FNE at Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST 2017: Train Driver’s Diary

BELGRADE: Train Driver’s Diary, Serbia’s candidate for the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign language film and Miloš Radović’s third feature film, was selected for the National Competition programme (Serbian…

FNE at Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST 2017: All the Cities of the North

BELGRADE: Dane Komljen’s debut feature All the Cities of the North, one of Serbia’s most successful films in the 2016/2017 festival circuit, will screen in the National Competition programme (Serbian…

FNE at Belgrade International Film Festival FEST 2017: The Samurai in Autumn

BELGRADE: Danilo Bećković’s The Samurai in Autumn / Jesen Samuraja, one of Serbia’s highest grossing films in 2016, will screen in the National Competition programme (Serbian Film) of the 45th…

SERBIA: Country Report 2016

Even with a notable Serbian presence at some of the world’s A-list film festivals, the increase in public funding through grants given out by Film Center Serbia, new incentives legislation,…

FESTIVALS: Belgrade International Film Festival Announces Lineup

BELGRADE: The 45th edition of the Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST will screen 95 feature films in 14 different categories from 24 February to 5 March 2017. Emir Kusturica’s…

First Films First Launches Scriptwriters Networking Platform

BELGRADE: First Films First program manager Stefan Arsenijević announced the launch of an online networking platform on 15 February 2017. The project, Meet the Scriptwriters, is a collaboration with Goethe…

Lost Country Wins ARTE Production Prize

BERLIN: The project Lost Country by Serbian director Vladimir Perišić and produced by KinoElektron (France), MPM Film (France) and Trilema Films (Serbia) won the ARTE International Prize at the Berlinale…

FNE a Berlinale 2017: Serbian Film in Berlin

Serbian Films in Berlin are REQUIEM FOR MS. J in Panorama Special and HERD on EFM

PRODUCTION: Bojana Novaković Shoots Debut Doc The Forbidden Aunt

BELGRADE: Serbian actress Bojana Novaković is in production with her directorial debut, the documentary The Forbidden Aunt / Zabranjena tetka. The film is a study of the actress-director’s own aunt…

Serbia Signs European Coproduction Convention

ROTTERDAM: Serbia has signed the revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction, updated for the digital age and welcoming non-European countries, during the 2017 edition of the International Film…

Applications Open for First Films First

BELGRADE: Goethe-Institut Young Directors´ Academy South-Eastern Europe starts a new professional training programme First Films First aiming at supporting young Southeast European directors to develop their debut feature.

PRODUCTION: Katarina Mutić Completes the Way of the East

BELGRADE: Serbian newcomer Katarina Mutić has completed her first documentary, The Way of the East / Tako mi na Istoku. The film follows a fortune-teller and was supported by Film…

FESTIVALS: The Thorn Wins 10th Küstendorf Film & Music Festival

BELGRADE: The Thorn by Michael Alalu was awarded Golden Egg for best film at the 10th jubilee edition of Emir Kusturica’s Küstendorf Film & Music Festival that ran from 14…

Serbian The Flock Tops Domestic Box Office 2016

BELGRADE: Nikola Kojo’s debut feature The Flock topped the Serbian total chart with 163,395 admissions and 478,019 EUR / 59,099,647 RSD gross in 2016, boosting the box office by eight…

FESTIVALS: Emir Kusturica’s Küstendorf Film and Music Festival Announces Lineup

BELGRADE: Twenty two titles have been selected for the Official Competition programme of the 10th Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival, running from 14 to 19 January 2017. The festival…

PRODUCTION: Missing in Europe Wraps Production in Serbia

BELGRADE: US helmer Tamar Halpern has wrapped production on Missing in Europe, a thriller about human trafficking entirely shot in Belgrade. The project is currently in postproduction with the premiere…

GRANTS: Serbia Announces Production Grants

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 1,522,965 EUR / 188 m RSD in its latest round of grants for 2016, announced on 7 December 2016. The grants are co-financing grants and…

PRODUCTION: Srdan Golubović Preps New Project

BELGRADE: Serbian helmer Srdan Golubović is in preparation with Father / Otac, a feature film co-written together with the Croatian writer/director Ognjen Sviličić and based on true events. The film…

FESTIVALS: Soy Nero Wins 22nd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival

BELGRADE: Soy Nero by Rafi Pitts was awarded the Grand Prix “Aleksandar Saša Petrović” for Best Film at the 22nd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival – FAF (25 November – 3…

GRANTS: Serbia Announces Documentary Coproduction and Script Development Grants

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 247,360 EUR / 30,482,647 RSD in the latest round of production and script development grants for 2016.