Film maker/consultant and lecturer, THE NETHERLANDS
Rada Šešić, born in Croatia, worked as a film critic and director of several short and documentary films in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.Today Rada lives in The Netherlands and works as a film consultant and a film programmer. She is one of selectors for IDFA and a committee member of Jan Vrijman Fund. Šešić also works as a programme advisor for IFFR Rotterdam and is in a committee of Hubert Bals Fund.
At Sarajevo Film Festival, she heads the Competition Documentary section, a newly started Rough Cut Boutique workshop done together with Balkan Documentary Centre. Since two years ago, Šešić became a Program advisor on South Asian and Balkan cinema for DOK Leipzig. For already two decades, she has been following closely production of South Asia. She lived in India during the 1990-ties and specializes in Indian cinema and is one of programmers at Kerala IFFK. Served at the several juries (a.o.Joris Ivens Jury at IDFA, Moscow, Crakow, Bombay, Karlovy Vary, Geneve, Prizren, Zagreb Dox, Sarajevo FF,Bornholm, Arhuis,Neuwebrandenburg, Strumica, Rhodos, New Delhi, Warsawa, Prague, ZagrebFF, Motovun, Trivandrum).
For eight years was guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and is still giving workshops at the Dutch Film Academy, Universities- Anadolu in Eshisehir, in Geneve Ecole superieure des Beaux-arts and at Sarajevo ASU, at Srishti Institut in Bangalore, India.
As a scriptwiter and director, made four films in the Netherlands: Room Without a View, 1997, Soske ,2001 and In Whitest Solitude, 2002, Way to School (2007).Her films were exhibited, among numerous other festivals, at MOMA –New York, IDFA, IFFR. As a tutor, works regularly at documentary workshops by EDN, Dragon Forum, Ex Oriente, Balkan Documentary Center and Indian Doc Edge.
Šešić writes for Skrien (The Netherlands), Dox (Denmark), Film Guide Variety (UK), Documentary Encyclopaedia (USA), Film Annual (Croatia), Sineast (Bosnia and Herzegovina), collaborated on the books: 24 Frames by Dina Iordanova and on Bhimal Roy by Rinky Battacharya. Together with friends Rada started two films festivals and works as the head of programming at Doku Art in Bjelovar/Croatia and Eastern Neighbours in Utrecht/The Nertherlands.