About the Conference
The Conference ‘Film and Analytical Psychology’ aims to provide a mental
space for film and analytical psychology to meet each other. The concept of
the conference could be called 'film in the language of analytical
psychology', but without the risk of losing even a small part of its
meaning, it could be the reverse, 'analytical psychology in the
language of film'.
The perspectives of depth psychology, within which the analytical process takes
place, spontaneously and naturally unfold on the film screen, incorporated
into narrative, images, movement, music, and sounds. The cinema room, as well
as the consulting room, becomes the place of profound transformation and
creation of a new meaning.
The Conference is intended to explore the artistic language of the film,
looking for the correlation with language of the analytical psychology. The
film speaks to us, through virtual reality, about the outer and inner reality of the
soul. It leads us, through the emotions and rich symbolic meanings, to
The aim of the Conference is to be a meeting place for analytical
psychology and film, portraying the breadth, depth and symbolism of film
as a beautiful form of the soul's expression, related to the concepts of analytical
psychology. As the film is often used as an amplification in clinical work
with clients, special attention will be paid to the potentials of the film to
enrich the inner world and the functioning of the clients we encounter in
Together, we will explore that magical movement of the image emerging
from the inner world of the artist, which expresses the collective psyche and
is projected onto the film canvas, resonating with the inner images of the
audience. A film, through its moving images, becomes a profound way of
moving the soul.
The Conference is primarily dedicated to IAAP routers and trainees.
We want to provide an inspiring field for meeting, sharing and dialogue, through which colleagues who are on the path to becoming analysts, will be empowered to explore and understanding images and their symbolic meaning. We would also like to welcome all analysts, psychotherapists and film professionals interested in the topic of film and analytical psychology.
• Chiara Tozzi (AIPA)
• Ivana Radovanović Novaković (SAS)
• Irena Ristić (FDA)
In cooperation with:
• Mercurius Prize Committee (MP)
• Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade (FDA)
• Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrade
• Film Archive Museum in Belgrade
• Ivana Radovanovic Novakovic (SAS)
• Chiara Tozzi (AIPA)
• Ana Jelic (SAS)
• Alessandra de Coro (AIPA)
• Bojana Stamenkovic Rudic (SAS)
"Confrontation with the Unconscious– the wonders and perils of its transformative power"
The Failure of Individuation
Please note that every attendee can take part in one discussion group.
We are proud to announce that we will have oportunity to host the Mercurius Prize Committee at the Conference "Film and Analytical Psychology". Mercurius Prize was created as an award for Films of Excellence in Depth Psychological Awareness. It is based on the criteria that follow values and perspectives of Jungian psychology. The Mercurius Prize Committee considers motion pictures of all kinds, including long and short movies and documentary films. At Belgrade Conference, The MP Committee will award the Mercurius Prize to one of Giuseppe Tornatore's films that merit special recognition according to the stated MP criteria. Considering the whole oeuvre of the films of this interesting and prolific author, the quality of exceptional psychological importance is recognized. The MP Committee will choose one of the five selected films by the author to carry the title of Film of particular Psychologycal Significance and Sensitivity to Human Rights. Professor Murray Stein as acting President of the Mercurius Prize will open the Conference "Film and Analytical Psychology" giving the Openning Lecture.
Pre-conference film projection
"Cinema Paradiso" (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988)
Welcome Address SAS and AIPA Presidents
(Ivana Radovanovic Novakovic & Alessandra de Coro)
Opening Lecture “Film and the Soul (Anima) of Modern Culture.”
(Murray Stein, IAAP, MP, ISAP Zurich)
Concert of Ennio Morricone's film music
I. The first topic (Moderator: Ivana Radovanović Novaković)
“En Route- From Active Imagination to Film Language”
(Chiara Tozzi, IAAP, AIPA, Rome) followed by the video “En Route” by Chiara Tozzi.
II. The second topic (Moderator: Georgije Vuletić)
"The Load of Trauma: The Load/Teret, Ognjen Glavonić 2018"
(prof. dr Nevena Daković, FDA, Belgrade)
“Jungian psychology and Stanley Kubrick”
(Luis Moris, IAAP, MP, Zurich)
Discussion groups (with film projection)
* Emilija Kiehl (IAAP, BJAA, London)
"Confrontation with the Unconscious – the wonders and perils of its transformative power"
* Gianluigi Di Cesare (IAAP, AIPA, Rome)
"Lacking the Dark (in)side"
* Bojana Stamenković Rudić (IAAP, SAS, Belgrade)
"Inside Out - The Embodied Imagery of Maya Deren"
* Georgije Vuletić (IAAP, SAS, Belgrade)
"La Caduta degli dei" by Luchino Visconti (The Damned)- The Failure of Individuation
Screening the Mercurius Prize winning film
Evening Program - Mercurius Prize
* Screening the interview with Giuseppe Tornatore by Chiara Tozzi
* Award ceremony (Emanuele Zarlenga(Cinematographer, Rome))
* Closing words (Paola Cordone, IIC)
Evening with friends
III. The third topic (Moderator: Alessandra de Coro)
"Projection and recollection on the couch and on the screen"
(Dr. David Hewison, IAAP, SAP, London)
"Editing - Inner Eye of the Cinema"
(MA Dragan Dimčić, FDA, Belgrade)
IV. The fourth topic (Moderator: Bojana Stamenković Rudić)
"Beauty, ugliness and the sublime: the role of the aesthetics in psychologycal development"
(Martin Schmidt, IAAP, SAP, London)
Conclusion and Closing Remarks
About the venue
The Yugoslav Film Archive Museum
We are very happy and proud that the Conference on Film and Analytical Psychology will take place in such an important temenos for Serbian culture and cult place of Belgrade culture scene as the Yugoslav Cinematheque. The Yugoslav Film Archive Museum, popular Yugoslav Cinemateque is a film archive and cinema located in the centre of Belgrade. Funded in 1949, it is a founding member of the International Federation of Film Archives and was the national film library of the Yugoslavia and currently of the Republic of Serbia. The film collection contains over 95,000 film prints of various national productions, of all genres, silent and sound, black & white and color, both nitrate and acetate. Around 85% of the entire film collection consists of foreign film material, including some previously considered lost, which makes the archive particularly interesting for film archivists and researchers from all over the world. The Yugoslav Film Fund saved the most important archive material and documentaries related to the territory of former Yugoslavia, starting from the oldest extant film in the country Coronation of King Peter the First from 1904. Collection of documents and written film material contains all types of documents, letters, contracts, original scripts, photographic collection of approximately 250,000 images from film productions, film posters and other material relevant to the history and study of national cinema. Architecturally and visually very interesting, renovated building of the Yugoslav Cinematheque is opened to the public daily. The beautiful interior houses cinema halls, a permanent museum exhibit, a library and a cinema directorate.
Conference Venue Address:
Yugoslav Film Archive Museum (Yugoslav Cinemateque)
Uzun Mirkova 1
WELCOME TO BELGRADE
Belgrade is the capital and the largest city of Serbia. It is located at the
confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets
the Balkans. Its name translates to White city. The city has a population over
than 1.65 million people in its metropolitan area. About 22% of the country's
population lives in the city.
One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vincha culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidun. It was conquered by the Romans in the mid-2nd century. The Slavs settled it in the 520s. Becomes the capital of Serbian King Stephen Dragutin (1282-1316). In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southern most Habsburg post until 1918, when the city was reunited. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia (in various forms of goverments) from its creation in 1918, to its final dissolution in 2006. As a strategic location, the city was battled over during 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times. Unfortunately, Belgrade was bombed in recent history too, in 1999, by the NATO forces (Operation Noble Anvil).
Belgrade is one of the most preferred European cities by young people, thanks to the openness and friendliness of its citizens and its rich cultural offer.
Belgrade hosts several major film festivals. The most significant is FEST, which has been held since 1971. Many illustrious international actors and directors have been the festival’s guests over the last four decades: Marcello Mastroianni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sophia Loren, Robert de Niro, Antonioni, Johnny Depp, Milos Forman, Wim Wenders, Abaz Kiarostami, Hanna Schygulla, Monica Bellucci... To date, FEST boasts four million visitors and more than 4000 relevant international films.
Belgrade film audiences are considered to be sophisticated and highly educated, and festivals of the alternative, documentary, author and engaging films are highly visited and very often are places from which significant films of these genres begin their worldwide rise.
THE REGISTRATION FEE COVERS:
Early fee before April 1, (85€)
Fee after April 1, (100€)
Registration fee covers:
• Attending the entire conference program
• Coffee and refreshment during the breaks
The registration fee does not include the 'Evening with Friends'. We would very much like to spend some pleasant time together in a jazz club, having good food and drinks, conversation and fine music. The price of participation at that event will be decided soon and highlighted on the conference website (www.fapconference.com)
TERMS: In order to book your place, you should send an e-mail application to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send instructions for payment instructions. The cost of the 'Evening with Friends' should be paid directly at the registration desk, during the registration.
NOTICE: The official language of the Conference is English.