Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sarajevo Film Festival

I've been im Sarajevo for 6 days now and couldn't find a minute to write a post. The festival programme is so rich and of course, the Talent Campus I am participating to has a very rich programme on its own. So far I've seen some very good movies, including "Cirkus Columbia" by Danis Tanovic, "Bibliotheque Pascal" by Szabols Hajdu, and "Red White & Blue" by Simon Rumley.

Within the Talent Campus programme, I've had the chance to listen to some great artists and experts like Semih Kaplanoglu, Frederic Boyer (Cannes Film Festival, prorammer shorts), Maike Mia Hoehne (Berlinale, programmer shorts), some I don't especially agree with but were really worth listening to, like Bruno Dumont or Licia Eminenti, and there will be more until Saturday, including Samuel Maoz, Gaspar Noé and Morgan Freeman.

If you want to see the whole programme and see some pictures, visit the festival website at but I will also try to write about certain talks and sessions in seperate posts.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Become a Global Changemaker

If you are aged between 16 and 19 years old, care about this world's issues and want to do something about it, have a look at this wonderful opportunity to become a Global Changemaker and attend the Global Youth Summit in London from 21 to 27 November.
The call for applications is now live on and will run until Friday, 6 August.

Some criterias to apply:

- Applicants should be social entrepreneurs, community activists and/or volunteers aged 16-19 during the event.
- Applicants have to demonstrate their communicative abilities, track record and motivation to join the network and take their work further.
- A full application consists of a written application form detailing the applicants' personal details and previous work as well as a 2-minute YouTube video in English.

For the 60 selected participants, all costs involved in taking part in the summit (travel, visas, accommodation, meals, activities during the summit) will be covered by the British Council.

About Global Changemakers
Global Changemakers is a global and growing network currently consisting of 375 young social entrepreneurs and community activists from 91 countries around the world who have demonstrated a significant track record of achievement in their local communities. The mission of the programme is to empower youth worldwide to work together to catalyse positive social change and is built on 3 pillars - action on the ground (Community Action Projects), personal knowledge & growth (the sharing of best practices + exposure to and interaction with experienced activists), and giving youth a voice (at key global events such as the Global Humanitarian Forum, World Economic Forum & Clinton Global Initiative).

For more information and to apply, visit the global changemakers website on:

And do spread the word!

Photo (c)Christopher Tribble