About Cinema Parallels

Cinema Parallels is devoted to supporting independent and innovative films, screening contemporary cinema in all it’s forms and diversity, through a special curatorial selection of international and regional films. Cinema Parallels is organized by Video Kabinet with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Srpska Republic, the U.S Embassy and in partnership with Gradsko Pozorište Jazavac and the University of Banja Luka.

Cinema Parallels will celebrate its second edition during spring in Banja. Cinema Parallels is organized by Video Kabinet developed with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Srpska Republic and in partnership with Gradsko Pozorište Jazavac.

Background

The art should ask questions, for which there are often no answers, that it is the basis for the exchange of ideas. Films encourages critical thinking, freedom of expression and creativity, and only then ceases to be goods and entertainment and become culture and art. A culture makes the identity of a city, state, or country. In this context, a festival of contemporary cinema is absolutely necessary for Banja Luka as a epicenter of the Republic of Srpska.

 

Cinema Parallels born in 2019, with the main idea to develop a place to share, an encounter of unique points of views that are been able to question our world. On 2020, our festival, like all other cultural projects was postpone. We explored the possibility of a virtual encounter, buy finally, we decide to continue in 2021. Nowadays we recover experiences, audience and images, with the firm and original purpose to keep confronting our realities.

 

Last year, our festival, like all other cultural projects was postpone.

 

We explored the possibility of a virtual encounter, buy finally we decide to continue in 2021. We wait until now to recover experiences, audience and images, with the firm and original purpose to keep confronting our world. Believing that films are a point of encounter and a universal language, keeping the idea that in our unprecedent time, conversations and encounters are now act of resistance.

 

We are dedicated to program and support moving-image works with singular voices in productions in diverse formats, capturing reality from a different perfective in a wide range of contemporary cinema. We believe that films are a point of encounter and a universal language, encourages critical thinking, freedom and creativity. We exhibit films that can expand the individual perception of the world and understand cinema as an essential mirror of our societies.

Team

Executive Direction: Marko Šipka

Artistic Direction: Adriana Trujillo

Location Coordinator: Dragana Marić

Media Coordinator: Savo Drakulić

Website: Iva Dragojević

Logo: David Tomazov

Documentation Memory: Vuk Rađen

Production Assistant: Stefan Tomic

Project Assistant: Branislav Stošić