This article is about the culture of Belgrade , Serbia.
The most significant feature film festivals in Belgrade are FEST (Belgrade Film Festival)and FAF (Auter Film Festival), while BELDOCS and Martovski Festival (Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival) are important documentary film festivals.
Held annually in September, BITEF (Belgrade Theatre Festival) is considered one of the most important theatre festivals in Europe.
Among the most popular music festivals in Belgrade are BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival),Belgrade Beer Festival and Belgrade Jazz Festival.
The Belgrade Book Fair is the main event related to literature in Belgrade.
BELEF (Belgrade Summer Festival)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. [ citation needed ].Other prominent Belgrade authors include Miloš Crnjanski, Borislav Pekić, Milorad Pavić and Meša Selimović
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 ].
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 ].
Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of 275,569 in its administrative limits. The Sarajevo metropolitan area including Sarajevo Canton, East Sarajevo and nearby municipalities is home to 555,210 inhabitants. Located within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of the Balkans.
Music of Serbia has a variety of traditional music, which is part of the wider Balkan tradition, with its own distinctive sound and characteristics.
Budva is a Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea. It has 19,218 inhabitants, and it is the centre of Budva Municipality. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budva riviera, is the center of Montenegrin tourism, known for its well-preserved medieval walled city, sandy beaches and diverse nightlife. Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.
Radio Television of Serbia is Serbia's public broadcaster. It broadcasts and produces news, drama, and sports programming through radio, television and the Internet. RTS is a member of the European Broadcasting Union. Radio Television of Serbia has four organizational units - radio, television, music production, and record label (PGP-RTS). It is financed primarily through monthly subscription fees and advertising revenue.
The Culture of Sarajevo is represented in various ways.
The Serbian culture is a term that encompasses the artistic, culinary, literary, musical, political and social elements that are representative of Serbs and Serbia.
New wave in Yugoslavia was the new wave music scene of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. As its counterparts, the British and the US new wave, from which the main influences came, the Yugoslav scene was also closely related to punk rock, ska, reggae, 2 Tone, power pop and mod revival. Some of its acts are also counted as belonging to the Yugoslav punk scene which already existed prior to new wave. Such artists were labeled as both punk rock and new wave.
Nebojša Bradić is a Serbian theater director. He served as the Minister of Culture in the Government of Serbia from 2008 to 2011.
The culture of Montenegro is as pluralistic and diverse as its history and geographical position would suggest. Montenegro's culture has drawn influences mainly from Ancient Rome, Christianity, Islam, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, Austria-Hungary, and Yugoslavia.
Cinema of Serbia refers to the film industry and films from Serbia or by Serbian filmmakers.
Popular music in Yugoslavia includes the pop and rock music of the former SFR Yugoslavia, including all their genres and subgenres. The scene included the constituent republics: SR Slovenia, SR Croatia, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SR Montenegro, SR Macedonia and SR Serbia and its subunits: SAP Vojvodina and SAP Kosovo. The pop and rock scene was a part of the general Music of Yugoslavia, which also included folk, classical music, jazz etc. Within Yugoslavia and internationally, the phrases ex-YU or ex-Yugoslav Pop and Rock both formally and informally always refers to the SFRY period only, not including Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992–2003).
Bilo jednom... is a 2006 rockumentary by Serbian filmmaker Jovan Đerić. The film's premiere in a packed Arena cinema, was followed by live sets from punk-rock bands Mitesers and Generacija bez budućnosti. The film is about the punk-rock scene of Serbia's second city, Novi Sad, in the first half of the 1990s. People who made up this scene talk 15 years later about the rise and reasons for the fall in interest in this kind of music, widely popular in Serbia during the rule of the late Slobodan Milošević. As many of interviewees state, a common enemy—Milosevic and his regime—was a good focal point for the energy their music was making. When this enemy disappeared, the whole movement lost its edge and these days the story is very much low profile.
Haris Pašović is a Bosnian theatre director. Over the course of his career, he has also worked as a playwright, producer, choreographer, performer, and designer. He is best known for his productions of Wedekind's “Spring Awakening”. He is the artistic leader of the East West Theatre Company in Sarajevo and tenured Professor of Directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo.
Pristina is the capital of Kosovo and the seat of the eponymous municipality and district. Its population is predominantly Albanian-speaking constituting the second-largest such city in Europe, after Tirana. The city is located in the northeastern section of Kosovo in a relatively flat plain close to the Gollak mountains.
The Museum of Ivo Andrić is a museum located in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Founded on 10 October 1976, it is dedicated to the Nobel prize winning writer Ivo Andrić. It is operated by the Belgrade City Museum.
Katalin Ladik is a Hungarian poet, performance artist and actress. She was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia and in the last 20 years she has lived and worked alternately in Novi Sad, Serbia, in Budapest, Hungary and on the island of Hvar, Croatia. Parallel to her written poems she also creates sound poems and visual poems, performance art, writes and performs experimental music and audio plays. She is also a performer and an experimental artist. She explores language through visual and vocal expressions, as well as movement and gestures. Her work includes collages, photography, records, performances and happenings in both urban and natural environments.
Boro Drašković is a Serbian director, playwright and screenwriter.
Cinematography in Kosovo in the Albanian language began its activities after the foundation of Kosovafilm, which produced short films, documentaries, cartoons and later feature films. Since 2008, the central authority for cinematography in Kosovo is Kosova’s Cinematography Center (KCC) though there are numerous independent film companies active in Kosovo. Before Kosovafilm, there were no fully Kosovan films.
Dom Sindikata, known as Kombank Dvorana for sponsorship reasons, is a non-residential, multi-purpose building in downtown Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Finished in 1957, by the 1970s it became the most popular entertainment venue in the city, nicknamed the Belgrade Olympia and later was adapted into the city's first multiplex. The building was declared a cultural monument in 2013.
Miodrag Miša Novaković is a Serbian cineast, writer, cultural expert, film and TV director, screenwriter, critic, theorist, esthetist, director of several important Yugoslav film festivals and film pedagogue.
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