Mini-journey through subversive images, words and deeds

French philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie wonders how to think in a world that is characterized by daily violence and exploitation. We could paraphrase his dilemma into “how to do film festivals in a bad world”. There have never been more film festivals. As I write this text, their numbers are estimated at nearly ten thousand events worldwide. Unfortunately, most of them follow market and neo-imperialist logic where selection and branding go hand in hand, and the motto is constant expansion. Mediocrity has become the main aesthetic standard – to risk nothing, to question anything, to cultivate maximum aesthetic and political

UN-WAR Space

One-day exhibition opening and site-specific meeting UN-WAR SPACE Architect Armina Pilav in collaboration with artist Servet Cihangiroğlu Saturday, 5.10. 2019 21:00 Meeting Point: in front of Dom Kulture The exhibition is organized by the Unseen Festival We will be walking with Armin Pilav, architect and researcher, and Servet Cihangiroğlu, an intermedia artist living on the Sirnak – Paris route. In addition to presenting their work on Un-war space, Armina and Servet will create a site-specific encounter that proposes the processes of transformation of violence that is still present in our region, in the form of spatial and social trauma, which

Nomad in Cavtat

We are pleased to announce that this year during Unseen from 1.10. in Cavtat we are welcoming NOMAD Dubrovnik, a temporary mobile pavilion, which will be available for free to anyone. NOMAD Pavilion moves through open city areas with the aim of cultivating and promoting the non-commercial use of public space. We really look forward to watching movies with NOMAD! The Nomad project is organized by the PLACA association – a collective for space research. The project started in 2016, and through 2017 it has set been up in five locations, one of which was at Pustijerna organized by the

Introducing – VAC and Vizantrop

The School of Visual Anthropology was launched in 2011 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, with the support of Professor Slobodan Naumovic, the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, the Vega Youth Center, the Institute for the Study of Cultural Development, and many other institutions and organizations aimed at popularizing the visual anthropology in Serbia. Some of the films of the School of Visual Anthropology have won awards at domestic festivals and participated in numerous European ethno film festivals, film screenings and conferences (International Ethnographic Film Festival in Belgrade, Ethnographic Film Days in Ljubljana, Ethnocineca in Vienna, Ethnographic Film Days in

A small festival with great ambitions

The Unseen Festival has reached its third edition. From October 2-6 this year, projections of the new edition of Unseen will take place at various locations in Cavtat, in several festival programs. As in previous years, the selection of films by young authors who answered our public call last spring is central to the program. We are also continuing our cooperation with other festivals in Croatia and the region, which is bringing us Zagreb Subversive Film Festival and a selection of films from their program this year, selected by curator Dina Pokrajac. We will also host a selection of films

Cavtat welcomes the second Unseen

The second Unseen mini film festival, opened in Cavtat on September 26. Until the end of September 2018 it will present three different selections of films, along with the workshops, discursive programme and concerts. After short speeches given by one of the programme coordinators Karla Crnčević and Ivana Ivković on behalf of the jury, the coordinator of the Festival’s Discursive Program Mario Kikaš announced the first screenings for the opening of the second mini film festival Unseen – short film Almost Nothing: So Continues the Night by Davor Sanvincenti, awarded Octavian for the best experimental film on Croatian Film Days

Opening of the second UNSEEN mini film festival in Cavtat on Wednesday

The end of September brings the second edition of the Unseen mini film festival to Cavtat, which will, in five days, from 26 to 30 September, present three selections of films, two workshops and three concerts. The opening of the festival at the Hotel Supetar Park in Cavtat on 26 September at 8 PM, will be followed by screening of two films, Almost Nothing: So Continues the Night by Davor Sanvincenti, awarded Octavian for the best experimental film on Croatian Film Days, to be presented in Cavtat at 8.30 PM and Occupied cinema by  Senka Domanović, that premiered at the

Мишко / Mishko

Hanis Bagashov (MK) 2018., igrani / fiction 15’50” Angel, quiet and withdrawn boy, goes with his friend Mishko to pick apples, in order to sell them later. But, as the day passes, Angel is increasingly facing the cruelty of Mishko and his own parents.

Vidi ja ti nea / Would you look at her

Goran Stolevski (MK) 2017., igrani / fiction 18’30” In the way she carries herself, 18-year-old Aneta barely differs from the boys. Because of this and an uncomfortable cell phone recording doing the rounds, she and her only friend are mocked as “lesbians”. This destroys their friendship. Meanwhile, Aneta also has to deal with family problems. Her father is slowly losing his battle with cancer. When his TV breaks down, his suffering seems to increase. Aneta comes up with an idea. She has to convince the village priest to let her participate in a centuries-old all-male church ritual. If allowed to

The Last Church Bells

Nikolce Popovski (MK?) 2017., igrani / fiction 13′ The last remaining occupant of an old abandoned village communicates with the last remaining occupant of the neighbouring village via the church bell.

Prioritet / Priority

Jovana Kovanović (RS) 2017., igrani / fiction Mlad, pomodan par, nailazi na čoveka u nesvesti, blizu pruge na periferiji grada. Njih dvoje su u žurbi da stignu na njima bitan događaj, koji organizuje važan prijatelj, i moraju da odluče šta da rade.

Precijenjena dramaturgija / Drama is Overrated

Sunčica Ana Veldić (HR) 2017., dokumentarni / documentary Autorica filma je studentica dokumentarne režije na Akademiji dramske umjetnosti, potekla iz Kinokluba Zagreb. Nakon godina stvaranja avangardnih i neobičnih filmova, pokušava napraviti film čvrste strukture. To joj baš ne ide pa nastoji razložiti vlastitu kreativnu nemoć prokazujući pritom apsurd modela nametnutih umjetničkim obrazovanjem.