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From Dayton to Grbavica – The Opening of Bosnia through the Film

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Hotel Post
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Speakers

General Manager, ewCPF - east west Crossings Promotion Fund, Belgrade Abstract
Talking parts

After the first Oscar for the best foreign feature went to Danis Tanovic's No Men's Land (Slovenia/France/Belgium/Bosnia&Herzegovina), after the Gatopardo d'Argente received by Pjer Zalica for his Fuze, Grbavica, by first time director Jasmila Zbanic, who received Golden Berliner Bear, February 2006 and last, but not least Das Fraeulein, by Andrea Staka (Swiss/Germany/Bosnia&Herzegovina) with Gatopardo d'Oro in Locarno 2007 makes the choice for the Alpbach 2006 spotlight very easy: Bosnia and Herzegovina, its talents and the spiritual landscape that provokes film makers to create their important works.

The consequences of the war, social changes, economical turbulences, political researches and everyday life solutions create a certain attractiveness crystallized in and around Sarajevo cultural scene.

Alpbach 2006 will be focused on environment, surroundings and people they made their efforts and created positive effects.

Alpbach 2006 will be focused on shaping of the institutional life in Sarajevo, it's art(s), obala, the film school, Sarajevo film festival, impulse, and reflections in Vienna (Nina Kusturica, Barbara Albert, Franz Novotni) and the former YU (B92, Motovun, Belgrade,..)
Correspondent for Southern and Eastern Europe, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Belgrade Chair

DI Miroljub VUCKOVIC

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
 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.
since 2007 Acting Director of Film Center Serbia

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
 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)
1998 Einmonatiges Stipendium, Duke-Universität in North Carolina auf Einladung der Austrian-American-Foundation (abschließend wurden auch Medien in New York und Washington besucht)
2014 Journalist des Jahres
seit 2014 Korrespondent des ORF für die Ukraine