FESTIVALS: The 46th FEST Ready to Start in Serbia


BELGRADE: The 46th edition of FEST, the largest and most popular film festival in Serbia, will screen 126 films from 23 February to 4 March 2018. Sixteen films are in the International Competition and five feature films will screen in the Serbian Cinema competitive section.

The festival has 12 sections: International Competition, Focus Europe, Serbian Cinema, DOCUFEST, Frontiers, MicroWave, FEST Classic, FEST presents, FEST for Kids, PlayUK at FEST, Thrills'n'Kills, VR Films at Fest. The festival will open with Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and will wrap with Malgorzata Szumowska's Mug / Twarz (produced by Nowhere in coproduction with the Krakow Festival Office).

The industry section will consist mainly in FEST Forward Women in Film, during which three upcoming fiction films, two documentaries and one docu-fiction, all to be directed by female European directors, will be pitched.

FEST 2018 will be held in eight venues, with Cine Grand Rakovica hosting screenings for the very first time this year.

International Competition:

Agape (Croatia)
Directed by Branko Schmidt
Produced by Telefilm
Coproduced by the Croatian Radio Television
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Aurora Borelias: Northern Lights (Hungary)
Directed by Márta Mészáros

No Date, No Signature (Iran)
Directed by Vahid Jalilvand

The Charmer (Denmark)
Directed by Milad Alami

Comic Sans (Croatia)
Directed by Nevio Marasović
Produced by Kinorama
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Dovlatov (Russia, Poland, Serbia)
Directed by Aleksey German, Jr.
Produced by SAGa film company
Coproduced by Metrafilms, Channel One Russia,  Lenfilm film studio, Message Film, Art & Popcorn Motion Picture Company
Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Polish Film Institute

First Reformed (USA)
Directed by Paul Schrader

Angels Wear White (China, France)
Directed by Vivian Qu

The Insult (Lebanon, France)
Directed by Ziad Doueiri

Reinventing Marvin (France)
Directed by Anne Fontaine

Nico, 1988 (Italy, Belgium)
Directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli

America Square (Greece, UK, Germany)
Directed by Yannis Sakaridis

Rock (Russia)
Directed by Ivan Shakhnazarov

Hunting Season (Argentina, France, USA, Germany, Qatar)
Directed by Natalia Garagiola

The Place (Italy)
Directed by Paolo Genovese

Animals (Switzerland, Austria, Poland)
Directed by Greg Zglinski
Produced by Tellfilm
Coproduced by coop99, Opus Film

Outside Competition:

Martyr (Italy, Lebanon)
Directed by Mazen Khaled

Serbian Cinema:

Bandits in Search of Mom / Banditi u potrazi za mamom
Directed by Kosta Rostić
Produced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade
Supported by Film Center Serbia

Ederlezi Rising
Directed by Lazar Bodroža
Produced by Mir Media Group and BALKANIC, Inc.
Supported by Film Center Serbia

Horizons / Horizonti
Directed by Svetislav Dragomirović
Produced by Gray Tree Film
Coproduced by Cinnamon Films
Supported by Film Center Serbia

Of Bugs and Heroes / O bubicama i herojima
Directed by Petar Pašić
Produced by Doktor Production
Supported by Film Center Serbia

Offenders / Izgrednici
Directed by Dejan Zečević
Produced by Biberche
Supported by Film Center Serbia