National Class premieres!
Cinema City Festival has this great honor and pleasure to present three premieres within domestic film selection, National Class. Nikita Milivojević’s “Jelena, Katarina, Marija” is based on Dušan Miklja’ best-selling novel “New York, Belgrade”. “Death of a Man in Balkans” is a film signed by our awarded director and screenwriter Miroslav Momčilović that will have its world premiere in Karlovy Wary. It is a story of a lonely composer who commits suicide in front of a web camera of his computer, a story that reveals in an original way a broader, satirical image of our society. Marko Novaković’s “Menagerie” is a drama which takes place at the beginning of the nineties in a Serbian village on the banks of Drina, and speaks of moral and historical dissolution of a country.
The National Class selection will also screen six new and awarded achievements of domestic cinema – The Clip, Maja Miloš’s debut film, which received main award at Rotterdam IFF. Srđan Dragojević’s The Parade, a story driven by the attempts at organizing the first PRIDE in Serbia, and which received great reception at this year’s Berlinale, Bojan Vuletić’s Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying, a modern rom-com told through four completely different love stories, Zdravko Šotra’s Professor Kosta Vujić’s Hat, a charming adventure that speaks of true values, Miroslav Terzić’s tense thriller Redemption Street starring Gordan Kičić, Rade Šerbedžija, Uliks Fehmiu, and Gordan Matić’s Ginger – More than a Game presenting the renowned sportsman and urban icon of our society.
The new competition selection – Educons Hungry Days
This year, in addition to traditional competition selections, National Class, Exit Point and Up to 10,000 bucks – Young Talent’s Competition, the Festival presents yet another competition selection, Educons Hungry Days, the concept of which was successfully introduced last year. The achievements that are screened within the international selection Educons Hungry Days are debut or second films of independent production, which regard the world from the most peculiar perspectives. Selector of the programme is Stefan Ivančić.
Education and networking: Cinema Now Live Academy
A special focus this year will be on CINEMA NOW Live Academy, due to its extraordinary guests and very interesting film topics, which will be addressed by the celebrated director Andreas Dresen, a world renowned producer and Director of the National Film and Television School in London Nik Powell, Laurence Herszberg, Director of Forum des Images, and many others. Masterclasses of CINEMA NOW Live Academy, which will be equally interesting to both film professionals and film aficionados, will take place at Youth Theatre and Arena Cineplex. Entrance is free.
For the first time in Serbia, Cinema City International Film Festival will host the session of the Board of Directors of European Film Academy, which will review selection of candidates for this year’s European Film awards. European Film Academy was founded in 1989. It gathers around 2,600 film professionals with the aim of improving and promoting European film-making. The president of the Academy is the prominen director Wim Wenders.
“Warm-up“ before the screenings
The location at Danube park will transform into a Burn Chill Zone, supported by BURN DJ team. From Monday to Thursday wisit Danube park in the period from 18h to 20h, and enjoy the merry atmosphere of the Burn Chill Zone.
Tickets and points-of-sale
Tickets for festival screenings can be purchased at a symbolic price of RSD 150 at ticket-office Gigstix in Paris Warehouse, until 14:00h. From 15:00h until screenings start tickets will be sold at Serbian National Theatre, Katolička porta – info desk, Arena Cineplex and Cultural Centre of Novi Sad, for respective screenings at those locations.