FTF VŠMU Bratislava & ASU Sarajevo

FTF VŠMU Bratislava

The Academy of Performing Arts or VŠMU was founded in 1949 in Bratislava. VŠMU is the highest accredited, educational, artistic, scientific and research institution in the field of theatre, music, dance and film art in Slovakia. The school has four faculties - Music and Dance, The Theatre Faculty and Film and TV Faculty. The self-standing Film and TV Faculty was created in 1990. Now, the faculty has 10 departments.




I want to Believe

2017, Slovakia, fiction, 16 min

Director: Matúš Ryšan

Script: Matúš Ryšan, Ondrej Palanský

Cinematography: Sophia Boyd

Editing: Matúš Ryšan

Sound: Tomáš Košjar

Production: Dominika Vaňková

Cast: Vlado Zboroň, Ondrej Palanský

A group of documentarists portray an enthusiast and his friend, who dedicated their life following and mapping Chemtrails and saving humanity. Film is a satire for the current socio-political attitude movements rising all around Europe and in the rest of the world. The protagonist, is a person everyone knows: a fanatic, a weird uncle, a crazy neighbor. Something in him – that drives him – might not be that crazy in the end.



Contrast / Kontrast

2017, Slovakia, animation, 4 min

Director: Barbora Bárková

Script: Barbora Bárková

Editing: Laco Okasa

Sound: Matej Wolf

Animation: Barbora Bárková

Production: Kristína Gajdariková

A surreal depiction of a toxic relationship, when one only takes but never gives.



Magic Moments

2016, Slovakia, fiction, 20 min

Director: Martina Buchelová

Script: Martina Buchelová, Marína Mĺkva

Cinematography: Radka Šišuláková

Editing: Dušan Varmeďa

Sound: Ivan Ďurkech

Production: Erika Paulinská, Monika Lošťáková

Cast: Michaela Kostková, Mia Sofia Arpášová, Ján Pavúr, Zvonko Lakčević, Sára Miklášová, Erika Havasi, Michal Režný

Parents struggle to earn money, so sisters basically take care of each other alone. - Why we walk on the grass? - So that we step into shit and are lucky. Thanks to the bond they have, they might have already won over life's shit.



Handstern / Ručne stručne

2016, Slovakia, animation, 2 min

Director: Lukáš Figeľ

Script: Lukáš Figeľ

Sound: Natália Jancová

Animation: Lukáš Figeľ

Production: Martina Čeretková, Erika Paulinská

Five fingers, four hands and one briefcase...



ASU Sarajevo

Academy of Performing Arts or ASU in Sarajevo is a faculty within the University of Sarajevo in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, dedicated to the performing arts. ASU in Sarajevo was officially opened in 1981 with the inaugural Department of Acting. This was followed by the opening of the Department of Directing in 1989, the Department of Dramaturgy in 1994 and the Department of Production in 2010 .




Man with the will of steel

2016, Bosnia and Herzegovina, documentary, 17 min

Director: Amar Spahić

Cinematography: Alen Alilović

Editing: Saša Peševski

Production: Amar Spahić, Alen Alilović

Nadir Hajro suffers from cerebral paralysis and wishes to become a professional body builder. He has decided to defy his body in the most miraculous way of them all - body building. Every day and every workout is a new battle for him. He’s not even able to get himself around the gym. But when he begins the exercise with assistance, he moves the boundaries of the impossible and with the power of his will he overcomes the shortcomings of his body.



Clean/ Čistoća

2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina, fiction, 38 min

Director: Neven Samardžić

Cinematography: Amel Đikoli

Editing: Saša Peševski

Sound: Predrag Doder

Cast: Nerman Mahmutović, Mirela Lambić, Aleksandar Seksan, Mirvad Kurić, Davor Golubović, Sanin Milavić, Benjamin Bjramović

Fudo is a junky who decides to go clean of heroin, after seeing his best friend die of overdose. As he tries to survive, being homeless and penniless, he realizes people don't believe his change is real. His hopes hinge on his mother, but getting through to her gets harder then he thinks.