BELGRADE: The Athens-based Heretic company has obtained world sales rights for the Serbian feature Working Class Heroes / Heroji radničke klase directed by Miloš Pušić, ahead of its world premiere within the Panorama segment of the upcoming edition of the Berlin Film Festival.

BELGRADE: Ognjen Janković’s debut feature, a sport and crime drama Golden Boy / Zlatni dečko, topped the Serbian box office charts in January 2022. The film has racked up 118,000 admissions (129,109 including Bosnia and Herzegovina) since its Belgrade premiere on 11 January and the formal start of its cinema distribution on 13 January, grossing  circa 437,000 EUR / 51,373,018 RSD. During the last weekend it went on leaving Hollywood blockbusters such as Spiderman: No Way Home, Red Clifford and Scream 5 far behind.

BELGRADE: The Turkish/German/Serbian coproduction feature Suddenly, to be directed by Melisa Fatma Önel Tecimen, received a grant of 85,000 EUR from Eurimages in December 2021.

BELGRADE: The popular and esteemed Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović is developing her second feature film Mother Mara / Majka Mara. The project has recently received support of 170,000 EUR from Eurimages. Mirjana Karanović will star in this coproduction between Serbia, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Switzerland.

BELGRADE: Omar El Zohairy’s feature Feathers won the Grand Prix at the 27th edition of the Author's Film Festival, which was officially closed in Belgrade’s Kombank Hall on 3 December 2021.

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia has announced this autumn’s batch of grants in four categories. They include a new category focusing solely on book/literary work adaptations. A total of  2,215,122 EUR / 259 m RSD were allocated.

BELGRADE: Belgrade-based Soul Food has acquired world sales rights for Dušan Kovačević’s latest feature Being Human Isn’t So Bad / Nije loše biti čovek ahead of its domestic premiere, scheduled for 7 December. The film is about to enter regular cinema distribution two days later. The local distributor is MCF Megacom Film.

BELGRADE: The 27th edition of the Auteur Film Festival – Festival autorskog filma in Belgrade kicks off on 26 November and runs through 3 December 2021. This year, it will present and screen more than 80 films divided into 11 segments, including two new ones: Ekoskop, containing films on ecological issues, and Raw, focusing on genre-wise arthouse feature films.

BELGRADE: The Switzerland-based company Lightdox has acquired Museum of the Revolution / Muzej revolucije, the long documentary debut of Serbian director Srđan Keča, ahead of its world premiere in the Luminous (programme focusing solely on world premiere films) segment of the ongoing edition of IDFA in Amsterdam. The film will be competing for the Best First Film Award. It is a Serbian/Croatian/Czech cooroduction.

BELGRADE: The virtual conference CGA BelGrade is scheduled for 18-19 November, with its theme centered around Metaversity, a concept that blends the power of collective wisdom and the world beyond digital.