Koštana Banović is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker. She was born in Sarajevo, in former Yugoslavia and is currently based in the Netherlands. She holds an MA in Fine Arts. Her cinematic practice addresses the interaction between experimental and cinéma vérité documentary styles and includes a reflexivity belonging to the category of essay-film. Her films have earned her multiple awards and were screened at international film festivals, such as the IFFR in Rotterdam and Ji.hlava IDFF in Jihlava. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Currently, she is the director of the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in the Netherlands www.kostanabanovic.com Filmography (selection) • Reading Museology (2017, 13’) • Among Houses and the Cosmos (2016, 71’) • May I Enter (2010, 57’) • Ploha (2007, 48’) • Sey, the Economy of Love (2006, 35’) • NaTragu (2001, 16’) • Dream Hunters (2000, 15’) Awards • May I Enter, Grand Prix Feature-Length Competition ATIFF - Apricot Tree International Film Festival, Armenia (2016) • May I Enter, Award for the Category Photography, Festival de Cine de Granada, Los Angeles, United States (2010) • Ploha, Nomination Award Black Magic Women Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2008) • Dream Hunters, Gouden Vlam 2000 - Best Short Film, Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht (2000) Festivals and screenings Beldocs, Serbia (2022) Museum of African Art, Belgrade, Serbia (2022); Film Center Serbia (2020); Benin City Film Festival, Nigeria (2018); Martovski Festival - Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival (2018); Athens Ethnographic Film Festival (2017); ATIEFF - Apricot Tree International Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia (2016, 2017); International Festival of Ethnological Film, Serbia (2017); JIDFF-Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic (2016); NPO Doc, Dutch Public Broadcast (2014); A Mostra Internacional de Cinema e Religião, São Paulo, Brazil (2013); Fox Feminae Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia (2011); Pärnu - Festival of Documentary and Anthropological Film, Estonia (2011); WIFF - Women’s International Film Festival in Seoul (2011); Samsung Women's international Film Festival, Chennai, India (2011); International Women Film Festival Mis Me Binga, Yaoundé, Cameroon (2011); International Film Festival South Africa, Durham (2010); NFF - Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht (2000, 2007, 2010); Festival de Cine de Granada, Los Angeles (2010); Ethnocineca - Ethnographic and Documentary Film Festival, Vienna (2010); World Film, Festival of Visual Culture, Tartu, Estonia (2010); South East Film Festival, Los Angeles (2010); DocumentART, Neubrandenburg, European Film Festival (2008); Docupolis, Film Festival Barcelona (2007); Rencontres Internationales Madrid (2007, 2002); MeerTV, Public Broadcast, Art&Culture, The Netherlands (2006); Film Festival Casablanca, Morocco (2006); Pulsar Carácas ’06, Rencontres Internationales Carácas, Venezuela (2006); RARE, Reseau-d’Art-Recherche-et-Essai, Amiens (2005); Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma, Finland (2002); Impakt Festival Utrecht, The Netherlands (2000, 2001); IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam (2001).