European Film Festival kicks off in Vranje


The Spanish documentary “The Silence of Others” (2018), produced by the brothers Almodovar, launched the 8th edition of the European Film Festival for the audience gathered at Bora Stankovic Public Library in Vranje.

The Festival was inaugurated by the Festival’s local host, Sladjan Stojanovic, coordinator of association Dokument 06, together with the Festival’s manager Marija Stevuljevic of the EU Info Centre. Stojanovic said that the audience in Vranje will have a chance to watch a number of awarded films, co-produced by a total of nine EU countries. This is an excellent opportunity, especially for people in cities without a cinema, he noted.

Stevuljevic stressed that the Festival has been travelling around Serbia for the fourth year in a row, offering movie fans an exclusive chance to see the latest European films, at the same time as the audience across Europe. “The idea is to decentralise culture by going takin the Festival where the audience is: in summer gardens, public squares and parks, and thus bring the Festival wherever the audience wants it,” she stated.

The European Film Festival in Vranje will run through 7 June. Its next stop is the Cultural Centre in Leskovac, where the Festival will be on from 14-19 June. Entrance to the Festival is free.

The European Film Festival is part of the #EUzaTEBE campaign, through which we are bringing citizens closer to the EU via different activities, including film.

The Festival is organised by the EU Delegation to Serbia and the EU Info Network in Belgrade, Nis and Novi Sad. In Vranje, the event is co-organised with Dokument 06 and Public Library Bora Stankovic.


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