A place of honor to the Balkans’ cultural heritage in the first edition of the contest “Making a story from archives”

Zagreb, 26 October 2017

History, gastronomy, traditional music and dances, society and media… These are some of the subjects covered in the 11 archive-based documentaries submitted to COPEAM in the framework of the contest “Making a story from archives”. Launched at the beginning of the year, the initiative was addressed to the young directors of the Balkans’ broadcasting members of COPEAM, and focused on the realization of audiovisual products about the cultural heritage of the Region, by using the archives of their respective organizations.

The contest gathered the young professionals from RTVSLO-Slovenia, HRT-Croatia, TVR-Romania, RTS-Serbia, RTV Vojvodina-Serbia and RTK-Kosovo, who had the occasion to explore the archive collections and let the large public discover the richness of the cultural and audiovisual heritage of their countries.

The prize to the best documentary was awarded to “Still Broadcasting”, by Mr. Vojin IVKOV from the radio-television of Vojvodina, recounting the history of the Balkans through the projection - on the walls of what remains of the bombed building of the television - of images from the recent events that have the most affected this area of the world.

Two special mentions were also attributed to “Children of the fatherland”, by Rogojana RALUCA-MIRABELA from the Romanian Television, dealing with the Ceausescu policy towards family and children, and to “Ne čakaj na tramvaj - Do not wait for the tram”, by Žiga BONČA from the Slovenian broadcaster, which narrates the creation and disappearance of the historical tramway in Ljubljana.

The awarding ceremony took place in Zagreb, at the Croatian State Archives, on 26 October 2017, in the framework of the Croatian Film Heritage Conference, held to celebrate the 2017 UNESCO World Day for the Audiovisual Heritage.