KINOSKOP 2019

1st International Festival of analog experimental cinema and audio-visual performance


What is analog cinema today? Who is still shooting on celluloid? Audio-visual initiative and film lab Kino pleme wants to provide some answers, and is proud to announce the birth of a new niche festival dedicated to the spirit of preserving the exploratory tendencies and experimental ways of working with celluloid in a digital era. Analog experimental film festival “Kinoskop”, the first of its kind in the region, is, in its first year, taking place in Belgrade, Serbia, for a two-day run (30th November and 1th December) of screenings, expanded film performances, live soundtracks and gallery exhibitions in Belgrade's hot spot for alternative, independent and underground culture, Kvaka 22.  

Kinoskop will encompass a wide spectrum of alternative, underground and experimental cinema shot on super 8, 16mm, 35mm, and found footage, by showing shorts and medium-lenghts which are reveling in stories and motives which cover a lot of historical association with pioneers of avant-garde and independent cinema, but also impregnating them with a lot of vibrant energy and new ideas. In seven selections, there are forty films, curated by veteran experimental film aficionados Nikola Gocić (film writer and critic and visual artist) and Marko Milićević (film author and founder of the audiovisual initiative Kino Pleme) that will enchant and mystify you, speak directly to your subconscious, subvert your genre (and many other!) expectations, and take you to the world(s) where myths and realities collide, blur the lines which separate them, and then coalesce into a dense medley of aural and visual stimuli.

There will be shades of mysticism and psychodrama of Maya Deren, dealing with esoteric "thingamijigs" and alchemy of Kenneth Anger, magically mundane secret diaries of Jonas Mekas, but rest assured this will be no sheer nostalgia trip... Selection will show documentaries on subjects which haven't been touched upon in the history of cinema and witness peculiar deconstructions of sci-fi and horror genre through the creative lens and poetics of experimental film, take a trip inside nocturnal visions of the non-human world, oneirically sabotage H/B/ollywood on our found footage safari and take on you on a rollercoaster ride in the realms of non-commercial, non-compromising, personal cinema.


KINOSKOP CURATOR TEAM 

NIKOLA GOCIC

Nikola Gocić (born in Niš, Serbia, in 1980) is an architect by profession and a film reviewer, underground writer, comic and collage artist by passion. An author of NGboo Art blog where he has been publishing his texts on cinema and showcasing his artwork, he has collaborated with Taste of Cinema website, filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi on EFS Publications, as well as Film Panic magazine (now, Moving Image Artists) run by the British-Portuguese artistic duo of Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais.

His short comics has been exhibited at the Belgrade International Comics Festival (2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019) and at Fumetto Comic Festival in Luzern (2016), Switzerland. In the beginning of 2018, he has fallen in love with the collage technique and has created hundreds of digital artworks since. Drawing inspiration from various sources, ranging from dreams to Surrealism to anime, he has been merging his numerous, oft-incongruous influences into his own esoteric mythology.

MARKO MILICEVIC

Marko Milićević is born in Belgrade. He is one of the founders of the Kino Pleme,  film lab equipped for working on analog film formats. Since  2014, he has been a program editor of the  Live Soundtrack, monthly event for live experimental and electronic film music. Working as a music journalist for webzine Jazzin.rs has inspired him to launch Popscotch.org, an online  alternative electronic music journal which explores the regional (ex-yugoslav) scene through a series of interviews and track samplers.  For two years he has been a curator at the experimental film festival "The Unforeseen" at the Center for Cultural Decontamination. He is also one of the members of the ensemble for live film music, Old Soviet Dogs and the author of several shorts shot on super 8 / 16mm/ or using found footage, some of which have been screened in Hungary, Croatia and Brazil. As a sound artist, his choice of preference lies in exploring electronic music textures, vocal improvisation and musique concrete, as well as collaborating with vocal artists (Olja Nikolić -Kia) and poets (Tamara Šuškić)

FESTIVAL JURY / KINOSKOP 2019

MARKO ZUNIC

Marko Žunić (born in Belgrade, 1987) is an IT Engineer and Serbian independent filmmaker of alternative film. He enrolled in a movie directing workshop at the DKSG Academic Film Center and made his short film “Bright Future my Love (2014)” which was screened on domestic and international festivals. In 2019, he hasfinished his feature film “Listen Little Man”.

He produces, shoots and edits his films, usually working with non-professional actors and friends. His major influences are Andrei Tarkovsky, David Lynch, Guy Maddin, Dušan Makavejev, and Želimir Žilnik.

NEVENA POPOVIC

Nevena is an editor-in-chief of Music and Contemporary Arts Department of the National television, at RTS 3 channel, that focuses solely on arts and culture. She created a number of documentaries and TV shows about classical, jazz and contemporary music and art and co-authored a series of live TV and Radio concerts called Studio 6.

Her work is covering a variety of music genres and styles and exploring the impact and influence of music on society today and throughout history. Apart from her TV related work she is an associate of The National museum of Cinematography in Belgrade and Ring Ring festival of new music. Also, she is frequently active as performance artist, as well. She is a graduated harpist with an MA at the Music academy and BA Comparative literature at the Faculty of philology in Belgrade.

NINA LAZAREVIC

Born in Belgrade in 1987, Nina Lazarević studied Digital Arts and New Media (2014) at Singidunum University. After completing her video design course (2009), which perfectly blended the destination of her imagination with the combo of video and sound, she began intensively exploring the depths of strategies in that concept.

In parallel with her active work on few Belgrade televisions as a video editor, she began building her audio identity through three solo projects and the final !ESC, with which she debuted for Mexican label Secuencias Temporales (2019).

Her unique approach to video art stems from the tension created by the desire to remain subjectively confronted with extremely visceral themes. This double impulse is the basis of her creative process and exploration of all the possibilities offered by video. In her work, the interplay of textural, visual and sound elements results in ongoing cross-pollination.