Free Zone Film Festival is giving awards for:
/Best engaging film in international selection
/Best engaging film in regional selection “Balkan Horizons“
/best film in the “First Two Steps” selection
/best film in 14+ selection
/best film in 8+ selection
/Human Rights Award
/Audience Award


Aleksandra Odić

Aleksandra Odić is a Berlin based film director. Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a child she moved to Germany due to the war. Her work as an actress was followed by studies of Film Direction at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Aleksandra’s mid-length film Great wall of China premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival 2017 and had its German premiere at the Berlinale 2018. Her last short film Frida premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 in the Cinéfondation section and won the Queer Palm for short movie 2021 and the Lights on women Award 2021. Aleksandra is presently working on her feature film project.

Boško Prostran

Boško Prostran is a docent at the Department for Digital Arts on Faculty for Media and Communications. As film and video artist Prostran works with Isidora Ilić under the name of Doplgenger artist duo. The work of Doplgenger deals with the relation between art and politics by exploring the regimes of moving images and the modes of their reception. They rely on the tradition of experimental and avant-garde film and through some of the actions of these traditions intervene on the existing media products or work in expanded cinema forms. Although their main media is moving image, their work is realised through the text, installations, performances, lectures and discussions.

Nezaket Ekici

Nezaket Ekici (1970) is an internationally renowned performance artist lives and works in Berlin, Stuttgart and Istanbul. She holds an M.A. in Art Pedagogy. From 2001 to 2004 she studied Performance Art under Marina Abramović. Ekici’s artworks derive from multiple topics, including everyday situations, her cultural background, art history, religion, culture, politics and more. Her performances reflect upon and are related to time, movement, space (often site-specific), material, body, action, and interaction. Ekici’s work includes mainly performance, installation, video and photography. She presented more than 300 different performances in over 70 countries, more than 200 cities on four continents, and recieved numerous awards.

Milica Tomović

Milica Tomović (1986, SFR Yugoslavia) graduated from Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade 2011. with the omnibus film October. In 2016. her short film Transition had its international premiere in Locarno (Pardi di domani), followed immediately by a premiere in Toronto (Short Cuts). Transition won golden plaque in Serbian short fiction film selection in Belgrade Film Festival, Heart of Sarajevo best short film in Sarajevo Film Festival, Best Director Award at the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus and other awards. She directed five episodes of TV series Morning Changes Everything. In 2021. her debut feature film Celts had a world premiere at Berlinale Festival (Panorama) and continued a good festival life. The same year directed three episodes of TV mini-series Block 27.


Tamara Skrozza was born in 1973, and has been a journalist since 1997. She worked at Radio Indeks, spent more than two decades in the Vreme magazine, and since 2019 she is the editor of video productions at the FoNet News Agency and part of the author team of the FoNet series Kvaka 23. She is a regular contributor to the Cenzolovka portal, a member of the Complaints Commission of the Press Council, active in the field of media ethics, freedom of speech and gender equality. As a lecturer, journalist and media analyst, she collaborates with numerous domestic and international organizations and media. She is the winner of the “Jug Grizelj” (2015), “Katarina Preradović” (2019) and “Stanislav Staša Marinković” (2022) journalism awards, as well as the OSCE recognition for media personality in 2016 and the Winning of Freedom for Women’s Activism in 2017.


Jelena Mišeljić is a film producer. She a teaching assistant at the University of Montenegro – Faculty of Dramatic Arts. She is a producer of several internationally awarded short films. She is also the author of several works in the field of film and visual media studies. She is a selector for competition programme for feature films at Film festival Herceg Novi – Montenegro Film Festival. Member of EWA – European Women’s Audiovisual Network. She has been a member of European Film Academy since 2018.

14+ JURY
Teodora Jovičić

My name is Teodora Jovičić. I have always been attracted to art. I love to seek and experience the emotions that someone has put into their work. Movies, music, pictures – I like to discover some of my own experience in everything, and I try to experience the emotions that the artist wanted to convey. I am also interested in history, because I like to learn about the sequence of events that made the world as we know it.

Lena Jeremić

My name is Lena Jeremić. I am 15 years old and a student of the Sixth Belgrade Gymnasium. I have been acting for three years and I enjoy it. In my spare time I like to draw and I am a big fan of quality movies and series.

Nađa Nikolajev Ćirić

My name is Nađa Nikolajev Ćirić and I was born on February 20, 2006. I went to Primary School “Drinka Pavlović”, and I am currently in the third grade at the Sixth Belgrade Gymnasium. I have been very enthusiastic about movies and series since childhood. I have always been fascinated by acting, as well as the process of making different film works. In this regard, I am very honored to be a part of a program that only increases my love for this industry.

Natalija Vukosavljević

My name is Natalija Vukosavljević. I am fifteen years old and a student of the Sixth Belgrade Gymnasium. I have been devoted to folklore dancing for ten years and I graduated from primary music school – I play the violin. In my free time, I like to watch foreign movies and series and read. Also, I have my headphones on whenever I get the chance, and I love writing poetry.

Aleksandra Zelenković

My name is Aleksandra Zelenković, I am fifteen years old and I am a student of the Sixth Belgrade Gymnasium and music school “Josip Slavenski” at the theoretical department. Also, since I was ten years old, I have been attending the “Dadov” acting and speech school. I am a big fan of movies and I would like to work in the field of theater and film arts in the future.

Siniša Cvetić

Siniša Cvetić was born in Belgrade in 1994. He studied philosophy from 2013. to 2016. Since 2016, he has been studying film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. During his studies, he directed several short films, some of which were screened and awarded at festivals (Compromise, Mute Howl, Dinosaur, Execution). In cooperation with the production company Košutnjak Film and with the support of the Film Center of Serbia, he successfully shot his debut film Usekovanje, which won the audience award at SOFEST 2022 and three acting awards at the Film Meetings in Niš. It also had its international premiere in the competitive selection of the International Film Festival in Moscow in the same year, where it won the Silver George Award for Best Director and the Audience Award.

Matija Gluščević

Matija Gluščević studied film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. His documentary Utopia (2016) was screened at Pula Film Festival and Belgrade Documentary and Short FF. His short fiction film Loop (2017) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. Matija’s latest film, his feature debut Have You Seen This Woman? (2022) was selected at 37. Settimana internazionale della critica (Venice film festival).

Dušan Zorić

Dušan Zorić graduated in film directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and during his studies achieved many successes at various international film festivals. His documentary Love (2016) had its world premiere at Visions du Réel. His short Foreign Body (2018) had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti). Along with Matija Gluščević he directed a feature debut Have You Seen This Woman? (2022) which premiered at 37. Settimana internazionale della critica (Venice film festival).

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