It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 21st edition of Sarajevo Film Festival which will take place from 14th to 22nd of August 2015.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES
This Set of Regulations issued by the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Press Office applies to the conduct of all accredited media representatives. By collecting the accreditation, its holder is under obligation to respect every point of regulations unconditionally.
We kindly ask you to read this document carefully.
Should you have further questions, please contact the staff of the Sarajevo Film Festival Press Centre.
The Sarajevo Film Festival retains the right to revoke accreditations of any media representatives who violate the regulations laid out in this document. Additionally, we hold the right to deny further accreditations at future editions of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
The Sarajevo Film Festival Press Office requires a detailed media report, including copies of published media features, from all media representatives.
The Sarajevo Film Festival Press Office would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation!
LOCATION AND WORKING HOURS
The Press Centre is located in the Festival Centre of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Address: Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24, Sarajevo
The services of the Press Centre will be available to all media representatives every day starting August 14th 2015 from 9 am to 8 pm. For the purpose of issuance of accreditations, Press Centre will be open on Thursday, 13th August from 10am to 5pm.
Press Centre of the Sarajevo Film Festival is distributing daily PRESS PROTOCOL document containing list of all the events open for media representatives with time and location.
THE INTERVIEW MEDIATION SERVICE
The Press Centre's Interview Mediation Service organizes interviews between accreditated media representatives and festival guests and members of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Head Office. If you would like to use the service, please complete the request form which you can find at the Press Centre Info Desk, and submit it to Press Centre staff.
NOTE: The confirmation of an interview depends on the schedules and time allowances of Festival guests and SFF Head Office Staff. The submission of a request does not guarantee that the requested interview will be confirmed. We kindly ask you to complete the request clearly and in full. We would like to remind you that this is the only way that you can schedule an interview, and that the SFF Press Office is under no obligation to process verbal requests.
IMPORTAINT NOTICE: ALL THE INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FESTIVAL SQUARE
THE PHOTO GALLERY- THE DISTRIBUTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
During the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Festival’s official photographers will upload images to the photograph GALLERY on the Festival's official website, www.sff.ba. Media representatives are welcome to publish photographs from the Sarajevo Film Festival gallery in their media outlets with proper source citation: “Photo by: SFF”.
THE INTERNET CENTRE
Internet is free for press representatives at our INTERNET CENTRE located within the Press Centre. Furthermore, there is a wireless internet access available.
THE USE OF THE PHOTOCOPYING EQUIPMENT
All accredited representatives of the media can use the photocopier within the Press Centre with the assistance of a Press Centre employee.
PRESS SCREENINGS / SCREENINGS FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES
Press screenings will be organized for films in the Competition Programme – Feature Film only.
Press Screenings will be held every day from 15th to 21nd August at the National Theatre at 11:30 am except Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st August when two screenings will be held at 9:00 and at 11:30 am.
Press conferences for the Competition Programme will be held every day after press screenings between August 16th and 22th at the Festival Square near National Theatre.
A detailed schedule of the press screenings and press conferences is being released on a daily press protocol document available at the Press Centre. SFF retains right to change that schedule at any time.
PHOTO CALL / AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Half an hour before film screenings in the Competition Programme, a red carpet ceremony is taking place and media representatives are allowed to attend in order to photograph and film entrance the Competition Programme film crews and other guests of the Sarajevo Film Festival (Photo Call).
NOTE: Filming can be done ONLY from the designated area and media representatives must not interfere with ceremony under no circumstances.
MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AT OTHER SFF LOCATIONS
At other SFF venues, media representatives should abide by the following rules:
Accredited media representatives will be able to access all cinemas before the beginning of a screening in order to document the atmosphere at the event, but can only remain in the screening hall until beginning of said screening. After that, they are requested to stop all filming and take their equipment out of the cinema quietly so as not to interfere with the viewing.
Filming at a selected location takes place exclusively with the assistance of a designated person of the Sarajevo Film Festival. On some locations, in order to ensure media representatives will leave location before designated deadline, media representatives will be obligated to deposit their accreditations with security service members. Accreditations will be returned upon exit. In case media representative is not leaving location before deadline (after beginning of screening or similar) collection of accreditation will not be possible. Events to which this rule apply will be marked with “*” sign on the Press protocol document.
Media representatives can attend and film seminars, panels, sessions and other events organized by the Sarajevo Film Festival (except those closed to the public), provided that they do not disturb the event and the activities of its participants.
A certain number of screening tickets for all the programmes are reserved for accredited media representatives.
Media representatives must submit requests for the issuance of tickets a day prior to the desired screening. Requests should be submitted at the Press Centre. Due to the limited number of tickets, submission of the request does not guarantee issuance ot ticket. Tickets can be obtained on the day of the screening at the SFF Main Box Office, Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva Street 24.
IMPORTAINT NOTICE: Media representatives are allowed to obtain one ticket per media only and maximum of two tickets per day!
Your Press accreditation allows you free entry to:
- The Press Screenings of the Competition Programme
- Other press screenings upon announcement or invitation