Do Not Miss while in Belgrade: International Film Festival 2018

Do Not Miss while in Belgrade: International Film Festival 2018

Belgrade International Film Festival FEST

23 February – 4 March 2018

FEST18 official poster with slogan Come Closer.

There is something special about sitting in the dark with some 3600 people, watching a movie. That happens on a FEST night in the theatre of Sava Center in New Belgrade. The festival is now in its 46th edition. It has something of the cult status among the locals in Belgrade. When you go to see a movie at FEST be sure you will meet friends and get together for drinks afterwards. The opening movie of FEST 2018  is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This year’s closing movie is I, Tonya.

FEST showing in Sava Center.

Cinema locations

Several different programmes of the festival run at different venues. Besides Sava Center, other venues breathe more arty experience. Dom omladine (Belgrade Youth Centre) offers laid back atmosphere. Film enthusiasts who remained without tickets sometimes sit on the floor. DKC at Kolarčeva 6 looks and feels like a good old cinema  you would go to for the first date. It is the go to place for current cinematography. Kinoteka is the film archives. With its theaters in Uzun Mirkova and Kosovska streets, Kinoteka remains a cult place for Belgrade cinephile. For more of an art historian’s take on history of Belgrade and cultural events check out our tours of Belgrade Center, Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan and Savamala.

Kinoteka Theater in Uzun Mirkova St.

Films are in original languages with Serbian subtitles. The ticket price is 3 EUR on average. Hours and box office details on fest.rs

5 films not to miss out at FEST Belgrade, insider choice

FEST Artistic Director Jugoslav Pantelić recommended the films not to miss out.

Call Me by Your Name by Luca Guadagnino

Phantom Thread by Paul Thomas Anderson

La Fidele/Racer and The Jailbird by Michaël R. Roskam

Aus Dem Nichts/In the Fade by Fatih Akin

and Oscar nominee for the best foreign movie, Lebanese L’Insulte.

Kinoteka Theater in Kosovska St. in the 80ies.

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