The fourth annual South East European Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles from April 30 to May 4.

Designed to showcase films from the region but also educate about its troubled history and cultural diversity, the festival will feature titles such as Zrinko Ogresta’s Behind The Glass from Croatia, Monica Lleo’s documentary Tunnel’s End from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Adela Peeva’s documentary Divorce Albanian Style, Huseyin Karabey’s My Marlon And Brando from Turkey and Dejan Zecevic’s The Fourth Man from Serbia.

For the first time, the festival will also host a business conference on the region’s cinema entitled ‘Bridging The Divide: Unlocking The Byzantine Film Model’ on May 4.

‘We bring to light innovative, different films that create an in-depth portrait of south east Europe, where countries are sandwiched between defunct empires and mixed legacies’, said festival director Vera Mijojlic. ‘They symbolize many different perspectives, something south east Europe and Los Angeles have in common.’