16 August 2007
Job opening for documentary film assistant(s) in Montenegro and Serbia

The European Stability Initiative (ESI) is looking for persons with strong organisational skills to assist an international film team which is shooting documentary films in Montenegro and Serbia. The films are produced by 3SAT and Austrian National Television (ORF) in co-operation with ESI and are part of a larger series of ten documentary films covering all of South Eastern Europe.

The assistants will work closely with ESI analysts, the film directors and the film team for about 4 weeks, involving intensive work and travel. Main responsibilities include translation as well as logistical and organisational work (setting up meetings, obtain permissions for filming [in special locations], organise accommodation, etc.).

Required skills/qualifications include:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • High energy and commitment
  • Preparedness to travel and work long hours, capacity to function as a member of a team
  • A strong understanding of the country and extensive contacts are an asset
  • Oral fluency in English, native in local language; fluency in German and/or Albanian desirable.

The work in Montenegro will be conducted in the month of September; Serbia will follow later in autumn (precise date not yet determined). Persons can apply for this job in only one of the two countries or for both.

Please submit your application (CV and a letter of motivation) a.s.a.p. via e-mail to:

Sandra Bien-Aime
European Stability Initiative (ESI)

Job opening Documentary film assistant(s) in Montenegro and Serbia

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com