The festival brings the latest UK films, many not on general release, to Belgrade’s film-loving public. Last year’s festival was a big hit with Belgraders and the organisers have decided to bring 2015’s crop of Britain’s best films to the Serbian capital.
Many of the films have drawn nominations and awards at the world’s most prestigious festivals, such as Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, Venice and London.
The theme of this year’s festivals is ‘New talent, new technologies’ and it seeks to introduce younger film-makers who have already achieved critical acclaim but who also have a bright future ahead of them. This year’s crop of film-makers make innovative use of technology and play around with story-telling narratives – hence the theme of the festival – bringing a rich and forward-looking feel to programme.
The festival is organised by the British Council in cooperation with the British Embassy, the Belgrade Youth Centre (Dom omladine) and a separate side of the programme, aimed at film professionals, is organised in partnership with the Serbian Film Commission.
The festival starts on the 21st of January and ends on the 24th. For more details, see our Event Calendar.