Interview with Evgeny Golynkin, winner of Bosifest 2015

05. April 2016.

What are your`s impressions from last year`s festival where you get the frand prix? How did you like Belgrade?

The  festival itself is one of the strongest impression. Not only the films that were shown but the fact that the festival like this exists. For me, Darko will always be the person with strong personality, dignified behavior and a very wise attitude towards life. I am convinced that the organization of the festival is more than complex, even in support of the authorities (I`ve seen how they treat him, but in this situation, help is never enough).

I am proud that my film is highly rated at the festival. If I had the opportunity (but unfortunately I don`t) I would made a film about Darko.  For him and people like him do not need to say that they have limited options (disability) because it is accident that makes them even stronger and wiser. I therefor repeat, participation at the festival and the prize is real honor and happiness for me.

This was the first time I was in Belgrade and, unfortunately, I stayed only few days so I couldn`t check on it in detail but now I know that there is a beautiful city to which I can always go back. The biggest impression on me was several museums I have been able to visit. In particular, the Ethnographic Museum and Cinematheque. Also destroyed buildings in the city center, as the memory of the war.

Firstly you completed Faculty of Chemistry then Faculty of theater, music and film. When and why you began to pursue film?

Honestly, the film, especially documentary, I started to deal with accidently. At that time (1976.) I left Chemistry. I tried various ways to edit my life and only when I enrolled in the Leningrad Faculty of documentary film, I realized that I found what I needed. I can not sing, dance, draw, math is not going well, and I do not know many other things but I was always interested in what kind of a strange creature man is. Now I know that the answer to that question doesn`t exist but it is still exiting to explore it. That is, probably, the most interesting thing that I know.

When did you start to take an interest in lives of persons with disabilities?

In 1986. I recorded film  “Nicola Lenjinkov`s temptation” (film exists on my facebook page). This is film about a peasant, who lost his arm in childhood, because that was the time of the war. But it would never have occurred me to say that he is a person with disability because he did lot more with that one hand than I could do with four of them. After ten years I made another film about him, “How can I, oh Lord” ( also on my facebook page). And this last year`s film isn`t about a person with disability. They are fighter`s, do not want to surrender. It is much more interesting to make film about people who do not win just current circumstances, but DESTINY. And Darko is one of them.

People in Serbia often say that when they want to watch good movie, they watch Russian film. Are you familiar with Serbian cinematography?

Unfortunately, I do not know much about Serbian cinematography. Russia do not show many of your films and I don’t speak any other language except Russian. So I can say i`m person with disability too. But one film seems like the culmination of your cinema and it is “Sledgehammer” by Aleksandar Ilic.

Are you now working on new film?

Now i`m working on new film about cardiac surgeons. Fifty years ago my professor Leonid Gurjevic recorded movie, “Heart”. This was our first about cardiac surgeons, the doctors, their concerns, their fears. My film will be called “Heart, 40 years later”.

Can you recommend a film or director for this year`s BOSIFEST?

I would recommend Darja Hernova and her film “who will be my husband”. I saw a lot of films about people with disabilities, and this seems like very deep and unusual film.


06. June 2016.

The members of the jury of Bosifest 2016: Ivan Karl, Nebojša Bradić and Vladan Vukosavljević made the decision to award the following films:


The jury of Bosifest joins a great number of festivals in the country and in the rest of the world. By awarding Dejan Petrović for best screenplay, it confirms his choice and approach to the subject, expresses gratitude for the movie Restart which he filmed and the patience he imprinted in that process.

The award was received by the author Dejan Petrović.

BOSIFEST 2016 AWARD FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR- film RETINA (author: Darko Dragicevic)

The jury of Bosifest is pleased to announce that the award for best director goes to Darko Dragicevic for the original directorial procedure that’s been shown in the film Retina, in which he combines different expressive elements to create visually extraordinary, imaginary world.

The award was received by the producer Austin Stack.

BOSIFEST 2016 GRAND PRIX for the best film- GABOR (author: Sebastian Alfie)

Jury of Bosifest unanimously decided to declare Gabor as the best film with the most comprehensive work, a story about dedication and commitment to filmmaking that goes beyond the greatest barrier in this profession.

The award was received by Ana Nadal, the member of the film crew.

BOSIFEST 2016 SPECIAL MENTION - film KANTHARI: change from within (author: Marijn Poels)

The jury of Bosifest gives a special mention to film KANTHARI: change from within, that reflects courage in order to find answers to some crucial questions that involve not only people with disabilities, but also the restless world we live in.

The special mention was received by the producer Tomasz Kozakiewicz.


04. June 2016.

The seventh Belgrade International Film Festival for and by People with Disabilities, BOSIFEST was held from 1st to 3rd June this year. Besides the films shown at the Belgrade Youth Centre, the additional program consisted of workshops, panel discussions and round tables. From 250 submitted films, 34 films were chosen for the three day repertoire. 

A word from Darko Ivic, the Director of Bosifest 2016

19. May 2016.

BOSIFEST is an international film festival for and by people with disabilities, the only one of that kind in Southeast Europe, taking place in Serbia for the seventh time. A great number of films will be screened this year too - in the competitive as well as the non-competitive part.

Until now, within BOSIFEST, 300 films dealing with the theme of the people with disabilities or the authors of the films are people with disabilities have been screened. 

Jury of Bosifest 2016

18. May 2016.

Jury of Bosifest 2016 are:

  • Srdan Dragojevic,
  • Ivan Karl,
  • Nebojsa Bradic and
  • Vladan Vukosavljevic.

A word from Jelena Gavrilovic, the selector of Bosifest 2016

28. April 2016.

This year, 250 films arrived, which necessarily increased selection criteria and unfortunately not all the quality films could be selected. In the end, for the competition part the most powerful documentary movies were selected , and for the non-competition part: feature, animated and educational films. For both programs we searched for the following: that is relevant to the local audience, that is skillfully directed, that it depicts a film and not television work, and that it gives a new viewpoint on a topic.

Interview with Kineret Hay-Gillor, winner for best director for film “How much love” on Bosifest 2015

13. April 2016.

It's been almost a year since your visit to Belgrade. What impression you brought with you from here?

I found Belgrade amazing. I'm not sure if this impression was because of the city itself or because of the remarkable experience that I've had there during the festival... I found it to be a modern city but also soaked with history and legacy. The people were so nice to me and the food was so great!

Interview with Evgeny Golynkin, winner of Bosifest 2015

05. April 2016.

What are your`s impressions from last year`s festival where you get the grand prix? How did you like Belgrade?

The  festival itself is one of the strongest impression. Not only the films that were shown but the fact that the festival like this exists. For me, Darko will always be the person with strong personality, dignified behavior and a very wise attitude towards life.

Volunteers 2016

04. April 2016.

Volunteers are, as in previous years, an indispensable part of BOSIFEST's. This year we have volunteers from different faculties, they are involved in the organization from the very beginning and daily contribute their effort and commitment to the successful implementation of the festival.
The aim of engaging volunteers is to get young people informed about the rights, status and needs of people with disabilities and to work on creating empathy, improving communication, acceptance of diversity and breaking down prejudices about people with disabilities.