Playground produkcija is an independent production company based in Novi Sad (Serbia). The main activity is the development and production of documentary and feature films for both festival and theatrical release, as well as production of high-end content commissioned/broadcast by public service televisions (RTV Vojvodina, RTV Montenegro, RTV Slovenia, etc.).
During 10 years of operation, our projects had international premieres and screenings at numerous festivals worldwide (including Rotterdam, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, Linz, London, Wiesbaden, Cottbus, Jihlava, Melbourne, Lisboa, New York, Los Angeles, Lima, etc.), reaching the audience in more than 30 countries.
The breakdown of the system of values in post-transitional Central and Eastern European countries and the problems facing refugees and immigrants within the new circumstances of an extended Europe are the focus of our most recent films, winning awards at both national level and internationally.
Distribution is based on screenings of those films within specialized programs of film venues and art-house cinema networks throughout CEE region (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Romania, Hungary, Turkey, Armenia etc.), as well as within curated programs of cinemateques (Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Sao Paolo, Lisboa, Zurich, Harvard, Rochester – to list our main partners in 2015/2016 period). Additional distribution is accomplished through extensive digital content acquisitions by media, arts & humanities departments of universities from Austria, Germany, France, Italy, USA, UK, Sweden etc.
Alongside dedication to work on series of projects by in-house film director Želimir Žilnik (which all add to the story of a system of values generated in disputable social systems – a narrative which runs through Zilnik’s film career so far), more recently our focus has shifted to selected new film and television talents in creative auteur-driven projects development and production.
Playground produkcija | Njegoseva 16, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
| tel. +381 21 427703 & +381 63540493 | www.playground-produkcija.net
Sarita Matijevic, manager & producer in Playground produkcija, which she founded in 2006.
Since 1991 she acquired extensive experience working on more than 30 television and film projects (domestic and international co-productions), on assignments with different production duties and responsibilities (production manager, producer, executive producer). She also takes part in international film research projects, being interested in critical approaches to new media culture (she was co-editor of several publishing projects and co-organizer of number of international film workshops).
2015-2016, executive producer, 12 episodes drama tv series «Faiths and Conspiracies», (co-directed by I. Živkovic and Ž. Tomić)
2016, producer, 3 episodes documentary tv series «Small Arms and Gender Based Violence» (directed by Ž. Stanojević)
2015, producer, documentary film «Logbook_Serbistan» (directed by Z. Zilnik)
2013, producer, docu-drama «Pirika on Film» (directed by Z. Zilnik)
2012, producer, 3 episodes tv series «One Woman – One Century» (directed by Z. Zilnik)
2012, producer, documentary film «Kepiro Case» (directed by N. Krstin)
2011, producer, documentary film «One Woman – One Century» (directed by Z. Zilnik)
2011, producer, 10 episodes tv series «Danube: fast forward» (directed by D. Gmizic)
2011, executive producer, feature film «Hij» (directed by Sasha Matijević)
2010, producer, feature film “Old School of Capitalism” (directed by Z. Zilnik)
2007, production manager, feature film “Kenedi is Getting Married” (by Z. Zilnik)
2000, producer, documentary film “Cosmo Girls” (directed by Z. Zilnik)
1998, executive producer, feature film “Wanderlust” (directed by Z. Zilnik)
1995, assistant director, feature film “Marble Ass” (directed by Z. Zilnik)