DokuFest was invited to curate a film selection to be screened at this year’s Urban Film Pilot Project – presenting festivals from the region and abroad at the Mikser Festival in Beograd. Mikser is a multicultural platform including urban interventions with artists, digital workshops, exhibitions, film projections, spatial installations and lectures, in an attempt to revive the Savamala quarter in Beograd. Mikser 2014 centers on the idea of sustainable utopia and investigates urban tactics in social and creative perspective.
Our Director of Programme Veton Nurkollari curated a programme of films reexamining the concept of utopia. The programme includes documentaries screened in the previous editions of DokuFest: Future my love by Maja Borg about a love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom; Life in Loops – ( A Megacities Remix) by Timo Novotny – a visually refined essay about life in several big cities around the world; City of Cranes by Eva Weber which takes the viewer on a journey in the sky to look at the world through the eyes and Surpriseville by Tim Travers Hawkins about a 21st century paranoid suburbia in the gated community of Surprise, Arizona. The films will be screened on Friday, June 6th at 8 p.m. Additionally, Eroll Shporta, one of the founders of DokuFest, will be presenting the festival and participating at the “Cutural Industries” panel to discuss the impact of Dokufest in Prizren and Kosovo.