The 23rd of March in Belgrade (Serbia) in the building of the Yugoslav Film Foundation there was open the XVIII International Festival of Archaeological Films. The organizer of the event – is the National Museum of Serbia with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the country.
The event will be held till the 30th of March. The audience will see 27 films of 10 countries of the world – Russia, Cyprus, Poland, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Serbia.
The Festival will be open with the showing of the film «The Treasure Peninsula», shot with the grant support of the Russian Geographical Society. Two-part documentary «The Treasure Peninsula» tells about the undersea research of Byzantine vessel, found off the coast of Balaklava (Crimea) at a depth of more than 80 meters.
Several more films created with the support of the Russian Geographical Society and provided by the Development Center of the Russian Geographical Society in Serbia are included to the program of the showing. This is a documentary, dedicated to the Archaeological and geographical expedition «Kyzyl-Kuragino», and two paintings of the Kostroma branch of the Russian Geographical Society – «Archaeological Summer 2016. Unicorn» and «Archaeological Summer 2016. Unzha».
The International festival of archaeological films is being held by National Museum of Serbia since 1998 and represents a wide audience of the movie novelty in the field of archeology and related disciplines. There are educational tapes, telling about historical discoveries and achievements of different civilizations in the program of the «weeks of archaeological cinema». The festival traditionally attracts attention not only of the specialists, but everyone who are interested with the history.
The partners of the festival in 2017 are the following: the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia, the Russian Center of Science and Culture «Russian House», the Goethe Institute, the Italian Institute of Culture, the Cervantes Institute and the Greek Cultural Foundation, as well as the Embassies of Slovakia, Cyprus, Poland and Belgium.