Summary in English

Founder of the Festival: Belgrade City Council
President of the Festival Board: Goran Paskaljevic, director
International Program Director: Miroljub Vuckovic

The 31st Belgrade International Film Festival will be opened on 28th February in Sava center and during the next 10 days will present 95 films in 7 programs.
The most honoured guest of 31st FEST is French actor and singer CHARLES AZNAVOUR, the president of honour of the festival, who will attend the opening night. The stars of opening film” THE QUIET AMERICAN” (directed by Philip Noyce), Vietnamese actress and actor, DO THI HAI YEN and QUANG HAI, will also attend the opening. Special guests of the first day are French actress ANNA MOUGLALIS, and director STEFAN ARSENIJEVIC, winner of the Golden Bear for short film “(A)TORSIA” this year in Berlin. ”(A)torsia” will have a special screening on the opening night.

A small retrospective in the honour of British cinematographer Ken Russell is arranged during FEST. Three of his famous works will be shown: “Women in Love”, “Mahler” and “Savage Messiah”. During his stay in Belgrade, Ken Russell will receive “The Golden Seal”, special award of the Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive, where the retrospective is taking place.

Some other interesting and important guests are expected in Belgrade in the first week of March.

The 31st FEST will take place in 4 cinemas: Sava center, Museum of Yugoslav Film Archive (Kinoteka), Cultural Center of Belgrade (Kulturni centar Beograda) and Dom Omladine.

Main programs of the 31st FEST are:
CURRENTS and US TODAY (presenting festival winners and hits)
FAR AND AWAY (presenting new works of filmmakers from South-east Europe),
THE LIGHTHOUSE (new and intriguing names and works)
DEVIL IN THE FLESH (presenting erotic films)
FACTS AND PUZZLES (documentaries),


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