Love and Bullets by Antonio and Marco Manetti opened this year's Italian Film Festival at the Yugoslavian cinemateque in Belgrade. The event has been organized within the first edition of "Making Cinema - Italian Film Week in the World", the initiative promoted by Maeci and aiming to support Italian cinema abroad thanks to the diplomatic-consular network and the Italian institutes of culture. The event includes nine films selected by Paolo Minuto. Carlo Lo Cascio, Italian ambassador in Belgrade, attended the opening ceremony and underlined the great vitality of the cultural collaboration between Italy and Serbia. The festival is made possible thanks to the collaboration between the Italian institute of culture in Belgrade and the Yugoslavian cinemateque. All films will be screen in their original version with Serbian subtitles.

Among the guests of the opening night, Ljuba Jovicevic who is among the protagonists of Strane straniere, another film featured in the program. This year's guest of honor is Alessandro Bertolazzi, renowned Italian make-up artist and Oscar winner in 2017 for Suicide Squad.