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BELGRADE: The rom-com/road movie Taxi Blues topped the Serbian box office charts last weekend. The debut feature by Miroslav Stamatov racked 47,411 admissions and 158,534 EUR / 18,774,122 RSD gross in the first four days of theatrical distribution.

BELGRADE: The acclaimed Serbian director Goran Radovanović is in final stages of production with The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater, a documentary on the revered Yugoslav and Serbian film author Dušan Makavejev. The film is expected to be released in the first half of 2019.

MEĆAVNIK: Twenty one short films were selected for the Competition Programme of the 12th edition of the Kustendorf Film and Music Festival, taking place in Mećavnik from 11 to 16 January 2019. The festival initiated by Emir Kusturica also screened his latest film, El Pepe, a Life Supreme.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 810,950 EUR / 96 m RSD for the production of three feature films in the final round of grants for 2018.

BELGRADE: Total admissions in Serbia increased considerably, from 3,754,368 in 2017 to 4,193,755 in 2018, mostly due to the blockbusters South Wind / Južni vetar by Miloš Avramović, distributed by Art Vista with 605,010 admissions, and King Petar / Kralj Petar Prvi by Petar Ristovski, distributed by MCF – Megacom Film with 168,447 admissions. Both films are still in cinema distribution.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 1,445,633 EUR / 171,125,000 RSD in the latest round of grants for 2018, including grants for the production of nine minority coproductions (seven feature films, one long documentary and one short fiction film). New projects by Goran Paskaljević, Dimitris Kаnelopulos and Vinko Moderndorfer received funding.

BELGRADE: Stefan Arsenijević started shooting his long-awaited new feature Strahinja as a coproduction between Serbia, France, Luxembourg and Bulgaria in early November 2018. His debut feature Love and Other Crimes / Ljubav i drugi zločini, produced by Art & Popcorn, premiered in Berlin Film Festival's official programme in 2008.

BELGRADE: Miloš Avramović’s feature South Wind / Južni vetar has reached nearly 150,000 admissions in its first seven days of release in Serbia, making it the best opening of a domestic film in Serbia in the last 15 years.

BELGRADE: The Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most recent fund to provide support for Mirjana Karanović’s fiction feature Mara, with a grant of 55,000 KM / 28,121 EUR. The film is planned as a coproduction between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro.

BELGRADE: Labour Day / Prvi maj, Mladen Đorđević’s new feature film project, has received a 40,000 EUR grant from the Greek Film Centre, making it yet another Serbian/Greek coproduction.