KINOSCOPE - New Section in Sarajevo Film Festival Programming
The Sarajevo Film Festival has created a new section in its programming called KINOSCOPE and drafted in three new programmers onto its international team: Mike Goodridge from the UK, Alessandro Raja from Italy and Mathilde Henrot from France.
The programme will comprise films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, choosing 18 films from around the globe excluding the southeastern European territories which compose the festival’s competition strand. The focus will be on distinctive titles marked out for their mise-en-scene and will take in great auteurs as well as first and second film-makers.
“It's great to welcome back Mike, Alessandro and Mathilde to Sarajevo,this time as programers of the Sarajevo Film Festival,” said Sarajevo Film Festival director Mirsad Purivatra. “Their competence and experience will bring new creative energy to our prolific team of programmers, who are all very excited to have them on board. We are very much looking forward to introducing KINOSCOPE to our audience at the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival .”
Mike Goodridge is editor of Screen International. Based in London, he oversees all the brand’s output including Screendaily.com, the Screen International print products every month and daily at festivals and markets and the production database Screenbase. He has been at Screen since 1995 both in London and, for 12 years, in Los Angeles and is also a prolific critic for the brand. He is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the London Film Critics Circle and FIPRESCI as well as BAFTA and the European Film Academy.
Alessandro Raja and Mathilde Henrot, founded and run Festival Scope the industry website showing online films from its selected & prestigious network of 70+ partner festivals including the festivals of Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlinale, Hong Kong, Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week in Cannes, Locarno, Sarajevo, Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian and Busan. Both were previously in sales & acquisitions respectively at Celluloid Dreams and MK2 up until the development of Festival Scope.
“I am excited to be joining Alessandro and Mathilde in this new programming adventure at the distinguished Sarajevo Film Festival,” said Goodridge. “I can’t wait to start putting the first KINOSCOPE programme together and bringing exciting cinema to the film-loving audiences of Sarajevo.”
"We are thrilled by this new challenge that will be another opportunity to highlight the creative talent we discover all year round. We've been collaborating with the Sarajevo Film Festival for a while now as it was one of the first festivals to jump in the Festival Scope adventure," said Raja and Henrot.