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Avala Studios

Avala Studios


Avala Studios are the oldest and the largest ex-yu film company founded in 1946.

The first feature motion pictures produced in post-war Yugoslavia ‘Slavica’ was made by Avala film in 1947. Avala film has produced a total of 220 feature films, 430 documentaries.

At national and international festivals films produced by Avala film won more than 200 awards among which are:

  • GRAND PRIX SPECIAL in Cannes / film ‘Three’ by Aleksandar Petrovic/
  • GOLDEN GLOBE in Los Angeles / film ‘I even met happy Gipsies’ by Aleksandar Petrovic/
  • GOLDEN BEAR / film ‘Early works’ by Želimir Žilnik /
  • SILVER BEAR in Berlin / film ‘Innocence unprotected’ by Dušan Makavejev /

 *American Academy Award nominations / films ‘Three’ and ‘I met happy Gipsies’ were among the final 5 nominees for the Academy Award/.

 A very important activity of Avala film was co-operating and rendering of technical services and co-production with international partners. The first motion picture Avala film produced as a join venture with a foreign partner was ‘THE LAST BRIDGE’, by Helmut Käutner in 1954, made as a co-production with COSMOL, Vienna. By the end of 2000, over 120 foreign films were made at AVALA FILM studios.


  • ADDRESS: Kneza Višeslava br. 88, 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

    PHONE: + 381 (0) 60 8000 814

    CONTACT PERSON: Marina Ivanovic, Business Development Manager