FESTIVALS: The 46th FEST Ready to Start in Serbia


    BELGRADE: The 46th edition of FEST, the largest and most popular film festival in Serbia, will screen 126 films from 23 February to 4 March 2018. Sixteen films are in the International Competition and five feature films will screen in the Serbian Cinema competitive section.

    The festival has 12 sections: International Competition, Focus Europe, Serbian Cinema, DOCUFEST, Frontiers, MicroWave, FEST Classic, FEST presents, FEST for Kids, PlayUK at FEST, Thrills'n'Kills, VR Films at Fest. The festival will open with Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and will wrap with Malgorzata Szumowska's Mug / Twarz (produced by Nowhere in coproduction with the Krakow Festival Office).

    The industry section will consist mainly in FEST Forward Women in Film, during which three upcoming fiction films, two documentaries and one docu-fiction, all to be directed by female European directors, will be pitched.

    FEST 2018 will be held in eight venues, with Cine Grand Rakovica hosting screenings for the very first time this year.

    International Competition:

    Agape (Croatia)
    Directed by Branko Schmidt
    Produced by Telefilm
    Coproduced by the Croatian Radio Television
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Aurora Borelias: Northern Lights (Hungary)
    Directed by Márta Mészáros

    No Date, No Signature (Iran)
    Directed by Vahid Jalilvand

    The Charmer (Denmark)
    Directed by Milad Alami

    Comic Sans (Croatia)
    Directed by Nevio Marasović
    Produced by Kinorama
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Dovlatov (Russia, Poland, Serbia)
    Directed by Aleksey German, Jr.
    Produced by SAGa film company
    Coproduced by Metrafilms, Channel One Russia,  Lenfilm film studio, Message Film, Art & Popcorn Motion Picture Company
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Polish Film Institute

    First Reformed (USA)
    Directed by Paul Schrader

    Angels Wear White (China, France)
    Directed by Vivian Qu

    The Insult (Lebanon, France)
    Directed by Ziad Doueiri

    Reinventing Marvin (France)
    Directed by Anne Fontaine

    Nico, 1988 (Italy, Belgium)
    Directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli

    America Square (Greece, UK, Germany)
    Directed by Yannis Sakaridis

    Rock (Russia)
    Directed by Ivan Shakhnazarov

    Hunting Season (Argentina, France, USA, Germany, Qatar)
    Directed by Natalia Garagiola

    The Place (Italy)
    Directed by Paolo Genovese

    Animals (Switzerland, Austria, Poland)
    Directed by Greg Zglinski
    Produced by Tellfilm
    Coproduced by coop99, Opus Film

    Outside Competition:

    Martyr (Italy, Lebanon)
    Directed by Mazen Khaled

    Serbian Cinema:

    Bandits in Search of Mom / Banditi u potrazi za mamom
    Directed by Kosta Rostić
    Produced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade
    Supported by Film Center Serbia

    Ederlezi Rising
    Directed by Lazar Bodroža
    Produced by Mir Media Group and BALKANIC, Inc.
    Supported by Film Center Serbia

    Horizons / Horizonti
    Directed by Svetislav Dragomirović
    Produced by Gray Tree Film
    Coproduced by Cinnamon Films
    Supported by Film Center Serbia

    Of Bugs and Heroes / O bubicama i herojima
    Directed by Petar Pašić
    Produced by Doktor Production
    Supported by Film Center Serbia

    Offenders / Izgrednici
    Directed by Dejan Zečević
    Produced by Biberche
    Supported by Film Center Serbia