The Belgrade Manifesto is a response to the current crisis in arthouse cinema: shrinking finance, over-controlling bureaucracies and, above all, the stagnation of cinematic language. It argues that the new low-cost digital technology offers filmmakers the chance to bypass existing structures and find new ways to make and exhibit films that can revitalise cinema.

The Manifesto was presented at the Belgrade Festival of Auteur Film on Sunday 2nd December 2007.

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