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Cinema City International Film Festival

CINEMA CITY - The whole city is a cinema!

The new edition of Cinema City International Film Festival will be held from June 16 to June 23, 2012 in Novi Sad. During those eight days, Novi Sad will once again become cinema city with rich film and academic programmes.

The programme concept of the festival covers film and academic programme, which take place at more than 20 locations in Novi Sad.

Film programme will present 8 selections of domestic and foreign production, along with three competitive selections and numerous retrospectives. Over 150 films, more than a hundred premieres will be shown at 5 indoor and 4 outdoor locations. The festival will present 20 awards for domestic, international and low-budget films.

Academic programme - Cinema Now Live Academy - includes more than 30 panels, with participants from more than 10 countries. Within this programme, film artists, theoreticians, critics, and representatives of film industry discuss many significant subjects related to film art and film industry.

Guests of the festival in 2008 and 2009 werethe famouse Guillermo Arriaga, who won the award for best screenplay at Cannes in 2005, winner of the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York - Lance Hammer, the first Serbian winner at Sarajevo Film Festival - Vladimir Perišić, as well as domestic and regional film icons such as Miki Manojlović, Goran Paskaljević, Emir Kusturica, Pjer Žalica, Despina Mauzaki... 

A special guest of the 2010 Festival was the famous American actress and singer - Juliette Lewis, who performed with her bend at Cinema City music opening on June 5, 2010. Over 80,000 people visited Cinema City, and clear skies, warm weather, and quality programme certainly contributed to a great number of visitors at open-air cinemas, which are one of the strongest points of the Cinema City festival. The audience was also greatly interested in the guest appearance of the Iraqi director, Mohamed Al-Daradji.  

Cinema City 2011 presented some of the most significant contemporary authors from the world of independent film. Guests of the Festival, in whose honor Cinema City organized screenings of a number of retrospectives, were the famous Hungarian director Béla Tarr, Lithuanian author Šarūnas Bartas, and Polish director Dorota Kędzierzawska. Domestic film authors also caused great interest, as well as young film artists, the future of domestic cinematography. The latter received a special attention and a place to promote themselves within the platform Cinema Now.

Cinema City has more than 500 accredited guests, among them film authors, directors, actors, representatives of film festivals and film institutions from around the world, journalists, artists, etc. In addition to those easily recognizable people from film industry, the festival hosts more than 300 young authors as part of Up to 10,000 Bucks selection, authors who represent the future of domestic and international cinematography.  


Sixteen domestic film professionals declared members of the prestigious European Film Academy


Members of the Board of the prestigious film institution European Film Academy have been honorary guests of the Cinema City 2012. This is the first official visit of the European Film Academy to Serbia.

One of the annual board meetings of this world-renowned institution took
place at Cinema City International Film Festival. The president of EFA
is the renowned director Wim Wenders, the chairman of Board is French
producer Yves Marmion, while Deputy Chairmen are German Oscar-winning director Volker Schlöndorff and famous producer and director of the National Film and Television School in London, Nik Powell. One of the fifteen members of the Board of EFA is the celebrated Serbian director and screenwriter Goran Paskaljević.

At the meeting of the Board, which
was held in Novi Sad, Saturday June 23, it was decided, inter alia, who
among domestic film artists is to become member of the prestigious
. Much to our delight, we are announcing sixteen names of the
renowned Serbian film artists and professionals, new members of the
EFA: Darko Bajić, Srđan Dragojević, Dubravka Lakić, Radoslav Vladić,
Jelica Đokić, Milena Dravić, Ljubiša Samardžić, Slavko Štimac,Kornelije
Kovač, Vera Vlajić, Mirko Beoković, Petar Volk, Božidar Zečević,
Tomislav Gavrić, Nenad Dukić
and Radoslav Zelenović.

the EFA had ninety-nine members, but today it brings together over two
thousand six hundred film professionals under the common goal of
promoting European film culture.

founded in 1989 under the name European Cinema Society, when the
president of the initiative was the esteemed director Ingmar Bergman.
The goal of the Academy is to promote European film culture and protect
the interests of the European film industry. During the course of the
year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities
associated to film politics, economy, art and professional trainings.
The apex of EFA's activities is the annual European Film Awards

At the Cinema City
Festival the renowned members of the Board and domestic film
professionals had the opportunity to exchange their professional
experience by supporting the development of modern trends in domestic
and European film.



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About Cinema City International Film Festival

Cinema City is taking place in Novi Sad,Serbia. Festival provides film and academic program. 20 indoor and outdoor locations. The festival has a competition and cash prize.

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