International Youth Film Camp “Taste of Peace 5”

Magical moments in an ancient forest with play of light and shadow. Misty space of sound, art and animation scenography in the heart of the mountain… Filled with natural energy of soil, water, air and fire of creativity, young people all around the Globe unite for a bond that cannot be broken. Program you can find here! For application please click on our online application form!

 International Youth Film Camp “Taste of Peace 5” will be held in Mountain Divcibare, great and beautiful National Park in Serbia. Film Camp will be held from 26th of July to 1st of August 2012!

Div?ibare, a well-known category II mountain resort, is located in the central section of Maljen mountain, 38 km southeast of Valjevo. Div?ibare is a mountain plateau which stretches from Crni Vrh, Paljba and Golubac to Veliko Brdo. Div?ibare lies 980 m above sea-level and contains four strictly regulated nature reserves: Crna Reka, ?ala?ki Potok, Zabalac and Vražnji Vir.

Divcibare has a gentle and pleasant climate. Owing to its ideal geographic position, air masses from the Mediterranean reach Div?ibare and converge with the air masses from the Carpathians and Pannonain Plain, explaining the presence of iodine in the air. Divcibare has a favorable mean annual temperature of 18°C, with autumn being warmer than spring. September is the driest month with only 5.4 days of rainfall. Div?ibare has 289 annual days without wind, 126 days with rainfall and winter sees snow for a full four months.

This region is rich is brooks, springs and streams, which belong to the basins of the Kolubara and Zapadna Morava rivers. Other rivers here include Bukovska, Crna, Kozlica, Kr?marska and Crna Kamenica. Manastirica is the most interesting river with its very beautiful 20 m-high waterfall, which is known as Skakalo by the locals.

Div?ibare is famous for its beautifully soft grassy meadows. Conifers dominate Div?ibare, and in the centre itself there are mountain pines which do not grow anywhere else at heights below 2000 m above sea-level. Scots and black pine trees, fir trees, spruces, junipers and mountain pine trees are most commonly found in the coniferous forests. Of the deciduous trees, the most important are beech, birch, European ash, oak and Turkish oak. At the end of April the most beautiful of mountain flowers, the daffodil, blooms and wild strawberries, raspberries and blackberries can also be found.

There is a wide variety of sports grounds, ski-lifts and slopes which are ideal for children and beginner skiers. There are also two tennis courts, as well as several basketball and handball courts.

Film Camp “Taste of Peace 5” extra activities

English lessons:
English Lessons-motivation for Animation
English, communication and Radi@TION
English Evening Cinema
By Andrea Djilvesi

The idea behind giving English lessons as part of the evening activities occurred to me when I realized that a lot of my students learn English more easily by listening to music in English or watching films in English. The idea seemed even better when I realized that through these films, I can also explain some basic elements of film making, such as character building and plot development.

The English lessons are also buy flagyl over the counter part of team building because it encourages the children to interact with each other and helps them overcome their fear of being criticized if they make a mistake while talking.

The lesson would be done as follows:

1. They would be a part of evening activities and should last up to an hour OR if the participants wish, as long as the film being watched lasts. If there are younger children or participants who do not speak English very well, this could be done as part of the morning activities, with more focus on vocabulary.

2. Each evening, the lessons would start with a discussion on a topic related to the film which would be played or projected that night or morning. For beginners, animated short stories in English would be a great choice.

3. The discussion would be based on three or more questions related to the topic. (e.g.: Do you like superheroes? If yes, what does being a superhero mean to you? If you could be a superhero, what kind of powers would you like to have?). For the beginners and younger participants, the discussion should be based on vocabulary, namely words that are generally used when describing a superhero.

4. After the discussion, the participants should be encouraged to guess which film would be played. As an additional activity, certain observation points could be added, to direct their attention to specific aspects of the film. (e.g.: Who isare the superhero(es) in the film? What kind of powers do they have? When they are not playing a superhero, what kind of a person are they? What is the message of the film?)

5. After watching the film (if it is short) or part of the film, the lesson should be ended with the participants answering the previously stated questions, give more ideas of their own, such as whether they liked the film or not, what is it that they liked about it and what is it that they did not.

6. If they film is long, it should be split into two parts. It is a good idea to give the children a follow up activity they could do (e.g.: draw a superhero of their own –  this could be used then as a basis for developing a story that could be animated in The Box).

7. Games and activities should be used to allow the participants to get comfortable with each other.

8. The films played would be determined based on the age of the participants. If they are younger, animated films should be used. It is also very important to bear in mind the attention span of younger participants.

General information:

26th of July 2012:

Departure from Belgrade.

Free time. Meeting of the Educator’s Team

27st of July to 1st of August:


  1. Documentary film workshop
  2. Short  film workshop
    Andrea Djivesi (Serbia)
    Miomir Rajcevic (Serbia)
  3.  Animate It workshop
    Vid Rajin (Serbia)
    Igor Gimbos (serbia)
  4.  Guernica Painting for Peace workshop
    Aleksandra Miletic (Serbia)
    Bogdan Pavlovic (Serbia)
  5. Art in the Space: Natural Resonant Sculptures (Natural System of the Basic Music Elements)
    Aleksandra Miletic (Serbia)
    Bogdan Pavlovic (Serbia)
  6.  Editing, 3D animation, WEB and Postproduction
    Igor Gimbos (Serbia)
    Milos Plazacic (Serbia)
  7. Radi@TION, radio workshop

1st of August 2012: Departure to Belgrade