When FEST hopefully turns 100 years, I doubt anyone will use telegrams and postage stamps. That is why this special and collectable edition of the Post of Serbia will have philatelic value one day, as a trace of our festival and time.
The slogan of the jubilee 50th FEST is NEW.BRAVE.WORLD, almost an anagram of the first one, which read BRAVE NEW WORLD as the novel of Aldous Huxley. Humanity has changed in the last half century. Geopolitically, technologically, economically, health-wise... Some inventions and phenomena that surround us are better and make life easier, some worse because they make it harder and faster, but man at the beginning and end, of both good and bad film, always finds a way. World that surrounds us, will be new after Corona, and for it we shall need courage to fight, for ideas and survival.
World that surrounds us, will be new after Corona, and for it we shall need courage to fight, for ideas and survival.
What is true for an individual is also true for a group, in this case an international film festival. Belgrade FEST has become the majority owner of its existence and is now raising the curtain and starting the further projection towards its first century. The path more travelled is paved with the films that have been shown at FEST so far, the emotions they inspired, the memories they wrote down for us. Upon us are films that have yet to be made, and above all, challenges that sometimes even a film cannot predict.
Let us be brave and capable for a new world and a new FEST in it!
For another fifty years, for another round!
Expert collaboration: Ivan Karl, Secretary for culture of the City of Belgrade, President of the Fest Board. Graphic realization of the issue: Nadežda Skočajić, academic graphic artist