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BELGRADE: Mila Turajlić’s sophomore long documentary The Other Side of Everything, a Serbian/French/Qatar coproduction and also the first HBO Europe coproduction with Serbia, will have its premiere on HBO Europe on 14 December 2017. This documentary awarded at IDFA is also the first coproduction between Serbia and Qatar.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia wrapped the 2017 funding year by distributing 1,596,760 EUR / 191 m RSD for the production of six feature films, eight minority coproductions, three experimental films and two difficult films.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed  609,238 EUR / 72,788,291 RSD in six categories: long documentary production, script development, short documentary production, short fiction film production, short animated film production and cinema predigitalisation and digitalisation. The grants were announced on 4 December 2017.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia plans to increase the percentage of its cash rebate for film production, from its present 20% on qualified Serbian spend for feature films, TV series, animation films and visual effects, TV commercials and documentaries.

BELGRADE: Eleven years after his first film, Miloš Avramović is shooting South Wind / Južni vetar, his sophomore feature. The film is an action thriller with strong social messages for the young in Serbia today.

BELGRAD: The first Serbian genuine science fiction film, Erdelezi Rising by Lazar Bodroža, is in postproduction and its authors are eyeing a world premiere at one of the major world film festivals this winter. Erdelezi Rising marks yet another local production supported by Film Center Serbia.

BELGRADE: Milan Stojanovic represents Serbia at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF.

BELGRADE: Dragan Marinković is currently in postproduction with Leeches / Pijavice, his fifth feature film and his fourth collaboration with the actor Lazar Ristovski. The film is a Serbian/Croatian/Macedonian coproduction supported by Film Center Serbia.

BELGRADE: Writer/director Predrag Antonijević returns to Serbian cinema after 27 years with Soldier’s Lullaby / Zaspanka za vojnike, a WWI drama he is currently shooting in Serbia. The film is an adaptation of Stevan Jakovljević’s classical realistic novel Srpska trilogija / Serbian Trilogy, written almost 100 years ago.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China signed a memorandum focusing on future cooperation in several areas including film production and film distribution.