The first FEST, under the slogan “A Brave New World” was opened on the 9th of January 1971 in Dom Sindikata, with the screening of Robert Altman’s Mash. Since then FEST, the Belgrade International Film Festival has presented premieres of some of the best new films from across the world, celebrated the laureates of the most prestigious international festivals, and given film awards to works of the most topical authors and actors of global cinematography. In screenings at the spacious Sava Center venues the “Horizons” section has included: Karen Shakhnazarov’s The Vanished Empire (Russia), Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra (Italy), Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo (Italy), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Lorna’s Silence (Belgium/France/Italy/Germany), Tom Tykwer’s The International (USA/UK/Germany), and Laurent Cantet’s Entre les murs (The Class) (France).
Many illustrious international actors and directors have been the festival's guests over the last 40 years: Marcello Mastroianni, Harvey Keitel, Liv Ullman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sophia Loren, Robert de Niro, Antonioni, Johnny Depp, Milos Forman, Catherine Deneuve, Wim Wenders, Abaz Kiarostami, Hanna Schygulla, the above mentioned Rafelson, Schlondorff, and Russell... An impressive long list of honorable names.
There are numerous screenings for journalists, and about 300 professional film screenings are attended by many distinguished guests including authors, actors and producers. Official premiere programs consisted of: “Horizons”, “Discoveries”, “Facts and Puzzles”, a special program of contemporary Russian film and a competition segment of the Festival comprising a program of eight films – “Europe out of Europe”, as well as the business part of the Festival – “B2B”.
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