BELGRADE: The production on the new Serbian independent thriller Penance / Lihvar directed by Nemanja Ćeranić stopped after the first day of shooting. The filming started on 15 March 2020, but it had to stop due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the state of emergency declared in Serbia on 16 March 2020.
BELGRADE: The Serbian box office plunged in the weekend of 13-15 March 2020, with number one Bloodshot racking up only 1,121 admissions, compared to Pixar’s Onward with 7,967 admissions in the previous weekend.
BELGRADE: Karim Aïnouz’s The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao / A Vida Invisivel won the Belgrade Victor Award for Best Film in the Main Competition of the 48th FEST, which officially closed on 8 March 2019. The festival awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by the Kombank Hall in Belgrade.
BELGRADE: Stefan Malešević’s debut feature Mamonga will have its national premiere at FEST 2020, within the new competitive section FEST Focus on 6 March 2020. This coproduction between Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro had its world premiere in the East of the West competition programme of the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
BELGRADE: Tomorrow Is Still July / Sutra je još uvek juli by Dejan Vlaisavljević Nikt was selected for the new competition segment FEST Fokus at the 48th edition of FEST (28 February - 8 March 2020). The film is an independently produced thriller made as a Serbian/American coproduction.
BELGRADE: Mladen Đorđević’s new long documentary Vienna Hallways / Sumrak u bečkom haustoru is part of the main competition programme of this year’s FEST, running in the capital of Serbia from 28 February to 8 March 2020. The national premiere in the festival is set for 5 March 2020.
BELGRADE: The feature-length TV historical drama Spring on the Last Lake / Proleće na poslednjem jezeru by Filip Čolović will have its premiere within the Special Screenings sub-section of the ongoing 48th edition of the FEST (28 February - 8 March 2020). This is the third production of Radio Television Serbia – RTS to premiere at FEST since 2018.
BELGRADE: First episode of the highly anticipated new Serbian drama series Tycoon / Tajkun will have its premiere on 3 March 2020 within the Special Screenings sub-section of the ongoing 48th edition of the FEST (28 February - 8 March 2020). All the 10 episodes were directed by Miroslav Terzić.
BELGRADE: Srdan Golubović’s Father / Otac opened the 48th edition of FEST in Belgrade on 28 February 2020, one day before winning the 22nd Panorama Audience Award for the best feature film and the Ecumenical Jury award at the 2020 Berlinale. The film, which will participate in the festival's competition, is a Serbian/French/German/Croatian/Slovenian/Bosnian coproduction.
BELGRADE: This year's 48th edition of FEST, the most popular film festival in Belgrade and Serbia (27 February – 8 March 2020), spotlights the legendary Serbian and Yugoslav actor Bekim Fehmiu, who died ten years ago. The homage to the actor is the festival's slogan - Emotions Catchers (Skupljači emocija).
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