We are excited to share our last piece of pre-festival news with you! Thus far, each Bašta Fest was opened by a young actor or actress who has enjoyed great success in the previous year. Basta Fest has been growing with each and every one of them, and we always look forward to their new roles while also being very proud of them. Past editions of Basta Fest were opened by Nikola Rakočević, Slaven Došlo, Marko Janketić, Hana Selimović, Milan Marić, Isidora Simijonović, Filip Đurić, Ivana Vuković, Milica Janevski, while the ninth Bašta Fest will be opened by – Mladen Sovilj! We enjoyed his roles in the movies “The Disobedient” by Mina Đukić, “Offenders” by Dejan Zečević, “Love Cuts” by Kosta Đorđević, “Heroes” by Goran Nikolić, TV series “South Wind”, #Justsaying”, “The Defender”, “The Clan” and we can’t wait to see the next roles that are in front of him!

When we asked him what Bašta Fest means to him, Mladen told us: “Bašta Fest has been around for so many years that it doesn’t need any forecasts. The festival has largely proved how important it is. Today’s successes of the authors who grew up at this festival tell us more than anything. And the core of this festival is still something that is not so easily provable on paper, it is something that must be inhaled live on the spot. Beautiful energy, superb ambience, a brave selection of films and a bunch of young and beautiful people who, whether they know what they’re doing with their lives or not, came here to have a good time. It must be nice for young people, even though they accustom us to a different treatment. ”