Categories: FrontPage, News 2024

by Urednik Pontalopud

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Categories: FrontPage, News 2024

by Urednik Pontalopud

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Nebojša Slijepčević

This year, Ponta Lopud brings together top names from the film world who will conduct thematic workshops for young filmmakers during the festival’s educational segment.

In less than two weeks, Ponta Lopud Summer Screenings will welcome some of the biggest names in regional and international cinema to the loveliest of the Elaphiti islands. Alongside a rich evening program of film screenings, young filmmakers will benefit from daytime workshops on film music, editing, screenwriting, acting, and on-set communication.

Acclaimed Croatian-American music editor Suzana Perić will lead a workshop on the importance and process of creating music for films. With a career spanning some of the most successful and Oscar-winning Hollywood films such as The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Pianist (2002), Barbie (2023), and many others, Suzana is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, New York Women in Film, a jury member for the Student Academy Awards, and a two-time Golden Reel Award winner for her outstanding work in sound editing on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) and Jane (2018).

Suzana Perić

Suzana Perić

Renowned Croatian director and screenwriter Rajko Grlić, honoured with numerous national and international awards, will host a workshop titled “The Art of Screenwriting,” using his successful film The Constitution (2016) as an example to illustrate the evolution of a screenplay from concept to final version.

Rajko Grlić

Rajko Grlić

This year’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning duo, director Nebojša Slijepčević and producer Danijel Pek, will draw special interest. Following the screening of their award-winning film The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent, they will discuss the challenges of contemporary filmmaking with participants.

Danijel Pek

Danijel Pek

Nebojša Slijepčević

Nebojša Slijepčević

A workshop on the importance and methods of establishing successful collaboration between actors and directors on set will be led by the duo behind a series of successful joint projects, Dubrovnik theatre and film actor Nikša Kušelj, and renowned Belgrade screenwriter and director, two-time Cannes Film Festival award winner, Pavle Vučković.

Nikša Kušelj

Nikša Kušelj

Pavle Vučković

Pavle Vučković

The winner of five Golden Arena Awards from the Pula Festival, Croatian film editor Tomislav Pavlic, whose editing work has been equally recognized at festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Sarajevo, Tallinn, Moscow, Toronto, and others, will join Suzana Perić for a workshop on the final day, focusing on editing through images and music.

Tomislav Pavlic

Tomislav Pavlic

“In addition to the selected evening program for all visitors, the educational component of Ponta Lopud Summer Screenings is essential. Young filmmakers will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the processes behind creating film masterpieces during daytime workshops and witness the application of their new skills in the evening screenings,” emphasized Tilda Grossel Bogdanović, founder of the Ponta Lopud Creative Platform.

Ponta Lopud Creative Platform hosts and presents three summer cultural programs in 2024 and welcomes all art enthusiasts, particularly those passionate about film, music, and literature. The Ponta Lopud Summer Screenings, the first of three events, will celebrate the art of film from June 27 to 29. The second event, the popular Ponta Lopud Jazz Festival, will attract music lovers to the island from August 28 to 31. A new addition to the creative platform is the Ponta Lopud Book Bridge festival, which will run from September 27 to 29, rounding off the summer events and closing Lopud’s cultural and artistic season.

More information about the program, schedule, and screenings will be available soon. For details, visit pontalopud.hr and follow Ponta Lopud on social media!