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27 Feb 15

FEST to Champion Serbian Movies

The country’s most popular film festival, FEST, will put more emphasis on domestic productions this year as well as showing the best new movies from around the world.


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16 Feb 15

Serbia Chooses Bojana Stamenov for Eurovision

Stamenov, a popular Serbian soul and jazz singer, will represent Serbia this spring at the Eurovision song contest in Vienna.

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29 Jan 15

Best Moves in Movies Go on Display

Two important Belgrade cultural institutions, the Yugoslav Film Archive and the Belgrade Dance Festival, are teaming up to bring fans of both genres an exciting mini-festival this month.

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12 Jan 15

Serbian New Year: Another Reason to Celebrate

If you come across posters promoting something called “Serbian New Year” well after December 31, don’t be surprised. Thanks to our church calendar, mid-January is celebration time for Serbs.

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31 Dec 14

Belgrade’s Street Parties Ring in the New Year

With folk stars and techno DJs, rock bands and classical orchestras, Belgrade’s seasonal celebrations offer music for all kind of partygoers.

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30 Dec 14

Belgrade’s Top New Year’s Eve Revels

To celebrate New Year’s Eve at some of the best clubs in Belgrade, you do need to buy a ticket and reserve your table. BIRN has prepared a list of some cracking parties that will be sure not to disappoint.

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13 Dec 14

Festive Fun for Seasonal Revellers

The city will welcome Christmas and New Year with a seasonal market and folk stars, rock bands and techno DJs playing open-air gigs.

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12 Dec 14

Matisse's ‘Jazz’ Cut-Outs Come to Belgrade

A display of the French artist’s iconic, brightly-coloured paper collages ends this year’s exhibition season on a high note.

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25 Nov 14

Big-name Movies Headline Belgrade's Amateur Festival

This year’s 20th Amateur Film Festival promises a spicy blend of local, regional and international hits.

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12 Nov 14

Free Zone Focuses on Cinematic Delights

Most people who have heard of Free Zone (Slobodna Zona) know it as a film festival that takes place in Belgrade every November. In fact, it's much more than that. Free Zone, as an organisation, works around the year to help promote great films across the country.

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31 Oct 14

Belgrade Cultural Director Axed For Criticism

Mia David Zaric, acting head of Belgrade Cultural Centre, was fired on Friday, following her criticism of planned changes to the October Salon, Serbia’s leading contemporary arts show.

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10 Oct 14

Belgrade's October Salon Presents Snapshots of a Disappearing World

This year’s October Salon international contemporary art show uses the theme of disappearance to examine historical amnesia and the obsession with the present.

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26 Sep 14

Researchers’ Night Summons Up a Spirit of Adventure

A treasure hunt, decoding messages written in invisible ink, a chat with Nikola Tesla and a journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs are just some of the adventures awaiting visitors to the fifth annual Researchers’ Night.

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22 Sep 14

Tito’s Private Books Opened to Public

The Museum of Yugoslav History will allow public access to parts of Josip Broz Tito’s private library this month, as well as showing off the paintings he collected.

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19 Sep 14

World War I Takes Centre Stage at BITEF

The conflagration that began with the assassination in Sarajevo will be a major theme at the 48th Belgrade Theatre Festival.

Culture Policy Focus

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01 Oct 14

Joy and Necessity Fill Belgrade Streets with Music

They are everywhere from the Terazije underground passage, all the way across the Knez Mihailova Street to the Kalemegdan Park, making people happy with music played both for pleasure and money.  

Politics and Society

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27 Feb 15

Tamnava Mine Deadline Broken Without Explanation

While the draining of the Tamnava mine is running months late, EPS says the consortium has fulfilled its contract and will not be charged penalties.

Business

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25 Feb 15

Serbian Bank Eases Plight Over Franc Loans

The National Bank of Serbia has told commercial banks they must let clients with loans in Swiss francs repay housing loans on easier terms.