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The 2021 South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) Announces Film Lineup for 16th Edition

Award-winning writer Dubravka Ugrešić will receive the SEEfest Legacy Award and Marija Škaričić (MARE) and Jasna Djuričić (QUO VADIS, AIDA?) will both receive the inaugural Legacy Acting Award. The 2021 South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (April 28-May 5), co-presented by ELMA, foundation for European Languages and Movies in America, announced the lineup of official […]

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Art Across Times and Places – Video

The timeless influence of Art SEEfest hosted a discussion about the intersection of art, architecture, and diverse cultural traditions paying homage to the avant-garde art movement from the 1920s, a nod to the trailblazer of his day, Kazimir Malevich, and his geometric abstract art. The late Zaha Hadid, Iraqi-born architect of world-renown, famously spoke about […]

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DISCREET POETRY OF CINEMA: VIDEO

A CONVERSATION AFTER THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIÈRE SCREENING OF THE MULTI-AWARDED SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM THEN COMES THE EVENING Filmmaker Maja Novaković’s film, Then Comes the Evening beautifully depicts the life of two old women living in the isolated hills of Eastern Bosnia. Nature is the entity with which they speak, listen to, and respect. The film emphasizes […]

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SEEfest 2020 online August

Celebrating SEEfest Accomplishments in 2020

A Time to Reflect As 2020 comes to a close, it seems to be the perfect time to acknowledge and celebrate that we’ve made it through one of the most difficult years of our lives. We want to share some of SEEfest’s accomplishments this past year, some against all odds. In February as we were […]

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Exposé COLLECTIVE | Video

A conversation about the film COLLECTIVE, investigative journalism, and filmmakers who document their work In 2015, a fire at the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, killed 27 people and injured 146. Romanian Health Minister assured the nation that the burn victims would receive the highest level of healthcare. Instead, another 37 club attendees died in […]

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Enjoy SEEfest at Your Home – Part 6

Missed the Salon? Watch the Video! The video of our 2020 Cultural & Literary Salon, Boundaries of Belonging, is now available online. If you like wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating conversation, we invite you to join in by posting your comments, suggestions, and critique! Congratulations to all Accelerator filmmakers, with our thanks to panelists and actors The […]

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Boundaries of Belonging: Culture, Identity, and Narrative in South East Europe – Video

The 2020 edition of SEEfest officially began on April 22, 2020, with the Cultural and Literary Salon, our now traditional pre-festival event. A wide-ranging discussion covered many aspects of this year’s festival theme, Boundaries of Belonging. We paid tribute to Fellini’s centennial and his magical cinematic universe, announced the upcoming BRIDGES book about the cultural […]

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SEEfest 2020 Postponed until further notice

SEEfest Announcement Related to Covid-19

In view of the current crisis and public health concerns regarding covid-19 infections, SEEfest Board of Directors has made a decision to postpone the 15th edition of the festival. We are following the recommendations from public health agencies and are rescheduling our festivities for a later date this Spring. We thank you all for your […]

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15th SEEfest Cultural and Literary Salon to Explore “Boundaries of Belonging”In South East Europe

The 15th annual South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) running April 29-May 6 in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, announced today the theme for the 2020 Cultural and Literary Salon: “Boundaries of Belonging: Culture, Identity, and Narrative in South East Europe.” The Salon will explore contemporary artistic approaches to identity, nostalgia, and narrative representation. Using […]

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Audacious Storytellers Literary Salon

Star Panel Rocks SEEfest Cultural and Literary Salon

Continuing what started years ago as a companion program to the festival with a SEEfest book fair featuring the great scholar and translator, as well as SEEfest’s early supporter, the late Michael Heim, the festival hosted a cultural and literary salon on April 17 at the West Hollywood Library City Council Chambers. The Star panel […]

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