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Winners were announced in five categories at the 6th One-Minute Movie Festival held in Banja Luka. The best are: “Fight the hunger” by Stanislava Ilic from Prijedor and “Doors wide shut” by Andrej Markovinovic from Zivinice in the category of “Dreams and Reality”, while in the category “The world around us,” the best are “My trip… to school … ” by Marijana Petrusic from Bocinja near Maglaj and “Corruption ” by Nedim Salcin from Blagaj.
Movies “Patience patients” by Sandra Bojanovic from Derventa and “A Fish Called Cinderella” by Milos Gajic from Bijeljina were annonced the best in the category of” We want a better future!”, while the “Gender Equality” by Ahmed Alibasic from Dubrave and “Virtual reality is not reality” by Anastasija Gavran from Foca were the best in the category “Together against violence and prejudice.”
“Integration, not segregation” by Dijana Dervisevic from Gradiska and “Speak universal language” by Irma Redzic were announced the best in the category “Let us take the path of love.”

The festival was held in the City Theatre Jazavac Banja Luka and attended by about 200 pupils from the Banja Luka municipality. The audience was addressed at the beginning of the festival by Geeta Narayan, UNICEF Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina whose support and speech was greeted with loud applause.
Great atmosphere of the festival, which was present from the start and until the end was complemented by the dancers of the dance club “Jazz City” from Banja Luka, and all the finalists received a thank-you note and a gift at the end of the event. The One-Minute Movie Festival for young people, called “Do you have a minute?”, presented 30 movies that were entirely designed and made by children from primary schools in Bijeljina, Bosanski Petrovac, Derventa, Foca, Gradiska, Maglaj (Bocinja), Mostar (Blagaj), Prijedor and Živinice (Dubrava).

Within the festival, the children had the opportunity to socialize and to participate in a workshop on “The sustainable development goals by 2030”, which provided them with the opportunity to contribute to the UN process of planning activities for the realization of these objectives. The festival was organized by NGO Genesis Project from Banja Luka in partnership with UNICEF. Over the past year, the children designed and recorded a total of 100 films with the help of coaches from the Foundation for Creative Development, and out of them 30 movies were selected for the finals. These young talents were given the opportunity to express their views on matters that concern them within a minute, such as “The world around us”, “Together against violence and prejudice,” “We want a better future!” etc. The winners were chosen by the jury.

The methodology of one-minute movies by UNICEF in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the help of partners, is used as a new model of active involvement of the children in dealing with the issues that concern them. The one-minute movies are recorded around the world under the auspices of the UNICEF. The International Festival of one-minute movies is held every year, at which in 2013 the children from Bosnia and Herzegovina also competed and a schoolgirl from Herzegovina, Ivana Susnjar has been awarded by one of the main prizes for her movie “My Way”. The workshops, which resulted in the one-minute movies, are a part of the UNICEF’s project component in implementing the “Support to durable solutions of Revised Annex VII of Dayton Peace Agreement Implementation Strategy,” funded by the European Union in the amount of 7 million, while the funds in the amount of 1.1 million EUR was provided by the UNHCR, which is also the leading agency in the implementation of the project. The implementation of the project comprises seven partners, including UNICEF.

Project activities, including the one-minute movies’ workshops, have been implemented in 10 priority locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Brcko District, Bijeljina, Bosanski Petrovac, Derventa, Foca, Gradiska, Maglaj, Mostar, Prijedor and Zivinice, with the objective to assist at least 2,400 vulnerable displaced persons and returnees in BiH in finding solutions for social challenges they face every day. A primary objective of the project component, also known under the slogan “My place under the Sun”, which is implemented by UNICEF in cooperation with partners, is to, through various activities, ensure the social inclusion of vulnerable children from internally displaced and returning families and children from other vulnerable groups such as children with disabilities and the children living in difficult socio-economic conditions. In addition, the purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity and engagement of government at the local level in order to have a social inclusion as a part of the municipal development plans.

Forest school

Puppets & empowerment

Whose are the angels

Games of forest dwarfs

Unicef and Genesis

Who are we

Genesis Project was founded by a group of local enthusiasts in February 1997. The end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and devastation after the war led to the establishment of Genesis Project. Since then we have implemented numerous projects and activities.We are located in Banja Luka, and thanks to the municipality of Banja Luka, after eight years of operating in rented premises, we now have an office, owned by the city of Banja Luka, at our disposal. That helped us a lot and provided us with new options for the development of our work. Thanks to our mobile service the "Project Genesis" humanitarian organization operates at the national level, which means that different activities have been implemented in the territory of the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Main objective of our work are


Genesis Project is a non-governmental organization which, through its professional and dedicated team, helps children and adolescents throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina in fulfilling their rights to have a free and correct psychophysical development, regardless of their religious, ethnic or racial belonging whilst respecting their individual differences and potential.


Bosnia and Herzegovina is a free and open society that will enable every individual to develop and assert to their full capacity and to become a happy, conscious and free person, capable of thinking critically and acting creatively.

Dijana Pejić was born in 1974 in Banja Luka where she attended primary school and secondary school of electrical engineering.
Upon completion of Business School in Belgrade, she gained her undergraduate degree in economics in the Faculty of Economics in Kragujevac.
She has been active in the NGO sector since 1995, when she got a position of a project coordinator at the U.S. Committee for Refugees.

She founded the Genesis Project NGO in 1996 in Banja Luka. Since then she has implemented dozens of successful projects throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Being responsible for program management, financial management, designing projects and human resources, Dijana has been successfully manage a small team, which has been part of Genesis, for the most part, from the very beginning. The success story has been going on for 18 years, and its best evidence are the results achieved and the children's smiles elicited by Dijana’s team members wherever the road takes them.

Azra Talić was born in 1952, in Banja Luka, where she completed her elementary and high school education as well as the teachers' college. She continued her education at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, where she acquired a title of the professor in psychology and pedagogy.

In her extensive experience Azra worked as an educator and counsellor in a kindergarten and as a psychologist and counsellor in an elementary school. Her following position was in the CARE Canada organisation, as a psychologist.

She became part of the Genesis Project team in 1998, and she has been actively participating in numerous projects, being equally successful as a teacher and psychologist however as a poet too. Thanks to her imagination, a large number of songs and plays were created that a travelling interactive theatre of the Genesis team entertains and educates the little ones with all over BiH. And, in Azra’a imagination there is always room for new and creative ideas that are just waiting to come alive in some future project.

Draško Stojčević was born in 1975 in Banja Luka, where he completed his primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering and then the Faculty of political sciences, Department of Journalism and Communication.
Since the foundation of the Genesis Project, Draško has been a member of the team. While working in this organization, he attended a number of advanced seminars and completed the training for the SALW and Mine Risk Education Instructor. After training for the design and production of the one-minute films for young people, he produced a great number of one-minute films across Bosnia and Herzegovina. Within the projects he worked on and also successfully implemented, Draško was bringing joy to the little ones through various roles he has enlivened in a number of plays and TV serials. Pečurko (Mushroom man) in the "Game of forest dwarfs," associate teacher in "Whose are the angels", deminer in the "The strange trial" are just some of his roles. Always smiling and popular among children, is a recognizable member of the merry Genesis team and a traveling interactive theater.

Ljubiša Vasić was born in 1975 in Banja Luka, where he completed his primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering and then the Faculty of Philosophy.
He acquired the title of a class teacher in 2009, and for the work in the NGO sector he got further education both through seminars and trainings. Among other things, he completed the training for the SALW and Mine Risk Education Instructor. Ljubiša has been a member of the Genesis Project team since 1996. He has worked on the implementation of a large number of projects, and children and young people easily recognize him by a wide smile and a number of roles that embodied through entertaining and educational shows and TV serials of Genesis.
Professor Mudrić (Brainy) from the "Whose are the angels" TV series, a teacher from the "Forest School" TV series, Borko (Pine man) in the "Game of forest dwarfs ", a strict judge in the "The strange trial", are some of the roles that youngest ones remember him gladly by.

Saša Šarić was born in 1974 in Banja Luka, where he completed his primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering, after which he enrolled at the Higher Business School in Belgrade.
He has been part of the Genesis team from the founding of the organization, and through a number of seminars he was additionally trained to work on humanitarian educational projects.
He also completed the training for the SALW and Mine Risk Education Instructor and he attended the training on the design and production of one-minute films.
During his work in Genesis, Saša took part in the implementation of a large number of successful projects throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina - from educational workshops for children, through production of TV shows, to the prevention of peer violence. He is also active in fundraising.

Goran Radić was born in 1967 in Banja Luka. After completing primary education and secondary school of electrical engineering in this city, he completed several advanced seminars, as well as advanced training for project managers for MRE and firearms.
He gained his BSc degree in economy in the Faculty of eeconomy in Apeiron University, Banjaluka. After eight years of work in the "Rudi Čajavec" company, Goran has joined the Genesis Project team in 1998, initially as a volunteer and since 2003 as a full member. Among other trainings and seminars, he also attended the training on the design and production of one-minute films. He took part in a number of successful projects and his greatest contribution is emphasized through management of projects for mine risk education and firearms. Goran is actively working in the highly vulnerable mine-affected communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and its primary mission is to educate children how to save their lives and have a carefree childhood while growing up near the mines and constant danger.

Dijana Miljatović was born in 1972 in Prijedor, where she completed primary and high school education, upon which she studied English language and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy in Banja Luka.
A large portion of her working life Dijana spent in the field as an interpreter, and in this capacity, she worked for the ICTY too. She is one of the cofounders of the Association of single parents, "Ponos" and a current chairwoman. She is also a coordinator of numerous humanitarian actions and within the association executes the function of a project manager as well as, when required, of the spokesperson.
She joined the Genesis Project in 2012, first as a volunteer, and since July 2013 as a permanent member. Employed at the administrative assistant, she is a necessary logistic support of this successful team.

Sandra Josović was born in 1977 in Slavonski Brod. She completed elementary and secondary school education in Banja Luka. She gained her BSc degree in political scientists in journalism and communications in the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. As a journalist, she worked in several Belgrade media during her studies, and after returning to Banja Luka, she spent eight years in the Nezavisne newspaper, a year as a reporter and then as the editor of several columns and the Sunday edition. She continued her journalistic career on the website for health as a chief editor where she worked for two years. After this experience, she undertook the position of the Executive Director of the International Film Festival Kratkofil Plus.
She was joining the Genesis Project team occasionally as an associate and then as a new member in September 2013. Along the assistance in the implementation of projects, she is responsible for the design of portal’s content, as well as to communicate with the media.