International festival of green culture “Green Fest” soon in Belgrade. Project entitled “Metahousing” of author Milos Spasic in London. Srdjan Dragojevic’s film “Parade” awarded in Ireland. Milena Gluvacevic prepares today’s Cultural Chronicle.
The international “Green Fest” will be held in Belgrade in November for the first time under that name, as continuation of the successful practice of organizing a festival of ecological film, open for both professionals and amateurs. As organizers of the festival, the center for Improvement of Living Environment has opened the invitation for film submissions, and the event will take place from November 14-16 in the Belgrade Youth Center. The main theme of the competition is “Urban ecology and sustainable development”. According to executive director of the festival Vladan Scekic, along with the review of documentary films of the latest world production, this year the audience will also see the variety of creative forms, in line with the mission of stimulating the civil activism and responsibility in the field of environmental protection. Over the last two years, more than 130 works from 25 countries were shown within the “Green Screen Fest”, accompanied by 40 workshops and lectures and participation from 20 eco-related exhibitors and artists. Those interested in participating in the third “Green Screen Fest” can apply their film until October 10.
The London architecture festival, as part of the Cultural Olympics program, offers rich program during the entire summer, and among many exhibitions is the project “Metahousing”, dedicated to recognizable aspects of the Neolithic and modern architecture of Belgrade. From June 22 to July 15 this exhibition depicted a settlement of the Vinca culture in the village of Stubline, with more than 200 dwellings, as well as segments of the modern day block 21 in New Belgrade and architectural elements for the 21st century. The “Metahousing” project was authored by Milos Spasic, the curator of the Belgrade City Museum, and presented in the prestigious exhibition facility Ambika P3, with the Westminster University in downtown London, as part of the exhibition “Architecture of change: four continents, five perspectives”. Commissioner of the Serbian presentation is architect Jelena Ivanovic Vojvodic, director and founder of the Belgrade International Week of architecture.
Film “Parade” of writer and director Srdjan Dragojevic has won the best film award at the Galway film Fleadh festival in Ireland. It is the leading international film festival in Ireland and represents various feature, documentary and short-meter films from all over the world. After the festival in Berlin, where it won three awards, the “Parade” also took part in festivals in Zurich, Turin, Sofia, Transilvania, Jerusalem and Palic. In Turin, Dragojevic’s film won the audience award, and at the moment it is also competing at the festival in Odessa, Ukraine. By the end of the year, the “Parade” will be shown in another 20 festivals in all continents.