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Belgrade International Film Festival - FEST 2015
26 February 2015
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The 43rd Belgrade International Film FestivalFEST kicks off tomorrow at the Serbian capital, bringing to the local audience Interntional awarded and festival circuit films, including ‘71 by Yann Demange, White God by Cornel Mundruczo, Maps to the Stars by David Cronenberg, Damien Chazelle‘s Whiplash, The Theory of everything by James Marsh and many others.

FEST 2015 has invited names such as actor Richard Dreyfuss, Iranian new wave director Mohsen Makhmalbaf with his latest film The President, South Korean director King Sang-Man presenting his latest (and partially shot in Serbia) Tenor, Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov which will receive an award for exceptional contribution to the art of film, one that legendary Serbian actress Milena Dravic will be receiving too. French director David Oelhoffen will also be attending with his Far from Men , while another french prduction, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent will be opening FEST 2015.

Since its inception, back in 1971,  FEST has wellcomed four million visitors and almost 4000 relevant international films, which have had their Yugoslav/Serbian and often regional premiere on the Festival. The main novelty of FEST 2015 is its competition programme, with three additional competition section - the Main Program (International Competition), the Serbian Film (domestic films in several categories) and the Frontiers programme. Fifteen -dominated by themes of growing up in atypical environments- films are competing for the Belgrade Victor Award with the majority of the authors attending the festival to discuss their films with the journalists and the audience. 

Several Balkan films and co-productions are included in the different sections of the festival, a quite powerful presence of today’s Balkan film industry:


The Cut by Fatih Akin, Germany/France/Italy/Russia/Canada/Poland/Turkey, 2014

International Competition 

The Lamb by Kutlug Ataman, Turkey, 2014 

These are the Rules by Ognjen Svilicic, Croatia/France/Serbia/FYROM, 2014 

Xenia by Panos H. Kutras, Greece/France/Belgium, 2014 


The Sky above us by Marinus Groothoff, Serbia/Netherlands/Belgium, 2015 


A Quintet by Sanela Salketić, Ariel Shaban, Roberto Cuzzillo, Elie Lamah & Mauro Mueller, USA/Germany/Bosnia-Herzegovina/Turkey,/Italy/Switzerland 2014 

Cure: Life of another by Andrea Staka, Switzerland/Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina 

Inferno by Vinko Moderndorfer, Slovenia, 2014 

Zagreb Cappuccino by Vanja Svilicic, Croatia, 2014 

The Sky Above Us by Marinus Groothof


Blackness by Luka Bursac, Serbia, 2014 

Inside by Mirko Abrlic & Jelena Markovic, Serbia, 2015 

Marked by Sasa Radojevic, Serbia, 2015 

Memoirs of a broken mind by Danilo-Lola Ilic, Serbia,

Ocean by Tamara Drakulic, Serbia, 2014 

The Healing by Ivan Jovic, Serbia, 2014

The Loop by Milutin Petrovic, Serbia, 2015 

Serbian Film

Barbarians by Ivan Ikic, Serbia/Montenegro/Slovenia, 2014 

Enclave by Goran Radovanovic, Serbia/Germany, 2014 

Monument to Michael Jackson by Darko Lungulov, Serbia/Germany/FYROM/Croatia, 2014

No one’s child by Vuk Rsumovic, Serbia 2014 

The Disobedient by Mina Djukic, Serbia,/France/Germany, 2014 

Travelator by Dusan Milic, Serbia, 2014 

Under the slogan Brave New World, the first Belgrade Film Festival – FEST was opened with Mash by Robert Altman on January 9, 1971. Originally conceived as an annual review of the best films of the season, FEST became the most important film festival and one of the most important cultural events not only in Belgrade or the ex-Yugoslavia, but also throughout the former Eastern Block.

Source: FEST official website
  Cure - The Life of Another
  The Disobedient
  Monument to Michael Jackson
  The Lamb
  Little Buddho
  Children Of The Sun
  Zagreb Cappuccino
  A Quintet
  These Are the Rules
  The Cut
  No One`s Child
  The Sky Above Us
  The Man Who Defended Gavrilo Princip
  The Healing
  Ognjen Svilicic
  Darko Lungulov
  Srdjan Koljevic
  Panos H. Koutras
  Goran Radovanovic
  Fatih Akin
  Milena Dravic
  Mina Djukic
  Sasa Radojevic
  Dusan Milic
  Ivan Ikic
  Andrea Staka
  Mladen Djordjevic
  Kutlug Ataman
  Milutin Petrovic
  Vinko Moderndorfer
  Danilo Beckovic
  Antonio Mitrikeski
  Vanja Svilicic
  Jelena Markovic
  Dejan Karaklajic
  Ivica Vidanovic
  Igor Stoimenov
  Milos Petricic
  Ariel Shaban
  Vuk Rsumovic
  Marinus Groothof
  Ivan Jovic
  Belgrade International Film Festival 2014 - FEST
  The Balkan presence at Belgrade FEST
  FEST 2015 International Competition spot
  FEST on twitter
  FEST on Facebook
  FEST official website
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