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.