Project FILMharmonia can be described as an enchanting interplay of music and film that tackles the challenge of undiversified tourism offer in the cross-border area through screening of mute films with live orchestra performances in four locations: Vukovar, Ilok, Novi Sad and Subotica.
Chaplin’s films were chosen because in 2019 the world celebrated Chaplin’s 130th birthday as one of the most famous and recognizable figure in the history of the film industry.
The last FILMharmonia events took place in Subotica from 19 – 21 September 2020 and included screening of two Charlie Chaplin’s cult silent films – A Dog’s Life (1918) and The Kid (1921) with a fantastic live performance by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra combined with the musicians from Musical Youth of Novi Sad, under the baton of maestro Krešimir Batinić.
During all three evenings, the event gathered a large number of visitors, who did not hide their enthusiasm, both for the excellent musical performance and for the opportunity to participate in a wonderful audio-visual spectacle, which has never been seen at the Subotica music scene.
In its outdoor location, at the beautiful Trg slobode, FILMHarmonia delighted thousands of spectators of all ages who sat not only on chairs, but also on concrete paths, bikes, roof of cars, or watched the programme from nearby windows.
These are some of the statements of the audience after the events:
„Beautiful event last night. Culture came back to life with a great spectacle!”
„Such events mean a lot to our citizens and enrich their lives. Well done!”
„Thanks to everyone who made it possible for all of us – music and art lovers but also for all citizens. We are very happy and proud that we have this chance to enjoy Chaplin’s movies with fantastic Orchestra”.