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.
Agape (Croatia)Directed by Branko SchmidtProduced by TelefilmCoproduced by the Croatian Radio TelevisionSupported 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 MarasovićProduced by KinoramaSupported 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 CompanySupported 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 ZglinskiProduced by TellfilmCoproduced by coop99, Opus Film
Martyr (Italy, Lebanon)Directed by Mazen Khaled
Bandits in Search of Mom / Banditi u potrazi za mamomDirected by Kosta RostićProduced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in BelgradeSupported by Film Center Serbia
Ederlezi RisingDirected by Lazar BodrožaProduced by Mir Media Group and BALKANIC, Inc.Supported by Film Center Serbia
Horizons / HorizontiDirected by Svetislav DragomirovićProduced by Gray Tree FilmCoproduced by Cinnamon FilmsSupported by Film Center Serbia
Of Bugs and Heroes / O bubicama i herojimaDirected by Petar PašićProduced by Doktor ProductionSupported by Film Center Serbia
Offenders / IzgredniciDirected by Dejan ZečevićProduced by BibercheSupported by Film Center Serbia