The second edition of the Competition Program - Student film will present 13 short and medium-length films, including 10 features, two documentaries and one animated film. The selected films, all with the run time of up to 60 minutes, were produced as part of the teaching process in the regional film schools.
Competition Program - Short Film is one of the most exciting sections of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Limited only by running time, short film is one of the least restrictive art forms that allows its consumers to have several different cinematic experiences in a relatively short time. The program aims to introduce aspiring regional filmmakers and their short films to wider audiences and film professionals.
Principal photography has officially wrapped on four short films by young filmmakers from the Balkan region which were backed by the Sarajevo City of Film initiative and produced by Obala Art Center. The four films will premiere at the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival to be held from August 10-17.
The Sarajevo Film Festival proudly announces that Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers, will be the honorary guest of the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival's Tribute to programme.
Chaired by Iranian director and writer Asghar Farhadi, one of the most prominent contemporary filmmakers whose accolades include two Oscars, the Jury of the Competition Programme - Feature Film of the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival will bring together internationally renowned filmmakers and artists from Iran, United Kingdom, Croatia, France and Georgia.
We are proud to announce that one of the most prominent contemporary filmmakers, Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, two times Oscar winner, will preside over the Jury of the Competition Programme - Feature Film of 24th Sarajevo Film Festival which will be held from August 10 to 17.
Shooting of Sarajevo City of Film projects has begun on Tuesday in Sarajevo. Four projects by young filmmakers from the region will be shot in Sarajevo in the period from May 15 to 30. The films will be produced by Obala Art Center.
Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to announce a new development award for fiction feature length projects presented at CineLink Co-Production Market worth €10,000 in cash, sponsored by Film Center Montenegro.
Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a joint programme created by the Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center. It is focused exclusively on documentary films from the region of South East Europe and Caucasus, which are currently in post-production.
Eight feature film projects and five television drama projects in early development have been announced as part of this years CineLink line-up. This part of the selection focuses on projects from first and second time directors from Southeast Europe.
The call for entries for aspiring film professionals from Southeast Europe and the Southern Caucasus to participate in Talents Sarajevo, held within the framework of the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival, is now open.
Last weekend, shooting of the film A GOOD DAY'S WORK by the Slovenian director Martin Turk started in Sarajevo. The film is being produced by the Obala Art Centre as part of the Sarajevo City of Film for Global Screen project.
This follows the Council of Europe’s Sarajevo Conference Declaration which was adopted in August 2015 during the Sarajevo Film Festival under the Bosnia and Herzegovina Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
The Sarajevo Film Festival continuously develops its recognizable concept as an international film festival with a clear focus on Southeast European films. The 23rd edition was enhanced in several segments, which create additional value for film professionals and general audiences alike.
Gala screening of the animated feature BIRDS LIKE US, by the BiH duo of directors, Faruk Šabanović and Amela Ćuhara, is scheduled to be shown on the last evening of the Competition programme of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival in the National Theatre in Sarajevo.
The legendary British comedian John Cleese arrived tonight in Sarajevo where on Wednesday he will be presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, for outstanding contribution to film.
Open Air programme of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival tonight brought us APRIL’S DAUGHTER, a film by the Mexican director Michel Franco, president of the jury of this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival Competition programme.
Another world premiere took place at the 23rd SFF. As part of the Competition programme, MEDA OR THE NOT SO BRIGHT SIDE OF THINGS, the first feature film of the Rumanian director Emanuel Pârvu, was shown tonight.
Today a new call for entries for Sarajevo City of Film was announced. The project gives young filmmakers from the region an opportunity to collaborate around short film projects - and to have them funded, produced and screened.
Tonight, in the Open Air Programme, visitors of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival had the opportunity to see THE FROG, a film by BiH director Elmir Jukić, who decided to put the play of the same name, which has been performed in crowded theatres and before enthusiastic audience throughout the former Yugoslavia, on the big screen.
First regional premiere took place tonight as part of the Competition programme of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival. Viewers had the opportunity to see the film HOSTAGES by Georgian director Reza Gigineishvili.
Second regional premiere in the Competition programme of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival took place tonight in the National Theatre in Sarajevo, when the feature film DIRECTIONS by Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev was shown.
Oliver Stone, distinguished American director, three-times Oscar winner, will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo tonight at the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema for his exceptional contribution to art of film.
At the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema, in front of audience of more than 3,000, Oliver Stone, distinguished American Director and three-times Oscar winner, was presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for his exceptional contribution to film art.
Distinguished American director, three-times Oscar winner, arrived in Sarajevo to receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for exceptional contribution to film art, at a ceremony that will be organized as part of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.
The Competition Programme of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival continues with yet another world premiere. Audience in the National Theatre will have an opportunity to see the feature film DAYBREAK / DITA ZË FILL by Albanian director Gentian Koçi.
As part of the Open Air Programme of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, the film IN THE FADE, by Fatih Akin was shown tonight in the Skenderija Hall in Sarajevo, where projection was moved from the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema due to rain.
At last year's Sarajevo Film Festival, the feature film production scheme Sarajevo City of Film for Global Screen (SCF GS) was launched by the festival and TRT TV Movies. During the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival the film selected to be produced within SCF GS was announced - A Good Day's Work, by Slovenian director Martin Turk.
What is the cultural, economic and social impact of the Sarajevo Film Festival? This will be analysed in a forthcoming study carried out by Olsberg SPI, a leading international consultancy for the creative industries.
This year, within the Tribute To Programme, Sarajevo Film Festival has the honour of being a host to the American director Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film THE ACT OF KILLING will open the programme today.
The National Theatre will host the gala screening of the film MEN DON’T CRY, the debutant feature film of the BiH director Alen Drljević. The film will be shown within the Competition programme, out of competition.
Sarajevo Film Festival offers a special blend of good films, good music and pleasant atmosphere under the open sky within its Summer Screen Programme, which begins tonight at 21:00 hrs with the screening of the film “Chavela” about the unique and controversial Mexican singing legend.
American director Joshua Oppenheimer arrived to Sarajevo as guest at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival to present within the Tribute To Programme the works that have placed him among the most significant film authors of present days.
Aiming to create unique festival atmosphere, the Sarajevo Film Festival and its partner and main sponsor Coca-Cola present, for the first time in Sarajevo, a new and unique venue – the Festival Eating Point by Coca-Cola.
Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to pay tribute to the preeminent filmmaker Oliver Stone, who will also receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film at the 23rd edition of the Festival.
The Sarajevo Film Festival continues to provide a platform to help shed light on the consequences of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and for using film to bring important stories related to these events to wider audiences. The aim of the Dealing with the Past and True Stories Market projects is to increase awareness, dialogue and knowledge, and has already seen concrete results in the form of a finished film.
The 23rd edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will kick off on Friday 11 August with a number of special events which are expected to bring together numerous festival guests, moviegoers and friends of the Festival.
This year, the Summer Screen Programme brings a number of interesting film titles produced all around the world over the past twelve months. We selected six exceptional music movies from the rich new offer of world cinema.
The 23rd edition of the annual Sarajevo Film Festival opens 11 August, 2017 with a screening of Aki Kaurismäki's THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE at the National Theatre and the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema in Sarajevo.
Sarajevo Film Festival proudly presents Kinoscope Programme 2017. This section consists of 17 films from around the globe excluding the Southeastern European territories which compose the festival’s competition strand.
Presided over by Mexican director, writer and producer Michel Franco, the Jury of the Competition Programme – Feature Film for the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival comprises prominent filmmakers, actors and film professionals from five countries.
The 11th annual edition of Talents Sarajevo will welcome 70 up-and-coming actors, cinematographers, directors, editors, film critics, producers and screenwriters from Southeast Europe and the Southern Caucasus.
The 11th annual Talents Sarajevo program will welcome 70 up-and-coming actors, cinematographers, directors, editors, film critics, producers and screenwriters from Southeast Europe and the Southern Caucasus during the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival.
One of Mexico's highest-profile and most resolutely independent young filmmakers, Michel Franco will head the Jury for the Competition Programme - Feature Film at the upcoming 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, set to run 11-18 August 2017.
With over 300 film screenings and numerous other events that take place during the 8 days of the Sarajevo Film Festival, the smooth running of the Festival would be impossible without the help of volunteers.
Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a joint programme created by Sarajevo Film Festival and Balkan Documentary Center. It is focused exclusively on documentary films from the region of South East Europe and Caucasus, which are currently in post-production.
CineLink Project Development Workshop, held in Sarajevo in April, invited filmamkers of seven feature film and three TV series projects in early development stages to join four intensive days of working with script consultants,
On March 16, 2017, a press conference at the China Film Directors Centre in Beijing was held to announce the inaugural Pingyao International Film Festival will be held October 19-26, 2017, in Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China, a city that enjoys 2700 years of history.
New call for entries for aspiring film professionals from Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus to participate in Talents Sarajevo, held within the framework of the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival is now open.
The Sarajevo Film Festival continuously develops its recognizable concept as an international film festival with a clear focus on Southeast European films. The upcoming 23rd edition will be enhanced in several segments, which will create additional value for film professionals and general audiences alike.
From September 12, ARTE and the platform Festival Scope launched ArteKino Festival, a new online film festival, aimed at movie goers all over Europe, who wish to discover a selection of European productions that are among the most original and stimulating of the year.
What is the future of co-production markets? How should they be designed to best meet the needs of the industry? These issues will be explored in a series of events held at major markets throughout the year – the first of which took place yesterday in Sarajevo.
Irish actor Liam Cunningham, well known for his roles in Ken Loach’s award winning THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY; as Sir Davos Seaworth in HBO’s hit series GAME OF THRONES; and Steve McQueen’s HUNGER (which Cunningham presented at SFF in 2008) has arrived in Sarajevo.
On the sixth day of the 22nd Sarajevo Film festival, the film HUMIDITY was shown at the National Theatre. It is a feature film by director Nikola Ljuca, which is a part of the Features Competition Programme.
Part of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Dealing with the Past programme, the new True Stories Market is a unique event that connects filmmakers with organisations that are documenting and researching the Yugoslav wars of the 90's, with the aim of bringing these stories to wider audiences.
Presentations of new drama series in development, Regional Forum masterclasses and case studies, the launch of a new HBO call for projects – all this and more to feature in the pilot edition of CineLink Drama, taking place 18-20 August.
The second day of the Open Air Programme brought us FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, a film directed by British director Stephen Frears, who was presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for outstanding contribution to Film Arts on this occasion.
Sarajevo Film Festival is honoured to welcome Amat Escalante, Mexican director, screenwriter and producer to the Tribute To Programme and present the achievements that made him one of the leading filmmakers of today. The Programme was opened by his first feature film SANGRE.
In a magical opening night of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival, Robert De Niro was presented with the first Honorary Heart of Sarajevo – Lifetime Achievement Award in front of an audience of more than 3,000 people at the Open Air Cinema.
Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy Award® winner, five-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner walked the Red Carpet of the 22. Sarajevo Film Festival.
Today the 2016 selection for the Sarajevo Film Festival's Work in Progress sessions is announced, as well as a new major cash award presented by TRT. In addition, three guest projects have been added to the CineLink Co-Production Market.
As of this year, the audiences of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival can purchase their tickets online via the Festival’s official website - www.sff.ba. We introduced the Print@Home system that allows you to purchase and print out your tickets from the comfort of your home. You can pay by MasterCard and VISA using e-pay system of the Raiffeisen Bank BH.
After its successful launch two years ago, the third edition of the Avant Premiere Program of the Sarajevo Film Festival will once again this year present the festival goers with a sample of the most recent regional film productions.
The team of the Children’s Program of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival has organized a get-together with children in Pionirska Dolina zoo on Saturday. It was an introduction to the 8 fun days of the Festival that are ahead of us.
Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart recieved the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the Human Rights Day in recognition of his contribution and support to Obala Art Centar, and the initiative to build the Meeting Point cultural center, which is recognized today as Sarajevo Film Festival's main cinema and meeting point.
The Sarajevo Film Festival has established a tradition of inviting successful local actors or actresses of the younger generation to host its opening night ceremony. Our host at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival on Friday, August 12, in the National Theater in Sarajevo will be Alena Džebo.
In the former Yugoslavia,faced with the deep and far-reaching consequences of the aftermath of past conflicts, the project Dealing with the Past is dedicated to increasing dialogue, promoting peace through raising awareness, and confronting all the parties involved with indisputable facts.
Kinoscope programme comprise inspiring films directed by great authors as well as new talented filmmakers. This programme brings us films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, excluding the territories which compose the festival’s competition strand.
Docu Rough Cut Boutique proudly presents selection 2016. We are thrilled with the large number of submissions. The interest for the workshop has grown tremendously and we have received projects from many countries from the region, even from those with a very small cinema production.
A unique film and music event - FROM MEXICO: MUSIC FOR EISENSTEIN (fragments from ¡QUE VIVA MÉXICO!) - will be presented to the Sarajevo audiences during the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival by Filmoteca UNAM (Film Archive of the National University of Mexico) and the San Cristobal International Film Festival.
The 10th annual Talents Sarajevo will be held from 14-20 August, within the framework of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival.
The 2016 edition of Talents Sarajevo will be opened by Mexican director, writer and producer Amat Escalante whose work will be showcased and honored in the Festival’s Tribute To program.
In an effort to strengthen our ties with the local community, Sarajevo Film Festival has for years been opening its doors to young enthusiasts who are interested to volunteer with us and help us continue making the festival a success.
SIERANEVADA, the latest film by Romania’s Cristi Puiu, premiered Thursday in the Competition programme of the 69th Cannes Film Festival and earned a warm reception from critics and audiences in attendance. This is a great news for Bosnia-Herzegovina’s film industry because our country was represented among the film’s co-producers.
SIERANEVADA, the latest film by celebrated Romanian director Cristi Puiu, has been included in the official selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. This is a very good news for Bosnia-Herzegovina’s film industry because our country was among the film’s co-producers.
One of the most renowned filmmakers of today, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman will head the Jury for the Competition Programme – Feature Film at the upcoming 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival, set to run 12-20 August 2016.
New call for entries for aspiring film professionals from Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus to participate in Talents Sarajevo, held within the framework of the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival is open.
Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Sarajevo Film Festival organized a reception at the Meeting Point cinema in Sarajevo Friday to celebrate the success of Danis Tanovic’s DEATH IN SARAJEVO at the 66th International Berlin Film Festival where the film was awarded the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to welcome Mexican director, writer and producer Amat Escalante to the Tribute To Programme who will be joining us in Sarajevo to present his films that earned him a place among the most renowned filmmakers of today.
The Sarajevo Film Festival is once again offering you an opportunity to purchase one of our Golden Card packages that will enable you a unique film-watching experience, meetings with Festival guests, easier access to relevant information and to tickets for all festival screenings.
Coca-Cola HBC B-H Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Film Festival have marked two important anniversaries - Coca-Cola’s fortieth anniversary of doing business in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the twentieth anniversary of its partnership with the festival - by signing a new three-year cooperation contract.
This year's recipient of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Bursary is Ran Huang. A Chinese artist and film director, his film The Administration of Glory, was in competition at Cannes 2014 for the Short Film Palme d'Or.
After last night’s screening of the Spanish film A PERFECT DAY and after the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo was awarded to actor Benicio Del Toro, the star of the film, the public at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival had the honour to spend time with the director and cast of this film today at the Festival Square.
Academy Award®-winning actor Benicio Del Toro recieved the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film at the 21st edition of Sarajevo Film Festival at HT Eronet Open Air Cinema.
Academy Award®-winning actor Benicio Del Toro has arrived today in Sarajevo. He will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film at the 21st edition of Sarajevo Film Festival on tonight at 20:30, as part of Open Air Programme. Audience will get the chance to see Benicio Del Toro on the Red Carpet at 19:30.
Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to pay Tribute to the director Atom Egoyan who will also receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film on Wednesday at 15.00 at Cinema Meeting Point. On that occasion, film EXOTICA(1994), directed by Atom Egoyan, will be screened.
Director Atom Egoyan has arrived today in Sarajevo. Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to pay Tribute to the director Atom Egoyan who will also receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film on Wednesday at 15.00 at Cinema Meeting Point.
MUSTANG was screened at the National Theatre, on the fifth day of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival. MUSTANG is a feature film by Deniz Gamze Ergüven in competition as part of our Competition Programme - Features.
A three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep this year takes on a whole new role - a hard-rocking singer and guitarist in the latest film by director Jonathan Demme – RICKI AND THE FLASH. Film was shown tonight, as part of the Open Air Programme.
At the high-level conference “Women in today’s film industry: gender issues. Can we do better?", held in Sarajevo on August 14th, a declaration was adopted that calls for policies to counter the gender imbalance in the European audio-visual industry.
On the fourth day of the Festival, we organized a conversation with director Ognjen Sviličić and actors from the Croatian film THESE ARE THE RULES. The moderator Amra Bakšić-Čamo, who heads the CineLink project for SFF, was host to the director and members of his cast, Bosnian-Herzegovinian actress Jasna Žalica and the young actors Hrvoje Vladisavljević and Veronika Mach.
UNEP and Sarajevo Film Festival, in partnership with a number of partners dedicated to environmental protection, are launching an important cooperation that will, during this year's Sarajevo Film Festival, result in realization of series of events focused on nature, energy efficiency and art.
On Sunday, we organized a conversation at the Festival Square with the leading actor and actress from the French film DHEEPAN, which was screened on Saturday night at the HT Eronet Open Air Cinema. Vanja Kaluđerčić, selector of the Shorts programme and moderator of this year’s second “Coffee with…” programme, engaged in conversation with the Sri Lankan actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan and the Indian actress Kalieaswari Srinivasan.
"Slovenia’s declaration of independence from the Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991 marked the start of the dismantling of the former Yugoslavia. Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) followed suit. The fighting between Slovenia and the Yugoslav People’s Army lasted only 10 days, but the brutal wars fought in Croatia and BiH (begun in 1991 and 1992 respectively) dragged on until 1995. Fighting in Kosovo lasted from 1998 to 1999.
For the fifth year in a row, visitors to the Sarajevo Film Festival, have the opportunity to enjoy screenings in the open air as part of our Laško Summer Nights programme. From the first day when this year’s programme was announced, it became clear that the audience is very interested in the Laško Summer Night programme and that additional screenings of some of the films will have to be organized.
Today, as part of the “Coffee with…” programme we talked to the Brazilian filmmaker Anna Muylaert who considers THE SECOND MOTHER to be her crowning achievement. Michael Rosser, news editor at Screen International who served as moderator, talked to Anna Muylaert about her beginnings, her rich background as a director and the challenges that she has faced.
Talents Sarajevo, Sarajevo Film Festival’s programme for emerging regional film professionals, which was established in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents programme and the Berlin International Film Festival will be opened today at the Meeting Point at 15:00.
This year, as part of the IN FOCUS programme, we will have the opportunity to enjoy seven films that have marked world and regional cinematography over the past year. These are exceptional films that have found success at prestigious film festivals all around the world or on the local market.
Tonight's screenings of THE SECOND MOTHER by Anna Muylaert, brazilian multi-award winning film, at the National Theatre and HT Eronet Open Air Cinema opens the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival. After the screnings, director Anna Muylaert will greet the audience.
Does public funding of co-productions have a future in the digital borderless world? And what is the story behind the creative new ways that Southeast Europe is tackling the challenges in cinema exhibition? These two topics are in focus at the European Film Forum, which Sarajevo Film Festival's Regional Forum will be hosting on August 20-21.
In order to promote Bosnia-Herzegovina’s filmmakers and its national cinematography, the Sarajevo Film Festival has established a tradition of inviting successful local actors, actresses and filmmakers of the younger generation to host its opening night ceremony.
Representatives of ministries for culture and film funds from across Europe gathered in Sarajevo for the high-level conference “Women in today’s film industry: gender issues. Can we do better?”, where a European declaration on gender equality in film will be drafted.
Award winning actor and director Danny Huston, known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence is the Curator for the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation 2015 and returns to Sarajevo to give this years Award.
UNEP and Sarajevo Film Festival, in partnership with a number of partners dedicated to environmental protection, are launching an important cooperation that will, during this year's Sarajevo Film Festival, result in realization of series of events focused on nature, energy efficiency and art.
The selected participants will have the special privilege to work with film/story editors and film professionals who have wide experience in documentary film, have won a number of awards as well as gaining tremendous attention on the side of the audience. They will have long and elaborate sessions with each of projects’ teams.
Three recently produced regional films will be screened in the Festival’s Avant Premiere programme this year, namely a comedy by Nenad Đurić THOUSAND (B&H), Stevan Filipović’s drama NEXT TO ME and historical drama TO THE HILT by Stole Popov (Macedonia).
Laško Sumer Nights Programme of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival will present some of the most buzzed-about films of the year that have already captured the attention of film and music lovers, but also the recent titles that treat some of the most important contemporary political and social issues.
Screenings will take place in the unique Open Air Cinema Vatrogasac where visitors can enjoy the films in comfortable recliner chairs and picnic-like atmosphere.
We were so happy to receive the most amazing present for our fifth anniversary – a large number of submitted projects from many countries, which demonstrated high visual qualities and meticulous art of editing!
In programming Kinoscope this year, we found ourselves unconsciously veering towards work from young new film-makers. We only realized this when the programme was complete – 12 out of the 19 features are from first- and second-time directors – but perhaps the nature of a festival programmer is to be surprised and delighted by fresh visions and new voices, so in retrospect it’s perhaps not that much of a shock. That’s not to say that we haven’t included some of the world’s most celebrated names.
TeenAction, a project created to showcase the work of the young generation of filmmakers, has selected films that will be screened in the TeenAction meets Punk Cinema Program of the Sarajevo Film Festival, and presented throughout the year to audiences in cities around Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the Festival's travelling program Operation Kino.
This year, Sarajevo Film Festival is honored to pay tribute to one of the most original and prolific contemporary filmmakers- Philippine director Brillante Mendoza, who will himself be in attendance for this highly anticipated event.
The 2015 Talents Sarajevo will welcome 71 up-and-coming actors, directors, DoPs, film critics, producers and screenwriters from Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus for a week of master classes, panel discussions, networking and training opportunities.
The Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina is finalizing the preparations for the programme of the BiH Film Festival, which is taking place in cooperation with the Sarajevo Film Festival, from August 14 to August 22. This year marks the ten year anniversary of the festival dedicated to the promotion of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian cinematography and film authors from B&H.
Back in April we presented first eight projects selected for this year CineLink co-production market and announced second call for entries. Today we are unveiling complete CineLink selection together with two guest projects as part of cooperation with our partners Doha Film Institute (DFI) and one guest project coming from Russia.
Izeta Gradevic, festival’s Creative Director, will preside the Funds Selection Board and Jovan Marjanovic, festival’s Head of Industry, will serve as the Executive Director of revamped Sarajevo City of Film Fund.
At the biggest documentary film festival IDFA in Amsterdam, that this year counts more than 255.000 spectators, our Docu Rough Cut Boutique alumni - film DRIFTER wins IDFA First Appereance Competition 2014.
• 246 FILMS FROM 60 COUNTRIES
• 9 VENUES
• 600 EMPLOYEES
• 400 VOLUNTEERS
• 3.000 ACCREDITED GUESTS FROM 61 COUNTRIES
• OVER 850 ACCREDITED MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES FROM 35 COUNTRIES
• OVER 100.000 VISITORS AT ALL THE PROGRAMMES
Actors from WILD TALES, which screened last night as part of the Open Air programme, stopped by the Festival Square on Saturday (23 August) to spend some time with us. Our guests today are Walter Donado and German De Silva.
On the ninth and last day of the Festival, the audience had the opportunity to watch MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, by the cult director Woody Allen. This screening officially closed the 20th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Annie Leibovitz, one of the most important art photographers in the world, arrived in Sarajevo today. She immediately went to Susan Sontag Square—the square in front of the National Theatre—to honour her long-time friend Susan Sontag, the American writer, activist and a proven friend of BiH.
Andy Paterson, producer of THE RAILWAY MAN, and Patti Lomax, life partner of Eric Lomax, the man whose story inspired the director to make this movie, stopped by the Festival Square on Friday (22 August) to spend some time with us.
On Thursday (21 August), the cast and crew of BLACK COAL, THIN ICE, which screened last night as part of the Open Air Programme, stopped by the Festival Square to spend some time with us. Our guests were the director Yi'nan Diao, actress Gwei Lun Mei and co-producer Shen Yang.
The collaboration between the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science and Talents Sarajevo (formerly Sarajevo Talent Campus) continues. Talents Sarajevo have had the honor to host two extraordinary members of the Academy.
BRIDES, a Georgian film, screened at the National Theatre on the sixth day of the Sarajevo Film Festival. BRIDES is a feature film by Tinatin Kajrishvili and it is in competition in our Competition Programme - Features.
On the fifth day of the Festival, you could watch THE FIGHTER, a docudrama about the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward, at Multiplex Cinema City, at 15:00.
On Monday (August 18) at the Festival Square, we had the opportunity to spend some time with the director, Hans Petter Moland, and the cast of IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE, which screened last night in the Open Air programme.
A gala in memoriam screening of the cult film THE MARATHON FAMILY (1982), directed by Slobodan Šijan, will be held tonight (18 August) in honour of Bora Todorović, an accomplished actor from the region who passed away recently.
MACONDO, a German-Austrian co-production, will be screened at the National Theatre, on the fourth day of the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival. MACONDO is a feature film by Sudabeh Mortezai in competition as part of our Competition Programme - Features.
The TeenArena programme opens this year on the third day of the Festival (17 August). TeenArena is a programme for teenagers, with films that address issues such as growing up, the relationship of teenagers towards the world, the obstacles faced by this younger population, how they overcome them and how they learn to form their own critical standpoints and opinions.
The Special Screenings programme opened today with a screening of a film by director and fashion designer agnès b. (Agnès Troublé). The film, MY NAME IS HMMM..., is about a twelve-year old runaway Céline.
As always, In Focus brings us the best works of regional cinematography from the past year. These extraordinary films have found success at prestigious film festivals around the world or on the domestic market.
MY NAME IS HMMM... by fashion designer and this year's recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo agnès b. (Agnès Troublé) and MR. TURNER by Mike Leigh will be screened as a part of the Special Screenings Programme.
The 20th anniversary edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival opens tonight at three different locations. The cult film by Alejandro González Iñárritu, AMORES PERROS, winner of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival in 2000 and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2001 Academy Awards, has the honour of opening the Open Air programme.
The nine-day film festival begins today! The official opening of the anniversary edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival begins tonight with ceremonies that will be held at three locations for this anniversary edition of the Festival: the Sarajevo National Theatre, HT Eronet Open Air Cinema and Meeting Point Cinema.
Who is watching our films - now, and in the future? How can European film makers create new global co-production partnerships? These are issues in focus at "Reaching new audiences for European films", the Regional Forum & Creative Europe MEDIA Conference taking place in Sarajevo on August 20-22 at the Hotel Europe Conference Hall.
Projects from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Israel, Kazakhstan, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia make up the lucky seven having made the cut for this year's CineLink Work in Progress sessions. In addition, three projects have been added to the CineLink Co-Production Market.
Are you a fan of documentaries? Do you want to be up to date with the latest documentary film achievements from South Eastern Europe? In cooperation with Doc Alliance we have prepared a selection of 11 short documentaries to watch for free for two entire weeks from August 4 to 17 at DAFilms.cz!
A delegation of British film professionals will be special guests at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival's co-production market CineLink on August 20-23, with the aim of increasing co-production with Southeast Europe.
Docu Rough Cut Boutique introduces for the first time an improved new approach. The selected participants will have the special privilege to work with film/story editors, film professionals who have rich experience in various projects that won a number of awards as well as gained tremendous attention on side of the audience. They will have long and elaborate sessions with each of projects’ teams.
After long hours of previewing the submitted projects, Docu RCB is pleased to announce the five selected projects for this year’s edition. It wasn’t an easy decision, as there was a number of high-quality films and the competition was very tough!
Following the closing of the 8th Talents Sarajevo Call for Entries, the participants have been selected to take part in this year’s edition of the Talents Sarajevo Programme dedicated to emerging filmmakers of Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus.
The third year of the Kinoscope programme comprise 21 inspiring films directed by great authors as well as new talented filmmakers. This programme brings us films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, excluding the territories which compose the festival’s competition strand.
Sarajevo Film Festival is celebrating the cinema-going culture! We are inviting everyone who shares our passion for film, to apply and participate in the I ♥ FILM programme. Wanna be part of it? Join now – here’s how!
Continuing the success of last year’s partnership with the Doha Film Institute (DFI), this year the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) will work with Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía(IMCINE) in order to bring Mexican films to the audiences of SFF. This is another step of SFF’s initiative to expand its network across continents and create new collaborations over the European borders, and its aim to support and connect emerging film professionals and filmmakers worldwide.
As in all previous years, the Sarajevo Film Festival presented the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award.
This award honours an individual for exceptional contribution to the affirmation and development of film and support in development of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
"Movies on the move" is a the project of the French Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina supported by the European Union and Foundation Sarajevo Heart of Europe. Its main intention is to commemorate the centennial of WWI through contemporary cinema, both by presenting films and reflecting on them, as well as by making better conditions for future cinematic creations.
Sarajevo Film Festival has a great pleasure to announce Competition Programme – Feature Film, Competition Programme – Short Film and In Focus.
Three selections, which brings exciting crossover of what is happening in regional cinema, were unveiled at the press conference held on Thursday July 17th 2014 in Sarajevo.
Bosnian avant premiere of film BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO / LES PONTS DE SARAJEVO, produced by Obala Art Center Sarajevo and French Production Company Cinétévé, was held on 27th June in Cinema Meeting Point in Sarajevo as part of the Sarajevo Heart of Europe celebration.
The workshops intended to develop the projects included in this year's CineLink selection were held in the Admiral Grand Hotel in Slano in the period from 1st to 5th of June. CineLink workshops were held as part of Dubrovnik Film Meeting supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Municipality of Dubrovačko primorje and the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Dubrovačko primorje.
CineLink 2014 call for entries attracted over 200 projects in development from 18 different countries in Southeastern Europe. Our selection committee selected 14 projects altogether for the CineLink and the CineLink Plus lineups, criteria being respective authors potential and strength of the story on one side and potential benefit for the project from our development workshops and the coproduction market on the other.
World premiere of BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO / LES PONTS DE SARAJEVO, produced by Obala Art Center Sarajevo and French Production Company Cinétévé, was held on Thursday night within the official programme of Cannes Film Festival.
BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO / LES PONTS DE SARAJEVO, produced by Obala Art Center Sarajevo and French Cinétévé, has been selected in the official program of the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25). The film will have its world premiere on May 22nd, when its authors and film crew will walk the red carpet at the Cannes Festival.
New call for entries for emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus to participate in Talents Sarajevo held within the framework of the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival is open from the 28th of March 2014. Application deadline is the 10th of May, 2014.
Sarajevo Film Festival has the pleasure of announcing that this year's President of the Jury for Competition Programme – Feature Film will be one of the most significant directors of our time and founder of the film.factory at the Sarajevo School for Science and Technology (SSST) Béla Tarr
The 19th Sarajevo Film Festival's final „Coffee with...“ session featured actor and special guest, Armand Assante alongside Director, Ante Novaković. Assante featured in Novaković's debut short film, The Fix which showcased last night as part New Currents Shorts.
Following last night's screening of GLORIA, as part of the Open Air Programme selection, director Sebastian Lelio joined us this morning for another relaxed „Coffee with...“ session to talk about his film.