Igor Toholj - Head of Film Department
Igor M. Toholj, born in 1968 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, now Serbia.
Studied Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, graduated from FDU.
-Documentary and experimental filmmaker, critic and programmer.
For his documentaries and experimental films, he has been awarded at film festivals.
-12 films shown on national TV-RTS, TV stations as well as in various authorial and national retrospectives in the country and abroad.
-Experimental film Death of a Metalosaurus shown during the largest retrospective of the Experimental Film of Eastern Europe 1960-90. at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, USA, 2014 and Brooklyn Academy, New York, USA 2015.
-Received Grant of Goethe Institute at the Berlinale film festival- Berlinale for film experts.
-Scholar of the Italian Institute of Culture at the Dante Alighieri University, Reggio Calabria.
-Regular member of the Association of documentary filmmakers DOK Serbia
-Regular member of the UFUS
-Program selector Eco Dox and New European Documentaries at FEF Palić
-Founder of the independent film production Zero in Belgrade.
-Publishes articles on the aesthetics, criticism and history of film in the film magazines Filaž and the web magazine Camera Lucida. So far, he has prepared a dozen editions in the field of film aesthetics.
-Regular member of the Board of Screenwriters and Directors of Documentary, Short and Animated Film of the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences - AFUN
-Co-author and coordinator of the International Conference The Future of European Film- supported by Eurimages.
- Program director of the International Festival of Music Documentary Films D'N'R - Dok'n'Ritam, Belgrade.
-Artistic director of the International Documentary Film Festival DOK # 4.
-Co-founder of the Art Association Kinetik Kolektiv from Belgrade.
-Artistic director of the International festival of Silent film-Silence is golden
-Founder and president of NGO Spektar Kanjiža
-Selector of the film program during the IPA project Filmy, 2022, Open University, Subotica.
-Selector of the short documentary competition, Ravno Selo FF
-Selected filmography as director:
2021. Closing time
2020. Havana dreams
2018. Witness of one era
2018. Steady job
2016. The man who ate himself
2013. What is missing in this picture?
2008. Br(e)aking point
2005. Three hats for keeps
2003. Cinema Archaic: The Last Tour
1999. Bangla Borcha
1989. Death of Metalosaurus