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FEST to become competitive this year

BELGRADE - The 43rd International Film Festival FEST, set to begin on February 27, will be the first competitive edition of the festival, FEST's new art director Jugoslav Pantelic told Tanjug.

Croatian Doc Fans Await Start of 11th Festival

The 11th festival of documentary movies, ZagrebDox, starts in the Croatian capital on Sunday.

Already a February tradition in Croatia, the festival will bring around 150 old and new documentaries from a worldwide selection, divided into 16 different themes over eight days.

Serbia Chooses Bojana Stamenov for Eurovision

The jury and the audience of 'Countdown To Vienna', Serbia's televised national final to choose the country's representative at Eurovision, voted on Sunday evening for Stamenov to go to Austria to compete in May.

Stamenov, a popular local soul, funk and jazz singer, also reached the final of the Serbian televised competition 'I Got Talent' in 2012.

Romanian Politician Linked to HSBC Scandal

Amid the continuing fall out over the HSBC scandal, a journalistic project in Romania has named a key figure in the ruling party as one of those who held secret accounts in the Swiss branch of the British bank.

Bosnia's Kemal Monteno Mourned Across Balkans

The death of the legendary singer and songwriter Kemal Monteno has united the entire region in sorrow, as artists, politicians and ordinary people alike mourn the passing of a man who entertained generations with his ballads about life and love.

Mikhalkov, Tavernier, Konchalovsky, Cuaron at Kustendorf

BELGRADE - The 8th Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, which begins at Drvengrad in Mecavnik on Wednesday, now also has celebrated Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov on its guest list.

Confirmed guests include famous director Andrey Konchalovsky, Mexican-American director Alfonso Cuaron, as well as cult French director Bertrand Tavernier.

Croatian Voters Spoil Ballots to Show Dissent

Some 1.6 per cent of all ballots cast in Sunday's presidential elections in Croatia were declared invalid, and many of the 28,712 spoiled papers were intended as displays of dissent.

Kustendorf film festival in Drvengrad January 21-26

BELGRADE - The 8th international film and music festival Kustendorf will be held in Drvengrad on Mokra Gora from January 21 to 26.

The competitive programme will comprise 17 movies from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Holland, Iceland, Romania, Israel, Croatia, Germany, Belgium, France, Hungary, Egypt, Russia, the USA and Serbia and the awards will bew the gold, silver and bronze eggs.

Beatles tribute act The Bestbeat to play on December 27

BELGRADE - The Bestbeat, a Belgrade-based Beatles tribute band, will play a concert at Dom Omladine in Belgrade on December 27 in a bid to recreate the atmosphere of the Liverpool Fab Four's early performances.

Beltango to stage gala concert in Dom Sindikata

BELGRADE - One of the world's best renowned tango orchestras Belgrade-based Quinteto Beltango will mark 15 years of its artistic work with a gala concert in Dom Sindikata, Belgrade, on November 27.

Film Fest Keeps Croatian War Memories Alive

Days of the Homeland Film, a film festival dedicated to the memory of the 1990s war in Croatia, known as Homeland War, is starting on Friday in Zagreb.


JDP commemorates actress Marija Crnobori

BELGRADE - The Yugoslav Drama Theatre (JDP) held on Tuesday a commemoration for actress Marija Crnobori, famous for her roles in tragedies.

Crnobori died in Belgrade on October 21 this year, aged 96.

Audience award for 'No One's Child' at Zagreb festival

BELGRADE - "No One's Child", a debut movie by Serbian screenwriter and director Vuk Rsumovic, got the HT Audience Award for the best feature film at the 12th Zagreb Film Festival (ZFF), the Belgrade-based production company Art & Popcorn stated in a release on Saturday.

Croatian Offers Struggling Businesses Loans

Croatia's Bank for Reconstruction and Development, HBOR., is to set aside businesses 280 million in loans in 2015.


Children’s movies and directors coming to Istanbul

More than 100 films from 28 countries will be shown at the third Universal Children’s Film Festival to be held between Oct. 27 and 31 in Istanbul’s Tuzla neighborhood.