Short Film: THE LARK, 30min., Serbia, Coming of Age

Directed by Katarina Krstic
Iva (19) moves from her cosy home to a bustling Belgrade, where she finds her apartment in ruins. The first thing she sees after arriving is her childhood crush Vuk. That encounter gives her a painful headache and invokes blurry memories of repressed childhood trauma. Left to herself, the first time without her mother’s support, she starts testing the boundaries of freedom. Met with new challenges, she must accept newlyfound aspects of womanhood, and her past, so she can move on to a new life.

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Director Biography – Katarina Krstic


Katarina Krstić was born on April 17, 1998. in Novi Sad in Serbia. She adored art and film since she has been child. She finished “Svetozar Marković” high school. Nowdays she is on fourth year on academy for drama and film arts “FDFU” . Her mentors are director Dejan Zečević, editor Milena Predić and cinematographer Rade Vladić. She directed a few short films as “Circles”, “Ambis” , “ Chain”, “The tag”, musical movie “From Nirvana to Silvana “ and few documentary movies “Orašje- warning”(war/historical movie) , “Local- global” and “Roots”- movie about famous academic sculptor Svetomir Arsić Basara, … These movies were shown on many film festivals as Martovski festival, Sarajevo International film festival, International film festival in Niš, Film Front, Valjevski susreti Interntion film festival, Festival of student film … Film “Chain” had premier in Kombank dvorana and Jugoslovenska Kinoteka in Belgrade.
Musical film “From Nirvana to Silvana “ got few winner awards on festival PARAI MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS in India, International Music Video Awards in London, International Sound Future Awards in New Yourk, and Munich Music Video Awards … She finished her new short film “ The Lark ” , and she is looking for new film festival and experience.

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The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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