CINEMA CITY – The whole city is a cinema!
The new edition of Cinema City International Film Festival will be held from August 26 to September 1, 2013 in Novi Sad. During those seven days, Novi Sad will once again become cinema city with rich film, music and academic programmes.
Programme concept of the festival comprises film, music and Cinema Youth programmes that will take place at 10 city locations.
Film programme will present selections of domestic and foreign productions. Over 130 films will be screened at 8 indoor and 2 outdoor locations.
Music programme of the Cinema City festival includes opening and closing parties that add special mood to the festival, along with numerous concerts, VIP parties and receptions for the guests of the festival.
Cinema Youth, academic programme of the festival, consists of over 30 panel discussions with participants chosen beforehand from over 10 countries. During this programme, film artists, theorists, critics, and representatives of film institutions will address topics that hold grave importance for film art and film industry.
Academic programme included over 30 panels with participants from more than ten countries. Film artists, theoreticians, critics, and representatives of film industry discuss many significant subjects related to film art and film industry.
The special guest star of the 2010 Festival was the famous American actress and singer – Juliette Lewis, who performed with her bend at Cinema City music opening on June 5, 2010. Over 80,000 people visited Cinema City, and clear skies, warm weather, and quality programme certainly contributed to a great number of visitors at open-air cinemas, which are among the strongest points of the Cinema City festival. The audience was also greatly interested in the guest appearance of the Iraqi director, Mohamed Al-Daradji.
Cinema City 2011 presented some of the most significant contemporary authors from the world of independent film. Guests of the Festival, in whose honor Cinema City organized screenings of a number of retrospectives, were the famous Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Lithuanian author Šarūnas Bartas, and Polish director Dorota Kędzierzawska. Domestic film authors also caused great interest, as well as young film artists, the future of domestic film making, who later received a special attention within the platform Cinema Now. In 2011 over 80,000 guests from all over the world visited the Festival.
In 2012 the festival was attended by notable film authors and professionals like Andreas Dresen, Nik Powell, notable producer and director of London Film School, Lorons Hreszberg, director of Forum des Images in Paris, and for the first time in Serbia, the prestigious European Film Academy held its board meeting right here at the festival, when 16 domestic film professionals were elected as members of this renowned film institution.
Cinema City has over 500 accredited guests, among those: film authors, directors, actors, representatives of international festivals and film institutions, journalists, artists, etc. In addition to prestigious names from the world of film, the Festival’s Up to 10,000 bucks hosts over 300 young authors, who present the future of domestic and international film-making.
Ticket sales for festival screenings will start on Thursday, August 15.
Tickets in presale (August 15 to 26) can be purchased in Gigstix (12, Kralja Aleksandra St., Pariski magazin) from 10am to 6pm on work days and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays. During the festival (August 26 – September 1) you will be able to purchase tickets at Gigstix until 3pm, and from 4pm at every location. The tickets for Arena 3D Open Air will be sold only in the Arena Cineplex movie theatre, and will be priced at RSD 350, glasses included.
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.