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Serbia Joins EUFCN Board of Directors
Serbia Joins EUFCN Board of Directors
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Serbia Joins EUFCN Board of Directors

Serbia Joins EUFCN Board of Directors

Changes to the EUFCN Board of Directors were announced at the General Assembly of the European Film Commissions network during Berlin Film Festival. After a year as a stand in member Milica Božanić, Business Development Manager of Serbia Film Commission will be replacing Valerie Lepine-Karik from Film France. Milica will contribute to the Board with her experience in finance management of NGO by holding the role of Network’s Treasurer. Former Treasurer Andrea Rocco (Genova-Liguria Film Commission) will step up as a Secretary General and the two will continue working together as a funding and lobbying working group in EUFCN mission to engage more with European institutions and build partnerships with other European associations in film and audio visual sector.

EUFCN Board under the leadership of Truls Kontny (Norway Film Commission) is taking actions toward marketing expansion of the Filming Europe on international markets.

SFC has been an EUFCN member since 2010 and is actively supporting initiatives and collaboration among member countries.

EUFCN Board of Directors

Serbia Joins EUFCN Board of Directors

Changes to the EUFCN Board of Directors were announced at the General Assembly of the European Film Commissions network during Berlin Film Festival. After a year as a stand in member Milica Božani ...

London Focus – Better Call Serbia

London Focus – Better Call Serbia

Serbian team is attending first European Location event, Focus, in Design Business Center in London’s Islington December 14th and 15th. Film Commission team will be supported by  experienced film, TV and advertising producers who produced projects for Survivor, Vice, telecomunications, banks and FMCG and are able to turn any project from paper to screen with astonishing production value.

Moreover we will be presenting Serbian film incentive program that kicks of in 2016. Cash rebate worth of 20% of Serbian expenditure will be available not only for features and TV drama but equally to high end commercials and post production that wish to benefit from Serbian talent.

So join us for Q&A on Serbian production offer and find out more why you should be considering Serbia for your next project. We are happy to meet you at our stand #55.

You can schedule a meeting with SFC team via info@filminserbia.com, or get directly in touch with

LeSpot

Ms Tea Korolija, producer

Tea.korolija@lespot.rs

Samaljot Production

Mr. Marko Popovic, director/producer

Marko.popovic.reditelj@gmail.com

Vision Team 

Mr. Dragan Djurkovic, producer

ddjurkovic@visionteam.rs

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London Focus – Better Call Serbia

Serbian team is attending first European Location event, Focus, in Design Business Center in London’s Islington December 14th and 15th. Film Commission team will be supported by  experienced fil ...

SELLING, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING FILM WORKSHOP

SELLING, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING FILM WORKSHOP

Bring your project to the workshop and make the best strategy for your film with Oscar winning and twice BAFTA nominated creative producer.
When: June, 7 – 9th, 2015
Where: Serbia Film Commission, Vlajkoviceva 18, Belgrade, Serbia
Lecturer: Mia Bays
Working language: English
Number of participants limited.

WORKSHOP WILL HELP YOU LEARN
– Box office, trends, events
What does the world look like now for film?
– Defining your audience
– How international works
Sales, Festivals, Deals
– Marketing and PR essentials
For before and during production
– Distribution strategies
Dealing with exhibitors, release strategy and marketing/PR essentials, reading box office numbers
– Essential PR and social media strategies in film
– Case study screening
– Work on your project

ABOUT LECTURER
Mia Bays is an Oscar winning, twice BAFTA nominated creative producer working across fiction and docs, with a proven track record of launching careers with over 24 years experience in film on over 50 features. Mia works in both production as well as sales marketing and distribution strategist roles for her company Missing In Action Films. From 2007 – 14 Mia has made 8 micro budget features as Creative Producer for the acclaimed Film London BBC Films Microwave scheme. She is also very popular lecturer in London Film School and Binger Filmlab.

APPLY AND MAKE YOUR STRATEGY!
To apply for the workshop participants need to send short personal/company biography and one page info on the project including budget, finance, distribution/sales potential and audience.
Deadline: May 27th, 2015
Price: 200EUR + PDV
Members of Serbia Film Commission enjoy a special rate: 140 EUR + PDV
Registration and additional assistance: jelena@filminserbia.com
Training and Development Coordinator: Jelena Samardzic

Mia Bays Film Sales Distribution Marketing

SELLING, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING FILM WORKSHOP

Bring your project to the workshop and make the best strategy for your film with Oscar winning and twice BAFTA nominated creative producer.
When: June, 7 - 9th, 2015
Where: Serbia Film ...

MOVIE MAGIC BUDGETING AND SCHEDULING COURSE

MOVIE MAGIC BUDGETING AND SCHEDULING COURSE
Dear filmmakers, if you want to be more effective in your job and at the same time to save your time and energy, SFC has the right course for you – MOVIE MAGIC !The course is combining lecture, practical demonstrations, group tutorials and one-to-one tuition, incorporating valuable advice from a professional producer’s point of view. Let the UK producer Rebecca Knapp show you the magic of powerful software.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get a discount: Early bird – March 27th
Regular deadline – April 17th

When: April, 27 – 30. 2015, 10 – 17h
Where: Serbia Film Commission, Vlajkoviceva 18, Belgrade, Serbia
Lecturer: Rebecca Knapp
Working language: English
Number of participants limited.
Personal laptops with installed Movie Magic software required!

Budgeting and Scheduling is a crucial part of the filmmaking process, both for raising the money and for managing your shoot.  This course is designed to guide you through the process, so that you get it right and you don’t run out of money and time. The course is a combining lecture, practical demonstrations, group tutorials and one-to-one tuition, incorporating valuable advice from a professional producer’s point of view.

Who Should Attend

Learning freelancers with a specific interest in Scheduling & Budgeting a project – Second/Third Assistant Directors wanting to move up to First Assistant Directors, Production Co-ordinators looking to move up to Production Managers, First Assistant Directors/Production Managers/Line Producers/Producers looking to further their skills and increase their employability

Filmmakers – Anyone who is thinking of producing a feature film

Emerging filmmakers – Directors and Producers looking to further their skill

Outcomes

Ability to schedule a film using basic techniques, import a script from final draft into MM Scheduling, in-putting data into Movie Magic Scheduling, and schedule a film using all this skills in Movie Magic Scheduling.

Ability to budget a film using basic techniques, in-putting data into Movie Magic Budgeting and budget a film using all this skills in Movie Magic Budgeting

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the participant will be able to schedule and budget a project for both raising film finance and to efficiently manage the shoot.

About lecturer: 

Rebecca Knapp is an award-winning producer who has worked in film and television production on programmes ranging from drama to documentary to entertainment for over ten years, working across Europe, Africa, Canada and the USA. She has also worked as a line producer/production manager of television drama, documentaries and multi million dollar budget feature films. Rebecca has been lecturing in film production for past ten years on subjects such as business and financial planning, budgeting and scheduling, international coproduction, short and feature film production, contracts and negotiations, setting up and running a production company, pitching, writing a successful funding application and film marketing.

Early bird application:  March 27th, price 415 EUR
SFC members enjoy a special rate – 335 EUR

Regular deadline and price:  April 17th, 470 EUR
SFC members enjoy a special rate – 380 EUR

(REGULAR MOVIE MAGIC COURSE PRICE IN UK IS 700 EUR)

SFC provides special rate for Movie Magic software to its members and the course participants! 

If you are interested in purchasing Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting please contact SFC for more details.

Registration and additional assistance – jelena@filminserbia.com
Training and Development Coordinator: Jelena Samardzic

MOVIE MAGIC

MOVIE MAGIC BUDGETING AND SCHEDULING COURSE

Dear filmmakers, if you want to be more effective in your job and at the same time to save your time and energy, SFC has the right course for you - MOVIE MAGIC !The course is ...

Apply for two courses : Colorist Strategies and Advanced Color Design

Apply for two courses : Colorist Strategies and Advanced Color Design
Serbia Film Commission in cooperation with International Colorist Academy brings original ICA courses to Belgrade, Serbia.

We invite you to apply for two most popular courses:

Colorist Strategies, February 1-3, 2015.
Advanced Color Design, February 4-5, 2015.

Serbia Film Commission in cooperation with International Colorist Academy brings original ICA courses to Belgrade, Serbia

We invite you to apply for two most popular courses:

Colorist Strategies, February 1-3, 2015.

Advanced Color Design, February 4-5, 2015.

Colorist Strategies is the most popular ICA class and is designed for industry professionals. It covers colorist theory and a detailed look at color tools and also suggests grading strategies, and session management techniques.

The course is especially useful for:

- new colorists (gives them a learning structure to follow)
– colorists who only know one system ( introduces them to other systems, how and why they are different)
– freelance and supervising colorists (expands their knowledge of workflow and technical specifications)

Colorist Strategies Course price – 550 EUR
(ICA price in London is 1.000 EUR)

Date: February 1-3, 2015.

REPUTABLE ICA CERTIFICATE IS INCLUDED IN COURSE PRICE!

Advanced Color Design is a new practical workshop aimed at everyone involved in designing the look and style of a project. The focus is on the principal elements of an image that clients of commercials, television and feature films all relate to; techniques cover skin, sky, products, mood and time of day as well as topics raised by the attendees. The goal is to manage these elements effectively and efficiently whilst maintaining the integrity of the project concepts and a color scheme.

Advanced Color Design price – 450 EUR
(ICA price in London is 750 EUR)

Date: February 4-5, 2015.

REPUTABLE ICA CERTIFICATE IS INCLUDED IN COURSE PRICE!

SERBIA FILM COMMISSION MEMBERS ENJOY A SPECIAL RATE FOR BOTH COURSES: 835 EUR

Original ICA courses will be led by Kevin Shaw. Kevin Shaw, ICA’s founder, has been color grading for nearly 30 years, lives in England, and works all over the world. Prior to the software revolution he was a renowned telecine colorist, and worked with every model of the hardware da Vinci color correction systems up to and including the 2kPlus with Toolbox. He gained a BA (Hons) degree in Photography Film and Television in 1984, and worked as a stills photographer for a year, before finding his way into post-production.

Courses will take place in SFC, Vlajkoviceva 18, Belgrade, Serbia.

Registration deadline: December 25th!

The number of participants per course is limited up to 10 for optimum balance and hands on approach.

Your contact person for registration and additional assistance:
Jelena Samardzic
e-mail: jelena@filminserbia.com
phone: +381 11 4059 961

Participants are encouraged to bring their own projects for any consultation with Kevin Shaw. All participants are required to bring their own laptops.

ICA

Apply for two courses : Colorist Strategies and Advanced Color Design

Serbia Film Commission in cooperation with International Colorist Academy brings original ICA courses to Belgrade, Serbia.

We invite you to apply for two most popular courses ...

SERBIA FILM COMISSION AT THE CANNES FILM MARKET

SERBIA FILM COMISSION AT THE CANNES FILM MARKET

Serbia Film Commission representatives are currently at the 2014 Cannes Film Market. 

Cannes – May 19th 2014. Serbia Film Comission representatives are currently at the 2014 Cannes Film Market.

During their stay in Cannes, the SFC members have meetings with producers from Europe and the United States, and important meetings with partners from new markets, especially India and the Far East are also organized.

Preparations for the Danube conference are carried out simultaneously with the presence at the most important European film market. On this occasion, Ana Ilic, Executive director of the Serbian Film Commission and Milica Božanić, Operations Manager have meetings with colleagues and producers from the Danube countries. The SFC representatives traditionally participate at the meetings of the European Film Commision Network.

The SFC members are also in Cannes Film Market – DigitalKraft, Viktorija Film, Red Production, Art&Popcorn, Gargantua Films. Representatives of Viktorija Film and Gargantua Films promote their films in Cannes – Nymph and Little Buddho.

The production company More In Group is also being promoted in Cannes. In cooperation with Viktorija Film, last year they have finished shooting the film The Tenor in which prominent roles achieved Natasha Tapušković, Svetozar Cvetković and Dragan Mićanović. The film will premiere at the festival in Shanghai, and producers expect particularly great success in Japan.

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SERBIA FILM COMISSION AT THE CANNES FILM MARKET

Serbia Film Commission representatives are currently at the 2014 Cannes Film Market. 

Cannes - May 19th 2014. Serbia Film Comission representatives are currently at the 2014 ...

Serbian Film Delegation visiting India

Serbian Film Delegation visiting India

The four-member delegation of film professionals from Serbia is currently visiting India to help increase exchange in cinema and television between India and Serbia

With the help of Indian Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia Film Commission organized for its members a visit to India 24-30 April 2014. The main goal of the visit is for Serbian representatives to learn about Indian film industry today and get acquainted with productions and current state of affairs in order to increase the exchange between the two countries. During their stay in New Delhi and Mumbai, the SFC members will meet prominent film, documentary and commercials producers, representatives of Indian Ministry of information and broadcasting and the National film development corporation.
The Serbian delegation comprises Milos Djukelic of Red Production, president of the board of the SFC, Ana Krivokuca from Top Cut, Bogdan Marjanović from Dream Dust and Milica Božanić of the Serbia Film Commission.
Serbia Film Commission and the Indian Embassy in Belgrade plan to organize similar visit of Indian film professionals to Serbia later this year.

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Serbian Film Delegation visiting India

The four-member delegation of film professionals from Serbia is currently visiting India to help increase exchange in cinema and television between India and Serbia

With the ...

Let’s meet at the AFCI Locations Show!

Let’s meet at the AFCI Locations Show!

March 27 – 29, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles – Join us for our special events at the Serbia Film Commission booth #706

Do you have a project cooking that could be filmed in Serbia? Or the Balkan region? Serbia Film Commission would be the best starting point for you and we will be happy to tell you in person why Serbia offers the ultimate value for money these days in Europe.

We have prepared for you special events at the Serbia Film Commission booth:

  • Filming a Medievial Battle“ – Thursday, 27 March at 1:00 p.m.
  • Serbian Danube and its Starring Role in The Movies“ – Thursday, 27 March at 2.30 p.m.
  • Emerging Filming Market in Serbia – The Best Value For Money“ – Friday, 28 March at 1:00 p.m.
  • ABC of filming in Serbia“ – Saturday, 29 March at 1:00 p.m.

AFCI Locations Show

 

Visit our stand #706 or or we could meet with you somewhere else in L.A. in the week of the 24th of March! Let us know where and when it would work for you at info@filminserbia.com

WHY SERBIA?

FRESH & VIBRANT

Serbia is a fresh vibrant film destination in South East Europe with an outstanding production infrastructure juiced up with amazing talents and uniquely creative crews that can make any idea possible and looking fabulous on screen!

PEOPLE WHO REALLY CARE

Serbia is well known for offering fully committed, reliable service companies that truly care about your project. They are your real partner, not just another service provider.

DIVERSITY OF LOCATIONS AND SEASONS

Serbia boasts an array of various film friendly locations from a unique mixture of architectural styles to the scenic nature and exquisite historical sites – fortresses, castles, villages and the magnificent Danube. Check it all out at www.filmlocationserbia.com

VAST VARIETY OF FACES

Serbia is in the middle of Europe, at the borders between the West and the East and Serbian people represent a unique mixture of cultures and looks. You can basically find actors, extras and stunts of a great number of ethnical looks.

ULTIMATE VALUE FOR MONEY

All of it comes on a very competitive budget allowing for major savings on any type of production.

BELGRADE – BEST CITY TO VISIT IN EUROPE IN 2014

…as announced by famous travel bloggers. Or the „Capital of Cool“ as Lonely Planet would put it. The city is safe, fun and exciting. No papparazi will bother you! And you will have great choice of restaurants, cafes, shops and nightclubs, all at walking distance.

BRAND NEW SOUND STAGES JUST 20 MIN FROM DOWNTOWN

Eight brand new studios are available, just 10 minutes from the international airport and 20 from downtown Belgrade. Check it out at www.pfistudios.com

HANDS ON SERBIA FILM COMMISSION

Serbia Film Commission will guide you through everything and find the best partners for your project! Let us know WHEN you are ready to come. We know HOW to cater to all your needs.

And if you need more convincing, please ask Ralph Fiennes, John Cusak, Gerard Butler, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Chastain, Chris Noth, Derek Jacobi, Anthony LaPaglia, Vanessa Redgrave who have all filmed in Serbia!

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Let’s meet at the AFCI Locations Show!

March 27 - 29, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles - Join us for our special events at the Serbia Film Commission booth #706

Do you have a project cooking that could be ...

Ana Ilic, Executive Director of the Serbia Film Commission spoke today at the Creative Industries Conference

Ana Ilic, Executive Director of the Serbia Film Commission spoke today at the Creative Industries Conference

The two-day multimedia event aims to encourage the development of creative industries in Serbia

Conference on creative industries Serbia (KKIS) called Adventure in Mikser House strated today in Belgrade. It is a two-day multimedia event that aims to highlight importance of the creative industries in Serbia and enchance the exchange of knowledge and experience in order to establish the foundation for further development of creative industries in Serbia.
In the morning session guests from abroad talked about the importance of creative industries as a factor of growth of modern economies: Andy Eaglefrom the UK spoke about cultural space in Cardiff; Fionn Zarubica from Hollywood ( USA ) had a presentation “Art or entertainment?”, Hristina Mikic from the Group for creative economy spoke about development of potential of the creative industries in Serbia and Martin Kern, chief of Operations of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia presented oportunities of the Programme Creative Europe 2014-2020.
In the afternoon session Director of Serbia Film Commission Ana Ilic and her colleagues from other fields of creative economies in Serbia spoke about the achievements of creative industries in Serbia so far. First she presented the current situation in the field of film in Serbia and presented arguments in favor of the fact, based on a number of economic and other studies and analysis, that foreign productions are highly beneficial for the economy of Serbia. She then elaborated on the perspective of foreign producers, i.e. what kind of advantage and importance Serbia film industry has in the eyes of film professionals in the world. She also presented direct economic effect foreign film productions have on the Serbian economy. Since establishment of SFC in 2009, more than 50 million euros of foreign investments have been generated, employing over 1500 people and 300 vendors and suppliers. She also explaned multiplier effect of these projects: for every dollar invested in the film industry, another 2.5 dollars are generated in the economy of the country in which the filming is taking place.
At the same session, other experts presented the situation in their respective fields: Dušan Kovačević, founder and director of the EXIT festival and Ivan Lalic,executive director of Mikser festival talked about festivals and urban design; Nenad Radujević, director of Fashion Studio Click spoke on fashion, and Mirko Topalski, director Eipix Entertaiment had a presentation on “The Flourishing Industry of Video Games in Serbia”.
Tomorrow’s program includes two sessions: the first one from 10.00 to 11.30 is education and infrastructure as a basis for the development of creative industries. The speakers are Ana S. Trbović, dean of the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration, Veran Matic, a journalist and a representative of the Board of Directors B92, Misa Lukic, Chairman of the Board and co-owner of Publics Group Serbia and founder Leo Burnett , the most successful and most awarded serbian agency in the last decade, Nada Popovic Perisic, dean of the Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University , Vigor Majic, director of scientific research station „Petnica“ and Nemanja Petrovic, Deputy Mayor of Municipality Savski Venac
The second session from 12:00 to 13:15 will be dedicated to the needs of stakeholders in creative industries in Serbia that can lead to the growth of the creative sector. Participants of this part of the discussion are Ivan Blagojevic, director of Nišvil festival, Aja Jung, dancer and director of the Belgrade Dance Festival and Dejan Restak, founder and director of Vibe Network times.

 

Creative Industries Conference

Ana Ilic, Executive Director of the Serbia Film Commission spoke today at the Creative Industries Conference

The two-day multimedia event aims to encourage the development of creative industries in Serbia

Conference on creative industries Serbia (KKIS) called Adventure in Mikser Ho ...

Serbia Film Commission held introductory workshop Film Friendly Serbia for representatives of cities and municipalities in the Danube region

Serbia Film Commission held introductory workshop Film Friendly Serbia for representatives of cities and municipalities in the Danube region

Within the project „Preparing the Serbian Danube for a starring role in the movies“ funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency Serbia Film Commission (SFC) visited 28 cities and municipalities along the Danube over the past four months. SFC estimated that in addition to the variety of shooting locations , these cities and municipalities have the administrative resources for the standardization of film permits and procedures, and could be eligible for the Film Friendly program.
After interviews with representatives of the public and private sectors in these cities and municipalities, the SFC Team invited all of them to the introductory workshop Film Friendly Serbia that was held on 30 January 2014 in Belgrade. The workshop was attended by representatives of local self-governments from Novi Sad , Negotin , Ruma , Vršac , Loznica, Bela Crkva, Golubac , Veliko Gradište, Boljevac , Bač , Požarevac , Kladovo , Sremski Karlovci , Pećinci , Stara Pazova and Pančevo.
Participants were firstly informed about the criteria for selection of cities and municipalities in the Danube region and then with the economic potential of the film industry, and the possible positive effects of foreign and domestic productions on the local economy. In the second part of the workshop, participants were presented with the basics of the Friendly Film program and the basic requirements for local governments in order to be able to “absorb” demands of film production – the establishment of working groups , establishing locations price lists, data entry in the location database and so on.
Based on the evaluation forms , participants liked the most “thorough approach to the subject“ „practical examples ” and “the possibility of active participation for all participants” Participants recommended to the SFC “to connect experienced and new municipalities” and the most of them evaluated the entire workshop as excellent.
In the further course of the project the SFC will continue working with all the cities and municipalities so that most of them indicate delegated person , department or office that will work with the film sector, providing information, receive requests , coordinate permits, and finally work to introduce procedures for locations filming permits.

Serbia Film Commission

Serbia Film Commission held introductory workshop Film Friendly Serbia for representatives of cities and municipalities in the Danube region

Within the project „Preparing the Serbian Danube for a starring role in the movies“ funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency Serbia Film Commission (SFC) visited 28 citi ...