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Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director Of The Belgrade International Theatre Festival, BITEF

Comrades In Arms On Theatre Boards

The plays featured in this year’s 56th BITEF don’t treat the bleak themes of work in an angry, rageful and bitter manner; on the...

Dragan Stanić Ph.D., President Of Matica Srpska In Novi Sad, a.k.a. Poet Ivan Negrišorac

Poetry & Matica Shine From Within

A professor of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, a writer and Serbian literary scholar, Dragan Stanić Ph.D. is one of the few...

Dragan Velikić, Novelist

Life In Literature

A two-time recipient of the NIN Award, the top Serbian award for novel of the year, this novelist’s...

Maxim Vengerov, Violinist, Violist And Conductor

Wizard On The Rostrum

One of the most sought-after contemporary solo artists and conductors, an artist of prolific talent, his career has...

Academic Vladimir Kostić, SANU President

Memorandum II Is A Plain Lie

How many embittered criticisms of the Memorandum I’ve heard from people (not rarely foreigners) who would later admit...

Vesna Goldsworthy, Author

My Mission Is To Dismantle Prejudices

Born in Belgrade as Vesna Bjelogrlić, she was a brilliant student of literature who had only one wish:...

Mira Banjac, Actress

Actress Of The Century

“Acting, for me, is a joy and the power to relay various lives through myself,” says dramatic artist...

Pero Zubac, Author And Poet

Timeless “Mostar Rains”

A gentleman with a bow tie and polite manners. His poems are just the same: picturesque, aromatic, beautifully...

Jasna Đuričić, Europe’s Best Actress

Film Diva Brings Glory To The Balkans

With an awareness of her splendid talent, she always wanted more and succeeded in achieving that: Jasna Đuričić,...

Ivana Stefanović, Composer

We’re Living In A Time Of Lies

She is among the most important Yugoslav and Serbian composers of contemporary music, an essayist, a former successful...

Dr Zoran Đerić, Director of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad

Tradition & Modernity Under One Roof

Judging by his interests, he seemingly lives multiple lives simultaneously. Managing the oldest professional theatre in Serbia isn’t...

Žarko Laušević, Actor

Giving Up Is The Easiest, But I Didn’t Want That

He could have been a writer and a painter, but instead he chose to be an actor who...

Slobodan Tišma, Artist, Musician, Poet, Writer, Member Of The Rock Avant-garde

Period Has Its Own Aesthetics And Its Own Morals

The colourful life of Slobodan Tišma has been filled with conflicting interests, such as his adoration of rock...

Ivan Medenica, BITEF Artistic Director

The World Is At A Tipping Point

“Although I would maintain that dramatic and choreographic performances represent equally valuable and relevant forms of contemporary performing...

Dragan Bjelogrlić, Actor, Director And Producer

It’s A Privilege To Be A Free Man

He first appeared in front of the cameras at the age of 14, and enjoyed his greatest popularity...

Muharem Bazdulj, Writer

I Loved Belgrade At First Sight

He graduated in English literature studies, but defined his career as a journalist, columnist and writer. Leaving his...

Roberto Cincotta, Director Of The Italian Cultural Institute In Belgrade

Living The Italian Way

“Thanks to Dante, it is easy for us Italians to promote our culture and our country. Dante is...

Gabriel Feltz, Chief Conductor Of The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

Society Is Sick Of Isolation

He is ‘Generalmusikdirector’ of the Dortmund Opera and the Chief Conductor of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, while for...

Ilija Cerović, Acting Director Of Serbian Television And Editor-in-chief Of The RTS Education And Science Programme

We Achieved The Impossible!

We learned on the go, overcame obstacles, improved distance learning and all with tremendous support from teams of...

Petar ‘Peca’ Popović, Rock Music Critic, Writer

The Beatles Changed The World Without Firing A Shot

His biography confirms him as one of the greatest authority on rock ‘n’ roll in the former Yugoslavia,...

Želimir Žilnik, Film Director, Screenwriter And President Of The Martovski Festival Jury

I Don’t Skip “March”

Without the Martovski festival , for all these decades, the domestic film scene wouldn’t only have been poorer,...

Radmila Petrović, Poet

Woman In Love Is More Dangerous Than A NATO Tank

She was a child who desired success, and her teacher kept telling her ‘we’ll see how long you’ll...

Slavko Štimac, Actor

I Regret Growing Up In Front Of Cameras

He was aged just ten when he was picked to play the lead role in the film The...

Artistic director, curator and selector BITEF

Ivan Medenica: On The Edge Of The Future

“We considered it necessary to give our all to nonetheless create a sample of the festival this year,...

Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director and Selector of Bitef

It Is Important To Conserve Energy

The state is obliged not to bury its head in the sand, but rather to simultaneously develop several...

Haris Pašović, Theatre Director, Professor

Balkan Culture The Best Investment

His name is synonymous with success in this part of Europe, while his theatre plays are the best...

Goran Marković, Film and Theatre Director, Screenwriter

Successes Corrupts, Failures Fortify

He has made 13 feature films, mostly based on his own screenplays, has written seven theatre plays and...

Srdan Golubović, Film Director

Serbia Today Is At The Tail End Of Europe

Of the four feature films that he’s made, three of Srdan Golubović’s works have been screened at the...

Stefan Milenković, violinist

The Artist Always Has a Choice

As a child he was celebrated by the country that was called Yugoslavia. In fact, he was a...

Adrien Feix, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum

Broad & Open Dialogue

“The most effective way to accompany Serbia on its way to the EU is through the cultural exchange...

Barbara Horejs, Director OREA Institute

Neolithic Way Of Life

An Austrian-Serbian archaeological team has proven at a site near Lebane that the Balkans represents a key-zone for...

Frank Baumann, Director of Goethe-Institut Belgrade

We Strive to Focus On the Future

“Germany is somehow rather present, as there are so many personal relations, experiences and a very high professional...

Euro At Its Lowest Level Against Dollar In The Last Two Decades

The value of the dollar recorded a strong growth in the world markets since the American central bank (Fed)...

The Swiss Voted In A Referendum That Women Should Retire At 65

The Swiss voted by a narrow majority in a referendum to increase the retirement age for women to 65,...

Giorgia Meloni Claims Victory To Become Italy’s First Female Prime Minister

According to the results published after the polls closed, the right-wing coalition led by the Brothers of Italy party,...

Total Revenues Of Video Game Industry In Serbia Amounted To 125 Million Euros In 2021

The video game industry in Serbia employs 3,000 people who work in 130 gaming companies, with total revenues last...

Leaders Of 44 Countries Invited To The First Meeting Of The European Political Community

Representatives of 44 countries have been invited to the first meeting of the European political community, which will be...