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Serbia: From isolation to coproduction

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Film & TV Cameraman; Co-Owner of "Montage", Belgrade
Director and Screenwriter; Assistant Professor of Screenwriting, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade
Vice President & Marketing Director, Pink Media Group, Belgrade
General Manager, ewCPF - east west Crossings Promotion Fund, Belgrade
Correspondent for Southern and Eastern Europe, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Belgrade Chair

BA. Predrag BAMBIC

Film & TV Cameraman; Co-Owner of "Montage", Belgrade

 * 1958 Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
1977-1981 Belgrade University - Faculty of Drama Arts / Film & TV camera department
1981-1985 While Bambic worked for TV Belgrade he produeced over 3000 news reports and documentaries
1986 He served in the Yugoslav army Marines
1987-1988 As a freelance cameraman Bambic filmed TV features, documentaries, corporate films, commercials and musical promos
1989-1993 He worked for the Yugoslav Army s film production company "Zastava film" where he filmed the genesis of the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia. Bambic covered all the major events related to the developments of the wars in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Much of it was screened in the BBC documentary "Death of Yugoslavia"
1992-1994 Together with with Martin Bell, George Eykyan, Dan Rather, Aernaout van Lynden and others he covered for BBC, CNN, CBS, SKY News and ABC many stories on the war in Bosnia and Croatia
1995-1996 Bambic worked for Reuters TV agency and covered all the major news stories and events in the South-East Europe - wars in Croatia and Bosnia. He shot many well-known pictures of the wars in the Balkans
1996-2002 Worked for CNN International on many assignments - reports and documentaries about all, in that period numerous and tumultuous, events in Balkans with correspondents such as: Christiane Amanpour, Nic Robertson, Alessio Vinci, Richard Blystone, Brent Sadler, Jim Clancy, Tom Mintier, Walter Rogers, Jim Bitterman, Peter Arnett, Matthew Chance including exclusive live reporting about democratic revolution on October 5. 2000
since 2002 Founded film & TV production company "montage". 3 feature films, 2 TV serials, commercials


Director and Screenwriter; Assistant Professor of Screenwriting, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade

 Srdjan Koljevic graduated in screenwriting and playwriting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. He works as a Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at this school today.
 He wrote or co-wrote eight feature films, all of them national box office hits and awarded internationally - amongst which the film which he also directed "Red Coloured Grey Truck" (2004; Serbian-German-Slovenian co-production) earned him the widest recognition of international audience, festivals and critics.
 The most recent film that he wrote "The Trap" (2007; Serbian-German-Hungarian co-production) premiered at the Berlinale, currently is being screened on numerous international festivals.
 He is in currently working on his next film ("The Woman With The Broken Nose"), also a Serbian-German co-production.


General Manager, ewCPF - east west Crossings Promotion Fund, Belgrade

since 1979 Engaged in various researches and projects of the Yugoslav Film Institute, as retrospective of the Yugoslav films at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Cinematheque Royale in Brussels, Giornate del cinema muto in Pordenone etc.
1993-1995 engaged by different Russian TV stations (OSTANKINO, the 1st channel of Russian TV, then TV6, NTV and TV "Myr") as advisor and coproducer of TV programmes dedicated to the International Film festivals - Cannes, Venice, London, Brussels, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Thessaloniki, etc.
1995-1998 Film critic and author, monthly TV program "Cinema Art"
1995-2005 General Manager of the Institut za film (Film Institute)
1997-2011 Artistic Director of Belgrade International Film Festival
2001-2005 Chairman of South-East European Cinema Network
since 2006 Founder and Director of east west Crossings Promotion Fund
since 2007 Acting Director of Film Center Serbia
 Promoter of foreign films, Yugoslavia (realised special programmes of films from Brazil, Argentina, India, European and Arab countries etc.)
 Author of TV portraits of Nagisa Oshima, Peter Greenaway, Chantal Akerman, Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Harvey Keitel, Simon Perry, Atom Egoyan, Sergey Bodrov, Tsai Ming-liang, Paul Morrissay, Hou Hsiao-hsien, etc.

Mag. Christian WEHRSCHÜTZ

Correspondent for Southern and Eastern Europe, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Belgrade

1981-1985 Studium an der juridischen Fakultät und am Institut für Slawistik, Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz
1997 Teilnahme an der Ukrainian Summer School, Harvard University, USA
1998 Einmonatiges Stipendium, Duke-Universität in North Carolina auf Einladung der Austrian-American-Foundation (abschließend wurden auch Medien in New York und Washington besucht)
 Als Korrespondent zählt zum Tätigkeitsbereich die Berichterstattung über Serbien und Montenegro, die ehemaligen jugoslawischen Teilrepubliken Mazedonien, Bosnien und Herzegowina, Kroatien, Slowenien, den Kosovo und Albanien sowie die Führung des ORF-Büros in Belgrad. Verbunden war und ist diese journalistische Tätigkeit mit ausgedehnten Reisen durch die Zielländer in der Region.
 Fremdsprachenkenntnisse: Englisch, Russisch, Ukrainisch, Serbisch (sehr gut), Französisch (gut), Slowenisch (gut), Mazedonisch (passiv gut), Albanisch (Grundkenntnisse)
2014 Journalist des Jahres
seit 2014 Korrespondent des ORF für die Ukraine


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