New Balkan Film—A Festival and Multidisciplinary Conference Examining New Directions in Balkan Cinema

Thursday, March 5, 2009 to Sunday, March 8, 2009
Columbia University in the city of New York

The Harriman Institute


Together with

The Program in Hellenic Studies

The School of the Arts Film Division

and the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures


and with the gracious support of

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival

The Consulate General of the Hellenic Republic

The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

and the Romanian Cultural Institute




March 5 - 7, 2009

Columbia University in the City of New York

The fall of the Iron Curtain and the secessionist wars in the ex-Yugoslavia provoked considerable international interest in the Balkans throughout the last decade of the twentieth-century. These same events also engaged the creative powers of a set of film directors—Angelopoulos, Kusturica, Manchevski—, whose films garnered wide acclaim at festivals and sparked controversy in discussions of film. This multidisciplinary conference considers contemporary Balkan film made after this tumultuous decade. For while events in the region may have calmed, directors from the region continue to leave their mark. The conference features six films released within the last five years, to be screened in the presence of, and in conversation with, their directors. It also brings together scholars from Columbia University with an international group of critics drawn from the disciplines of film studies, literary, cultural and gender studies, sociology, and art history. Together, they will discuss new trends, transformations, and concerns of a new generation of Balkan filmmakers.

Registration for Thursday evening's screenings is required. Please register by following the link below. For all other events, no registration is necessary.

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