This year's Bitef will be held from 13th to 22nd of September under the slogan "The World without Men".
During the ten days of the festival, Belgrade will become the capital of the world theater and the audience will be able to see the performances within the main program coming from France, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, Estonia, Switzerland, Israel, Belgium, and a German-Russian co-production will also be played.
All performances are combined under the slogan "The World without Men" that is equally referred to both of its main lines, aesthetic and thematic-problematic. This year's program continues the effort of the festival which is to clearly
map those artistic events in contemporary theater and performing arts that are (still) radical, subversive and polemical, and boldly points to the right, turbulent and disturbing social phenomena of the modern world.
Bitef is a complex cultural event, or phenomenon, by which the city is recognized, and where in the past more than half a century the greatest works of world theater production were portrayed.
Bitef was traditionally supported by the sponsors of the Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. Support was also provided by the German Embassy in Belgrade and the Goethe-Institute
Belgrade, the Embassy of Israel in Belgrade, the Embassy of Switzerland in Belgrade and the French Institute in Serbia.
As a gift to Belgrade and theater enthusiasts, TeleGroup supports this year’s Bitef Festival as an important sponsor and partner. Besides TeleGroup, there are I&F McCann Group, Serbia Gas, Coca-Cola Hellenic Serbia, Telekom Serbia, Delhaize Serbia,