The Italian-Serbian Film Festival will begin on Friday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Jugoslovenska kinoteka, with the premiere of Tell It Like a Woman, produced by the ILBE in collaboration with We Do it Together. Parts of the film’s animation and CGI production were done by ILBE Studios unde the supervision of Peter Nalli, Head of Animation & VFX at ILBE and the film’s animation producer.
The omnibus Tell It Like a Woman is composed of seven short films directed by women directors from different parts of the world: Lucia Bulgheroni, Silvia Carobbio, Catherine Hardwicke, Taraji P. Henson, Mipo O, Lucía Puenzo, Maria Sole Tognazzi, and Leena Yadav. Combining various styles and approaches, these creators presented their own views on the position of women in the world today.
International cast includes recognized female actors and some of the Hollywood stars Margherita Buy, Cara Delevingne, Jacqueline Fernandez, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Hudson, Anjali Lama, Eva Longoria, Jasmine Luv, Leonor Varela, Pauletta Washington and Anne Watanabe.
The film is produced by our parent companyILBE in collaboration with the movement We Do it Together, founded by Chiara Tilesi, which focuses on social impact topics and the women empowerment through films, arts, and media.
Tell It Like a Woman graced the global stage this year, making a powerful impact as it was screened at the prestigious General Assembly at the United Nations.
The original song from the movie Applause, composed by Diane Warren and performed by Sofia Carson, has been nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best Original Song and performed at the awarding ceremony. Also, Chiara Tilesi received the prestigious Kineo & GC Human Rights award at this year’s Venice Film Festival for the We Do it Together contributions.
Chiara Tilesi, We Do It Together Founder and film producer, and Andrea Bosca, the actor, will attend the premiere.
The Italian-Serbian Film Festival will take place at Jugoslovenska kinoteka from September 22 to 26. Founded with the mission of promoting cinematographic, cultural, and artistic exchange between Italy and Serbia, it presents the opportunity to enjoy contemporary films created in both countries. At the same time, it is a meeting point for film professionals who are willing to exchange experiences, start collaborations, and learn about the various funding, production, and co-production opportunities. These events will be attended by producers and distributors from Italy, Serbia, and Balkan countries.
The festival is organized by the cultural association Excellence International, with support from the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Institute for Culture, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, and Enit – a national Italian tourist organization.The entrance to all festival screenings is free.
ILBE Studios, an animation studio founded three years ago, as the result of good relations and successful business, artistic, and cultural cooperation between Italy and Serbia, is happy to support the festival.