Queer Sarajevo Festival 200
导演(Director)：萨兹姆 德维塞维奇Masa Hilčišin，玛萨 希尔希辛Ćazim Dervišević
制作机构(Production Company)：萨拉热窝酷儿节组委会Organization Q
The first Queer Sarawejo Festival was held on September 24th, 2008. It included exhibitions, performances, public discussions, and films. The opening at the gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts was attacked and left tens of people injured, forcing the organisers, a non-governmental organization Organization Q, to close the rest of the festival to the public and to eventually cancel the whole event. ”Kill the Gays“ was written on their signage. People that wanted to participate in the opening were verbally attacked and beaten up. Following the riots the festival organisers announced to the public that the originally 5 day long planned festival would not be able to continue due to the assailments.
The „city of tolerance and multiculture“ framed the QSF as a „faggot’s provocation“ and its organizers as „imported scum activists.“ The government, subtly and verbally, hooligans and wahhabis, brutally and physically, stood on the same side – against the festival. The police was somewhere in between. QSF was opened leaving a dozen of people injured. Although it did not continue, it remains open, questioning the very nature of democracy in BiH.
Organization Q was formed in September 2002, as the very first LGBTIQ organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Queer Sarajevo Festival (QSF) was organized by the Organization Q. The aim of the QSF was to present ‘life stories’ of LGBTIQ persons – their daily lives, loves, relationships, friendships, families, activism, fears, and all other ‘life matters’ and questions with which LGBTIQ persons are confronted. In order to include queer theory, art and culture into Sarajevo cultural mainstream scene.
The value that always guides the work of the Organization Q is respecting the right of each individual to her/his/sie own uniqueness, self-identification, self-definition and right to non–discrimination on any grounds.
Bio-filmography of Director:
– Ćazim Dervišević
Ćazim Dervišević (1973, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina).In childhood lived in Karlovac, Croatia, and Belgrade, Serbia. Returned to Sarajevo in 1987. Finished high school at the begining of the war. Joined the army, got wounded, demobilised, joined UN and worked at their radio as a journalist.
Applied for film academy in Sarajevo, didn’t pass. Bought a DV camera and computer to practice and edit his own stuff. With two friends established a video production (XY Films) and started making documentaries. Worked on a number of documentary films, documentary TV programmes as well as short fiction films, promo films, ads, music clips as either director, cameraman or editor. Worked as producer and executive producer on several projects. Also interested in animations and web design.
2004. I See You My Friend (director)
2007. Not If You Can, But You Must (co-director)
2009. Queer Sarajevo Festival 2008 (co-director)
– Masa Hilcisin (1978)
has been involved in many cultural and media projects in the region of former Yugoslavia. Her professional interests are linked to cultural and human rights activism. She studied Literature and European Studies. Currently studies Film and ArtHistory. This is her second documentary.
Not If You Can But You Must (2007)
Queer Sarajevo Festival 2008 (2009)