The website of the 7th European Feature Documentary Film Festival is up and running. You can now see what films have been selected by Svetlana and Zoran Popovic, and me, to be screened from January 25 to 29 at the Sava Center in Belgrade. With the presence, in most cases, of the director.
Opening film is by the master Nicolas Philibert, ”Nenette” (PHOTO), followed by ”Blood in the Mobile” by Frank Piasecki Poulsen, who is the first director to be invited to M7 for the second time, ”Guerilla Girl” being the first to be shown in Belgrade. ”48” is the masterpiece by Susana de Sousa Dias, after that comes the essay by film critic and director Mark Cousins ”The First Movie”, the serious comedy ”Men Who Swim” by Dylan Williams, the beautiful music and dance film by Gasnier and Nezan ”Zanzibar Musical Club” and finally Serbian premiere of ”Cinema Komunisto” by Mila Turajlic.
I have on filmkommentaren.dk year after year praised the festival and its mini format and called it a personal highlight to sit in a cinema and watch a documentary together with 1200 other people. It is indeed, so if you have time and can afford a travel to exciting Belgrade and experience a unique hospitality and atmosphere… GO.
If you are a young filmmaker you can join the workshop that takes place every day. All invited filmmakers meet young colleagues to tell about their way of filmmaking. Two intense hours with the possibility of putting questions and getting answers.
It is all an hommage to documentary filmmaking. Below you can read my welcome words published on the website.