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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.


 WORLD PREMIERES


DAYBREAK / DITA ZË FILL 
Albania, Greece, 2017, 85 min.
Director: Gentian Koçi
FIRST FEATURE

GRAIN 
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
FIRST FEATURE


REGIONAL PREMIERES

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
FIRST FEATURE

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
FIRST FEATURE

MEN DON'T CRY / MUŠKARCI NE PLAČU 

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, 2017, 100 min.
Director: Alen Drljević
FIRST FEATURE

 

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