Cu exceptia castigatorilor Marelui Premiu de anul trecut, Marko Stojanović si Jovan Ukropina din Serbia, inca nu au fost anuntat invitatii din acest an.
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International Comics Festival is an event organized and led by Belgrade’s Student Cultural Centre (SKC) Happy Gallery in the past ten years. The Festival is the biggest comics event in Serbia, and one of the most important in the entire region.
Each year, the Festival is being held during the last week of September (from Thursday to Sunday) in all SKC galleries.
Festival is based on: the open international competition for authors of all ages from around the world, worldwide most important comic authors presentations with their personal appearances, revalorization of domestic comic scene from early beginning to present days, young talents recognition and support, popularization of comics and similar artistic expressions such as animation and illustration through the various exhibitions and educational programs.
GUESTS OF THE FESTIVAL
Brian Bolland (United Kingdom), Jean-Marc Thevenet (France), Adrian Smith (United Kingdom), Olivier Ledroit (France), John Higgins (United Kingdom), Igor Kordey (Croatia), David Lloyd (United Kingdom), Esad T. Ribić (Croatia), Matt Hollingsworth (USA), Gyorgy Palfi (Hungary), Kostas Aronis (Greece), Gregg Cox (USA), Aleksandar Sotirovski (Macedonia), Tihomir Tikulin (Croatia), Iztok Sitar (Slovenia), Bart Nauwelaerts (Belgium), Rufus Dayglo (United Kingdom), R.M. Guera (Serbia/Spain), Enrique Sanchez Abuli (Spain), Laurence Heyworth (United Kingdom), Marco Nizzoli (Italy), Luca Enoch (Italy), Paul Gravett (United Kingdom).
SPECIAL AWARD FOR GENERAL CONTRIBUTION TO SERBIAN COMICS
The most important domestic authors and comic book pioneers, well renowned beyond the Serbian borders, won the Festival life achievement award: Zoran Janjetov and Aleksandar Zograf (2004), Bane Kerac (2005), Željko Pahek (2006), Žika Bogdanović (2007), Srećko Jovanović (2008), Rajko Milošević Gera (2009), Novica Djukić (2010), Novica Kruljević (2011).
FESTIVAL CONTEST (2003-2011)
In the first nine years, over a 1500 authors from 53 countries worldwide including Serbia took part in the International Comics Festival competition. Among them, over 500 were in the “15 years of age or below” contest category.
From 2003 to 2011, contestants represented following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan.
WINNERS OF THE CONTEST
Previous winners of the Festival contest were: Nebojša Cvetković (Serbia, 2003); Maja Veselinović (Serbia, 2004); Mijat Mijatović (Serbia, 2005); Miroslav Marić (Serbia, 2006), Siniša Banović / Dejan Vujić (Serbia, 2007); Alem Ćurin (Croatia, 2008), Marian Mirescu / Cristian Ioan Pacurariu (Romania, 2009), Tihomir Čelanović (Serbia, 2010), Marko Stojanović / Jovan Ukropina (Serbia, 2011).
TEAM OF THE FESTIVAL
Miki Pješčić, Editor of the Festival
Vladimir Vesović, Review of Domestic Authors
Bojan M. Đukić, Manager of the International Program
Dejan Nikolaj Kraljačić, Manager of the International Program
Zdravko Zupan, Technical Consultant
Aleksandar Uzelac, Technical Associate
Uroš Begović, Technical Assistant
Filip Janković, Technical Assistant
Predrag Mladenović, Art and Design