Rada Šešić

Netherlands

Rada Šešić

festival representative, consultant

Rada Šešiċ has lived in Sarajevo, worked as a film critic and a film maker, she now lives in The Netherlands. She has been in the selection committee of IDFA Amsterdam for more than ten years, in addition to being member of IDFA Bertha Fund selection committee. She is the Program advisor of IFFR Rotterdam, and is on the Hubert Bals Fund selection as well. Her achievements also include her position as the Head of the documentary competition at Sarajevo FF and co-head of the Docu Rough Cut Boutique. She teaches at the Master of the Dutch film Academy Amsterdam and previously taught at University of Amsterdam at Film and Media studies and is the artistic director of the Eastern Neighbours FF in The Hague.
She mentors at dozens documentary workshops in Europe and Asia, a.o. Baltic Sea Forum, Doc Lisboa, Ex Oriente Film, Dragon Forum, Balkan DC, DunaDoc, Doc Edge Kolkata, DocWok New Delhi and has collaborated on the books: “24 Frames” by Dina Lordanova and on Bimal Roy, as well as on the Aitken’s World Encyclopaedia of the Documentary Cinema.
After directing several documentaries in Bosnian production before 1990's, she has directed: Room Without a View (1997), Soske (2001), In Whitest Solitude (2001), Way to School (2007) in the Netherlands. Her films and video installations have been exhibited at more than 60 festivals, archived at MOMA –New York and won several awards. She has lived in India, and for two trimesters, was a guest-lecturer at Srishti, Bangalore. As a film critic, she writes for several film magazines and has been a Jury member at about 40 festivals around the World.
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