Competition Programme Selection


We’re happy to announce that 9th Küstendorf International Film and Movie Festival Competition Programme will include seventeen short films made by Serbian and international filmmakers. Movies of directors from Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Mexico, Palestine, Russia, Serbia and Spain will compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze eggs, as well as “Vilko Filač“ award for the best cinematography.

After seeing nearly 400 short films, Selector of the Competition Programme, Dunja Kusturica, has decided that the main programme of the 2016 Küstendorf will include the following:


Ártún (Iceland) by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

Ave Maria (Palestine, France, Germany) by Basil Khalil

Four Corners of a Circle (Germany, Mexico, Serbia) by Katarina Stanković

If I Had It My Way I Would Never Leave (Serbia) by Marko Grba Singh

If You See Maria (Serbia, England) by Ivana Anastasovska

In Self Defense (Mexico) by Mariana Arriaga

Nothing Stranger (Spain) by Pedro Collantes

Our Guardians (France, Serbia) by Igor Simić

Picnic (Croatia) by Jure Pavlović

The City (Serbia) by Maša Šarovic

The Return of Erkin (Russia) by Maria Guskova

Twosome (Serbia) by Maša Nešković

Umbilical Cord (Germany) by Eliza Petkova

Under The Sun (China, Australia) by Qiu Yang

Unknown (Iran) by Salah Salehi

Wartburg (Hungary) by David Borbás

Windrose (Serbia) by Kosta Ristić


The festival will take place between Friday 22 January and Wednesday 27 January 2016.