FESTIVALS: The 7th Divan Film Festival Ready to Kick Off


CRAIOVA: The 7th edition of Divan Film Festival, the only festival dedicated to cinema and food in the Balkans, will start in Craiova on 20 August and will continue in Portul Cultural Cetate until 28 August 2016.

This year the theme of the festival is “Urban stories from the Balkans”. The festival will screen nine feature films, three medium-length films and 26 short films. Concerts and debates with foreign guests will add to the programme.

Divan Film Festival is organised by Fundaţia pentru Poezie "Mircea Dinescu" together with Craiova City Hall and Craiova County Council, with the support of the Romanian Film Centre, the Romanian Cultural Institute and Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN).


Balkan-Kan-Kan (2005, Macedonia, Italy, UK)
Directed by Darko Mitrevski
Produced by Partysans
Coproduced by Verdana Film, Minerva Pictures production, in association with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia

Death in Sarajevo / Smrt u sarajevu (2016, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Directed by Danis Tanović
Produced by Margo Films and CCA/pro.ba
Coproduced by France 3 Cinema

Zarafa (2012, France, Belgium)
Directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul / Istanbul hatirasi: köprüyü geçmek (2005, Germany, Turkey) - Documentary
Directed by Fatih Akin

The Parade(2011, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Macedonia, UK)
Directed by Srdjan Dragoević
Produced by Delirium Films
Coproduced by Mainframe Film Production, Sektor Film, Forum Ljubljana, Prva Srpska Televizija, Film & Music Entertainment production
Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Macedonian Film Fund, the Slovenian Film Center, Film Studio Viba Film Ljubljana, RTV Slovenia, the Serbian Ministry of Culture, the Montenegrin Ministry of Culture

The Third Half / Tretoto poluvreme (2012, Macedonia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Darko Mitrevski
Produced by Kino Oko Production
Coproduced by i/o post, Barrandov Sound, FX3X
Supported by the Macedonian Film Fund, the Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia, the Jewish Community of Macedonia and the Czech State Fund

The Enchanted Grove / Dumbrava minunată (1981, Romania)
Directed by Gheorghe Naghi
Produced by Casa de filme 1, Centrul de Productie Cinematografica Bucuresti

Holy Cow (2015, Azerbaijan, Germany, Romania, Qatar) - Documentary
Directed by Imam Hasanov

Bucharest Non-Stop / București Non-Stop (2015, Romania)
Directed by Dan Chișu
Produced by DaKINO Productions
Coproduced by Watch Me Productions in association with Stop Film