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BELGRADE: The long documentary Occupied Cinema / Okupirani bioskop directed by Senka Domanović is in the final postproduction stage. This Serbian/Croatian coproduction focuses on the guerrilla action initiated by young activists, who took over the privatised cinema Zvezda in Belgrade in November 2015.

ZAGREB: Milad Alami’s The Charmer won the Belgrade Victor Award for Best Film in the international competition, while Ederlezi Rising by Lazar Bodroža was awarded best film in the national section of the 46th FEST, which officially closed on 4 March 2018, after ten days, more than 110 films and 75,000 spectators.

BELGRADE: First Serbian sci-fi and first debut feature by prominent Serbian visual artist Lazar Bodroža is among the five domestic premieres in the national section of the 2018 FEST, running from 24 February to 4 March 2018.

BELGRADE: Esteemed Serbian helmer Dejan Zečević has the domestic premiere of his ninth feature film Offenders / Izgrednici in the national section of the 2018 FEST, running from 24 February to 4 March 2018. The film was first screened at the 2017 Chicago IFF.

BELGRADE: Bandits in Search of Mom / Banditi u potrazi za mamom, the debut feature by Kosta Ristić mixing fiction and non-fiction, had its premiere in the national section of the 2018 FEST, which runs from 24 February to 4 March 2018.

BELGRADE: Young Serbian filmmaker Svetislav Dragomorović’s debut feature Horizons / Horizonti will have its domestic premiere in the national section of the 2018 FEST running from 24 February to 4 March 2018. Horizons was selected for the 2017 Cairo IFF.

BELGRADE: Bugs and Heroes / O bubicama i herojima directed by Petar Pašić had its premiere in the national section of the 2018 FEST running from 24 February to 4 March 2018.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia (FCS), EWA (European Women’s Audiovisual Network) and FEST FORWARD, the industry segment of FEST 2018, have announced six upcoming projects officially selected to take part in this year’s edition of the “FEST Forward Women in Film” industry programme.

BELGRADE: Serbia has increased its cash rebate for film production from 20% to 25%, according to an offical announcement. The rebate applies to qualified Serbian spend for feature films, TV series, animation films and visual effects, TV commercials and documentaries.

BELGRADE: Independent sales company Arclight Films has acquired the rights for Ederlezi Rising by Lazar Bodroža, the first Serbian science fiction film. Arclight chairman Gary Hamilton announced that Ederlezi Rising will be presented to buyers for the first time at the Berlin Film Festival market. The film has been supported by Film Center Serbia.

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