Péter Lichter‘s 2015 short film, Pure Virtual Function was selected among the best cinematic works at this year’s ALTERNATIVE Film and Video Festival. The festival took place in Belgrade between December 8 and 12.
From the 50 films presented in the competition program the three-member jury (Ana Hušman, Croatia; Neil Young, UK; and Stevan Vuković, Serbia) awarded eight films.
The award given to the selected authors is the right to realize a new film/video produced by the Academic Film Centre (AFC) with full use of all production facilities and technical equipment. The authors will be provided with accommodation and restaurant service within the Students’ City compound for a period of maximum 1 month.
“ALTERNATIVE Film and Video Festival tends to explore and reconstruct the image of alternative film and video production in ex/Yugoslav area in past decade. Aware of the urgency of reintegration of the broken and blury image and the necessity of establishing the line of continuity in this sphere, Alternative also intend to explore and point at the new phenomena of alternative production which appeared and articulated in past decade. In 2006. the Festival becomes international, wishing to enable insight into the new tendencies on international scene, and also to enable wider contextualization for the Serbian and regional scene. So: Alternative film/video is the international festival of alternative film and video. The aim of the festival is to document and define in theory the trends, to point at the values and new creative possibilities in the fields of alternative film and video. All autors of alternative film and video have the right to participate. The founder and organizer of the Festival is the Academic Film Center of the “Student’s city” Cultural Center.”