‘Smartphone documentary’ training continues at Al Jazeera Balkans film festival

As part of the Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival (AJB DOC), participants of the festival are receiving training on “smartphone documentary-making” in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo.
On the third day of the festival, media professionals and students from the region attended the training led by journalist Faris Bajric.
“With this training, our goal is to provide young writers, journalists, and producers with insights into creating content using smartphones for documentary filmmaking,” Bajric told Anadolu.
“Technology is advancing rapidly, and smartphones are now widely employed in documentary shooting and production, even in Hollywood,” he noted.
Following the training, a documentary film competition will be held within 30 days, with the most accomplished participant receiving a prize of 1,500 euros ($1,600).
24 documentaries will be screened
The 5-day Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival (AJB DOC), of which Anadolu is a global communication partner, began in the capital Sarajevo on Friday.
Among the jury members of the festival are Russian director Vitali Manski, Hungarian director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, Bosnian director Nermin Hamzagic, Croatian producer Vanja Jambrovic, and producer Mohamed Elmongy.
The AJB DOC will present 24 documentaries from different parts of the world and regional countries to cinema enthusiasts.
In the competition section of AJB DOC, there will be three awards: “AJB Main Award,” “AJB Program Award,” and “Audience Award.”
The festival aims to promote writers and documentaries dealing with social issues by focusing on universal human values.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

Source: Anadolu Agency