BELGRADE: The Italian fund Fondo Audiovisio FVG has announced a grant of 56,000 EUR for Darkling / Mrak by Serbian director Dušan Milić. The film, which will be Milić’s fourth feature film in fifteen years, will be coproduced by A_Lab Srls on the Italian side.
BELBRADE: Serbia celebrated its documentary filmmaking industry with a best prize for 4 Years in 10 Minutes in the Beldocs national competition. The festival also gave two awards for works in progress.
BELGRADE: The historical drama King Petar’s Socks / Čarape kralja Petra began principal shooting in mid-March 2018. Lazar Ristovski, the eminent Serbian and international actor, is starring in and producing the film, which is directed by his son Petar Ristovski. The film is a Serbian/Greek coproduction, supported by Film Center Serbia.
BELGRADE: France-based world sales company Wide Management has announced that the Serbian film The Samurai in Autumn / Jesen samuraja will be distributed in China as well as in the USA, where it will get cinema, TV and home video screenings.
BELGRADE: Wongar by Andrijana Stojković was awarded best long documentary at the 65th March Film Festival (Martovski festival – The Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival) on 1 April 2018. The festival screened almost 120 films from 28 March to 1 April 2018.
BELGRADE: The 65th edition of The March Festival – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival starts on 28 March 2018 and will run at the Belgrade Youth Hall (Dom omladine Beograda) until 1 April 2018.
BELGRADE: Serbian writer/director Miloš Puić is currently in production with long documentary Pixie, focusing on one of the biggest living footaball legends in Serbia, Dragan Stojković Piksi. The film is supported by Film Center Serbia.
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.
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