Ninth Bašta Fest
June 30 – July 3, 2022

You can see the official poster of the festival and the detailed film and music program by clicking on the pictures.

Actor Mladen Sovilj opened the ninth Bašta Fest.
Closing film: “After the Winter” (dir. Ivan Bakrač, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia).


Programmer of the competition program of the ninth Bašta Fest: Maja Šuša (Actress, Artistic Director of the Festival).


The jury consisting of: Dušan Kasalica, Marta Bjelica and Lana Matić, awarded:
Golden Imagination (the best film as a whole): “North Pole” (dir. Marija Apcevska, North Macedonia, Serbia).
Jury’s explanation: For a highly compelling generational film that boldly and on every level corresponds with the audience.

Golden interpretation (the best female role): Catherine Grosjean for the role of Adèle in the film “Nuclear Family” (dir. Faustine Crespy, Belgium).
Jury’s explanation: For the strong, emotional, but above all subtle performance of the actors.
Golden interpretation (the best male role): Louka Minnella for the role of Jules in the film “Nuclear Family” (dir. Faustine Crespy, Belgium).
Jury’s explanation: For the strong, emotional, but above all subtle performance of the actors.

Special award:

A special award was given to the ensemble cast of the film “Lamblike” (dir. Jovan Dimoski, Serbia).

The jury, composed of: Bojana Andrić, awarded the prize:

Golden visualization (best camera) Director of Photography Ivan Idžojtić for the film “Our First Hit” (dir. Sara Grgurić, Croatia)
Jury’s explanation: I am very proud of the strength of the selection and the next generation of cinematographers. Some films were shot excellently, precisely, in a measured way, and perfect for the story. However, in accordance with this festival, I decided on a bolder, more contemporary and extremely kinesthetic approach to visual storytelling.
This award was established and awarded for the first time in 2016 with the support of Cineplanet rentals.

The youth jury consisting of: Danijel Ristivojević, Ivana Leontijević, Nikola Ćosić, Dragana Stanojković and Luka Jakić, awarded the prize:

Youth Jury Award (Best Film): “Lamblike” (dir. Jovan Dimoski, Serbia)
Jury’s explanation: As the winner, we have chosen the film that we believe best depicts the wishes and dreams of our generation and shows most realistically the harsh reality in which we live. We especially appreciate the way in which, through just a few love scenes, we feel a strong connection between the main characters and their desire for a future together that eludes them.

Bašta Fest awarded:

“Ba šta Čast” to the Daycare centre for children, youth and adults with disabilities and special needs “San” in Bajina Bašta, for their courage and perseverance to turn a long-standing idea into reality, for their selfless and committed work and contribution to the society as a whole.


Mentor Nađa Petrović worked with the Youth Jury, consisted of five high school students from Bajina Bašta, discussed the films and helped them make their decision about the best film.


As part of the ninth Bašta Fest, with the support of the Western Balkans Fund, Ministry of Culture and Information, and Film Center of Serbia, Bašta Pitch was held for the third time. Bašta Pitch is a free project pitching workshop for young filmmakers from Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro. Four projects were selected from the applications by the mentors Raško Miljković and Milan Stojanović, Drita LLolla (Seanema Film Festival) and Jakov Popovski (Drim Short FIlm Festival). Directors and producers, through several days of work with the mentors, prepared for the final pitch (presentation) on the last day of the festival, when the jury chose the winner. The winner of the third Bašta Pitch is the project “Avgust” by director Nikola Stojanović and producer Andrijana Manojlović, which received a cash prize of €1000 for kick-starting its realization. The jury consisted of: festival selector Maja Šuša, mentors Raško Miljković and Milan Stojanović and festival representatives Lidija Mojsoska (Drim Short Film Festival) and Anja Sekulić (Seanema Film Festival).

Participants in the third Bašta Pitch were:

“Avgust” – director Nikola Stojanović, producer Andrijana Manojlović (Serbia)
“Skok na glavu” – director Nikola Romčević, producer Milica Milinković (Serbia)
“Namrgođenost” – director Milica Spasojević, producer Lena Radulović (Serbia)
“Normalan svet” – director Ana Ćulum, producer Anja Kečalović (Montenegro)
“Pod pojas” – director Ilija Cvetkovski, producer Aleksandar Zikov (North Macedonia)


Jovan Jelisavčić – Founder and director of the festival
Maja Šuša – Founder, artistic director and programmer
Marija Simić – The main organizer of the festival
Milica Milosavljević – Visual identity and design
Igor Milakov – Social Media Manager
Ana Ninković – Social Media Manager
Jovana Jankov – Organizer
Stefan Saveski – Music Program Coordinator
Kosta Ilić – Organizer of the music program
Lena Radulović – Hospitality Manager
Mila Jovanović – Volunteer organizer
Vuk Papić and Milena Arsenić – Coordinators of the photo/video team
Miljana Milojković – Coordinator of Bašta Pitch
Marta Jovanović – Translation and subtitles
Branko Mijanović – Technical Assistant

Camera and photo team:
Milena Arsenić
Vuk Papić
Anja Simić
Milan Živković
Ljubiša Joković

Nevena Bakić
Janja Bilbija

Volunteer team:
Mila Jovanović
Ana Stojanović
Iva Hadnađ
Andrija Žuža
Ena Saveljić
Ana Jovanović
Minja Lukić
Milica Marinković
Mina Lazarević