Giving up is not an option, as despite all the challenges, Belgrade is to organize the 50th FEST, the most important film art event in this part of Europe.
The new year 2022 is not just another year for this iconic film festival. This is a special year for the International Film Festival FEST, because this is the year when this famous film festival will be organized for the 50th time.
The 50th FEST will be held from February 25 to March 6, 2022, under the slogan "NEW BRAVE WORLD", as a special homage to the slogan of the first FEST - "Brave New World", held back in 1971.
The 50th FEST will feature the films that won main awards at the famous Cannes and Venice festivals last year. So, the Belgrade Festival will have the honor of showing the film "Titan", directed by Julia Dukorno, which won the Golden Palm in Cannes, as well as the film "Event", directed by Audrey Divan, which won the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 78th Film Festival in Venice.
At the official opening of this year's FEST, the film "Strahinja Banovic", directed by Stefan Arsenijevic, will be shown and it will be the Serbian premiere of the award-winning film, including the Crystal Globe for Best Film at the prestigious 55th Karlovy Vary Film Festival and awards for best actor and a special jury award for the director of photography at the same festival.
It is also known that this year's "Belgrade Winner" Award will be handed to the famous Emir Kusturica and actor Miki Manojlović, whose extraordinary work has already made its mark in the history of world cinematography.
This year's FEST will screen more than 80 premiere films as part of different program selections, and screenings will take place in 12 cinemas across Belgrade. Portal Novi Apartmani will follow all announcements and inform all film fans about the news and repertoire of the 50th International Film Festival FEST.
If you are one of those lovers of genuine and somewhat forgotten cinematography who will be fortunate enough to visit our capital during the FEST period, we suggest that you check out the section Center in our website and choose one of the many perfectly equipped apartments near Kombank Hall, the central venue of this year's festival and spend these festival days in Belgrade in perfectly comfortable accommodation.
If this is your first time in Belgrade, the FEST period is definitely the right time for visit. Enjoy Belgrade, as every year during these months, it turns into a center of glamor, splendor and sensation - everything that goes so well along and is an inherent part of cinematography and the movie art, regardless of Covid - 19 and many other problems.