Applicant

Fund B92

Approved funding

27,000.00 €

Call for Proposal

Support to Film Festivals

Ref. no.

EACEA/17/2017

14th Free Zone Film Festival

14th Free Zone Film Festival (7th to 12th of November 2018) is promoting high quality arthouse European films rarely available in Serbia. All films screened are national premiers, with the focus on those coming from the region.The Festival will screen 40 engaged art house films on issues of human rights and will take place in three cities in Serbia- Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad. The Festival’s program has following lines: competitive International and Regional selection and 14+ selections, and 2 sub-programs within International selection: Women’s line and Guest selector’s choice.The Festival awards films in following categories: Best Engaged Film in International competition, Best Regional Engaged Film, Best film in 14+ category, Best Human Rights film in Regional selection and Audience award.FZ FF has various accompanying activities: Q&A sessions, Screening for high-school students, Late night conversations –i.e. discussions of films with experts in different themes, Coffee with the author, and Masterclasses. This year’s master class will be with Lisette Orozco and Almudena Carracedo whose documentary films El pacto de Adriana and The Silence of Others will be screened.Free Zone has yearlong activities for 12th year: Free Zone Junior targeting pupils by training teachers to use film as an educational tool and organizing Filmmaker schools for high school students. In addition, Young Audience Award established by European film academy is organized each year in Serbia in cooperation with Free zone Junior. Lastly, Free Zone Tour is a decentralizing program, having 5 films from previous festival travel during 3 months to 50 Serbian cultural centers.Each year, European film has presented a large part of Festivals program and this year, we expect to devote 90% of the program to European film in 2018 attracting at least 20 000 visitors.