Kotor – 6th Mediterranean festival of film about the underwater world “Sub aqua fest” will be opened in Friday at 20:30 h on the square of movies in Kotor. There will be 16 movies from 12 countries competing. A Japanese movie of the author Sakosi Okaba will also be shown, which is the winner of Golden palm on world festival in Antibes.
Films will be marked by the jury of three members and they are: Vladimir Petrovic, Goran Bulajic, and Dusan Vulekovic.
– As in previous years, this year to first three awarded movies will take part in the festival in Antibes, which is being held from 29th of October until the 5th of November – said the president of the festival Veselin Mijajlovic. He added that the festival costs between 28 and 30 thousands of euros and that in that price the expenses of participation of Montenegrin representatives on the festival in Antibes have been included in that price. Secretary for culture Tatjana Vulekovic pointed out that Kotor in that festival recognizes not just a possibility for enrichment of cultural programs, but also a chance for development of cultural and navigation tourism.
Festival she added, is the first of totally seven summer events in Kotor, which were proclaimed by the Municipality as events of special interest.
Director of the Cennter for culture Tihana Culafic said that that institution will do everything, as in previous years, to support technically that, and all other events, which help Kotor to be developed into a center of cultural tourism in the surrounding.
Organzier of the festival is NGO “Sub aqua fest” and the patrons are Ministry of culture, sport and media, and the Municipality of Koor.. co-organizers are Diving association of Montenegro, Diving center “Aquanaut” and Center for culture.
MONEY IS NEEDED FOR FOREIGN JOURNALISTS
It is necessary, said Mijajlovic, to provide from 3 to 4.000 euros in order to bring the journalists from several foreign countries in order for that to report about this festival.
– For Montenegro their presence would be useful it would be a real advertisement for our state – said Mijajlovic. Their wish, he added, is to put in function the Summer stage as well as the squares on which during the festival video beams would be placed.