Let’s celebrate Serbian festivals!
On 15 February, we celebrate Serbia. This day, which is also known as Statehood Day, marks the anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising. Here at FestivalFinder.eu, we are taking this opportunity to highlight some of our Serbian festivals.
ArtLink Festival seeks to establish the young talents as recognised artists, building their confidence, professional curriculum, national and international recognition, contacts with other artists, talent seekers and partner festivals, in that way contributing to the attainment of future meaningful employment of the young artists. This festival aims to promote and support young talents, primarily from Serbia, but also from the Region and further afield.
The next edition will take place in June 2021. For more information, visit the festival’s website.
Our first festival is the International Queer Film Festival Merlinka. This festival has taken place every year from 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia. The festival lasts for four days and revolves around short films, documentaries and featured LGBT-themed films. The 2021 edition of this festival will take place from 9 to 12 December and movies can be submitted until 1 September. For more information and updates, please visit the festival’s website.
This music festival, which is one of Serbia’s youngest festivals, offers a fusion between jazz, swing, classical and balkan music. The second edition of this festival was supposed to take place in July 2020 but it moved online because of the pandemic. The festival now went online on 22 and 23 January and will feature three artists over the course of two days. For more information, please visit the festival’s website.
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This film festival was established in 1992 and is one of the most important cultural events in Serbia. Due to its authentic location and diverse programming EFF Palić has become a European cinema safe heaven which presents more than 100 films of all genres in up to 15 selections every year. The festival is open in every way. Palić was the first place in Serbia where Croatian films and films from Bosnia and Herzegovina were screened. The festival will run from 17 to 23 July this year. For more information, please visit the festival’s website.
Our last festival, Anibar International Animation Festival, is the only animation festival in Kosova, and one of the biggest cultural events in the country. Anibar screens animated films from different places around the world. In addition, the festival also organises different activities related to animation such as workshops, lectures, debates, presentations, special programmes, discussions with the filmmakers, and additional daily activities (concerts and camping).
The festival has launched its call for movies. Anibar will be accepting animations from all around the world until 31 March. If you want to be part of the 12th edition of the festival, drop your animation here.
For more information and updates, please check the festival’s website.
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If you happen to find yourself in Serbia in the future, don't hesitate to check out these wonderful festivals.
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