BELGRADE: Serbian rom-com What a Wonderful World / Ala je lep ovaj svet by Filip Čolović tops the local charts with 10,517 admissions and 42,657 EUR / 5,004,993 RSD gross in its opening weekend. The film was released by Art Vista in 75 prints on 22 September 2022.

BELGRADE: Ted Nicolaou's Subspecies V: Blood Rise, a new instalment in the famous horror franchise, is currently shooting in Serbia as an American/Serbian coproduction involving the local company Red Production. The producers intend to apply to Serbia’s cash rebate programme.

BELGRADE: Hadži-Aleksandar Đurović’s sophomore feature A Cross in the Desert / Sveta Petka – Krst u pustinji, which was released by Art Vista in 62 prints on 8 September 2022, scored 10,812 admissions in its opening weekend. The first coproduction between Serbia and Jordan surpassed Minions: The Rise of Gru, DC League of Superpets, Bullet Train and After Ever Happy.

BELGRADE: Serbian director Marko Đorđević teamed up with his collaborators from his successful debut feature My Morning Laughter / Moj jutarnji smeh and he is currently shooting That’s It for Today / Za danas toliko. The filming of this 100% Serbian coproduction is expected to wrap by the end of September 2022.

BELGRADE: Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Film and Audiovisual Activities in the Western Balkans. The memorandum was signed in the scope of the Open Balkan initiative in Belgrade on 2 September 2022.

BELGRADE: FNE spoke to Kristina Janković Obućina, the executive manager of the Serbian Games Association (SGA), about the association’s current activities, as well as the state of the Serbian game development industry.

BELGRADE: The acclaimed Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović started shooting her sophomore feature as a director on 29 August 2022. Mother Mara / Majka Mara is a coproduction between Serbia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Switzerland.

BELGRADE: Following the major success of her previous documentary The Other Side of Everything / Druga strana svega (2017, Dribbling Pictures), Mila Turajlić has completed a new documentary, Ciné-guerrillas: The Scenes From the Labudović Reels, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (8 – 18 September 2022).

BELGRADE: FNE spoke to Kristina Janković Obućina, the executive manager of the Serbian Games Association (SGA), about the association’s current activities, as well as the state of the Serbian game development industry.

BELGRADE: The Serbian feature film Christina / Kristina by Nikola Spasić has been acquired by the UK-based Reason8 company. The deal covers all the rights around the globe (cinemas, TV, festivals, VOD), except ex-Yugoslavia. Christina won best first film at the 35th FIDMarseille (5 – 11 July 2022), where it had its world premiere.

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