24th Auteur Film Festival will be held from November 23-30, starting on Friday.
Screening of the film “Thieves” directed by Hirokaz Korede will officially open this year’s edition, on November 23 at Komabnk Hall. The Main Program will feature twenty six films, ten of which will compete for the Grand Prix Prize “Aleksandar Saša Petrović”.
The closing ceremony of the festival will be held at the Kombank Hall, on November 30, with a screening of the film “Everybody knows” directed by Ashghar Farhadi.
In addition to the Main Program, there are also Brave Balkans, Bande à part and ACID as supporting programms.
What is distinguished by the Special program this year are Cinéfondation, Zilnik International – the retrospective of the films of Želimir Žilnik this year’s laureate of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Homage to Živojin Pavlović, Retrospective of Jacques Rivette achievements and IN FOCUS – Philippe Grandrieux story and movies.
This year, the Film Festival Festival hosts the third module of the professional training program titled First Films First supported by the Goethe Institute. One of the tutors will be the famous Romanian director Cristi Puiu, who will hold the masterclass open to the public.
With an initiative of the French Institute, the Film Center of Serbia and the festival, the third edition of the Serbian-French film titled Rande vu will be held from November 28 to November 30 at Kombank Hall. The aim of the meeting is to strengthen the links between Serbian and French film professionals and to establish business cooperation that leads to a large number of co-productions.
In addition to the Kombank Hall, which is the main location of this year’s edition of the Festival, the Festival will be held in the Belgrade Youth Center, the Belgrade Cultural Center, the Yugoslav Cinema, the Fontana Cinema, the Cultural Center Vlada Divljan, the Student City Cultural Center and the Art Cinema in Kolarac’s Endowment.
More information about the films and the festival’s program can be found on the website: faf.rs
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.