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Vladan Petkovic

Vladan Petkovic covers Serbia and the former Yugoslav states for Screen.

  • Song of My Mother triumphs at Sarajevo

    25-Aug-2014

    Debut film of Turkey’s Erol Mintas wins best film, best actor. Special Jury Award and best actress go to Brides
  • Macondo wins Sarajevo partner prize

    25-Aug-2014

    Docu Rough Cut Boutique awards for documentary project also revealed
  • Sarajevo: co-producing with the UK

    22-Aug-2014

    UK industry representatives arrive in Sarajevo as part of CineLink Partner Country initiative
  • Sarajevo readies Industry Days

    18-Aug-2014

    Screen previews the Sarajevo Film Festival’s industry events, which includes a UK focus, the annual Regional Forum and highlights of the Work in Progress and CineLink projects.
  • Sarajevo reveals Work in Progress

    8-Aug-2014

    Seven projects will take part in WiP, and three more titles have been added to CineLink line-up
  • Second edition of SOFA announced

    8-Jul-2014

    The School of Film Agents 2014 will take place Aug 15-24 in Wroclaw and feature eight projects.
  • Last Station wins at ZagrebDox

    4-Mar-2014

    Other winners include Sacro GRA, The Special Need and Pipeline.
  • Les Arcs Yugoslav focus to extend to industry section

    25-Aug-2013

    Upcoming Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 14-21) will feature Focus on Yugoslavian Countries which will extend to the festival’s industry section
  • Sarajevo Regional Forum addresses piracy

    25-Aug-2013

    Sarajevo’s Regional Forum session tackled internet piracy and legislation of new technologies. Bosnia’s Association for Protection of AV Works presented its own model.
  • In Bloom, A Stranger split Sarajevo awards

    25-Aug-2013

    In Bloom wins Heart of Sarajevo for best film and its two leads share the best actress award, A Stranger gets special jury prize and best actor
  • Al Jazeera Balkans, Croatia’s HRT acquire Sarajevo titles

    25-Aug-2013

    Al Jazeera Balkans and Croatian national broadcaster HRT are negotiating TV rights for Sarajevo Film Festival’s competition films.
  • Corneliu Porumboiu, When Evening Falls...

    22-Aug-2013

    Corneliu Poromboiu’s third film to play at Sarajevo Film Festival, When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism is also his first to be included in the festival’s competition.
  • Bosnia, Serbia eye more digital cinemas

    17-Aug-2013

    The ”Kinofication Project” initiative intended for turning existing publically owned cultural centres into a modern cinema infrastructure in municipalities across Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia has been presented at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Aug 17.
  • Iron Picker gets innovative local distribution

    17-Aug-2013

    Plans for Bosnian release of Danis Tanovic’s award-winning film include year-long tour to smaller towns and VoD release.
  • Mirsad Purivatra, Sarajevo Film Festival

    17-Aug-2013

    The festival director talks about industry expansion amidst budget cuts.
  • Sarajevo: German experts talk SE Europe co-pros

    17-Aug-2013

    Sarajevo’s August 21 panel will look at co-productions with lower budgets.
  • Stranger wins Bauer Award at Motovun

    2-Aug-2013

    Neus Ballus’ The Plague also won the international Propeller prize at the festival in Croatia.
  • Sarajevo unveils Competition line-up

    18-Jul-2013

    Feature film competition five world premieres and four regional premieres, including multi award-winner In Bloom.
  • Danny Glover to curate Katrin Cartlidge Bursary

    15-Jul-2013

    The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced that US actor Danny Glover is to curate this year’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award.
  • SOFA to make Wroclaw debut

    3-Jul-2013

    The first School of Film Agents (SOFA) will run in Wroclaw from August 19 -30.
  • Kosovo makes strides to develop film industry

    9-Oct-2012

    The fourth edition of the international film festival PriFest in Kosovo’s capital city of Prishtina, from Sept 24-Oct 1, was the right platform to survey the state of film scene in Europe’s youngest country.
  • Here And There director Lungulov starts work on Monument

    3-Oct-2012

    Originally titled Monument To Michael Jackson, the black comedy will shoot for six weeks on location in Serbia and Macedonia.
  • Clip wins Bauer Award, The Delay gets Motovun Propeller

    1-Aug-2012

    Serbian festival hit receives best regional film award, while the Uruguayan drama wins main international competition at 14th Motovun Film Festival.
  • On the road to success

    5-Jul-2012

    South East Europe has seen a boom in production in recent years, with regional hits such as The Parade, but the exhibition and distribution sectors still have to catch up.
  • Sarajevo means business

    15-Jul-2011

    The rising stars of south-eastern European cinema will be showcased at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival (July 22-30) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The Balkan answer

    30-Jun-2011

    With established film infrastructures and fascinating landscapes, Serbia and Croatia have been quietly luring productions away from the nearby centres of Prague and Budapest. Now both are introducing valuable tax incentives to give international producers two competitive new location hubs.
  • Serbia passes 15% cash rebate for international productions

    29-Mar-2011

    The Serbian government has passed a decree establishing a new Film Incentive programme.
  • Zbanic receives $593,580 from Croatia for Love Island

    25-Mar-2011

    Jasmila Zbanic’s new project Love Island has received $593,580 at the Croatian Audiovisual Centre’s competition for funding of film productions.
  • Bosnia selects Cirkus Columbia; Bulgaria submits Eastern Plays for Oscars

    22-Sep-2010

    Bosnia and Herzegovina’s candidate for best foreign language film at the Academy Awards will be Danis Tanovic’s Cirkus Columbia. Kamen Kalev’s Eastern Plays will represent Bulgaria
  • Grlic's Just Between Us triumphs at Pula

    25-Jul-2010

    Rajko Grlic’s Just Between Us won seven Golden Arenas at the Croatian national Pula Film Festival, including best film and best director.
  • Sarajevo preview: Filmmakers join forces

    13-Jul-2010

    As south-eastern Europe’s film-makers join forces with each other and with producers and financiers from outside the region, Vladan Petkovic explores their rising ambitions and the key role of the Sarajevo Film Festival (July 23-31)
  • Four world premieres in Sarajevo feature competition

    1-Jul-2010

    The 16th Sarajevo Film Festival has revealed a nine-strong line-up for its feature film competition.
  • Croatia includes minority co-productions in Pula national competition

    25-Jun-2010

    Croatia’s national event Pula Film Festival will for the first time accept minority co-productions for awards consideration, in a separate competition category.
  • Mission: London breaks Bulgarian records

    23-Jun-2010

    Dimitar Mitovski’s film has become the highest local grosser ever.
  • Sarajevo Film Festival to combine fiction and documentary Panorama sidebars

    17-Jun-2010

    Sarajevo first introduced fiction Panorama in 1999, and Panorama Documentaries in 2001, and now, following the suggestion by festival director Miro Purivatra, they have been combined into one umbrella Panorama.
  • The Woman With A Broken Nose sweeps unofficial Serbian awards

    12-Jun-2010

    Srdjan Koljevic’s The Woman With A Broken Nose won five awards in the national competition of Cinema City Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Serbia's Megacom picks up eight Cannes titles

    25-May-2010

    Distributor takes on Uncle Boonmee, Of Gods and Men,
  • South Eastern European countries expand joint pavilion in Cannes Marche

    5-May-2010

    Following the initiative from last year’s Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Serbia the Pavilion will add Marche first-timers Albania, Cyprus and Macedonia.
  • Soul Food launches as new Eastern Europe-focused sales company

    3-May-2010

    Belgrade-based company will present its initial slate at Cannes.
  • Croatian Audiovisual Centre steps up funding for minority co-productions

    19-Apr-2010

    The funding body will now offer 10% of a film’s budget.
  • Jasmila Zbanic's On The Path travels round the world

    23-Mar-2010

    Zbanic’s Berlin competition entry has been sold to 19 territories; local tour support strong home market release.
  • Vera Glagoleva's One War wins top prize in Sofia

    16-Mar-2010

    Vera Glagoleva’s Russian film One War won the Grand Prix at the 14th Sofia International Film Festival, which ran March 5 to 14.
  • Shoot date, new cast for Fiennes’ Coriolanus

    10-Mar-2010

    Shoot date and new cast members announced for Fiennes’ directorial debut
  • Anno Saul's The Door wins top prize at Tromso

    25-Jan-2010

    Anno Saul’s paranormal thriller The Door, starring Mads Mikkelsen, won the top Aurora award at the 20th Tromso International Film Festival in Norway, which ran January 18 -24.
  • Tamadon Mehran's Bassidji wins Jihlava documentary fest

    2-Nov-2009

    Tamadon Mehran’s Bassidji won the Opus Bonum at the Jilhlava International Documentary Film Festivall in the Czech Republic, which closed on November 1.
  • Dolan’s I Killed My Mother wins Zagreb

    26-Oct-2009

    Xavier Dolan’s I Killed My Mother scooped the Golden Pram at the seventh Zagreb Film Festival after also picking up the CICAE and SADC prizes. The festival closed on Sunday (October 25).
  • Igor Sterk’s 9:06 sweeps Slovenian awards

    5-Oct-2009

    Igor Sterk’s 9:06 won nine Vesna awards at the 12th Slovenian Film Festival in Portoroz (October 1-3), including best film, director and screenplay.
  • Croatia sends Donkey to the Oscars

    25-Sep-2009

    Antonio Nuic’s Donkey, one of the hits of this summer’s Pula International Film Festival, has been chosen as Croatia’s entry to the foreign-language Academy Award.
  • Serbia sends Saint George to do battle at the Oscars

    23-Sep-2009

    Srdjan Dragojevic’s Saint George Shoots The Dragon has been put forward as Serbia’s entry for the foreign-language Oscar after concerns that its first choice - Darko Lungulov’s Here And There - contained to much English dialogue.
  • Serbia reconsiders Oscar selection over English dialogue concerns

    21-Sep-2009

    Serbia is reconsidering its decision to submit Darko Lungulov’s Here And There as its nominee for foreign-language Oscar over concerns about the level of English dialogue it contains.
  • Ordinary People wins Sarajevo

    21-Aug-2009

    Cannes Critics Week entry Vladmir Perisic’s Ordinary People has scooped the Heart of Sarajevo award at the city’s 15th film festival.
  • The long road back

    4-Aug-2009

    The six territories formed after the break-up of Yugoslavia still face plenty of challenges in terms of film distribution and exhibition, but Vladan Petkovic sees signs of optimism on the eve of the Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia (Aug 12-20).
  • Belgrade's Megacom picks up Cannes winners

    27-May-2009

    Belgrade-based distributor Megacom Film has acquired rights to a raft of Cannes competition winners including Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner, The White Ribbon, for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
  • Wrong Rosary wins Crossing Europe

    27-Apr-2009

    Turkish director Mahmut Fazil Coskun’s Wrong Rosary has won the European Competition at the 6th Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz.
  • Belgrade documentary fest kicks off with private funding

    10-Apr-2009

    The new Beldocs, the Belgrade International Feature Documentary Festival, opened on April 7 with the world premiere of Goodbye, How Are You’, the new film by Serbian film-maker Boris Mitic, best known for his 2003 festival hit Pretty Dyana. James Marsh’s Oscar winner Man on Wire followed. The festival wraps on April 13 with awards in the regional and international competitions. Organised by independent production and distribution ...
  • Muezzin world premiere to open Crossing Europe Film Festival

    9-Apr-2009

    The 6th Crossing Europe Film Festival, held in Linz on April 20-26, will open with the world premiere of Sebastian Brameshuber’s documentary, Muezzin.
  • USAID invites international film productions to Serbia

    18-Mar-2009

    A new website to promote Serbia as a location for international co-productions has been launched by Film In Serbia, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) project set up to promote Serbia to the international filmmaking community.
  • Serbia - Saving grace

    23-Jan-2009

    "Serbia is currently the most competitive filming location in Europe," says Spanish-born producer Antoni Sole. "Crews are skilled and experienced, with an excellent knowledge of English and are much cheaper than those in Bulgaria or Romania. The facilities are also of high quality."
  • Croatian Audio-Visual Center awards $5m across 17 projects

    27-Nov-2008

    The Croatian Audio-Visual Center has selected 17 feature film projects for financing.
  • Belgian trio's Rumba wins in Zagreb

    28-Oct-2008

    Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy' s Rumba won the main prize and $6,250 (Euros 5,000) at the sixth Zagreb Film Festival, which ran from October 18-25.
  • USAID helps put Serbia back on map

    24-Oct-2008

    The news that River Road Entertainment had selected Serbia as the location for shooting Coriolanus, a $10m project to star and be directed by Ralph Fiennes, surprised many in Serbia. While this is perhaps the most tangible indication that Serbia is re-emerging as a cost-effective destination for international production, it was also a result of dedicated work by a US programme to reignite the country's film sector.
  • Snow, Rumba and Synecdoche, New York, in Zagreb competition

    16-Oct-2008

    The Zagreb Film Festival has announced the films in competition for its sixth edition.
  • Rodrigo Prieto wins Golden Camera 300 in Macedonia for Lust, Caution

    6-Oct-2008

    Rodrigo Prieto won the Golden Camera 300, at the 29th International Cinematographers' Film Festival in Macedonia (Sept 27-Oct 4) for his work on Ang Lee's Lust, Caution.
  • Slovenia enters Rooster's Breakfast in Oscar race

    26-Sep-2008

    Marko Nabersnik's love story is submitted by The Slovenian Union of Film Workers to represent Slovenia as best foreign film at the next Academy Awards.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina submits Snow to Oscars

    24-Sep-2008

    Aida Begic's Snow has been chosen by the Association of Film Workers of Bosnia and Herzegovina as its submission for the best foreign language film at the 81st Academy Awards. The film has already won this year's Critics' Week prizeat the Cannes Film Festival.
  • No One's Son enters the Oscar race for Croatia

    22-Sep-2008

    Ostojic's No One's Son has been nominated as Croatia's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar despite not having an official distributor.
  • Serbia adds Markovic's The Tour to the Oscar poll

    22-Sep-2008

    The Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences has chosen Goran Markovic's The Tour as its submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards.
  • Serbia adds Markovic's The Tour to the Oscar poll

    22-Sep-2008

    The Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences has chosen Goran Markovic's The Tour as its submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards.
  • Fiennes to direct River Road's Coriolanus in Serbia

    4-Sep-2008

    River Road Entertainment will film a modern-day version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus in Serbia. Ralph Fiennes will direct and play the lead in the film and was part of a USAID group that evaluated Serbia as a location for shooting this film in July.The film is a tragedy based on the life of the legendary Roman leader, Gaius Martius Coriolanus in modern times. Filming will start in March 2009. 'What this means for Serbia is ...
  • CineLink announces best-pitch awards

    26-Aug-2008

    CineLink, the industry section of the Sarajevo Film Festival, announced its awards for the best projects pitched in the southeastern Europe co-production market. The EAVE scholarship went to Serkan Cakarer, producer of the Turkish project Broken Mussels, from director Seyeftin Tokmak. Broken Mussels received the ARTE Sarajevo Film Festival award. The Magic Box service award to Romanian ...
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Out of the rubble

    15-Aug-2008

    Now the most important festival in the Balkans, the Sarajevo Film Festival was launched in 1995 during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It began by screening a selection of films from the Edinburgh and Locarno festivals in Sarajevo's Obala Arts Centre which, perhaps surprisingly given the circumstances, proved very popular.
  • Sarajevo lines up shorts jury; Kevin Spacey to attend fest

    7-Aug-2008

    The jury of the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival's short films competition will be comprised of Michael J. Werner, co-chairman of Fortissimo Films; Sejla Kamerlic, artist and filmmaker whose short film What Do I Know had premiere at last year's Venice Corto Cortissimo, and won the best short film award at the fifth Zagreb Film Festival; and Jay Jeon, selector of Pusan Film Festival.
  • Silent Light wins at Motovun

    4-Aug-2008

    Carlos Reygadas's Silent Light won the Motovun Propeller, the main prize of the 10th Motovun Film Festival, which wrapped Aug 1. The festival favourite and Cannes jury award winner was named Best Film by Slovenian actress Milena Zupancic, British director Pawel Pawlikowski and Pavle Levi, professor of film studies at the Stanford University. The A to A award for the best film from the region from Austria to Albania went to the winner ...
  • No One's Son sweeps Croatian national awards

    27-Jul-2008

    Arsen Anton Ostojic's No One's Son picked up six of the 16 Golden Arena awards at the 55th Pula Film Festival, including best film, best director and best actor.
  • Council of Europe sponsors Sarajevo's main award

    25-Jul-2008

    The Council of Europe has become the partner of the Sarajevo Film Festival and sponsor of the 'Heart of Sarajevo' award for the best feature film.
  • Sarajevo competition to include Blaz Kutin world premiere

    24-Jul-2008

    The 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 15-23) has announced its feature and short films competition. The 10 features competing include one world premiere - Slovenian Blaz Kutin's We've Never Been To Venice -plus seven international premieres.
  • Film Center Serbia shares $2.7m between nine projects

    9-Jul-2008

    The Film Center Serbia, whose board is now headed by Emir Kusturica, has chosen nine projects to co-finance. Seven projects selected for financing of production are feature films and one feature documentary, while one is a feature in post-production.
  • Sarajevo Panorama Documentaries include Waltz With Bashir

    7-Jul-2008

    The 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 15-23) has announced the documentary Panorama programme. 'Provocation, access, aesthetics, and the success of their synthesis are the chief selection criteria,' says programmer Howard Feinstein. The selection includes a double feature of 'Experimental American Leftie Films' and Cannes Palme D'Or nominee Waltz With Bashir.
  • Motovun festival focuses on Russia

    7-Jul-2008

    The 10th Motovun Film Festival (Jul 28-Aug 1) has announced competition programme, juries and this year's partner country- Russia, honouring 100 years of Russian film.
  • The Croatian National Festival announces competition

    27-Jun-2008

    The Croatian National Festival in Pula, Istria, will take place from July 19-26. This will be the 55th edition of the event that used to be the national festival of former Yugoslavia.
  • Ballast wins Grand Prix at first Novi Sad festival

    27-Jun-2008

    Lance Hammer's Ballast won the Grand Prix of the first International Festival of Film and New Media- Cinema City in Novi Sad, Serbia (Jun 14-21), worth $15,000. In the competition for the Grand Prix were all feature films of the festival, including the Serbian competition, where the best film award worth $8,000 went to Stefan Arsenijevic's Berlin entry and best director winner at Cottbus, Sofia and Wiesbaden Love And Other Crimes.
  • Snow to open Sarajevo with Ceylan president of the jury

    24-Jun-2008

    The 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 15-23) has announced that Cannes Critics Week Grand Prix winner Snow by Bosnian Aida Begic will officially open the festival at the Heineken Open Air with capacity of 3,000 seats.
  • Serbia gets two competitive festivals in Novi Sad and Sopot

    13-Jun-2008

    After last year's first National Film Festival of Serbia which was held in Novi Sad, organized by Film Center Serbia under the concept of Cinema City, in co-operation with lauded music festival Exit, a complete confusion started when Film Center Serbia left the concept of Cinema City to Exit and decided to organize its own National Film Festival in Sopot, 30 kilometers south of Belgrade.
  • 12-Jun-2008

    The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced that along with the Heart of Sarajevo Awards, itsCompetition Programme will for the first time compete for a FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique) award.
  • Talking Wolf starts shoot for Serbia's first zombie film

    5-Jun-2008

    The new Serbian independent production company Talking Wolf Productions (TWP), which focuses on action and horror genre films, is planning its first feature, Zone Of The Dead.The project, which is co-produced with Pink Film International Studios (the first private large-scale studio in Serbia), Viktorija Film, Italy's Trees Pictures and Spain's ABS Production, started principal photography on May 16.The film is directed by Milan Todorovic and co-written by Vukota ...
  • Charly wins top award at Crossing Europe

    28-Apr-2008

    French director Isild de Besco won the main European Competition award for Charly at the fifth Crossing Europe Film Festival. The win is her second in Linz, following Half Price in 2005. The prize, worth $15,660 (Euros 10,000), was presented by a jury comprised of Swiss film critic Catherine Ann Berger; Rastislav Steranka, co-founder of International Film Festival Cinematik in Piestany, Slovakia; ...
  • Sarajevo's CineLink adds Austria to regional co-production market

    21-Apr-2008

    The 14th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 15-23) has announced the selections for CineLink, its regional co-production market created in co-operation with Rotterdam's CineMart. The market will take place from Aug 20-23 and the 15 projects will be divided in two groups: CineLink and CineLink+.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina gets second international festival

    17-Apr-2008

    The first Banja Luka International Film Festival (BLIFF), only the second international film festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Sarajevo and the first in Republika Srpska (the Serbian entity within the country), will take place from May 2-9.The inaugural event will present over a hundred films in seven programmes, including three competitions- feature, documentary and student films. Other sections are Peace and Tolerance, Film and Laughter, Women Directors, Festival Favourites ...
  • Sarajevo selects five low-budget short projects for City of Film

    4-Mar-2008

    Sarajevo Film Festival's Talent Campus project Sarajevo City of Film has selected five low-budget short film projects for the new initiative from the Bosnian Government and its Ministry of Culture and Sports.
  • Belgrade Meetings boost projects from Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Serbia

    3-Mar-2008

    The third Belgrade Industry Meetings, also known as B2B (Business to Belgrade) took place this weekend as a part of the 36th Belgrade International Film Festival FEST(Feb 22- Mar 2).
  • Valchanov's Which Way Today to open Sofia festival

    3-Mar-2008

    The 12th Sofia International Film Festival (March 6-16) will present 100 feature films, 20 documentaries and 60 shorts in 11 programmes. Bulgarian Rangel Valchanov's Which Way Today, the legendary director's first film in 14 years will open the festival, and Fatih Akin's The Edge Of Heaven will close it.
  • Emir Kusturica launches new Kustendorf Film Festival in Serbia

    9-Jan-2008

    Emir Kusturica has announced a new international film festival to be held in his villageDrvengrad at the mountain Mokra Gora in the Southwest of Serbia. The first Kustendorf Film Festival will be held Jan 14-21, organised by Kusturica's production company Rasta Film International and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Serbia.
  • Zvyagintsev wins second Zagreb honour

    29-Oct-2007

    Andrei Zvyagintsev's Cannes entry The Banishment (Izgnanie) has taken the best feature film award at the fifth Zagreb Film Festival.
  • Milic, Menzel's films share top prize at Bitola festival

    3-Oct-2007

    At the 28th International Cinematographers Film Festival in Bitola, Macedonia (Sept 25-30), cinematographers Dragan Markovic and Jaromir Sofr shared the Golden Camera 300 award for their work on Croatian Kristijan Milic's The Living And The Dead and Czech Jiri Menzel's I Served The King Of England, respectively.
  • Croatia selects Svilicic's Armin for Oscar consideration

    25-Sep-2007

    The Croatian Association of Film Makers has chosen Ognjen Svilicic's Armin as its foreign language submission for the Academy Awards.
  • The Trap and Short Circuits enter foreign Oscar race

    24-Sep-2007

    The Serbian Academy of Film Arts and Sciences has selected Srdan Golubovic's The Trap (Klopka) for the Oscar race. The Serbian-German-Hungarian co-production is a thriller about a man who decides to take on a hitman's task in order to be able to pay for a life-saving operation for his son. It has picked up a number of international awards, including the Grand Prix at Sofia.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina adds It's Hard To Be Nice to Oscar list

    24-Sep-2007

    The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Association of Film Makers chose Srdjan Vuletic's It's Hard To Be Nice (Tesko Je Biti Fin) as the country's foreign language submission for the Academy Awards.
  • Lustig, Petritsky to receive special awards at Bitola festival

    20-Sep-2007

    The 28th International Cinematographers Film Festival 'Manaki Brothers' in Bitola, Macedonia (Sept 25-30) has announced that Croatian producer Branko Lustig will receive the festival's 'Golden Camera 300' award for outstanding contribution to the world cinema. Veteran Lustig produced Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List and Ridley Scott's Gladiator.
  • Sarajevo's CineLink gives out record $68,000 funding

    28-Aug-2007

    In addition to expanding its selection to projects with some financing in place, the Sarajevo Film Festival's co-production market CineLink has secured record funding of $68,150 (Euros 50,000) in its fifth edition.
  • A Man's Fear Of God takes best feature prize at Sarajevo

    28-Aug-2007

    Ozer Kiziltan's Turkish-German production A Man's Fear Of God (Takva) won the Heart of Sarajevo award for the best feature film at the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 17-25).
  • Motovun gives top prize to Shaul's Sweet Mud

    29-Jul-2007

    At the ninth Motovun Film Festival (Jul 23-27) in Istria, Croatia, the jury led by Istvan Szabo gave the main prize to Israeli-German-Japanese feature Sweet Mud (Adama Meshuga'at) by Dror Shaul.Each of the jury members had their own special mentions, so the Serbian director Misa Radivojevic chose Naomi Kawase's Cannes Grand Prize Winner The Mourning Forest (Mogari No Mori), Albanian director Kujtim ...
  • Sarajevo Film Festival announces full competition

    26-Jul-2007

    The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced the competition programme of its 13th edition, running from Aug 17 to 25. The feature film competition will include two world premieres, Macedonian-Slovenian-Belgian-French co-production I Am From Titov Veles (Jas Sum Od Titov Veles) by Teona Mitevska and Bosnian-Slovenian-Serbian-German-UK It's Hard To Be Nice (Tesko Je Biti Fin) by Srdjan Vuletic, which will be the opening film of the festival.
  • Croatia's Pula fesival starts Adriatic market programme

    16-Jul-2007

    The 54th Pula Film Festival (July 12-21), the national Croatian festival, is this year starting a regional programme to present work from the Adriatic region countries: Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.The programme, July 16-21, will have a pure market character and will be out of competition.In 2008. at the 55th edition of the festival, the Adriatic Film Market will become a larger special event. Eva Zaoralova, the artistic ...
  • Jeremy Irons to lead 13th Sarajevo festival jury

    13-Jul-2007

    Jeremy Irons will be the president of the jury of the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 17-25). The festival has also revealed its Documentary Panorama programme selected by Howard Feinstein, who said: 'The popular Panorama Documentaries, programme launched in 2001, strand covers the whole world except for regional works, with all filmmakers present to discuss their films. Provocation, access, aesthetics, and the success of their synthesis are the chief selection criteria.'
  • Belle Epoque leads prizes at first Film Festival of Serbia

    10-Jul-2007

    At the first national Film Festival of Serbia in Novi Sad (July 3-8), Nikola Stojanovic's Belle Epoque picked up the Grand Prix for the best film, as well as awards for best actress, music, make-up and art direction. The film about the period from 1910-1914 in Sarajevo had been shot in the wake of the war in former Yugoslavia in 1990 and was in post-production until this year.
  • Serbia to host first national film festival with two competitions

    28-Jun-2007

    Film Center Serbia and State of Exit, the company responsible for creating huge European music festival Exit, are organising the first Film Festival of Serbia, to be held July 3-8 in Novi Sad.
  • Vuletic to open Sarajevo Film Festival

    15-Jun-2007

    Bosnian director Srdjan Vuletic's It's Hard To Be Nice will open the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival (August 17-25).It is his second feature, after the Rotterdam, Brussels and Sofia prize-winner Summer In The Golden Valley in 2004. Screenings of Sam Garbarski's Irina Palm and Fatih Akin's The Edge Of Heaven have been confirmed, as well as Akin's ...
  • Ring of truth

    1-Jun-2007

    The Austrian auteur tells Vladan Petkovic why blurring the line between fact and fiction is the hallmark of his work.
  • Palme d'Or winner: Emir Kusturica

    17-May-2007

    Born in Sarajevo in 1954, double Palme d'Or winner Emir Kusturica won the Palme d'Or with When Father Was Away On Business in 1985 and Underground in 1995. He returns to the Competition this year for the fifth time with Promise Me This and was also jury president in 2005.
  • Berlinale expands Talent Campus to Sarajevo in August

    15-May-2007

    The Sarajevo Film Festival will work with the Berlinale to launch the first Sarajevo Talent Campus, a new educational programme dedicated to young filmmakers from South-Eastern Europe.
  • Sarajevo CineLink includes new projects from Kocsis and Zalica

    20-Apr-2007

    The 13th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 17-25) has announced new plans for this year's regional co-production market CineLink, created in co-operation with Rotterdam's CineMart. For 2007, 15 out of 60 submitted new projects will participate and will be divided in two groups, CineLink and CineLink+.
  • Belgrade festival attracts record attendance

    4-Mar-2007

    The beleagured Serbian film industry was boosted by a strong 35th Belgrade International Film Festival.Local cinema-going has suffered recently with attendance dropping 42% year-on-year in 2006, with just 40 theatres remaining.The Belgrade event, closed by Nanni Moretti's The Caiman, by contrast attracted a record 100,000 admissions to see about 80 films.In the festival's competitive sections, Djamshed Usmonov's ...
  • Belgrade starts competition for Europe Out Of Europe sidebar

    20-Feb-2007

    The 35th Belgrade International Film Festival FEST (Feb 23-Mar 4) will open with Berlinale Forum entry The Trap (Klopka) by Serbian Srdan Golubovic.
  • Belgrade's Beograd re-opens seven cinemas today

    2-Feb-2007

    After two and a half months of employee strikes over unpaid salaries, poor conditions of work, terrible state of the cinemas and frozen status at the National Agency for Privatization, leading Serbian exhibitor, state-owned Beograd Film has decided to re-open seven of its 14 theaters in the key city Belgrade today. The decision was made after the Agency for Privatization announced the tender for sale of the company for Feb 16.
  • Croatian box office sees substantial progress for 2006

    23-Jan-2007

    Healthy 2006 Croatian box office figures have gone some way to compensate for slumps in other regions of the former Yugoslavia. Serbia and Montenegro, its biggest territory and richest market, saw a disastrous 43% decline in admissions and 36% in box office revenues in 2006 from 2005, while Croation figures are on the rise.
  • Grbavica tops Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2006 box office

    23-Jan-2007

    Bosnia and Herzegovina is a particularly difficult market for analysis because until recently there have been no BO reports compiled exclusively for the region. Instead, the box office results were split between Serbia and Croatia.
  • Pirates tops 2006 Slovenian box office

    23-Jan-2007

    Healthy box office figures reveal 10 percent growth in Slovenia
  • Serbian 2006 box office takings down by 36%, admissions drop 43%

    11-Jan-2007

    The first estimates of Serbian-Montenegrin box-office in 2006 show the biggest decline since the economic embargo imposed by the UN Security Council from 1992 to 1995. From January to November, Serbian theaters sold 1.52m admissions, falling 43% from 2005's 2.65m 2 and earning a total gross of about $4.5m (SD306m), which is 36% down from $7.7m (SD477m) last year. As the value of 1 US dollar went down from 71.39 Serbian dinars in January to 57.56 in December, and average ticket price jumped ...
  • Belgrade Auteur festival in controversy over Summer Palace

    30-Nov-2006

    The New Festivalof Auteur's Films (Nov 28- Dec 3) in Belgrade was supposed to open with Lou Ye's Summer Palace but the screening wascanceled after intervention from the Chinese Embassy.
  • Serbian exhibition in crisis as Beograd shuts 8 cinemas

    23-Nov-2006

    The leading Serbianexhibitor, state-owned Beograd Film has decided to close eight cinemas in thedowntown area of the key city which accounts for 50% of Serbia's overall box office. The board of thecompany's union announced a strike because of unpaid salaries, inadequate workconditions and poorly equipped theaters as a consequence of low attendance,which has hit rock bottom this year.
  • Serbians add Tomorrow Morning to Oscar pool

    27-Sep-2006

  • Spring Break shoot to continue in Croatia

    22-Sep-2006

    Richard Shepard's Spring Break In Bosnia started principal photography on locationsin Sarajevo on Sept 12. Financed by QED International and Intermedia, the film is produced by Mark Johnson and Scott Kroopf and stars Richard Gere, Jesse Eisenberg, Terrence Howard, James Brolin and Diane Kruger.
  • Sarajevo's CineLink winners include Bosnian Nedzad Begovic

    29-Aug-2006

  • Das Fraulein wins best film at Sarajevo festival

    28-Aug-2006

    Andrea Staka's Das Fraulein has added the Heart ofSarajevo Award for best film at the 12th Sarajevo FilmFestival to its Golden Leopard win at Locarno.
  • Sarajevo unveils documentary competition and Panorama

    14-Aug-2006

    The12th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 18-26) has announced further details of thisyear's programme.
  • Sarajevo sets competition films and jury

    2-Aug-2006

    The 12th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug18-26) has announced its competition programme andmain jury. Eightcompetition films will compete for the awards of best film, special jury award,best actor and best actress: Das Fraulein, Switzerland/Germany/Bosnia andHerzegovina, dir: Andrea Staka
  • Motovun honours Look Both Ways and We Feed The World

    30-Jul-2006

    Festival hit Look BothWays by Australian director SarahWatt took the main Propeller Award at the eighth Motovun Film Festival (July24-28) in Istria, Croatia. Both the Amnesty International Human Rights andFIPRESCI awards went to Erwin Wagenhofer's ambitious documentary We Feed theWorld.
  • Gravehopping takes top prize at Serbian festival

    23-Jul-2006

  • Sarajevo festival to open with 12:08 East of Bucharest

    6-Jul-2006

  • CineLink selects 11 projects for 2006 market

    28-Apr-2006

    CineLink, the Sarajevo Film Festival'sco-production market for South Eastern Europe created in 2002 in co-operation with Rotterdam's CineMart, hasselected 11 projects for this year.
  • Border Post unites former Yugoslav states

    26-Apr-2006

    Croatian director Rajko Grlic has scored a highly significant hit throughout the former Yugoslavian states with Border Post (Karaula).
  • Wim Wenders closes Belgrade Film Festival (FEST)

    7-Mar-2006

    The BelgradeInternational Film Festival, this year subtitled FEST Forward, was closed on March 5 by special guest Wim Wenders with a screening of his Don't Come Knocking.
  • CineLink announces three award winners

    1-Dec-2005

    CineLink, the Sarajevo FilmFestival's co-production market for projects from Albania, Bosnia andHerzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia andMontenegro, had its third edition at this year's, 11th festival (Aug 19-27,2005). CineLink has announced the winners with thetotal prize fund of $58,5000 (50,000 Euros) provided by theSarajevo Film Festival, BHT1, Hubert Bals Fund, Kodakand Austrian film lab Synchro.
  • Lady Zee takes top Sarajevo honours

    28-Aug-2005

    The 11th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 19-27) endedon Saturday night with main award going to Bulgarian film Lady Zee (Leidi Zi) by Georgi Bulgjerov, out of 11 films incompetition.
  • Sarajevo festival kicks off in confident mood

    19-Aug-2005

    The 11th Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 19-27)kicks off today with a film line-up and guest list that suggests it has becomethe most important festival in South East Europe.
  • Death wins again at Motovun Film Festival

    2-Aug-2005

  • Sarajevo hosts four world premieres in competition

    1-Aug-2005

    The Sarajevo Film Festival,widely recognized as the biggest film festival in South East Europe, hasannounced the competition lineup for its 12th edition which runs Aug19 to 27.
  • Alexander Payne called to festival jury service again

    28-Jun-2005

    Film-maker Alexander Paynewill preside over the inaugural short film jury at the 11th Sarajevo Film Festivalin August.
  • Cinelink unveils Balkan project shortlist

    15-Apr-2005

    CineLink,Sarajevo Film Festival's annual script development program and co-productionmarket for feature-length fiction films, has announced this year's selection.
  • Wild Bunch pair win Serbian funding

    25-Mar-2005

    The SerbianMinistry of Culture has announced the winners of this year's film fundingcompetition, with two films backed by France's Wild Bunch receiving state aid.
  • Belgrade festival weathers rampant piracy

    9-Mar-2005

    The 33rdBelgrade International Film Festival FEST wrapped on March 5 with a screeningof Theo Angelopoulos' Trilogy 1: TheWeeping Meadow.
  • Techine, Angelopulous book-end Belgrade festival

    25-Feb-2005

  • Techine, Angelopulous book-end Belgrade festival

    25-Feb-2005

    The 33rd BelgradeInternational Film Festival kicks off on Jan 25 with Andre Techine's LesTemps Qui Changent and will beopened by the film's star Catherine Deneuve.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO 16 February

    16-Feb-2005

  • Serbia and Montenegro has new box-office champ

    2-Feb-2005

    SrdjanDragojevic's We Are Not Angels 2 (Mi Nismo Andjeli 2) has scored thebiggest opening of all time in Serbia and Montenegro.
  • BVI returns to Serbia and Montenegro

    8-Dec-2004

    BIV is returningto Serbia and Montenegro a year after Pirates Of The Caribbean wasreleased, in October 2003 by the company's then principal partner Bandur Film.
  • SERBIA/MONTENEGRO 8 December

    8-Dec-2004

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    24-Nov-2004

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    10-Nov-2004

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    22-Oct-2004

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    22-Oct-2004

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    13-Oct-2004

  • Kusturica looking at box office Miracle in Serbia

    24-Sep-2004

    Emir Kusturica's Life Is A Miracle is to open on a huge50 prints in his home territory of Serbia and Montenegro on Sept 30.The film willopen in 40 cities and towns and will be distributed by Metro.The number ofprints is by far the biggest ever in the territory. By comparison, films like Spider-Man 2 or The Lord Of The Rings went out on no more than 15 prints.
  • SERBIA/MONTENEGRO 8 September

    8-Sep-2004

  • SERBIA/MONTENEGRO 2 September

    2-Sep-2004

  • Serbia and Montenegro faces film piracy challenge

    9-Aug-2004

    The weekends ofAug 16-18 and 23-25 were the worst in terms of admissions and revenues inSerbia and Montenegro since 1997. The first saw ticket sales of 11,872($31,249) for the whole territory, while the latter had even less: only 11,120spectators who spent $29,145. Spider-Man2 sold only 4,744 tickets in its second weekend,
  • Motovun film fest maintains youth appeal

    6-Aug-2004

    The sixth editionof the Motovun Film Festival took place from July 26-30 in the town of Istria,Croatia. Unlike most world festivals that are more market-oriented, what setsthis festival apart is its focus on presenting films to film-lovers as well as toprofessionals, as well as featuring a large number of side events such asexhibitions, film schools, workshops, all kinds of presentations, concerts andparties that attract a lot of young people. Actually, some 70% of the audienceswere ...
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO 14 July

    14-Jul-2004

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    17-Jun-2004

  • UIP returns to Serbia and Montenegro

    16-Jun-2004

    After a year'sabsence, UIP releases are to be handled by a new distributor in Serbia andMontenegro.
  • SERBIA/MONTENEGRO 3 June

    3-Jun-2004

  • Serbia launches film industry rescue scheme

    11-May-2004

    In abid to stem the decline of the local film industry, the creation of the FilmCenter of Serbia was announced last week. "Serbian cinema is on its death bed,but this is not a funeral. This the celebration for the opening of its new ER",said Djordje Milicevic, founder and president of the Center.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO 9 May

    9-May-2004

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    2-Apr-2004

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    24-Mar-2004

    Despite its continuous decline (56% this weekend), Robbery Of The Third Reich is still taking up most of the Serbian-Montenegrin box office. After this weekend's 9,907 admissions, the local blockbuster has now grossed a total of $754,596 for Mirius.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    18-Mar-2004

    In spite of its gradual decline, Robbery Of The Third Reich is still stealing most of the Serbian-Montenegrin box office. In its fourth weekend, the local blockbuster sold another 20,297 admissions and remained unchallenged in the top position with a total gross of $669,716 for Mirius.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    27-Feb-2004

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    19-Feb-2004

  • Belgrade film festival becomes theatrical distributor

    18-Feb-2004

    The Belgrade International Film Festival has become a theatrical distributor by acquiring rights for Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia to Berlinale Golden Bear winner Head On.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    2-Feb-2004

    As expected, The Return Of The King dominated the Serbian-Montenegrin chart for the fifth weekend in a row - attracting 5,451 tickets (down 50%) to add to its massive cumulative gross of $622,213 for Tuck.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    22-Jan-2004

    The trio at the top of the Serbian-Montenegrin chart has not changed since the last weekend in spite of two new openers.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    15-Jan-2004

    No big news at the Serbian-Montenegrin market in the second weekend of 2004. Tuck is on top with Return Of The King which sold another 15,328 admissions to total of 138,459 and massive cumulative gross of $533,135 in only three weeks.
  • HUNGARY

    9-Jan-2004

    Jackie Chan probably deserved better than the January 1 release date given to his latest film The Medallion. The film didn't stand much chance of competing with some well-known titles that have been around for the entire holiday season.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    12-Dec-2003

    There seems to be nothing new at Serbian-Montenegrin film market. After last week's opening of Tuck's Master And Commander: Far Side Of The World in first position, the season's favourite Small World is back on top with 194,170 admissions and total gross of $458,857.
  • The Return, Since Otar Left share top prize at Belgrade

    9-Dec-2003

    Russian director Andrej Zvjagintsev's The Return and Julie Bertucelli's Since Otar Left have shared the top prize at the 10th Belgrade International Festival of Auteur Films (Nov 23-30).
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    4-Dec-2003

    As 2003 comes to an end, the domination of local product is starting to weaken, except for the current absolute favourite Small World, which remained in second position in its eighth weekend. Despite a 45% decline, the road comedy has now grossed a total of $422,083.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    6-Nov-2003

    Milos Radovic's Small World has crossed the 100,000 admissions mark after enjoying the fourth weekend in a row on the top of the chart. The local road comedy has now grossed $259,261.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    31-Oct-2003

    Milos Petricic's Almost Totally Ordinary Story opened last weekend at the third position in its home territory. The urban comedy, featuring a cast of newcomers sold 3,448 tickets to earn $9,020 for distributor Pro Vision.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    23-Oct-2003

    In their second weekend at the chart, the latest local release Small World and Pirates Of The Caribbean held onto the two top positions in spite of SWAT opening.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    21-Oct-2003

    Milos Radovic's Small World (Mali Svet) opened this prolonged weekend with 15,757 admissions, grossing $48,547 from Thursday to Sunday for distributor Delta Video, thanks to a high average admission price.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    10-Oct-2003

    Three week in a row champion LXG remains at the top of the chart despite competition last weekend from Bad Boys II and Matchstick Men, from the same distributor Tuck.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    3-Oct-2003

    Srdjan Karanovic's Loving Glances (Sjaj U Ocima) played in second position last weekend, its second, for distributor Delta Video. Despite screening on two more screens this was not enough for the 1995 Belgrade-set story about refugees featuring actors from all around former Yugoslavia to beat Tuck's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen which held the lead in its second week and has sold 25,522 admissions on eight prints after 11 days on release.
  • Hit Serbian producer readies Zamfir's Zona follow up

    22-Sep-2003

    Serbian outfit Dream Company, which produced local hit Zamfir's Zona, is producing a new film, a World War II comedy The Robbery Of The Third Reich.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    18-Sep-2003

    French blockbuster Taxi 3 parked in the number one spot in its second week, selling 7,503 admissions improving 35% on its launch for distributor Pro Vision.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    11-Sep-2003

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    4-Sep-2003

    Already the most successful local film ever, Zamfir's Zona took another huge step forward this week with an incredible 76% rise, putting it in second place by admissions (9,722) after Daddy Day Care's 12,025. Apparently, Serbs and Montenegrins are still only interested in this particular product. However, due to significantly lower ticket price, it came in fourth in terms of revenues.
  • SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

    29-Aug-2003

    This week marks the return of the greatest local hit ever, last year's Zamfir's Zona which has already attracted over 1.5 million admissions.
  • Croatia gets its first multiplex

    19-Jun-2003

    Blitz-Cinestar, a new joint venture between Croatian distributor, Blitz Film & Video Distribution and German exhibitor, Cinestar/Kieft & Kieft, is to open Croatia's first multiplex this autumn.
  • France supports Serbian film archive

    18-Jun-2003

    While many national film archives are coming under financial pressure, Serbia and Montenegro's Yugoslav Film Archive is to be upgraded to become one of the most sophisticated in the world.
  • Serbian black comedy CiviLife for Belgrade shoot

    18-Jun-2003

    Principal photography on Serbian-German-French-Dutch co-production CiviLife is due to start in Belgrade on June 22 for eight weeks.
  • Belgrade launches short film fund

    13-Jun-2003

    The Belgrade City government has formed a Commission for awarding funds for documentary and short films, presided over by the renowned Serbian director Goran Markovic.
  • Serbian debut wins Karlovy Vary selection

    13-Jun-2003

    The debut feature film by the young Serbian director Milos Petricic Almost Totally Ordinary Story has been selected for 'East of the West' section of the 38th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary. The urban romantic comedy, written by Dusan Ristic and produced by Premax Group, features a young cast of first-timers. The film'srelease in Serbia and Montenegro is scheduled for October 29.
  • Belgrade festival announces line-up

    17-Feb-2003

    The 31st Belgrade International Film Festival will be held from Feb 28 until Mar 9 featuring films that have participated at major world festivals in the past year.
  • Sinisa Dragin wins top prize at Belgrade

    3-Dec-2002

    Bertrand Tavernier's Safe Conduct (Laissez-Passer) closed the ninth Belgrade International Festival of Auteur Films on Saturday night.
  • Zona leads Serbia/Montenegro box office charge

    21-Nov-2002

    Government initiatives introduced early last year, which were expected to result in large increases in admissions in Serbia and Montenegro, appear to have paid off with the week ending November 10 giving the territory its highest grossing week in history.
  • MPAA moves to tackle rampant Serbian film piracy

    13-Sep-2002

    The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is planning to fund an anti-piracy programme in Serbia and Montenegro, where it is estimated that 90-95% of films on television and on video are pirated.If funding from the Hollywood studios is forthcoming, the MPAA is also weighing up plans to open an agency in Serbia which, in partnership with local distributors, would help enforce a proposed new local anti-piracy law.The move follows the July launch of an MPAA campaign ...
  • Serbian local productions unable to repeat 2001's success

    19-Jul-2002

    While Serbia's local productions regularly outperform Hollywood releases, this year home-grown titles are suffering - despite overall admissions rising 21% year-on-year for the first six months of 2002, from 1,665,245 in 2001 to 2,021,843 tickets sold this year.
  • Serbian Government introduces national film fund

    27-May-2002

    The Serbian Government has launched a Euros 1.5m prototype film fund, with six local features receiving an award equivalent to 30% of its budget.
  • The Son's Room to open Belgrade festival

    21-Jan-2002

    Nanni Moretti's The Son's Room will open the Belgrade International Film Festival, kicking off a 30th anniversary edition that encompasses such high profile international fare as David Lynch's Mullholland Drive, Steven Soderbergh's Traffic and Baz Lurhmann's Moulin Rouge.
  • Yugoslavian New Millennium forced to wait

    8-Nov-2001

    A new Yugoslavian Republic distribution company is struggling to find an opening for its first release: Hanniba,l as all the theaters in the key city of Belgrade (which constitutes 60% of the market) have been reserved until Summer 2002.
  • A taste for French films

    4-Oct-2001

    In recent months French productions have found a lucrative niche at the box office of The Federal Republic of Yugolslavia (FRY), which consists of the republics of Serbia and Montenegro, successfully competing with both Hollywood blockbusters and local productions.

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