PODGORICA: Montenegrin director Ivan Salatić has just completed his debut feature You Have the Night/ Ti imaš moć which has been selected in the Critics’ Week programme at the Venice Film Festival 2018. The film is a coproduction between Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 1,775,982 EUR / 209.5 m RSD for the production of nine feature films, including two debut features.
BELGRADE: Six new members have been appointed to the Management Board of the Film Center Serbia (FCS), replacing members whose mandate had expired. The government of the Republic of Serbia appointed and confirmed the new members. Three current board members remained in place.
BELGRADE: The mix-genre rom-com/road movie Taxi Blues / Taksi Bluz commenced its principal shooting at the end of May. The film will mark the feature debut for the director, Miroslav Stamatov. Taxi Blues was granted 20 million dinars (170,000 EUR) from Film Center Serbia’s call for commercial film projects.
BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia announced the distribution of 592,696 EUR / 70 m RSD in the first round of its grants designated for minority coproductions.
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.
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