International Film and Music Festival Kustendorf was founded in 2008 with the idea to bring together the icons of contemporary author’s cinema and young, future filmmakers. The Festival takes place every year in January in Drvengrad in Mokra Gora, organized by "Rasta International" and under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. The founder of this unique film and music festival is a celebrated film director Emir Kusturica.
Kustendorf is a very special festival, without red carpet, billboards and advertisements, fully devoted to film, music, friendships and exchange of creative ideas and energy.
Drvengrad, the town made of wood, is a central place of all Festival happenings. It is a place where films are screened, concerts performed, where people meet, make friends, fall in love, work, learn, rest, sleep, eat, think and enjoy. Like any other town, Drvengrad has a central square with the church of St. Sava, a library, an art gallery, a market, a kindergarten, a "prison", a swimming pool, a sauna, a hair salon, a pastry shop, a grocery shop, sports area, cinemas, restaurants and many other facilities that make the visit to the Festival an unforgettable experience.
Film programme at Kustendorf Festival is screened in several theatres. The Competition programme is screened at the biggest, Damned Yard theatre, as well as Contemporary Trends programme. Other films are shown at the Stanley Kubrick theatre and in the amphitheater Noam Chomsky. After the projections of films, the workshops are held by the renowned film authors.
Every night at midnight, after the screenings and workshops, various music stars perform on stage.
No two rooms are alike in Drvengrad, since each room contains the uniquely painted and handcrafted furniture, a different view and a different path leading to it. The rooms are located in authentic log cabins and all provide a bathroom, TV, phone and the Internet access. During the Festival, the accommodation in Drvengrad is booked for the guests and participants of Kustendorf. The guests are also accommodated in the hotel Iver in a newly opened ski resort, and Vizitorski centar, in the close proximity of the village.
Restaurant Visconti – local and international cuisine provided for the Festival participants and guests
Cafe The Damned Yard – a perfect place to meet people in a great atmosphere
National restaurant Lotika – a national cuisine restaurant
Pastry shop Kod Ćorkana – sweets and hot drinks
Kapor Bar – a place to enjoy in perfect jazz music
Kind and diligent staff at the reception of the Mećavnik hotel will provide you with all necessary information about the festival, accommodation and events, and give answers to all your questions.