Ticket sales for the 52nd FEST begin on Wednesday, 14 february.

The film ’The Holdovers’, directed by Oscar winner Alexander Payne, which has several nominations for the prestigious award of the American Film Academy, opens FEST, while on 3 March, the last film by Žarko Laušević, ’Russian Consul’, directed by Miroslav Lekić, based on the novel by Vuk Drašković, will close the festival.   

Film lovers can expect a 10-day festival, where they will be able to see 108 films from about forty countries. In addition to the Main Competition programme, the films will be screened within the Gala, Gala+, FEST Masters, FEST Focus, FEST 52, Dreamlike Film, FEST Anima, Docu FEST, as well as FEST Classic, FEST Series and FEST Intro programme sections.

From the United Kingdom and the United States to China and Japan, from South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, through Nigeria, to Luxembourg and Monaco, from Canada and Iceland, through Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to Russia and Cyprus, Peru, Ukraine and the Netherlands, but also from Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria to Croatia, Slovenia and North Macedonia, is the path by which this year's films reached the 52nd FEST.

This year's FEST brings new films by Alexander Payne, Aki Kaurismäki, Sofia Coppola, Roman Polański, Woody Allen, Fernando Trueba, but also Michael Winterbottom, Álex de la Iglesia and the recently deceased Lucas Nola, as well as Vlatka Vorkapić, Luka Bursać, Miroslav Lekić and Mladen Đorđević. Films directed by Dejan Vlaisavljević NIKT, Jurij Bikov, Raša Bukvić, Emilija Gašić, Siniša Cvetić and many others will also be shown.   

Among the films not to be missed are Oscar contenders - Alexander Payne's ‘The Holdovers’, Jonathan Glazer's ‘The Zone of Interest’, Justine Triet's ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ (Anatomie d'une chute), with Sandra Hüller - winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, ‘The Boy and the Heron’ (Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka) by Hayao Miyazaki, which also won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film.

Other must-see films are also ‘Four Daughters’ (Les filles d'Olfa) by Kaouther Ben Hania, nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Film, ‘The Owner’ by Yuri Bykov, the documentary ‘High & Low - John Galliano’, with Penélope Cruz, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, as well as ‘Green Border’ (Zielona granica) by Agnieszka Holland (Jury Prize at the Venice Festival), ‘Me Captain’ (Io Capitano) by Matteo Garrone - nominated for the Oscar for Best International Film, ‘Escort’ by Lucas Nola, ‘The Order of Time’ (L'ordine del tempo) by Liliana Cavani and many others.            

Another film not to be missed is ‘The Dreamers’ by Bernardo Bertolucci, which is back at FEST after 20 years (screened in 2004). It is now restored in 4K and will be screened as part of the FEST Classic selection.   

When it comes to actors from the neighboring countries, we will see the last bravura performances of Radko Polič and Žarko Laušević, as well as the latest performances of Nebojša Dugalić, Mojca Funkl, Franka Mandić, Jure Henigman, Tihana Lazović, Slavko Sobin, Jasna Đuričić, Nikola Đuričko, Leon Lučev, Sloboda Mićalović, Ivan Bosiljčić, Tamara Krcunović, Goran Bogdan, Filip Đurić, Mira Banjac and many others.   

FEST has remained faithful to the diversity of genres, and this year there will be no shortage of drama, thriller, documentary, short, action, biographical, horror, romantic comedy, war drama, historical and animated film, which are just some of the reasons for buying tickets, the prices of which are from 400 to 600 RSD and 1000 RSD for the opening and closing of the festival.

The FEST programme is shown at six locations in Belgrade - from the MTS Hall, through the Belgrade Youth Centre, the Cultural Centre of Belgrade Hall to the Yugoslav Film Archive, as well as in the cinemas Cineplexx Ušće and Cineplexx Galerija.


FEST tickets are sold at the box offices where the programmes are held, as well as online via the website.

Tickets for films in the MTS Hall are available on the website and Ticket Vision outlets (Cvetni trg, Bilet centar, UŠĆE Shopping Centre), as well as at the MTS Hall box office every day from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Tickets for films in the Cultural Centre of Belgrade Hall are only available at the ticket office of that hall. The ticket office of the Cultural Centre Hall is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and during the festival from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets for films in the Yugoslav Film Archive (Makavejev Hall) are available only at the box office of that hall. The box office at the Yugoslav Film Archive is open until 23 February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., except on Mondays, when the box office will be closed, as well as during national holidays. During the festival, the office hours of the Yugoslav Film Archive are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets for films at the Belgrade Youth Centre are available on the website, the Efinity mobile application, as well as at the Štark Arena box office, Rajićeva Shopping Centre, the first floor, the Belgrade Youth Centre box office every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. except Sundays.

For the national holiday, 15 February, only the ticket office in Rajićeva Shopping Centre will be open, and during FEST the ticket office is also open on Sundays.

Tickets for films in the Cineplexx Ušće and Cineplexx Galerija cinemas can be purchased via the Cineplexx mobile application, the website and at the Cineplexx cinema box office from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets for Cineplexx can also be purchased outside of opening hours, at the kiosks in front of the cinema.


Ministry of Culture
Grad Beograd


Knjaz Miloš
Italijanski kulturni centra