This year’s edition of Cinema city will be held from the 29th of June until the 5th of July in the city of Novi Sad. During those seventh days of the Festival, Novi Sad becomes a festival city, with abundant film, music and academic programmes. The programme concept of the Festival intends for three segments – Cinema City Films, PRO and Music, all of which are carried out across a unique location – the new creative quarter comprised of China Town and Limanski Park.
Cinema City Films is the main part of the festival, screening over 100 indie films every year. This programme is particularly focused on young film authors from the country, the region and the world. Competition selections include National Class, which screens best domestic achievements; Up to 10,000 bucks, which screens low-budget films from all over the globe; and Fresh Danube Films, which presents choice selection of best debut and second films signed by authors from the Danube region. The film programme also includes review selections, which every year honour different domestic and foreign directors and cinemas, Planet Rock selection for screening the best music documentaries, 360° for presenting the latest achievements of international indie production and special screenings.
PRO selection of the Cinema City festival is intended for film authors and professionals from the country and the region. Its objective is to support education and networking and cooperation between the people who are the present and the future of domestic and regional cinema. This selection combines two parallel directions of film production in Serbia – domestic film production and foreign production service. PRO selection is comprised of Cinema City Campus – an educational programme for young film authors and professionals from Serbia and the region, and Cinema City Industry – a platform for networking between professionals and for raising issues of special significance for domestic cinema.
Cinema City Music is the part of the festival that organizes fantastic opening and closing parties, concerts and accompanying music events during the festival, which has so far seen some of the most important domestic and foreign DJs and musicians. A special segment of the music programme is PLANET ROCK FESTIVAL, which is a result of cooperation between the Cinema City Association and HNS Creative. Planet Rock is an interdisciplinary festival, which aims to integrate several segments of alternative culture. The vision of this project is to provide original film and music platform in order to generate the framework for positioning Novi Sad as a new, creative entertainment centre that stimulates alternative and progressive authors.
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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.