnici

                      Aca Lazin

                      Actor (Serbia)

                        Adi Softić

                        Youth forum participant (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                        From Maglaj. He graduated as a fellow with a high grade point average at SSST and Buckingham Universities. Elected European Youth Ambassador for the Western Balkans in the field of culture. Longtime president of the Youth Association “Dictum factum”. He is interested in art, design, film, music, photography. As part of the Youth Forum, he will speak on the topic “Young European Ambassadors”.

                        • Young European ambassadors

                          27. november

                        Adna Dautović

                        Actress (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
                        • The Interspace

                          27. november 00:00

                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                        Aleksandar Sarapa

                        Actor (Serbia)
                        • Three Winters

                          27. november 00:00

                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                        Aleksandar Trifunovic

                        Journalist

                        A journalist from Republika Srpska. President of the NGO Center for Information Decontamination of Youth in Banja Luka, which launched the Noise project, which includes a web portal, a printed magazine and a television talk show. Trifunovic has been the editor-in-chief of the Buka project since September 2000, and he also appears as the host of a television talk show. In addition to journalistic activities, Trifunović is actively involved in the work of non-governmental organizations in the Republika Srpska, so he often appears as a lecturer and moderator at seminars and public debates initiated by international non-governmental organizations. Studied law at the University of Banja Luka. He is a member of Mense Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is engaged in photography.

                        • Aleksandar Trifunovic - "Social networks demolished SNSD in Banja Luka"

                          27. november 00:00

                        Alen Alilovic

                        Cinematographer, film producer (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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                        • Thin air

                          27. november 00:00

                        Alma Mulahasanović

                        Lawyer (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                        Lawyer from Sarajevo.

                        • Public violence against women

                          27. november

                          Club 1, Sarajevo

                        Ana Rudakijević

                        Actress (Serbia)
                        • Three Winters

                          27. november 00:00

                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                        Andrej Josifovski Pijanista

                        Architect, street artist (Serbia)

                        A young doctoral student of architecture and a street artist from Serbia, whose canvas are the city walls on which he draws murals. One of the organizers of the street art festival “Runaway”. From an early age, he expressed himself through art, whether through playing the piano, architecture or painting murals. He decorated Belgrade with divers’ murals, the Batman sign, a picture of members of the rock group “Fish Soup” and the figure of Novak Djokovic. As an associate of the author’s team, he represented the Republic of Serbia at the 16th Biennial of Architecture in Venice.

                        • Arts and politics

                          27. november 00:00

                        Andrej Nikolaidis

                        Journalist, author (Montenegro)

                        Journalist and author born in Sarajevo. Regular correspondent of regional portal “E-novine”. Wrote columns for Sarajevo weekly “Slobodna Bosna” and Montenegrin publications “Vijesti” and Monitor”. In 2009, he was appointed adviser to the Speaker of the Montenegrin National Assembly. He wrote several novels among which “They!” in 2001, “Mimesis” in 2003, “Son” in 2006, “Arrival” in 2009, “Nine” in 2014, and “Hungarian sentence” in 2017. Lives in Ulcinj.

                        • Democracy or agony

                          27. november 00:00

                        Andrijana Đorđević

                        Actress (Serbia)
                        • Three Winters

                          27. november 00:00

                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                        Arijana Saračević Helać

                        Journalist (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                        Long-term journalist and editor in the Informative and Documentary Programme of FTV, had also worked as reporter during the war. Over the thirty years of her professional work in journalism, she was awarded the highest domestic and foreign awards, such as the Courage in Journalism Award (IMWF) in 1993 in New York. She has made significant achievements in the area of analytical journalism, following all anomalies of transition society, which Bosnia and Herzegovina did not escape. She proved herself as a remarkable columnist in serious online media outlets. She also expressed herself as an author in the Documentary Programme of the FTV, and confirmed successful by exceptional ratings following her investigative programs, particularly the series “Political murders”; and films on the fall of the Bosnian Posavina, Children of the War from both BiH entities, the film about Tito, Mikulić, Blum, 20 years of Dayton, Dissolution of League of Communists of Yugoslavia, Bogić Bogićević, up to the most recent film: Bosnia, which was screened in two international film festival over a short period of time, and won a prestigious award. Her documentary film “I know what the offside is” produced by NDV and BHN, was marked as one of the most watched documentaries in the region. The premiers in Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, and Novi Sad are remembered for being the most visited. She was a member of the PR teams of some major events, from the Olympic Games in 1984, to the OSCE Summit in 1999, to the EYOF.

                        • Public violence against women

                          27. november

                          Club 1, Sarajevo

                        Asadullah Nekemi

                        Actor (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
                        • The Interspace

                          27. november 00:00

                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                        Azra Numanović

                        Football player (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                        Football player and secretary of the best women’s football club in BiH – SFK 2000. For almost fifteen years she has been winning medals in a burgundy jersey and winning international competitions. She has been playing football since she was a child. In Youth Forum, she will be discussing the topic “Female sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

                        • Women's sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina

                          27. november 00:00

                        Biljana Srbljanovic

                        Playwright (Serbia)

                        She graduated in Dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He works at FDA as an assistant to Professor Philip David. Dramas: “Belgrade Trilogy”, “Family Stories”, “Fall”, “Supermarket”, “America, Part Two”. Biljana Srbljanović’s plays have been translated into the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Slovenian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish. Awards: Slobodan Selenić, Sterija’s Award (“Family Stories”), E. Toler, “Conquering Freedom” Award, “Dnevnik” Award at Sterija’s Pozorje. Biljana Srbljanović’s plays have been performed in about 50 local and world theaters.

                        • Biljana Srbljanović and Tena Štivičić - "Can feminism be extreme?"

                          27. november 00:00

                        Blaz Brodnjak

                        President of NLB management

                        A Slovenian businessperson who has been the head of 7 different companies. He holds the position of President-Supervisory Board at Bank Association of Slovenia, Chairman-Supervisory Board for American Chamber of Commerce In Slovenia, Chairman-Supervisory Board of NLB Banka dd and President, CEO & Chairman-Management Board at Nova Ljubljanska banka dd, Chairman-Supervisory Board of NLB Banka AD Skopje (a subsidiary of Nova Ljubljanska banka dd). Mr. Brodnjak is also on the board of Komercijalna banka AD. In the past Mr. Brodnjak held the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board at NLB Banka AD, Chairman-Management Board at Nova Ljubljanska banka dd, Head-Group Corporate & Public Finance Division at Addiko Bank AG, Member-Management Board at Bawag Banka dd, Head-Corporate Banking at Raiffeisen Krekova Banka, Head-Corporate & Public Finance Division at Austrian Anadi Bank AG, Head-Group Corporate & Public Finance Division at Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG and Head-Corporate Banking at KBS banka dd. He received an MBA from IEDC Bled School of Management and an undergraduate degree from Ekonomska Fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani.

                        • Blaž Brodnjak - "Slovenia and Croatia should enter the Open Balkans, then it will be our Scandinavia"

                          27. november 00:00

                        Boris Dežulović

                        Journalist, author (Croatia)

                        Journalist and writer. Born in Split. Cofounder of “Feral Tribune” magazine and regular columnist in Sarajevo daily “Oslobođenje”, Ljubljana daily “Dnevnik” and Zagreb “Novosti”. Studied art history at Split University. In 2003, Boris published “Christkind”, a science fiction novel on time travel and ethical dilemmas on murdering Adolf Hitler as a baby. In 2005, he published a poetry collection “Letters from Lora”. Two years later, he wrote the script for documentary “Builders’ dairy” on reconstruction of the Mostar Old bridge, directed by Jasmila Žbanić. Winner of the European Press Prize in 2014.

                         

                        • Democracy or agony

                          27. november 00:00

                        Boris Isakovic

                        Actor (Serbia)

                        Serbian theater and film actor. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of Professor Bora Drašković. He was a permanent member of the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad, where he was the champion of drama, and the director of drama. He played numerous roles in the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad, in plays: Murlin Murlo, Pop Cira, Traveling Theater Shopalovic, Easy Piece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Pepo or Rebellion of Angels, Measure for Measure, Liberation of Skopje, Messrs. Glembayev, Ravangrad, title roles in the play Tekelija and many others; he is a frequent guest on other stages in the country and the region. He played numerous successful roles in the Yugoslav Drama Theater, from the cult play Bura baruta to the play Skakavci. He also acts in film and television. He is engaged in pedagogical work. He is a professor of acting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He also tried his hand as a director. In 2009, at the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad, he directed the play The Beauty Queen of Leenane” based on the text by the Irish writer Martin McDonagh, in which he played the role of Pato Dooley.

                        • Boris Isaković - "Our zeal is such that we overcome all obstacles"

                          27. november 00:00

                        Branka Prpa

                        Historian (Serbia)

                        Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, in the group for History. Received her Master’s degree at the same faculty, in the field of Historical Sciences. Worked in the Institute for recent history of Serbia from 1986 to 2016. Served as Director of Historical Archives of Belgrade from 2001 to 2009. Published a series of professional and scientific works and monographs, the most recent of them in 2018 – “Serbian Intellectuals and Yugoslavia 1918-1929”.

                        • Fake history, true consequences

                          27. november 00:00

                          Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                        Bruce Schneier

                        Security technologist (USA)

                        Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by the Economist. He is the New York Times best-selling author of 14 books — including Click Here to Kill Everybody — as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter Crypto-Gram and blog Schneier on Security are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org. He is the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc.

                          Ćamil Duraković

                          Politician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          One of the surviving victims of genocide, who went on the Death March in July 1995 to break through to Tuzla. Upon moving to the USA, he finished the School of Judicial Administration and Advisory Psychology – field of domestic violence. Came back to Srebrenica in 2005 and received his master’s degree in social policy on the topic “Impact of unemployment on the social needs of the youth” at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University in Tuzla. Worked in Administrative Service of the municipality Srebrenica managing the Citizens’ Service Centre, and as Advisor to the Municipal Mayor for international relations. In 2012, took over the office of Mayor of the Municipality Srebrenica. Established the Association “Pokret Odgovor” that gathers young returnees in a non-violent and democratic struggle for freedom and right of the returnees to the entity of Republika Srpska.

                          • Fake history, true consequences

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          Chris Keulemans

                          Writer, journalist (Tunisia, Netherlands)

                          He was the founder and artistic director of three cultural centres in Amsterdam: Perdu, De Balie and De Tolhuistuin. Currently, he is an advisor to Trans Europe Halles. He published eight books of fiction and non-fiction and wrote essays, travel stories and reports on war, migration, cinema, football, theatre, urban issues and visual arts. His first visit to Sarajevo was in 1994, during the siege. He has been returning regularly ever since. In 2018 he received the Golden Laurel Wreath Award at MESS, the Sarajevo international theatre festival.

                          • Europe and democracy - Is this the end of politics?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • Young Leadership Programme

                            27. november 00:00

                            National theatre, Mostar

                          • Young Leadership Programme

                            27. november

                            City theatre Jazavac, Banja Luka

                          Danica Purg

                          President of CEEMAN and IEDC Bled-School of management (Slovenia)

                          She completed her PhD at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, and extensively studied at Harvard Business School, IMD Lausanne, INSEAD Fontainebleau, Technological University Delft, London University, and Sorbonne and at Kalamazoo College, Michigan. Prof. Purg is professor of leadership and effective management at IEDC-Bled School of Management. She authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles on leadership issues.  She has received numerous national and international awards for her outstanding achievements in the field of international business education. Prof. Purg is a fellow of the International Academy of Management (IAM), Doctor Honoris Causa at several universities around the world, and holds two honorary professorship titles. She is a member of several international advisory boards at management schools around the world, including University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa) and School of Management Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China). For 11 years, Prof. Purg was President of UN Global Compact Slovenia. In 2013, Prof. Danica Purg was nominated Chair of the PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) Steering Committee, an initiative started by UN Global Compact. She is a frequent guest speaker at European and American universities and international conferences.

                          • The challenges of our age and the quest for a prosperous society

                            27. november

                            City theatre Jazavac, Banja Luka

                          Danijal Hadžović

                          Journalist, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Journalist and publicist from Sarajevo. He had his first journalistic engagement in 2009 on Radio 202. After that he worked on the Depo portal, Federal Television and Slobodna Bosna. Since August 2020, he has been working as a journalist and editor at Dnevni Avaz. He is the author of several hundred journalistic texts – columns, analyzes, research and interviews, which were published in the Bosnian and regional media. In 2015, with several like-minded people, he founded the Liberal Forum, an association dedicated to promoting and disseminating the policies and values ​​of an open and free society. As the president of the Association, he was the creator of numerous projects in the non-governmental sector, such as the “School of Economic Journalism”, the “School of Liberalism”, the “Sarajevo Debate” and the author and promoter of certain political reforms and laws.

                          • Why politics at all?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          Danis Tanovic

                          Director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Bosnian director, producer and screenwriter. For his directorial debut “No Man’s Land” he won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002. The film won a total of 42 awards, making this film one of the most award-winning debut films in the history of filmography. For the films “Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker” and “Death in Sarajevo”, Tanović was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2013 and 2016. He currently lives in Sarajevo, where he works as a professor of directing at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts.

                          • Film revolution

                            27. november 00:00

                          Dejan Jovic

                          Political scientist (Croatia)

                          Political scientist and analyst. Full Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University in Zagreb. Holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Since 2013. He is the Editor-in-chief of political sciences magazine “Political thought”. Editor-in-chief of “Traces – magazine for Croatian and Serbian Matters” since 2018. President of the Steering Council of the Institute for Development and International Relations from 2014. to 2016. He was Special Adviser to the Croatian Foreign Minister, and Chief Analyst to the President of the Republic of Croatia from 2010 till 2014. He has authored numerous scientific publications.

                          • Dayton disagreement

                            27. november 00:00

                          Dino Mustafić

                          Director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Graduated from the Department of Directing at the Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo, and from the Department of Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy Sarajevo. He has directed in theatres in Sofia, Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Rijeka, Trieste, Split, Maribor, Nova Gorica, Skopje, Priština, Podgorica, Paris, etc. His plays have been performed and awarded at numerous festivals in Cairo, Roma, Firenze, Madrid, Bogota, Guadalajara, Paris, London, Stockholm, Istanbul, Varna, Vratsa, San Jose, Budva, Rijeka, Venice, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Subotica, Nikšić, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Skopje, Bursa, Modena, and others. Having won 23 international awards, his play ”Helver’s Night” has gone down in the history of the Bosnian theatre as the most awarded play. He has staged over 90 texts by classic and contemporary writers. He has made several documentaries and the feature “Remake”, which has screened at more than 40 international festivals and been awarded in Munich and San Francisco. From 2003 till 2005 he was Artistic Director of the Drama Department of the Sarajevo National Theatre. He is a Lecturer at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Film Academy. He has been head of the International Theatre Festival MESS from 1997 till 2015.

                          • In Air

                            27. november

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          • What a Country!

                            27. november

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          • The Diary of Diana B.

                            27. november 00:00

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          • Depth Two

                            27. november 00:00

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          • The Load

                            27. november 00:00

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          • Hasanaginica

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • Testament

                            27. november 00:00

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          • The Use of Man

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • Young Leadership Programme

                            27. november 00:00

                            Hotel Europe, Sarajevo

                          • What Would You Give Your Life For?

                            27. november 00:00

                            National Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • Ajvar

                            27. november 00:00

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          • Tartuffe

                            27. november 00:00

                            National Theatre, Sarajevo

                          Dino Šukalo

                          Musician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Composes and produces music, which resulted in the establishment of his own recording studio and label. He has also been dedicated to composing music for films, TV and theatre. Šukalo cooperated with numerous pop and rock experts in music scene such as Dino Merlin, Letu Štuke, Hari Mata Hari, etc. He also cooperated on the jazz, world and improvised music scene with artists such as East West Orchestra (Hamlet), Minority (Ninja on the roof), Halka/O Ljubavi (Halka), Amira (Amira Live). In July 2018, he performed a solo concert in Cividale Del Friuli, Udine IT, as a part of Inzirli project, produced by Mittelfest/EastWest Center. Mr. Šukalo’s cooperation within the film, theatre and TV scene acting as a composer and producer are: Alkemija Balkana (Al Jazeera BiH), Hocu Kuci (Refresh), Majka (Refresh), Neprijatelji (Al Jazeera BiH), Hamlet (East West Centar) and numerous others. Šukalo won numerous prizes and awards, such as Prize for the best arrangement at the Festival of Folk Music Ilidža, 2012; Prize for the best composed music at the Theatre Games in Brčko and numerous others.

                          • Songs of Liberation

                            27. november 00:00

                            Sarajevo War Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • You Fascists Bound to Lose

                            27. november 00:00

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          • Songs of Liberation

                            27. november

                            City theatre Jazavac, Banja Luka

                          • Thin air

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Music of liberty

                            27. november

                          • Songs of liberation

                            27. november

                          Dragan Markovina

                          Historian (Croatia)

                          Over the period 2004-2014, worked at the Department for History of the Faculty of Philosophy in Split, during which time he received the title of Doctor of Sciences and Docent for History. He wrote for many regional portals and magazines, and today is a regular columnist at the portal telegram.hr, “Oslobođenje” from Sarajevo, and “Novi Magazin” from Belgrade. He wrote a series of research papers and books: “Između crvenog i crnog: Split i Mostar u kulturi sjećanja” (2014), “Tišina poraženog grada” (2015), “Jugoslovenstvo poslije svega (2015)”, “Povijest poraženih” (2015), “Doba kontrarevolucije”(2017). He won the award “Mirko Kovač” for his book “Između crvenog i crnog: Split i Mostar u kulturi sjećanja”; and he was the founder of the Korčula After Party. He is a member of the PEN centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

                          • Fake history, true consequences

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • Democracy or agony

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Dayton disagreement

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Mostar, reality or utopia?

                            27. november

                          • Transition or thievery?

                            27. november

                          • The foreseeable future in BiH

                            27. november

                          Edward Clug

                          Choreographer (Romania)

                          Internationally renowned choreographer in the field of contemporary ballet and a director of Maribor Ballet. Completed his ballet studies at the National ballet school in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). In 2003 he became artistic director of the ballet with the Slovene National Theatre (SNG) in Maribor. His works are being performed around the world and are commissioned by many ballet theatres: West Australian Ballet, Romanian National Ballet in Bucharest, Station Zuid in the Netherlands, Bitef Dance Company in Belgrade, Aalto Ballet in Essen, etc. He received international awards for his choreography at dance competitions and festivals in Varna, Moscow, Hannover, Nagoya, Belgrade and Sarajevo, such as the Award of the Prešern Foundation in 2005, the “Special Award for Best Choreography” at the International Theatre Festival MESS Sarajevo 2011 and many others.

                          • Europe today

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Europe today

                            27. november 00:00

                          Elmedin Konaković

                          Politician (Bosna i Hercegovina)

                          Graduated from the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in Sarajevo at the Department of Sports Management. He speaks English, Italian and Romanian. During the war, he played in the Basketball Club “Bosna” from Sarajevo. He entered politics in 2004 as a member of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA). Two years later, he entered the Assembly of the Sarajevo Canton (KS) and became the president of the SDA MPs’ Club. After the general elections in BiH in March 2015, he was appointed Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton. In 2018, he founded the political organization Narod i Pravda, where he was elected as a president the same year.

                          • Political revolution

                            27. november

                          Emina Ganić

                          Director of Sarajevo Film Academy (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Graduate of Oxford University, Oxford, UK, with a BA in Modern History. Currently holds the positions of University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology Dean of Students and Member of University Governing Board, as well as Sarajevo Film Academy Director. From 2000 to 2004 worked as Adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in BiH, headed numerous CoE campaigns and projects implemented in BiH dealing with cultural cooperation, education, legal and institutional reform. From 2004 worked as International Relations Director for the Sarajevo Film Festival. In 2010, she launched the establishment of a first private film school in Bosnia and Herzegovina – the Sarajevo Film Academy, within the scope of the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and supported by the MET Foundation. In 2012, in cooperation with the acclaimed Hungarian director Bela Tarr, Ms Ganić founded the Film Factory Project as a PhD level-program within the Sarajevo Film Academy. She is regularly invited by various cultural institutions, University of Sarajevo departments, NGOs and PR agencies to offer lectures, workshops and consulting on a range of topics dealing with higher education, organization of large-scale cultural projects, funding of non-governmental institutions and international marketing and visibility. She has consulted on and edited a number of academic papers, books and publications in the field of education.

                          • Europe and democracy - Is this the end of politics?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          Emina Omerović

                          Director, dramaturge (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Emina Omerović was born in Zagreb in 1992. She graduated dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing
                          Arts in Sarajevo. As a playwright, she worked on theatre plays; MONSTERS directed by Emin Hajrić
                          (Bosnian National Theatre Zenica, 2016), MY FACTORY directed by Selma Spahić (Bosnian National
                          Theatre Zenica, 2017), GOD OF MASSACRE directed by Emin Hajrić (National Theatre Mostar, 2017),
                          SNOW directed by Dino Mustafić (National Theatre Sarajevo, 2019), AGNESA AND THE BRAVE, collective
                          direction (MESS Scene, 2019), UKULELE JAM directed by Dino Mustafić (Bosnian National Theatre
                          Zenica, 2020), 28. PROBA directed by Lajla Kaikčija (Bosnian National Theatre Zenica, 2020), SEVEN
                          FEARS directed by Selma Spahić (Bosnian National Theatre Zenica, 2021), LJUBIČASTO directed by Selma
                          Spahić (Kamerni teatar 55, 2021). She worked on several youth projects as a mentor and presenter of
                          theatre workshops. Emina is also the co-screenwriter of the feature film FULL MOON (2019) directed by
                          Nermin Hamzagić, which was nominated for the European Discovery 2020 award of the European Film
                          Academy.

                          • The Interspace

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                          Filip Grujic

                          Writer, dramaturg

                          Born in 1995. Graduate playwright, author of the novel The Prodigal Days of Curative Johnny. At the same time, he writes for the theater, and is the winner of the Sterija Award for drama “not before 4:30 or after 5:00”. He is the screenwriter of the short feature film “Hunger” directed by Tamara Todorović, that participated in several international festivals (Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Herceg Novi, Izola, Sofia, Bucharest), and won the award for best screenplay at the SEECS festival in Bucharest, as well as audience award in Mostar. He plays in the band CIMERKE

                          • Filip Grujić - "We are all tenants"

                            27. november 00:00

                          Georges Papandreou

                          Politician, former prime minister (Greece)

                          Belonging to a political dynasty of long standing, he served under his father, then-prime minister Andreas Papandreou as Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs (1988–1989 and 1994–1996) and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2004. Papandreou was leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) party, which his father founded, from 2004 until 2012, and has been President of the Socialist International since 2006. In 2009, George Papandreou became the 182nd Prime Minister of Greece. He was the third member of the Papandreou family to serve as the country’s prime minister, following his father Andreas and his grandfather Georgios Papandreou. He resigned in 2011 during the Greek government debt crisis to make way for a national unity government. In 2012, he resigned as leader of PASOK, and in 2015, he left the party completely, founding his own political party, the Movement of Democratic Socialists (KIDISO).  In 2017, KIDISO joined the Democratic Alignment, a political alliance formed by PASOK and other centre-left parties. Democratic Alignment later evolved into Movement for Change, which in the 2019 elections was the third most voted-for party with Papandreou himself returning to Parliament as an MP representing the region of Achaea.

                          • Democracy: Ideal? Option? Problem?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • Western Balkans on the Crossroad – Future of the Euroatlantic Integrations

                            27. november 00:00

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          Goran Markovic

                          Vice Dean for Scientific-Research Work (Bosnia and Hercegovina)

                          Obtained a PhD at the Law Faculty of the University in Belgrade on thesis “Federalism in constitutional order of Bosna and Herzegovina”. Since 2011, he serves as Vice Dean for Scientific-Research Work, and since 2015, he is member of Senate of University in East Sarajevo. He has publishes two monographies, one textbook and 71 expert and scientific papers. He is editor of leftist magazine Novi plamen.

                          • Dayton disagreement

                            27. november 00:00

                          Haris Pašović

                          Director, festival director, moderator (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Internationally acclaimed theatre director, Haris Pašović, made his name in the late 80s with his landmark production in Belgrade of Wedekind’s “Spring’s Awakening”. He remained active throughout the war period, directing plays and also creating the first Sarajevo Film Festival themed as “Beyond the End of the World”. Pašović produced now legendary “Waiting for Godot” directed by Susan Sontag. He led the Sarajevo Festival Ensemble on tour in France with the shows “Silk Drums” based on the Japanese classical theatre Noh and “In the Country of Last things” by Paul Auster. His “Class Enemy” by Nigel Williams was a part of the program of the Edinburgh International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival and many other festivals. His documentary “Greta” about Greta Ferušić, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp and the Siege of Sarajevo, was shown on the documentary film festivals across the world.

                          In 2012, “Sarajevo Red Line” commemorated those who were killed in the city’s siege twenty years earlier.  In 2013, “The Conquest of Happiness”, Pašović’s spectacular theatre event inspired by the writing of Bertrand Russell had its World Premiere in the UK at the Derry/Londonderry City of Culture. In 2014, Pašović directed a massive multimedia event “A Century of Peace After the Century of the Wars” in Sarajevo on the very site of the Sarajevo Assassination for the 100 years anniversary since the beginning of the First World War. He directed at the Shanghai Drama Art Centre and was a founding member of the Lincoln Centre Global Exchange in New York. His play “Rosas for Anna Teresa” was performed at the Royal Opera Stockholm. In 2016 Pašović wrote and directed the plays “What Would You Give Your Life For?” (Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina, Novi Sad/Serbia) and “Uncovering a Woman” (East West Centre and National Theatre Sarajevo). He also took a part at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. The video of his show “Football, Football” was a part of the “Halftime” exhibition at Cité du design, Saint-Etienne, France. In 2017 Pašović directed his play “Uncovering a Woman” as a co-production of East West Center and National Theatre Sarajevo. Haris Pašović is a director of Mittelfest and the East West Centre Sarajevo and a professor of theatre and film directing at the Performing Arts Academy Sarajevo. He teaches at the universities in Slovenia and Serbia and gives the lectures and workshops internationally too. He also writes the plays, essays and articles. His essay “Divine Uncertainty and Fall of Nationalism” opened the BBC World Service series “Great War.” He won a number of the awards including Best Director at the BITEF, Best Yugoslav Director, Best Director in Bosnia and Herzegovina and many others.

                          • Why politics at all?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          • Public violence against women

                            27. november

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          • Democracy: Ideal? Option? Problem?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • What Would You Give Your Life For?

                            27. november 00:00

                            National Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • Indecent Proposal

                            27. november 00:00

                            National theatre, Mostar

                          • The challenges of our age and the quest for a prosperous society

                            27. november

                            City theatre Jazavac, Banja Luka

                          • Extraordinary times, extraordinary efforts

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Film revolution

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Europe today

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Europe today

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Arts and politics

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Music of liberty

                            27. november

                          • Political revolution

                            27. november

                          • A new discourse

                            27. november

                          Husnija Kamberović

                          Historian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Finished studies of History at the History Department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. Had been working for a year at the Institute for History in Banja Luka, and employed with the Institute for History in Sarajevo by 2016. From 2002 to 2016 served as Director of the Institute for History in Sarajevo, and currently works as regular professor with the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo. Between 2006 and 2009, he was the leader of the BiH research team under the international research project: “New and Ambiguous Nation-building Processes in South-eastern Europe: Collective Identities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova and Montenegro in Comparison (1944–2005)”, which had been implemented at the Institute for Eastern European Studies, Department of History, FU Berlin (Germany). Was the leader of the BiH research team under the project named “Repräsentationen des sozialistischen Jugoslawien im Umbruch”. Was a guest professor at L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. Contributed to various scientific magazines in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad, as well as numerous daily, weekly and monthly newspapers in BiH. To date, published 9 books and close to 100 research papers about history of Bosnia and Herzegovina of 19th and 20th centuries.

                          • Fake history, true consequences

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          Ida Juranic

                          Psychologist
                          Born in 1980 in Zagreb, she graduated in psychology at the Croatian Studies and obtained her postgraduate education at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, majoring in Business Management - MBA. In order to say for herself that she is an eternal student, she is still being educated, currently for a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist with the association of HUBIKOT and mindfulness trainers. She started her career as a market researcher in the agency dr.sc. Goran Milas, Target, who taught her the logic of scientific work through college courses and agency work, which is applicable, as she says, not only in science and profession in general, but such a way of drawing conclusions reduces distortions in everyday life. Apart from the Target agency, she also worked in other market research agencies: Prizma and Hendal, but her heart was drawn to working with people and she switched to occupational medicine, which she still does every day. She has been at the Opus Medicus Institution for the last 8 years. Since 2011, after passing the professional exam for basic and special leave in the field of occupational medicine, she has been engaged in psychological activities. He conducts daily psychological assessments and psychological counseling for the working age population, and as a psychologist-consultant for several companies, she participates in the selection of staff and makes recommendations for their management. From 2014 until today, she has published three scientific papers through which she has perfected a systematic and operationalized approach to the issue. In addition to practical training in the scientific approach since 2014, she also encourages the popularization of the psychological profession through expert reviews of current topics for the television companies RTL and HRT. In 2014, she was the originator and co-founder of the StresProtekt association, which provides psychological assessment and individual and group counseling, most often for acute stress reactions, anxiety disorders and disorders, adjustment disorders and depressive disorders. She puts a lot of focus on prevention through psychoeducation. The importance of education is supported by many years of mentoring to trainee psychologists and occupational medicine educators, and in 2017 she gave a lecture at Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb on the topic of occupational health psychology.
                          • Ida Juranić - "Women are addicted to social networks, and men to pornography"

                            27. november 00:00

                          Irma Baralija

                          Politician, activist (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Politician and activist. Born in Mostar. President of the City Board of “Naša stranka” political party. Following studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Complutense University in Madrid, she returned to Mostar to help her fellow citizens. She is a lecturer at the United World College (UWC) in Mostar. She sued the BiH State before the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) for failing to organize local elections in her hometown and won!

                          • Mostar, reality or utopia?

                            27. november

                          Isidora Vlček

                          Actress (Serbia)
                          • Three Winters

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                          Ivan Jani Novak

                          Musician (Slovenia)

                          Founder and member of the cult Slovenian band “Laibach”, one of the most successful avant-garde bands from the former Yugoslavia. Laibach has dominated the music scene with its uncompromising political views, specific musical expression and live performances since the 1980s. From the very beginning, the band provoked numerous controversies due to the parody of militaristic, nationalist and totalitarian iconography, and was censored in Socialist Yugoslavia, which led to foreign tours and, consequently, international fame. Novak has been releasing music albums with the band since 1985, including the albums “Opus Dei” and “Jesus Christ Superstars”. He was born in Trbovlje, Slovenia.

                          • Europe today

                            27. november 00:00

                          Ivan Medenica

                          Dramaturg, theatre critic (Serbia)

                          He was born in Belgrade. He graduated in dramaturgy in 1995 at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, received his master’s degree from the same faculty in 2002, and his doctorate in 2006. For his scientific works, he is a researcher in Paris, the New Sorbonne, Paris Three. He works at the FDA in Belgrade at the Department of Theory and History, subject History of World Drama and Theater. He was a member and chairman of several organizing committees of international scientific symposia in the field of theater and literature, organized by Sterija’s Pozorje, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, etc. In 2003, he was chosen to choose the Sterija’s Pozorje festival, and soon became the artistic director of prestigious theater events. He conceived and led an international forum within the manifestation European Theater Award (Thessaloniki, 2007) on the occasion of the recognition received by the playwright Biljana Srbljanović. Ivan Medenica is an active theater critic, first in the daily Politika, and then in the weekly Vreme. He is a member of the editorial board of the theater magazine Teatron. He is currently the Assistant Secretary General of the International Association of Theater Critics.

                          • Ivan Medenica - "Unscrupulous interests of capital"

                            27. november 00:00

                          Ivan Pasalic

                          Actor (Croatia)

                          Born in Zagreb, graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb in 2019. He is currently working as a permanent collaborator at the Zagreb Youth Theater, where he has acted / acted in plays: “Generation 91-95”, “Youth without God”, “Sherlock Holmes”, “Monovid19” and “The Wizard of Oz”. For the movie “Čefurji raus!” By Goran Vojnović, in 2013 he was awarded the Vesna Award for the best supporting actor at the Slovenian Film Festival.

                          • Ivan Pašalić - "Sorry, for telling you ..."

                            27. november

                          Ivana Marić

                          Analyst, public relations advisor (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Graduated from school of law at the University in Osijek. She received her degree of master of economic sciences at the joint master study of the Faculty of Political Sciences and the Faculty of Economy of the Sarajevo University. Since 1997 has been working with political parties in BiH on various projects. After receiving her master’s degree, she started to actively work on political communication, election marketing and political propaganda. Occasionally gives lectures on the topics of propaganda, marketing, communications and public relations. Is engaged as an adviser to parties and politicians, as well as persons from other professions with respect to public relations and engagement on social networks.

                          • Why politics at all?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          Ivo Josipović

                          Politician, former president (Croatia)

                          Graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Zagreb, then obtained his MA degree in Criminal Law, and PhD with the thesis on “Law of Arrest and Detention in Criminal Procedure Legislation” in 1994. Graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb, Composition Department. Before he was elected for the President of Croatia, he had been a university professor, a member of the Croatian Parliament and a composer. He taught Criminal and Misdemeanour Law at the Law Faculty in Zagreb. Published several scientific papers in domestic and foreign reviews. Composed about fifty music pieces for different orchestras (symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as soloists) that were performed by eminent musicians in Croatia and abroad; published musical notations of several of his pieces, as well as about twenty sound recordings. He is the recipient of several Croatian and international artistic awards and recognitions, such as the Grand Prix of the European Radio Union and two Croatian ”Porin” record awards. For several years, he was the director of one of the major festivals of contemporary music, Zagreb Music Biennale, and General Secretary of the Croatian Association of Composers. As legal expert, participated in the work of UN PrepCom on the establishment of the internal Criminal Court and at the Diplomatic Conference in Rome. As an expert collaborated with the Council of Europe in several countries in the prison system monitoring missions. As legal expert, he proposed and supra-proposed several Croatian laws. Represented Croatia before the Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and International Court of Justice (ICJ). Member of several domestic and international lawyers’ and artists’ associations, such as the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Croatian Law Centre, Croatian Association for European Law and Croatian Association for Science and Practice of Criminal Law. Areas of his special professional interest are criminal justice, criminal procedure, misdemeanour law, war crimes, international tribunals, human rights, fight against corruption and organised crime. He was elected for the President of the Republic of Croatia in 2010, and completed his term-in-office in 2015. During his term-in-office, the Republic of Croatia became a member of the European Union.

                          • Vision 2030: Where are we going?

                            27. november 00:00

                            National theatre, Mostar

                          Janez Janša

                          Artist (Slovenia)

                          Conceptual artist, performer and producer living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the author of numerous videos, performances, installations and new media works which have been presented in several exhibitions and festivals around the world. He is the director of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, co-founder and co-director of Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (together with Marcela Okretič) and artistic director of the Aksioma | Project Space. He has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana since 2016.

                          • A new discourse

                            27. november

                          • I am Janez

                            27. november

                          Janez Janša

                          Artist (Slovenia)

                          Artist, writer, performer and director of interdisciplinary performances as well as conceptual and visual artworks. His work contains a strong critical and political dimension, and it is focused on the relation between art and social and political context. He is author of the book JAN FABRE – La Discipline du chaos, le chaos de la discipline (Armand Colin, Paris 1994) and has been editor in chief of MASKA Performing Arts Journal from 1999 to 2006. He is the director of Maska Institute for Publishing, Production and Education based in Ljubljana, Slovenia and has has been teaching at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of the University of Ljubljana since 2016.

                          • A new discourse

                            27. november

                          • I am Janez

                            27. november

                          Janez Janša

                          Artist (Slovenia)

                          A visual artist, working in the cross section of traditional visual art practices, conceptual art and new media. In 2003 he represented Slovenia at the 50th Venice Biennial. His work has been shown in the Sao Paolo Biennial, Prague Biennial, Limerick Biennial and numerous other venues. He has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana since 2009.

                          • A new discourse

                            27. november

                          • I am Janez

                            27. november

                          Jasmin Imamovic

                          Politician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Politician, jurist and writer. Graduated at Law Faculty of the Sarajevo University. Current mayor of the city of Tuzla and member of the Main Board of the BiH Social Democratic Party. Acclaimed for his short stories and novels, he has published three booksof which his novels “Killing death” (1994) and “Immortal deer” (1996) won the First Prize at the International gathering of publishers and cultural foundations in Pazin in 1999. As a jurist, he has published three books and some twenty publications on property rights and records. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina and initiator of the “Meša Selimović” Prize awarded within the “Cum Grano Salis” Literary Meetings in Tuzla.

                          • The foreseeable future in BiH

                            27. november

                          Jasna Đuričić

                          Actress, director (Serbia)

                          Leading actress of the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad (permanent member of the SNP 1990-2005) and professor of acting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. She starred in the movie (White, White World, Autumn in My Street) and in TV series: Mixed Marriage, In Therapy, Love, Habit, Panic, Our Little Clinic. She made the film Circles with Srdan Golubović. In the SNP, she played roles in the plays Measure for a Measure, Liberation of Skopje, Messrs. Shopalovic Theater, Murlin Murlo, Carp Spawning, Pop Cira and Pop Spiro, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Crazy of Love, Death of Kuzman Kapidan Grigor Prlichev, Women in the National Assembly, Between Reality and Honey, Fathers and Fathers, Love of George Washington , If Sombor were Hollywood, Pepo or Rebellion of Angels. She played Antigone at the National Theater in Subotica, and also with great success on the stage of Atelier 212 (Roberto Cuko, Traveling Theater Shopalovic, Shining Forest, Alice), in Pad at the Bitef Theater, in Podgorica and Banja Luka, as well as in the Oscar-nominated film Que vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić.

                          • Three Winters

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                          Kresimir Krolo

                          Sociologist (Croatia)

                           

                          Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb. His area of ​​scientific and professional interest is related to digital media, digital culture and media-cultural needs of young people. He has recently co-authored the book “Classics, Punk, Cajke: Cultural Capital and Youth Values ​​in Cities on the Adriatic Coast”, and is also the co-author of several scientific publications published in prestigious international journals in the field of media and culture. He has participated in several scientific and professional projects related to media literacy, cultural needs and audience development with special emphasis on young and independent cultural organizations.

                          • Krešimir Krolo - "Facebook threatens our democratic order"

                            27. november 00:00

                          Ksenija Mitrović

                          Actress (Serbia)
                          • Three Winters

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                          Lejla Huremović

                          Member of the Organizational Committee of the BiH Pride March, activist (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Finished the studies of Public Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences. Worked with the Press Council and the Sarajevo Open Centre. Has been working as activist for more than a decade, specifically fighting for the rights of LGBTIQ persons. For years, she has been working on media education, and analysing the media reporting on LGBTIQ topics. Organized a number of media campaigns aimed at educating and enhancing visibility of LGBTIQ persons in BiH society. As a programme coordinator in the Sarajevo Open Centre, worked on media and public relations for many years, was the PR of the International Festival of Queer Movie “Merlinka” in Sarajevo, and did other cultural and activist work. She is the editor of the only portal that focuses on the themes related to rights and lives of LGBTIQ community – lgbti.ba. Currently, she is gestalt therapist in the education process, and her objective is to commit more to therapeutic work with the LGBTIQ persons in future. She was a member of the Organizational Committee of the BiH Pride March.

                          • Why politics at all?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          Ljubisa Preletacevic Beli

                          Comedian (Serbia)

                          Serbian comedian and political activist. Best known for the fictional character “Ljubiša Preletačević Beli” and the political party “SPN” (Sarmu probo nisi), which were designed as a parody of the current political situation in Serbia. In 2017, he ran for the presidential elections and became a sensation on the Serbian political scene. He is studying communication science at the Faculty of Media and Communications at the private Singidunum University. He lives in Mladenovac, where he grew up.

                          • A new discourse

                            27. november

                          Luisa Menazzi Moretti

                          Photographer (Italy)

                          Born in Udine, Italy. Moved with her family to the United States when she was thirteen; she was educated in Texas, first in College Station where she attended the high school and then in Houston for her academic education. During those years, she began cultivating her passion for photography; she attended courses, favouring printing and black and white development. She then got back to Europe, got her MA in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, worked in London and, after some years, she moved to Italy. She lived in Udine, Bologna, Rome, Naples and Venice. Her works have been exhibited in museums, public and private galleries and her works are part of international collections. Critics and curators such as Denis Curti, Achille Bonito Oliva, Francesco Bonami, Valerio Dehò, Benedetta Donato, Maria Flora Giubilei, Antonio Giusa,  have curated and presented her work.

                          • Europe and democracy - Is this the end of politics?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          • I am..

                            27. november 00:00

                            Cinema City, Sarajevo

                          Marija Granic

                          Psychologist
                          
                          
                          Since 2019, she has defended her master’s degree in psychology with a diploma thesis on the topic “Relationship between musical preferences and the frequency of listening to music with well-being and stress”. Employed as a psychologist in the Pragma Association, which deals with the promotion, advancement and protection of human rights, education, mental health and addiction prevention, and individual psychological counseling of young people. Her areas of interest are clinical, sports and organizational psychology, and thanks to professional psychological practice in the psychiatry department at the Dubrava Clinical Hospital, the Croatian Employment Service and the Klaićeva Children’s Hospital in Zagreb, she has gained numerous experiences in organizational and clinical psychology. Thanks to ten years of music education, she acquired the profession of music theorist, with the piano as the main instrument. In addition to music education, she has been involved in dance (Latin American and standard dances) since elementary school, and for the last few years she has been active as an athlete competing in sport dance. She likes to spend most of her time playing the piano and guitar and singing, and her great passion is photography, with which she likes to capture the priceless beauties of nature and moments of numerous gatherings and travels.
                          • Marija Granić - "The attention of today's young people lasts 5 seconds"

                            27. november

                          Marija Lukić

                          Activist (Serbia)

                          This year’s winner of the “Winning Liberty” award as well as the “Brave Voice” award, on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy. Economist, B.Sc. Married, mother of two.

                          • Public violence against women

                            27. november

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          Marija Selak Raspudic

                          Associate Professor

                          Associate Professor Marija Selak Raspudić was born in Zagreb on 14 th of March 1982. She
                          studied Philosophy and Croatian Language and Literature at Faculty of Humanities and Social
                          Sciences in Zagreb. She became a Doctor of Philosophy June 11, 2013. Before starting her
                          academic career, she worked as a TV presenter, journalist and PR manager. Currently she
                          works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and
                          Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She published two scientific books, Human nature and
                          New Epoch and Contemporary Manifestations of Evil and Attempts at their Justification. In
                          2014, she won an Annual prize for the young scientists and artists of The Society of
                          University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists (University of Zagreb, Croatia) for her
                          book Human Nature and New Epoch. She was a visiting researcher at Ruhr-Universität
                          Bochum, Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik (Bonn) and at Ian Ramsey Centre for Science
                          and Religion. From 2017 she is enrolled in a project Eastern European Perspectives on
                          Science, Theology and Humane Philosophy (John Templeton Foundation), Ian Ramsey Centre
                          (Oxford University). Besides her academic work, she is also very active in the public sphere.
                          For several years she was writing a monthly column for the Journal of the Croatian Medical
                          Chamber and took part in a weekly intellectual show “Fifth Day” at Croatian Public
                          Television HRT. She also often participates in public debates across Croatia which are
                          dealing with the future of education, role of humanities and current political situation. In 2018
                          for her public engagement she received Croatian Women of Influence and Future Leader
                          Award. In 2020, she was elected an independent member of the Croatian Parliament, where
                          she is currently a president of the Gender Equality Committee. She also now holds a Chair of
                          Ontology at Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
                          University of Zagreb.

                          • Marija Raspudic-Selak - "War profiteers and deserters became great nationalist leaders"

                            27. november 00:00

                          Marin Bago

                          Activist (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Distinguished activist from Mostar. For years, Bago’s Association for the Improvement of the Quality of Life ”FUTURA“ has been pointing out numerous problems in the City of Mostar, ranging from the wastewater collector, sludge from the sewage treatment plant, to irregularities in tenders and public procurement. These things have motivated him to run in the upcoming Local Elections in Mostar with the aim of offering a new perspective for his home town.

                          • Mostar, reality or utopia?

                            27. november

                          Mark Plesko

                          President of Cosylab (Slovenia)

                          I’ve been many things in my life: professional sportsman (Balkan champion), nuclear physicist (co-discovery of matter turning into antimatter), programmer, MBA (graduated with honours), lecturer, scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, salesperson and CEO.
                          Lately, I am also investing in startups and advising blockchain ICOs, such as Viberate and Eligma.

                          For some, I’m a high-tech wizard, for others I’m an eccentric, living in a small village of ten mostly empty stone houses in the Provence-like countryside of Kras (Karst, Carso). In truth, I’m only trying to find a balance in life between work success, quality time with my family and little bit of time for myself. And somehow it worked out, therefore I consider myself a lucky person so far. But no one knows what the future will bring, so let’s keep the fingers crossed.

                          Here’s my official bio:

                          Born in 1961, received a PhD in Physics in 1987, completed MBA in 1996 with honors.  I am an internationally renowned expert for control systems of nuclear accelerators and other big physics experimental facilities. I’m the co-founder and CEO of the company Cosylab, which is the world leader in control system integration for nuclear accelerators, other large physics facilities, and for Cancer Particle Therapy. I have received the Award of the European Physics Society for control systems in experimental physics in 2001 and have been elected to the Engineering Academy of Slovenia in 2012. I am member of the EU-Japan business round table, of the Board of Governors of the J.Stefan Institute and the Association for Technical Culture of Slovenia and member of the Programme Council of the Faculty for Mathematics and Physics of the University o Ljubljana. My bibliography comprises 70 scientific journal articles, cited 1000 times, and 130 other publications. I am a skilful lecturer and teacher, able to entertain and educate a large audience, no matter whether it is a group of laymen or experts.

                          • Mark Pleško - "Our Yugoslav experience is a step ahead of Europe"

                            27. november 00:00

                          Martin Milan Šimečka

                          Journalist, writer (Slovakia)

                          He received technical training at the Slovnaft plant in Bratislava. Until 1989, all of his works were published and distributed as samizdat. In 1990 he founded the independent publishing house Archa, where he worked as chief editor until 1996. From 1997-1999 he worked as chief editor of Domino forum, a Slovak weekly publication. From 1997-2006, he was the editor-in-chief of SME, Slovakia’s leading daily newspaper. From 2006 until 2008, he was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Respekt, where he served as editor and contributor. Since 2016, he has been an editor at Denník N, a newspaper and Internet service. He received the Jiří Orten Award in 1988 for his autobiographical novel ”Žabí rok”. In 2018, he was awarded the Order of the White Double Cross, the highest state decoration of the Republic of Slovakia.

                          • Europe and democracy - Is this the end of politics?

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                          Martina Sopta Mlinarević

                          Columnist, activist (Bosna and Herzegovina)

                          Graduated in English literature. Became very popular as a columnist of the leading Internet Balkan portals (Poskok.info, Index.hr, and Buka), for her articles on controversial social and political themes closely related to Herzegovina, for which she was exposed to pressure on numerous occasions. In 2013, she stopped actively commenting political reality and published a book ”Neprocjenjivo” (Priceless) that soon became a best seller in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. That same year, as the only woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina she was nominated for the best unpublished poetry book in Bosnian, Montenegrin, Croatian or Serbian language for the “Slovo Makovo/Mak Dizdar” award given by the City of Sarajevo, in cooperation with the Mak Dizdar Foundation, Writers’ Association of BiH and PEN Center BiH. For Face TV she developed a concept of talk show ”Two Schools under One Roof” that was broadcast in 20 episodes that presented almost all secondary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina; she participated in debates on topical and burning social and political issues. In the organization of State Department, she spent a month on a study trip across the U.S. organized for writers and bloggers from around the world. In 2017, she published a new book “Ljetos i drugi ledovi” (Last Summer and Other Snows), followed by “Huzur” in 2018. By the end of 2018, Bosnian-Herzegovinian women’s magazine Gracija chose her for the ”Person of the Year”.

                          • Public violence against women

                            27. november

                            Club 1, Sarajevo

                          Maruša Oblak

                          Actress (Slovenia)
                          • The Game

                            27. november

                            Studio BHT

                          Matea Mavrak

                          Youth forum host, actress (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                          Actress. Graduated at the Department for Acting of the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Featured in short film “Precious” directed by Irfan Avdić in 2018.

                          • Women's sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Young enterpreneurs in BiH

                            27. november

                          • Young European ambassadors

                            27. november

                          Matej Puc

                          Actor (Slovenia)
                          • The Game

                            27. november

                            Studio BHT

                          Miki Manojlovic

                          Actor (Serbia)

                          The Serbian actor known for his numerous acting achievements in some of the best Yugoslav film, TV and theater productions, such as the series “Throat in Strawberries” from 1975, in which he plays Mickey Rubiroza, and the film “Father on a Business Trip” by Emir Kusturica. He has also acted successfully in films outside the Balkans. In 2009, he was appointed president of the Serbian Film Center. He comes from a family of theater actors. Some of the more famous films in which he played are “Black Cat White Cat”, “Underworld”, “Alien America”, “Tango Argentino”, “We Are Not Angels”, “We Are Not Angels 2” and “Covenant”. For merits in the field of theater and film in Southeast Europe, in 2011 he was named an honorary doctor of the European Film Academy.

                          • Europe today

                            27. november 00:00

                          • Europe today

                            27. november 00:00

                          Miloš Lučić

                          Actor (Serbia)
                          • Three Winters

                            27. november 00:00

                            Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                          Minja Bogavac

                          Writer, director, moderator (Serbia)

                          Born in 1982. Writer, playwright, theater director, screenwriter, poet, drama pedagogue, activist and cultural worker. She graduated in dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Her plays have been translated into numerous languages, included in anthologies of contemporary drama, performed in numerous theaters and presented at relevant international festivals. Winner of the Sterija Award (2018 for the play “Jami District”) and the award: “Borislav Mihajlović-Mihiz” for drama; “Josip Kulundžić” for “exceptional success in the field of theater”; two annual awards of the Small Theater “Dushko Radovic”; “Andjelka Milić” awards for a work of art that uses feminist theories; The “Good Example of New Optimism” awards for advocating for human rights and encouraging youth activism, as well as several others. She is employed as the creative director of the Center E8 organization, which works with and for young people. Within the E8 Center, she was the co-founder of the independent, engaged theater Reflector Theater, where she now works as a playwright and director. Independently of work in the E8 Center and the Reflector Theater, she cooperates with numerous cultural institutions and organizations in Serbia and the region. She believes that political theater is the most powerful tool of social emancipation and that the performing arts are inseparable from activism.

                            Natalia Žaba

                            Journalist (Poland)

                            Journalist by profession and conviction. Born in Poland. Covers politics, organised crime and regional issues for Sky News, Al Jazeera Balkans, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, and others. Alumna and member of prestigious fellowship network Cezarego Wojcika, the Leadership Academy for Poland. Auteur of documentary “The Game”. Believes every story is a human story.

                            • Poland in my heart

                              27. november 00:00

                            Nebojsa Vukanovic

                            Politician (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                            Born in Trebinje. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro. Serbian politician, journalist and professor of history and geography. Member of the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska. He published his first texts and columns in 2006 in Glas Hercegovine, and in 2007 he started working as a television journalist, first on RTRS, and then on BN Television. He gained popularity working as a journalist and correspondent from Herzegovina. At the beginning of 2011, he started his blog and author’s show “Aktuelno sa Vukanu” on Korona Radio. Since 2015, he has been working as an advisor in the Cabinet of the Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, Mladen Bosić. He led the electoral list in the local elections in Trebinje in 2020, while the list won 4 seats in the Trebinje City Assembly.

                            • Nebojsa Vukanovic - "War profiteers and deserters became great nationalist leaders"

                              27. november 00:00

                            Nedim Čelebić

                            Youth forum participant (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                            Vice Rector for Planning and Development of IBU, Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of IBU, Entrepreneur. In this year’s Youth forum, he will discuss the topic “Young Entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.

                            • Young enterpreneurs in BiH

                              27. november

                            Nejra Gurbeta

                            Youth forum participant (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                            Selected among 5 students from BiH from more than 400 candidates for the European Youth Ambassador for the YEA (Young European Ambassadors) program. She graduated from the First Bosniak Gymnasium in Sarajevo and enrolled at the International Burch University, Department of Engineering. She is interested in film, photography, activism, design and the environment. In Youth Forum, she will discuss the topic “Young European Ambassadors”.

                            • Young European ambassadors

                              27. november

                            Nejra Latic Hulusic

                            Film and TV director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                            Graduated from Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts, Department of Directing in the class of Prof. Haris Pašović. As of 2012, works for BHRT/BHT1. In 2011, she directed the film HER CINEMA LOVE (HOTDOCS, Visions du Reel, ZagrebDOX, DOKLeipzig, Dokufest, MakeDOX, Kurtzfilmtage Wintherthur, Eastern Neighbords FF, Montenegro FF). As the project in the phase of development, her feature-length documentary project UNDERCOVERED was awarded by the “Balkan Documentary Center as one of the “Balkan Discoveries 2011” for the best presentation of project, and nominated for Robert Bosch Stiftung Fund’s support that provided her with training in project fundraising and presentation. UNDERCOVERED had its premiere in the competition program of SFF 2017 and ZAGREBDOX 2018, Lets CEE FF, Vienna, BHFF New York, etc). For her film ĆAFIR, she was awarded at ZAGREBDOX Pro Workshop 2018 for pitching of a project in the phase of development. Together with Sabrina Begović Ćorić, she founded the HAVA Association for Affirmation of Women through Art and Culture. Since 2017, she has been writing columns for the Banja Luka online review “Lola”.

                            • Public violence against women

                              27. november

                              Club 1, Sarajevo

                            • Arts and politics

                              27. november 00:00

                            • Ćafir (Infidel)

                              27. november 00:00

                            Nejra Mulić

                            Actress (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
                            • The Interspace

                              27. november 00:00

                              Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                            Nermin Hamzagić

                            Director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                            Nermin Hamzagić (34) graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo where he works as an assistant professor. He directed several theater shows, performances as well as short films and documentaries. In 2019 he directed his first feature film “Full Moon”. European Film Academy nominated “Full Moon” for the European Discovery Price – Prix Fipresci 2020.

                            • Arts and politics

                              27. november 00:00

                            Nihad Uk

                            Politician, lawyer (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                            Born in 1989 in Sarajevo. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo, and then received his master’s degree from the Department of International Public Law at the same faculty. The second term is the councilor of Naša stranka in the Municipal Council Centar Sarajevo, and in parallel he was elected for the second time to the City Council of the City of Sarajevo. Since 2017, he has been the Secretary General of Our Party.

                            • Nihad Uk - "We had a better time in 1996 than today"

                              27. november 00:00

                            Nikola Knežević

                            Actor (Serbia)

                              Oliver Jović

                              Pedagogue, producer (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                              He graduated from the production department at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Tuzla, in the class of doc. Edin Lonić as a golden student at the University of Tuzla. During his studies, he worked in professional art productions. The engagement in the independent theater company East West Centar Sarajevo stands out. For a year he was the producer of the Bosnian National Theater Zenica as the first highly educated producer in the public bh. theater. At the Bosnian National Theater in Zenica, he fully produced the international theater event “Night of BiH Theater 2010”, and as an executive producer he was engaged in most of the projects realized in the 2010/2011 season. After the internship, Oliver Jović decided to work as an independent producer, curator, director and drama pedagogue. In cooperation with the Center for Youth Education Travnik launches the program “Cem art” which deals with the socialization of young people through culture and implements a large regional project “Generator – a platform for the development of contemporary theater for children.” He collaborates with the Travnik Homeland Museum on the projects “Son without a father, mother without a husband”, “Drama of joy” and “Nobel laureate and Travnik”. He is the founder of the drama studio at the Travnik Cultural Center, as part of which he directs the play “Boys of Pavlova Street”, which has won many awards. In addition to Travnik, he founded a theater school in Donji Vakuf. Since 2016, he has been the selector of the children’s program at the international festival MESS Sarajevo. As a selector and drama pedagogue, he resides in residency programs in France and Poland. He was a member of the executive board of the “Culture 2020” initiative and a member of the jury at the Juventa Fest 2019. Oliver Jović is the author of the documentary play “Hidden Shadows”, which deals directly with the problem of violence against women and children in modern Bosnia and Herzegovina. society. Together with playwright Emina Omerović and actress Maja Izetbegović, he directed the play “Agnes and the Brave”, the first play for children produced by the Mess Festival. In collaboration with 12 drama artists, he is launching an online theater program “Open the Window” as a direct artistic response to the situation caused by the Covid 19 virus pandemic. He regularly holds theater workshops and lectures, with a focus on the social significance of theater and art in the community.

                              • The Interspace

                                27. november 00:00

                                Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                              Peter S. Onuf

                              Historian (United States of America)

                              Peter S. Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor Emeritus in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, and Senior Research Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (Monticello). A specialist in the history of the early American republic, Onuf was educated at Johns Hopkins University, where he received his A.B. in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1973, and has taught at Columbia University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Southern Methodist University before arriving in Virginia in 1990. In 2008-2009 Onuf was Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford; in 2014, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Onuf’s early scholarship, focusing on federalism and territorial expansion, includes The Origins of the Federal Republic: Jurisdictional Conflicts in the United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983) and Statehood and Union: A History of the Northwest Ordinance (Indiana University Press, 1987). He collaborated with his brother, international relations theorist Nicholas G. Onuf, on Federal Union, Modern World: The Law of Nations in an Age of Revolutions, 1776-1814 (Madison House, 1993) and Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2006), and is the author, coauthor, editor, or co-editor of numerous other publications. Onuf’s work on Thomas Jefferson’s political thought, culminating in Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (University Press of Virginia, 2000) and The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007, also Virginia), grows out of earlier studies on the history of American federalism, foreign policy, and political economy. He and co-author Annette Gordon-Reed recently published Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Liveright, 2016); his Jefferson and the Virginians: Democracy, Constitutions, and Empire was published in 2018 by Louisiana State University Press.

                              • Peter Onuf - "The spirit of Thomas Jefferson and the American Revolution lives on today"

                                27. november 00:00

                              Primož Bezjak

                              Actor (Slovenia)
                              • The Game

                                27. november

                                Studio BHT

                              Remy Ourdan

                              Journalist (France)

                              A journalist and a war correspondent for Le Monde newspaper. As a reporter, Remy Ourdan began in 1992 in Sarajevo under siege and covered conflicts and post-conflict situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Rwanda, Congo, Eritrea-Ethiopia, Kosovo, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Libya, Central African Republic…He lived in Sarajevo and Baghdad. He also covers post-war, human rights and international criminal justice issues, and is working on international jihad. He is the president of the international WARM Foundation on Contemporary Conflicts, based in Sarajevo and the and co-director of the film The Siege (2016).

                              • The Siege

                                27. november

                                Cinema City, Sarajevo

                              • Young Leadership Programme

                                27. november 00:00

                                Hotel Europe, Sarajevo

                              Renato Quaglia

                              Project manager, festival and managing director (Italy)

                              Professor of Culture Economics, General Director at the Foundation FOQUS, an urban regeneration project in Naples; OECD analyst; project manager of the Future Forum of Udine. He was the director of the Napoli Teatro Festival in Italy from 2008 to 2011 and managing director of the Venice Biennale (Theatre, Music, Dance, Visual Art, Architecture) from 1998 to 2007. Renato is a consultant for development projects in the Southern Italy regions and international organizations. Renato received the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts des Lettres of the French Republic.

                              • Europe and democracy - Is this the end of politics?

                                27. november 00:00

                                Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                              Robert Botteri

                              Editor of the magazine "Mladina" (Slovenia)

                              Top journalist. Unwavering professional. Longstanding editor-in-chief of award-winning “Mladina” magazine, which is regarded as a hub for investigative journalism. Since 1997, he is the creative director, working on cover stories and creating the covers of the printed magazine. As one of the longest serving publication’s employees, he is also executive editor, and is engaged in the weekly work of the print issue together with photographers, designers and illustrators.

                              • Democracy or agony

                                27. november 00:00

                              Sabrina Begovic Coric

                              Director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                              Graduated in directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Her documentary CHILDREN OF THE SUN won an award at the UNICEF (2009) and Sarajevo Talent Campus competitions. Member and one of the founders of the Hava Film Association. As an external associate, she has worked for BHRT since 2009, as a director on the children’s documentary “No Problem”. Her (and Nejra Latić’ Hulusić’s) documentary UNDERCOVERED (2011) was nominated for the Robert Bosh Stiftung Co-production prize and won the Balkan Documentary Network Award. Directed short feature and documentary films, including “The Beer”, “There Should Be a Lion” and “Sunny Children”.

                              • Arts and politics

                                27. november 00:00

                              • Ćafir (Infidel)

                                27. november 00:00

                              Samira Nuhanovic

                              Youth forum participant (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                              Doctor of sciences. Chief Operating Officer of Softhouse Balkans, an IT company that is a member of Softhouse Consulting Group based in Sweden. At the Youth Forum, he will speak on the topic “Digital Transformation in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Pandemic”.

                                Sanela Prašović Gadžo

                                Journalist, politician (Bosna and Herzegovina)

                                Graduated in Journalism and Communications. She was a guest-lecturer in the domain of journalism, media and public relations for domestic and foreign educational institutions, political parties and companies. Currently attends the MA studies of Public Relations at the University in Mostar. Politician, formed journalist, editor, war reporter, author of documentaries, foreign correspondent, etc. She began her journalistic career in 1991 at SA3 Program and she worked as journalist until 2018. During the war, she was a war reporter at TVBIH. She won several awards both at home and abroad. Worked as PR for the Vice-President of the Federation of BIH, and as consultant and PR for the Central Bank of BIH, as well as advisor of Swedish Nordea. Worked at TVBIH and FTV. For the years she managed the TIM System production company and created and authored several series for BHT1: Interview20, Ekologika and Izazovi poljoprivrede. In 2018, she closed that journalistic chapter of her career and entered politics. She is a member of SBB and a delegate in the House of Representatives of the Parliament of the Federation of BIH, Committee for Information and a member of the Committee for Security. She is the mother of two daughters, Lana and Hana.

                                • Public violence against women

                                  27. november

                                  Club 1, Sarajevo

                                Sara Dirnbek

                                Actress (Slovenia)
                                • The Game

                                  27. november

                                  Studio BHT

                                Sara Kelava

                                Actress (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
                                • The Interspace

                                  27. november 00:00

                                  Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                                Saša Kosanović

                                Journalist (Croatia)

                                He has been working as journalist since 1996. Worked for different TV stations, newspapers and radio stations, such as TV Mreža, Croatian Commercial Network, and HRT. He wrote for “Nacional”, “Globus”, and “Novosti”. Currently works in the “Novosti” weekly in Zagreb. He is the author of several documentaries.

                                • Fake history, true consequences

                                  27. november 00:00

                                  Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                                • Vision 2030: Where are we going?

                                  27. november 00:00

                                  National theatre, Mostar

                                Sasa Petrovic

                                Investigator, Engineer (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                                Investigator of computer crimes and other crimes where electronic form, terrorism, murders, missing persons, child abuse online, etc. appear as evidence. He worked in the Special Police Unit, and then since 2008 in the Department for the Fight against Organized Crime and Corruption and the Cyber ​​Department. 23 years of service. He studied at the Faculty of Economics in Banja Luka, Džemal Bijedić University in Mostar, at the Police Academy, at the FBI NA Quantico.

                                  Sead Turcalo

                                  Associate professor at the Department of Security and Peace Studies (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                                  Associate Professor at the Department of Security and Peace Studies. Obtained a PhD at the Faculty of Political Sciences of University in Sarajevo in 2014.Guest lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, Sciences Po Dijon, University Vytautas Magnus in Kaunas and the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. Vice-president of nongovernmental organization Atlantic Initiative. A consultant for a range of local and international organizations such as OSCE, International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Republican Institute (IRI), the Administration for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Community in BiH and others. Project reviewer for the Dutch Scientific Council.

                                  • Dayton disagreement

                                    27. november 00:00

                                  Srđan Šukara

                                  Youth forum participant (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                                  Marketing Director at JSGur.

                                  • Young enterpreneurs in BiH

                                    27. november

                                  Srdjan Blagovcanin

                                  Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transparency International BiH (BiH)

                                  Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transparency International BiH is a specialist in the field of rule of law, good governance and anti-corruption reforms, policies and legislation.. He has authored a number of studies and analyses published by John Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Centre for Transatlantic relations (CTR), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Lives in Sarajevo.

                                  • Transition or thievery?

                                    27. november

                                  Staša Blečić

                                  Actress (Serbia)

                                    Stefan Beronja

                                    Actor (Serbia)
                                    • Three Winters

                                      27. november 00:00

                                      Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                                    Stefan Jovisic

                                    Actor (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
                                    • The Interspace

                                      27. november 00:00

                                      Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                                    Steliana Nedera

                                    Youth forum participant, UNDP Resident Representative (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                                    Bachelor of Law. Appointed UNDP Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019. She earned a master’s degree in development management and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in global diplomacy. She worked as the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Serbia, Kosovo and Kazakhstan. She joined the UNDP team in 2004 as Assistant UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova. Until 2004, she managed the local office of DFID (UK Agency for International Development) in Moldova, and until 1999 she was engaged in private foundations for the development of civil society and the media.

                                      Sunčica Milanović

                                      Actress (Serbia)

                                        Tarik Bičo

                                        Youth Forum Host, producer (Bosna i Hercegovina)

                                        Graduate student at the Department of Production and Management at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. He has been training karate professionally for 11 years. Involved in photography and AV directing for many years. Produces content for social media and actively explores new media formats. During his studies he successfully balanced between experimenting with student works and commercial projects. He is currently working on a graduation film.

                                        • Women's sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina

                                          27. november 00:00

                                        • Young enterpreneurs in BiH

                                          27. november

                                        • Young European ambassadors

                                          27. november

                                        Tena Stivicic

                                        Playwright (Serbia)

                                        She graduated in dramaturgy at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts, and in 2004 she received her master’s degree from the Goldsmiths College in London, at the Department of Dramatic Writing. She wrote the first play You can escape from Sunday in the third year of dramaturgy. The play was premiered the same year at the ZKM Theater and won the Rector’s and Marin Držić Awards. This was followed by a series of new performances, editions and translations, as well as drama in theater and radio, in Croatia and throughout Europe. You Can’t Escape from Sunday is one of her most performed dramas. The play Two premiered at the Atelje 212 Theater in Belgrade in 2003. It was the first new Croatian drama performed on the Serbian stage after the break-up of Yugoslavia. The first year of her stay in London inspired the drama Fragile! The premiere of the play at the Youth Theater in Ljubljana was named the best play of the year at the Borštink Festival in Slovenia. Fragile! has been performed in a number of European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Turkey, and BBC Radio4; it has been translated into several languages ​​and has won many awards, including the European Authors’ Award and the Innovative Dramatic Text Award at the Heidelberg Stückemarkt 2008. Tena Štivičić’s plays have been published in numerous anthologies and collections of plays. Her drama Three Winters, which follows four generations of the Zagreb family during the turbulent twentieth century, premiered at the National Theater in London in 2014, directed by the celebrated Howard Davies, and won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Award for Best Drama in 2015. She worked as a dramaturg on numerous performances, including Patrick Marber’s Closer at the Gavella Theater, Romeo and Juliet ’68. and Cabaret Brecht at the Ulysses Theater and the ballet The Cat in Boots at the Zagreb HNK. For the play Drunk Night 1918, Tena Štivičić won the Dramaturgy Award at the Festival of Small Stages in Rijeka in 2008. In 2010, she published a short story in the anthology London 33, published by Glasshouse Books. Since 2003, Tena Štivičić has been writing a column in the magazine Zaposlena. The columns were published in two collections: Odbrojavanje (2007) and Vrag ne spava (2010), in the publishing house Profil.

                                        • Biljana Srbljanović and Tena Štivičić - "Can feminism be extreme?"

                                          27. november 00:00

                                        Tomaz Mastnak

                                        Sociologist (Slovenia)

                                        Born in 1953 in Celje, Slovenia. Director of Research at the Institute of Philosophy at the Center for Scientific Research at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana. Slovenian sociologist, publicist and social and civic activist. He holds a master’s degree from the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, and a doctorate from the Department of Sociology. Author of a large number of articles and books.

                                        • Tomaž Mastnak - "Modern technologies have created a new form of enslavement of the working class"

                                          27. november

                                        Toni Prug

                                        Socio-economist, analyst (Croatia)

                                        Socio-economist and analyst. Examines social production forms whose results are not or do not have to be market allocated, combined with criticising mainstream economics and its production models. Obtained a PhD at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London, where he also graduated sociology (Goldsmiths). For a decade, he worked as a software and network engineer. Currently writing a book on internet platforms such as Google and Facebook, with focus on the peculiarities of such business models and the role of Free Software.

                                        • Transition or thievery?

                                          27. november

                                        Tvrtko Jakovina

                                        Historian (Croatia)

                                        Full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University in Zagreb, where he graduated and obtained his PhD. Teaches World History of the 20th century. Obtained his MA at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Has been lecturer for years at Istituto per l’Europa centro-orientale e balcanica and the MIREES Programme of the University of Bologna, as well as at the University in Split, and at several doctoral programmes at the Faculty of Philosophe and Faculty of Political Science. Author of scores of articles about foreign policy of Tito’s Yugoslavia, Croatian and Yugoslav history of the 20th century, recipient of Kiklop Award (2013) and the Award of the Association of University Professors and Other Scientists. Vice-President of the Croatian Fulbright Alumni Association, member of the Council of Croatian-American Society, President of the Management Board of Miko Tripalo Centre for Law and Democracy and a member of several associations and editorial boards of professional reviews in Croatia and neighbouring countries. Writes for the “Jutarnji list” daily and the “Globus” weekly.

                                        • Fake history, true consequences

                                          27. november 00:00

                                          Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                                        Uroš Kaurin

                                        Performer, director (Slovenia)

                                        Uroš Kaurin (1985) graduated from AGRFT in 2009 and in the same year, immediately after graduating from SNDO (School for the Development of New Dance / Choreography, Amsterdam Theater School), he got a job at the Slovenian Youth Theater. From the 2018/2019 season, he is a member of the ensemble of the Maribor Puppet Theater.

                                        He started working in the Slovenian theater and dance space as a student, and still works on the non-institutional scene, for example in Via Negativa in tandem with Vito Weis, with whom he created the play Hero 1.0. He is also active locally, as a member of KUD Moment from Maribor, a non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and development of independent theater and related performing arts. From 2010 to 2012, it hosted the international festival of independent theater Prestopi. The widest audience remembers him from the youth hit Let’s Go Our Own Way.

                                        Despite his youth and relatively short career in the Slovenian Youth Theater, his presence has already indelibly marked his scene. His remarkable motor skills came to the fore in King Lear (in which he violently played Edgar), Oliver Twist (his Jack Dawson or Fox are overwhelmed by obsessive charm) and the Vampire (especially his shocking memory, vain stubbornness and youthful arrogance) marked by a young monologue a nobleman who is accustomed to having all his own, but cannot win the love of his wife). With a resolute presence, he remembers the bear in the Class Enemy (Re – / – de / -construction) and Danton’s death. Like Jacinta in the almost “omnipotent” ensemble Pohujšanja v dolini šentflorjanski, he captures the right measure and, with the necessary parody outlined in the ensemble itself, really inspires his character with erotic sensuality that would make anyone, not just Saint Florentine’s saints, dizzy. He is part of the acting and author team of the project Cursed be the traitor of his homeland !, with which he has performed on dozens of European and world stages; in the anthological last scene, which reproduces (i) the implicit internal tensions in the acting ensemble, he establishes himself as a fundamental antagonist to his older colleagues with “his” youthful self-confidence.

                                        In 2010, at Borštnik’s meeting in Maribor, he received an award for a young actor and, together with his colleagues, an award for exceptional collective creativity in the play The Cursed Traitor of His Homeland !. In 2018, he received the Borštnik Award for acting.

                                        • Hero 2.0

                                          27. november 00:00

                                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                                        Vanja Kovačević

                                        Actress (Serbia)
                                        • Three Winters

                                          27. november 00:00

                                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                                        Vedad Keric

                                        Actor (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
                                        • The Interspace

                                          27. november 00:00

                                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                                        Vedrana Božinović

                                        Actress, dramaturge (Bosnia and Hercegovina)

                                        Graduated in 1988, from the Academy of Performing Arts Department of Acting and obtained MA degree at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. Besides acting, for a period of time worked as journalist in several media outlets (Dani, Gracija, etc). Acted in the films “Savršeni krug”, “Prvo smrtno iskustvo”, “Zemlja Komančija”, “Behind the Enemy Lines”, “Flickerbook”, “Naša svakodnevna priča”, “Djeca”, “Smrt u Sarajevu”, and TV projects/series “Kako sam poljubio svoj nos”, “Viza za budućnost”, “Žene s broja 13” and numerous others. Member of ensemble of the National Theatre in Sarajevo.

                                        • Hasanaginica

                                          27. november 00:00

                                          Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                                        Velibor Mačkić

                                        Economist (Croatia)

                                        Assistant Professor at the Department for Economic Theory of the Faculty of Economics at Zagreb University, where he obtained a PhD in 2015. His research interests include new political economy, competitive and election cycle analysis. Also attended University of Cambridge, University of Groningen; University Rome Tre, Graduate School of Economics Barcelona. Winner of the 2013 Marijan Hanžeković Foundation Annual Award. Adviser to the President of the Republic of Croatia.

                                         

                                        • Transition or thievery?

                                          27. november

                                        Vernes Subašić

                                        Poet, language teacher (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

                                        Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Zenica, Department for Bosnia/Croatian/Serbian Languages and obtained MA degree on the theme of Relationship of Bosnian-Herzegovinian prose works and their film adaptations. Works occasionally as the language teacher in primary and secondary schools. In the meantime, reads and writes prose and poetry. Won two awards for short stories and the first Mak Dizdar award for his unpublished collection of poems “Papagaj sloboda” at Slovo Gorčina in Stolac.

                                        • Why politics at all?

                                          27. november 00:00

                                          Club 1, Sarajevo

                                        Vito Weis

                                        Performer, director (Slovenia)

                                        Vito Weis was born on September 25, 1986 in Maribor. In 2010, he graduated in Drama at AGRFT. In addition to acting, he further trained in the field of contemporary dance at the Ljubljana Dance Theater and in numerous workshops (classical acting, Grotowski, performance – VN lab, various techniques of contemporary dance, (). Already during his studies, as a guest, he began to participate in repertoire performances theater (SNG Drama) and author’s plays (see) After graduation he works as an independent actor in repertory theaters, on the stages of the independent stage and works with various groups – Via Negativa, Betontanc and directors – Janša, Jablanovec, Pograjc, Zupančič, Đilas, Peršuh , Roschina, Jelen, Lampič, Peternelj… in the field of drama theater, dance, physical theater and contemporary performing arts. After his studies, he made several short and feature films, and at the 50th Borštnik Meeting he received the Borštnik Award for Young Actor and the Golden Lion Award in Umag in 2016. In 2018, he received the Borš Award. tnik’s acting award. Since 2019, he has been a member of the ensemble of the Slovenian Youth Theater, with which he has occasionally collaborated before.

                                        • The Game

                                          27. november

                                          Studio BHT

                                        • Hero 2.0

                                          27. november 00:00

                                          Youth Theatre Sarajevo

                                        Willemijn Lamp

                                        Curator, journalist (Netherlands)

                                        The co-founder and co-director of a literature festival in Amsterdam: Read My World. This festival started in 2013 and focuses each year on literature from a different region in the world. She worked as a freelance curator for the international literature festival Writers Unlimited (before: Winternachten) in The Hague. From 2010 – 2017 she was responsible for the opening of the cultural season in the city of Utrecht (Het Uitfeest). She also works as a journalist/theatre-literature critic and as an advisor for the arts for the province of Flevoland and previously the city of Amsterdam. She worked as a program coordinator for the project Amsterdam World Book Capital. World Book Capital is a title appointed by UNESCO to the city of Amsterdam to promote reading and writing among its citizens. She has been managing a Dutch Hungarian theatre group and worked as a dramaturge for several theatre groups. From 2003 until 2007 she worked as a manager at a literary theatre (Perdu), where she was responsible for the artistic direction. She worked as a programmer at the Dutch Theatre Festival and as an assistant researcher at the Holland Festival.

                                          Žiga Divjak

                                          Director (Slovenia)

                                          Director Žiga Divjak entered the Slovenian cultural public with a series of events and performances under the common name Immediately before the Revolution (2013-2015). He symbolically marked some key places in the cultural infrastructure of Ljubljana – from AGRFT, Cankarjev dom, Španske borac to SNG Drama Ljubljana – and was a guest of Borštnik’s meeting in Germany and Croatia.

                                          He remained faithful to his socially engaged attitude in his work at the academy, which has so far taken place in the Slovenian Youth Theater, PG Kranj, Cankarjev dom, SNG Drama Ljubljana and MGL. In the 2017/18 season, he joined the experimental residential project Nova pošta, which took place throughout the season in a co-production of the Slovenian Youth Theater and Maska Ljubljana; within it, the play 6 was created, which in 2018 won the Grand Prize of the Borštnik Meeting for the best play of the festival. A year earlier, Divjak himself received the Borštnik Award for directing the play The Man Who Saw the World, produced by the Slovenian Youth Theater. The play Igra premiered at the end of the 2019/2020 season and, like Seven Days, was included in Borštnik’s Encounter, where it received as many as seven awards, from acting, through directing and dramaturgy to the award for best play.

                                          • The Game

                                            27. november

                                            Studio BHT

                                          Zoran Erić

                                          Art historian, curator (Serbia)

                                          Graduated from the Faculty for Media of the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Currently employed as the Head of Art Collections and Exhibitions Department of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. Conducts researches, workshops and works on international projects with themes related to urban geography, spatial and cultural discourse and the theory of radical democracy. From 2005 to 2008, he was a member of the Board of ICT (International Association of Contemporary Arts Curators). He realised numerous curatorial projects in several countries. Publishes essays and texts on art in different international magazines and reviews, such as Artefact, Umelec, Manifesta Journal; Gazet’art, Praesens, Third Text, A Prior, On Curating, and numerous others.

                                          • Fake history, true consequences

                                            27. november 00:00

                                            Youth Theatre, Sarajevo

                                          Zoran Kesic

                                          Journalist (Serbia)

                                          Journalist and author, one of the screenwriters and host of the political-satirical show “24 minutes with Zoran Kesić” on Nova S. television. He began studying journalism in 1995 on Studio B television, where until 2000 he worked as a morning program reporter, cultural guide and documentary filmmaker. He spent the next three years on B92 television as the author of the shows “Bg Direkt” and “Viša sila”. From 2003 to 2008, he worked on the Metropolis TV show “Serious News” and “Disinformer”, as well as the live contact program “Interruption of the Program”. After that, he switched to TV FOX (later TV Prva) as the author and host of the popular talk show “Fajront republika”. From 2013 until today, first on B92 and later on NOVA S, together with the director Aleksandar Saničanin and the screenwriters of News.net, he is preparing the show “24 minutes with Zoran Kesić”. He has been rewarded, often praised and sometimes criticized.

                                          • Zoran Kesić - "The secret of the success of our show is that the host is incredibly charming"

                                            27. november 00:00