Jelena Bando and Slaven Lunar Kosanović at the Weekend Art Corner

This year, the Weekend Media Festival has opened its doors to artists. They have become part of the Weekend Art Corner which was located in Garden, the main exhibition hall, on the way to the main lecture and panel stages. During this year’s Weekend Media Festival, Jelena Bando and Slaven Lunar Kosanović each painted a canvas.

Jelena Bando is a young painter and illustrator, the founder of the 36 Mountains festival of illustration.

The Future of Professional Photography

The title of the lecture “The Future of Professional Photography” has been boosted by the fact that professional photography (especially from 1990 until today) has not been given any real media or professional attention. Maybe the best illustration for this, says Damir Fabijanić, is the fact that this is also the first Weekend Media Festival that has had photography as a topic.

Entrepreneurial “freefall” of the famous acting duo

Entering an entrepreneurship always poses a huge risk, especially if one is entering the art sphere. Rene Bitorajac and Branko Đurić Đuro, both famous actors, have recently decided that they want to start a business, and they explained their motives and a desire to create the first private theatre in Croatia on the panel “Who’s actin’ over there”.

“Artists rarely have the need to become entrepreneurs.

We will probably not need banks in the next five years

Clockwork is an online engagement agency, a group of consultants, designers and developers who always strive on finding the key issue and in some way push their Clients towards finding a solution. Since his time in Clockwork, Mark Dek has developed a few new areas of expertise. The first area of expertise is innovation management, which is basically helping organizations to become more innovative by engaging their employees and consumers.

Creating a global brand or Croatian Downton Abbey

Creating a high-quality and long term television series is a difficult task that requires a lot of knowledge, a large budget and some luck. Creating a series that will make it on a global level is something completely different. The Managing Director of Antenna International, Pete Smith, has shared his considerable knowledge of creating a long-lasting brand which is capable of making it on a global level and facilitate the creation of similarly successful products in the future.

Caspar Schlickum

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