BELGRADE: Ivan Ikić’s sophomore feature Oasis / Oaza will have its national premiere in the main competition of the 49th edition of FEST 2021. The film is a a coproduction between Serbia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and France.

BELGRADE: The crime thriller Loan Shark / Lihvar by young director Nemanja Ćeranić will have its national premiere in the main competition of FEST 2021. This is the first Serbian film to be shot completely during the pandemic.

BELGRADE: The first of the announced six Serbian feature films to have their national premiere at FEST 2021 is the Serbian/German/Bulgarian coproduction The Living Man / Živ čovek directed by Oleg Novković. The film premiered internationally at the Cottbus Film Festival in December 2020.

BELGRADE: The 49th FEST International Film Festival in Belgrade, the largest and the most popular film festival in Serbia, will present 71 Serbian premieres, including both domestic and foreign productions, from 6 to 16 May 2021. The festival, which will be held physically, has already sold more than 90,000 tickets.

BELGRADE: Serbian filmmaker Mladen Kovačević is currently in production with his long documentary Another Spring / Još jedno proleće, about the 1972 Yugoslavian smallpox outbreak. The project recently won the Raggioverde Subtitling Award in the Work in Progress section of the VdR Industry 2021 of the 53rd Documentary Film Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon.

BELGRADE: The young Serbian film director Siniša Cvetić is currently in production with his debut feature Usekovanje. The feature is produced by Belgrade’s Košutnjak Film and it is being shot for the most part in the company’s studio. The film is supported by Film Center Serbia.

BELGRADE: MCF Group will open Multiplex Cine Grand MCF in the Delta Planet shopping centre in Niš, the third largest town in Serbia, on 22 April 2021.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia (FCS) is making the PCR testing for film crews a priority, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Information, it is supporting the filmmaking trade associations and guilds in organising group vaccinations for their members.

BELGRADE: The 67th edition of the March Festival (Martovski festival – Belgrade’s Documentary and Short Film Festival) in the capital of Serbia, which was not able to take place in 2020, will be a double festival in 2021, covering both the 67th and 68th editions. The Festival will take place from 19 to 25 April.

BELGRADE: The international film and television production company Iervolino Entertainment, founded in Rome in 2011 by Andrea Iervolino, recently opened Iervolino Studios, an animation company based in Serbia, with the main focus on creating high-quality short animated content for streaming platforms.