Culture in Belgrade

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This article is about the culture of Belgrade , Serbia.


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Art pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić

Cultural events


The most significant feature film festivals in Belgrade are FEST (Belgrade Film Festival) [1] and FAF (Auter Film Festival), [2] while BELDOCS [3] and Martovski Festival (Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival) are important documentary film festivals. [4] [5]


Held annually in September, BITEF (Belgrade Theatre Festival) is considered one of the most important theatre festivals in Europe. [6]


Among the most popular music festivals in Belgrade are BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival), [7] Belgrade Beer Festival and Belgrade Jazz Festival. [6]


The Belgrade Book Fair is the main event related to literature in Belgrade. [7]


BELEF (Belgrade Summer Festival) [7] is an art festival in Belgrade.


The Nobel Prize–winning author Ivo Andrić wrote his most famous work, The Bridge on the Drina, in Belgrade. [8] Other prominent Belgrade authors include Miloš Crnjanski, Borislav Pekić, Milorad Pavić and Meša Selimović[ citation needed ].

Internationally Belgrade prominent artists are: Marina Abramović and Milovan Destil Marković[ citation needed ].

Most of Serbia's film industry is based in Belgrade, and one of the most notable films to be made there was 1995's Palme d'Or winning Underground , directed by Emir Kusturica[ citation needed ].

The city was one of the main centers of the Yugoslav new wave in the 1970s: VIS Idoli, Ekatarina Velika and Šarlo Akrobata were all from Belgrade[ citation needed ]. Other notable Belgrade rock acts include Riblja Čorba, Bajaga i Instruktori and others[ citation needed ]. During the 1990s the city was the main center (in the former Yugoslavia) of a musical style known as turbofolk[ citation needed ]. Today, it is the center of the Serbian hip hop scene, with acts such as Beogradski Sindikat, Škabo, Marčelo, and most of the Bassivity Music stable hailing from or living in the city[ citation needed ].

Cultural institutions

There are many foreign cultural institutions in Belgrade. Instituto Cervantes, Goethe-Institut and Centre Culturel Français are all located in central pedestrian Knez Mihailova Street. Other cultural centres in Belgrade are American Corner, Austrian Cultural Forum (Österreichischen Kulturforums), British Council, Confucius Institute, Canadian Cultural Center, Italian Cultural Institute (Istituto Italiano di Cultura), Culture Center of Islamic Republic of Iran, Azerbaijani Culture Center and Russian Center for Science and Culture (Российский центр науки и культуры)[ citation needed ].

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