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05 Nov 15

Free Zone Film Festival Returns to Serbia

The hugely popular festival showcasing independent Serbian and world cinema begins screenings across the country from November 5.

30 Oct 15

Transylvania's Rise Holds Risks for its Heritage

As Lonely Planet includes Transylvania among its best destinations for next year, local experts say the rushed restoration of its churches is doing more harm than good.

28 Oct 15

Belgrade Jazz Festival Eyes the Future

This year’s festival focuses on evolving trends within this quintessentially American music genre.

21 Oct 15

BEMUS Headlines Busy Culture Month in Belgrade

Mongolian Orchestra and Russian ballet star feature in this year’s classical music festival that celebrates sounds of the 20th Century.

30 Sep 15

Hotels Flourish as Sarajevo Changes its Image

Once seen as a tourist no-go area and a 'war zone', hotels are booming in Sarajevo as the city reinvents itself as a cultural and culinary hotspot in the Balkans.

16 Sep 15

Bosnia Museum Re-opens After Three-Year Wait

Bosnian treasures including a famous medieval Jewish manuscript are now again on show after the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina finally re-opened after three years.

15 Sep 15

Srebrenica Trial Exhibits Go on Show in Belgrade

An exhibition presenting the most important evidence from the Hague Tribunal’s Srebrenica genocide trials opened in Belgrade as part of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

10 Sep 15

Kosovo Eyes Oscar For Tale of Fatherless Boy

Kosovo has nominated Visar Morina's Babai, the country's most expensive film ever, for the best foreign film prize at the Oscars.

07 Sep 15

Film on Plight of Kosovo Serbs Bids for Oscar

‘Enclave’, a drama that follows the lives of Serbs who continued to live in Kosovo after the war, has been chosen as the Serbian candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the Oscars.

04 Sep 15

Rattle, Mehta, Star at Romanian Music Festival

This year's George Enescu Festival in Romania is bringing some world famous music stars to Bucharest, including the composers Simon Rattle and Zubin Mehta and the pianists Elisabeth Leonskaja and Yuja Wang.

02 Sep 15

Balkan Leftists Head for Festival on Croatian Coast

A festival for alternative and leftist intellectuals, held in the Croatian seaside town of Sibenik, is putting the stress on antifascism and rising nationalism in the region this year.

24 Aug 15

Turkish Film Wins at Sarajevo Film Festival

The contemporary comedy-drama 'Mustang' by the Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven won the top prize at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.

21 Aug 15

Benicio del Toro Gets Heart of Sarajevo Award

The Puerto Rican actor received the honorary Heart of Sarajevo award of the Sarajevo Film Festival before presenting a new film in which he is plays an aid worker during the 1992-5 war.

19 Aug 15

BIRN Film on Kosovo Makes Debut in Sarajevo

BIRN documentary on some of the most brutal crimes of the Kosovo war had its international premiere at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

18 Aug 15

Arsen Dedic, Musical Legend, Dies in Zagreb

Arsen Dedic, a singer and songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians in Yugoslavia, died on Monday aged 77 in Zagreb.

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12 Nov 15

Shakespeare Reconnects Serbian and Kosovo Theatregoers

With a Kosovo Albanian playing Romeo and a Serb playing Juliet, Predrag Miki Manojlovic’s production of the Shakespeare classic is intended to bring Belgrade and Pristina closer together.


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26 Oct 15

Five Books to Seek Out at the Belgrade Fair

This year the International Belgrade Book Fair will present 1,500 titles, but there are five books from prominent Serbian writers translated into English that readers should not miss.