02. November 2023. Education in culture: film education
Foto: Manifestation in Bosanski Petrovac: KUD ,,Grmeč'' Performance

Association for Visual Arts "Fenix ​​Art" implements project in the field of cultural education called "Moving images" in several municipalities in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 2023. It mostly consists of  lectures and workshops in short film and visual arts. The main topic is the cultural heritage of the region where the children come from. It includes children from rural and urban areas, and so far children have passed the basics from the short film of the municipalities of Mrkonjić Grad, Petrovac - Drinić and Banja Luka. In addition to main topic of cultural heritage, the focus of the project is also the decentralization of culture that refers to municipalities, both urban and rural.

    Children from Drinić municipality went through training on a short documentary film and it was chosen to make a short documentary film about the cultural and artistic society KUD "Grmeč" from Petrovac - Drinic.

    Children from the village of Podrašnica, municipality of Mrkonjić Grad, were introduced to the basics of a short documentary film and did a pre-production research activity on the topic of Podrasnica’s cheese (Podraški sir), the village's gastronomic brand.

    At the official opening of the 15th International Animated Film Festival "Banjaluka 2023", was screened the work of children from Banjaluka: Banjaluka Gymnasium and ‘’Jovan Cvijić’’ Elementary School under the mentorship of multimedia artist and animator Žana Fora. The cultural heritage of the City of Banja Luka was created using the sand animation technique.

    There will be included three more municipalities in the implementation of the project. Children will study the basics of short feature film form.

    These activities take place under the mentorship of professionals who are also professors at the Academy of Arts, University of Banja Luka.

    Another activity is the adaptation of a short film for people with hearing impairments in order to create a media library of films that are adapted to people with different disabilities.

    The cultural education project " Moving Images" is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska and the City of Banjaluka.