Serbia Joins RE-ACT


    BELGRADE: Serbia has become the newest member of RE-ACT, the five-year-old Italian/Slovenian/Croatian regional audiovisual cooperation and training initiative.

    The initiative was established and set in motion in 2015 by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and the Slovenian Film Centre, aiming to connect professionals and boost coproductions among countries and regions in question. Since Serbia has now joined the initiative, all Serbian film professionals have just been given the opportunity to attend future RE-ACT workshops and apply for the co-development funding schemes.

    In the statement he gave to Film New Europe Boban Jevtić, the director of Film Center Serbia, said: „By joining RE-ACT, Serbia and Film Center Serbia have proved its focus on the further development of our film infrastructure when it comes to its connection with other film professionals and various film bodies and societies not limited strictly to our immediate neighbourhood. This is to be perceived as yet another step on our path of becoming a fully visible and relevant country in the scope of European and world cinema. And we are especially thrilled to have become an integral part of an initiative formed by countries with which we have already had numerous coproductions and mutual film projects.“

    Plans for 2019 include collaborations with TorinoFilmLab, Eurodoc and First Cut Lab. In September Slovenia will host RE-ACT’s FeatureLab, the TorinoFilmLab programme dedicated to feature fiction films in development. RE-ACT will host its first Eurodoc session in Novi Sad at the beginning of October, bringing together teams of producers and directors of creative documentaries. At the end of the year RE-ACT will launch First Cut Lab, an initiative exclusively dedicated to films in the post-production phase.