The 46th FEST takes place from 23rd February to 4th March at several cinematic locations in the city. The 2018 edition is named "Come closer" and the rich film programme is adapted to all tastes. The seventh Art lovers will enjoy more than 100 films, both premiere and unexelled classics.
Still the most representative show of films from all over the world, different genres and tendencies, is the most important manifestation dedicated to filmmakers in the Balkans. FEST is not only a non-competitive festival, but also a competitive one where the audience is jury as well as critics. While great part of the world expects the jubilee 90th Oscar Awards, the audience at the festival in Belgrade will be able to watch the ten hot films that are in the race for the prestigious Academy Award. In addition to the popular "blockbusters", FEST is significant for domestic film achievements, author's, documentary, animated and experimental films.
The biggest interest this year is anticipated for the film that opens the festival - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The director is Martin McDonagh and the screening is scheduled for 23rd February at 19:00 at the Sava Center. Accustomed to quality, Belgraders and film lovers will also watch Golden Palm winner - The Square, but also the Venice Winner, The Shape of Water. We highlight the selection "Serbian Film" where the festival audience and the jury will decide on the best domestic film, and in the competition are "Banditi u potrazi za mamom" by Kosta Ristic, "Ederlezi Rising" by Lazar Bodroza, "Horizonti" by Svetislav Dragomirovic, "Izgrednici" by Dejan Zecevic and "O bubicama i herojima" by Peter Pasic.
In addition to the main programme, the audience has the choice of Microwave, Docufest, PlayUK selections, and the programme called Festic is dedicated to the youngest audience. The FEST programme also includes documentary, micro budget and VR movies (virtual reality). Particularly interesting is the programme GRANICE, and festival prizes will be awarded. The winners of the "Belgrade winner" award this year are Hungarian director István Szabó and Serbian actress Neda Arneric, Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov and British director Roland Joffé.