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.

BELGRADE: The 49th FEST International Film Festival in Belgrade, the largest and the most popular film festival in Serbia, has delayed its 2021 edition. The new festival dates are 7 - 21 May 2021.

BELGRADE: Berlin-based Media Move has acquired world sales rights for the Serbian thriller Loan Shark / Lihvar directed by Nemanja Ćeranić. The film is scheduled to have its national premiere in the spring of 2021.

BELGRADE: Cologne-based The Match Factory has sold distribution rights (theatrical, video, on demand, ancillary) for the Serbian feature Father / Otac directed by Srdan Golubović to the USA. The deal guarantees the distribution in minimum five cities across the USA and has been signed for the period of ten years.

BELGRADE: Trail of the Beast / Trag divljači, the feature debut by Nenad Pavlović, has started filming in Serbia. Pavlović co-wrote the script based on characters from novels written by his father, the legendary Živojin Pavlović, recognised for his films belonging to the core of the Yugoslav Black Wave cinema.