The Competition Programme in this category gives priority to the films which will have either world or international premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival. All the films will be shown in primetime, at the Sarajevo National Theatre, preceded by screenings for journalists, photo sessions for photographers, interviews and press conferences, which are to take place prior to the official screening. The Competition Programme is also a Red Carpet event. As the main programme of the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Competition Programme attracts over 150 guest directors, screen-writers, producers, actors, actresses and other people from film industry. Over the past years, this Programme has become the most important meeting point of the East European film and all of those interested in cinematography of the countries represented.
DAYBREAK / DITA ZË FILL
Albania, Greece, 2017, 85 min.
Director: Gentian Koçi
Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden, Qatar, 2017, 127 min.
Director: Semih Kaplanoğlu
MEDA OR THE NOT SO BRIGHT SIDE OF THINGS / MEDA SAU PARTEA NU PREA FERICITĂ A LUCRURILOR
Romania, 2017, 82 min.
Director: Emanuel Pârvu
DIRECTIONS / POSOKI
Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia, 2017, 103 min.
Director: Stephan Komandarev
HOSTAGES / MDZEVLEBI
Georgia, Russia, Poland, 2016, 104 min.
Director: Rezo Gigineishvili
SCARY MOTHER / SASHISHI DEDA
Georgia, 2017, 102 min.
Director: Ana Urushadze
SON OF SOFIA / O GIOS TIS SOFIAS
Greece, France, Bulgaria, 2016, 111 min.
Director: Elina Psykou
OUT OF COMPETITION – GALA SCREENINGS
BIRDS LIKE US / PTICE KAO MI
Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Turkey, USA, 2017, 84 min.
Directors: Faruk Šabanović, Amela Ćuhara
MEN DON'T CRY / MUŠKARCI NE PLAČU
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, 2017, 100 min.
Director: Alen Drljević