Projects 2018

The Landfilll

Marija Žižović
The film is a story about the life of Gypsies collecting secondary raw materials at the landfill in Vincha (near Belgrade), and living in a cardboard city located nearby. Each of them hopes to find money and gold in the garbage.

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Marija Žižović, director

Marija Žižović was born and raised in Serbia. She graduated film directing at the VGIK – Russian State University of Cinematography in Moscow. Worked as 1st assistant director in several Russian and Serbian films and series. She also worked as a director, editor and story editor of many reality shows. She is director and director of photography of some short films and short documentaries. Marija Žižović is a member of the Serbian Association of Film Artists. When Your Dad Buys You an Elephant is her first feature film. She is complete author of this film: director, screenwriter, director of photography and one of the editors. The film has participated in many festivals and has won several awards.

Ivana Kronja, executive producer

Ivana Kronja, PhD, (1970) is a film scholar, culture and media theoretician, filmmaker and critic. She obtained a master’s degree and a PhD from the Faculty of Dramatic Art in Belgrade. A Chevening Programme alumna for a PhD research in Oxford, UK . Since 2003 she has been teaching at the University of Visual and Applied Arts and Vocational Studies in Belgrade. A member of the Serbian Academy of Cinema and Science (AFUN), NUNS and FIPRESCI. The author of a study Smrtonosni sjaj: Masovna psihologija i estetika turbo-folka (2001) and dozens of other papers focusing on culture, media and film, published in Serbia and internationally. A visiting teacher at University of Vienna, Academic Film Centre DKSG and elsewhere. In 2018 her book Estetika avangardnog i eksperimentalnog filma: Telo, rod i identitet will be published by Film centre Serbia. A critics jury and international jury member at different festivals (FAF, Infant, Cinema City, 25FPS Zagreb, Motovun, FEST). She wrote and directed short fiction films Igra istine (1995) and Rat in the Kitchen (2004), and collaborated on the feature documentary about the famous Magnum group photographer Vojo Mitrović, Umetnik iz senke (2014).

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Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia

Directed by:
Marija Žižović

Jovan Marković, Aleksandra Mitrić - Stifanić, Nikolay Burlyayev

Produced by:
Film i ton, First frame, Golden Knight

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Film i ton, Dechanska 14 a, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia,, +381113240661

First frame, Zmaj Jovina 25, 71123 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzgovina,, +38757317230,

Golden Knight, Andreevskaya naberezna 2, 119334 Moskow, Russia, info, +74957817908,