As part of the Cinelink Talks programme, a conversation was held with actor and director Dragan Bjelogrlić on August 17th at Hotel Europe, following the regional premiere of the film GUARDIANS OF THE FORMULA. The discussion was moderated by Maša Marković, the head of the Industry Department at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
On Thursday, August 17th, Austrian director, screenwriter, and producer Jessica Hausner conducted a masterclass at the Festival Center (Bosnian Cultural Center) as part of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival programme. The masterclass was moderated by film critic Dana Linssen.
Adna Špuren from Sarajevo made the best reel on the topic "Films for Future", a competition organized for young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Sarajevo Film Festival, in partnership with UNESCO city of film Sarajevo, and the Green Club, which consists of Bosnian-Herzegovinian parliamentarians, with the support of the United Nations Development Program in BiH (UNDP BiH).
Film screenings from the programme of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival on August 16th were not held due to the Day of Mourning, as decided by the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina following the crime in Gradačac. According to this decision, cultural and entertainment programmes in public places were not conducted today.
Based on the Decision of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to declare a Day of Mourning, during which cultural and entertainment programs are not held in public places, the Sarajevo Film Festival informs its audience and the public that today, August 16th, film screenings at the Sarajevo Film Festival will not take place. Additionally, there will be no film screenings as part of the Sarajevo Film Festival programme in Mostar and Tuzla.
GUARDIANS OF THE FORMULA by Dragan Bjelogrlić will have a gala screening tonight at the National Theater of Sarajevo as part of the Competitive Programme – feature film, in which it is being shown out of competition.
The guest of the Grand Coffee with... programme on August 15th was Oscar® winner Charlie Kaufman, an American screenwriter, director, producer, and recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo at the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival.
Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter, director, producer, and Oscar® winner was awarded the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for his exeptional contribution to the art of film tonight at the Coca-Cola Open Air Cinema.
On account of the crime in Gradačac, the Sarajevo Film Festival is organizing a public discussion where filmmakers who have dealt with the topic of violence against women in their work and through their social engagement will discuss artistic and media representations of such violence.
Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter, director, producer, Oscar® winner, and this year's recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo, held a Masterclass today at the Festival Center (Bosnian Cultural Center) as part of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival programme.
The "First War Cinema Apollo" exhibition of photographs has been opened at the gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, while in the basement of the Academy of Performing Arts, screenings of films from the programme "30 Years Since the First War Cinema Apollo" have begun, marking this significant anniversary.
Tonight at 21:30 in the Sarajevo National Theatre, the Turkish television series RUMI was shown, out of competition and have its world premiere during the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival. The director is Can Ulkay and the producers are Ahmet Okur and Kerim Ayyildiz
As a gift to the audience, the day before the official opening of the festival, on Thursday, August 10th, the Sarajevo Film Festival, in cooperation with the Film Center Sarajevo, presented a surprise film: a newly restored classic of the Sarajevo Film Center, a jewel of BH cinematography!
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Art of Film, Scottish director, screenwriter and producer Lynne Ramsay will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival.
Preparation of the location of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival is in full swing. The largest film screen in the region was set up at the Coca-Cola Summer Cinema, one of the most attractive festival locations.
Dealing with the Past programme of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival will present authors who became famous with films about real events, as well as new authors who question the position of individuals whose lives have been marked by trauma from the recent past.
This year's BH FILM programme organized by Association of Filmmakers in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in its 18th edition held within 29th Sarajevo Film Festival will present 64 films: 8 feature narrative films, 1 omnibus, 14 feature documentaries, 30 short fiction and documentaries, and 11 student films.
The recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo at the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival, in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the art of film, is the American screenwriter, director, and producer, Oscar® winner Charlie Kaufman.
We congratulate the main sponsor of the Sarajevo Film Festival, BH Telecom, the production company Deblokada, and the team of authors behind the series "Znam kako dišeš" (I Know Your Soul) by Jasmila Žbanić, created as part of the production of BH ContentLab, for entering the main program of this year's Venice Film Festival.
Program coordinator at Chicken and Egg Pictures Iva Dimitrova, artistic director at CPH:Dox Niklas Engstrom and director and producer Péter Kerekes will serve on the Jury of the Competition Programme - Documentary Film of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival.
The conference, held under the title “Responsibly, for the Future”, which was jointly organized by the Green Club and Sarajevo Film Festival with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), presented the concrete activities and results that Sarajevo Film Festival launched in the mission of achieving a zero pollution rate.
The Heart of Sarajevo awards for TV series at 29th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival featured a professional jury comprising over 450 film professionals from the region. This year, they nominated 19 series across 14 categories.
The applications are open for submission until 5 Mary 2023, free of charge. The award ceremony for the category of TV series will be held at the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival, which will take place from 11 to 18 August this year.
The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival closed by the world premiere of film MAY LABOUR DAY by Pjer Žalica, which was screened in the Open Air Programme. The film was shown in Open Air locations of Sarajevo Film Festival.
As part of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, in Cineplexx Sarajevo, a discussion was held on the topic "Promotion of film incentives in Sarajevo Canton - example of ILLYRICVM". The film ILLYRICVM by Simon Bogojević Narath is the first film created from the incentives of the Cantonal Government.
The fourteenth edition of the Human Rights Day as part of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival brought a panel discussion on the topic Where is justice? The documentary film THE NEW GREATNESS CASE by Anna Shishova formed the basis of the discussion in which the film's authors and protagonists took part. The panel was moderated by film critic Tue Steen Mueller.
American Academy Award-nominated actor, director, playwright and author Jesse Eisenberg received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for his outstanding contribution to the art of film at the Coca-Cola Open Air Cinema.
American Academy Award-nominated actor, director, playwright and author Jesse Eisenberg will be an honorary guest at this year's 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will walk the Red Carpet in front of the Sarajevo National Theater tonight at 6:15 p.m.
Tonight - on August 15th at 8.30 p.m., Sarajevo Film Festival will honour Eisenberg with the Heart of Sarajevo Award, ahead of a Special Screening of WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD – Eisenberg’s directorial feature debut
Dealing with the Past program of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will present authors who became famous with films about real events, as well as new authors who question the position of individuals whose lives have been marked by trauma from the recent past.
Sarajevo Film Festival and UniCredit Bank have prepared an interesting and rewarding competition for BEST PHOTO. Anyone who likes to use their cameras, phones, tablets and other devices to capture interesting moments, can participate in an easy way.
During the first 24 hours from the start of online ticket sales for films in the programmes of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, record sales and huge audience interest were recorded. Tickets for all the films in the programmes are always on sale - a certain number of film tickets are released each day. Tickets will also be on sale when the Main Box Office (Bosanski Cultural Center, Branilaca Sarajevo 24) opens on Monday, August 8 at 10 a.m.
This year's BH Film program organized by Association of Filmmakers in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in its 17th edition held within 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will present 54 films: 6 feature narrative films, 12 feature documentaries, 25 short fiction and documentaries, and 11 student films.
The Sarajevo Film Festival Special Award for Promoting Gender Equality was established by Sarajevo Film Festival last year as a continuation of the activities in which the Sarajevo Film Festival contributes to the establishment of women's equality in the film industry.
The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will open on Friday, August 12th, with a ceremony at the Sarajevo National Theatre and a series of events leading up to it. The honor of leading the opening ceremony of the 28th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival was bestowed on Bosnian-Herzegovinian actress Helena Vuković.
A total of 51 films will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo awards at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival. The Festival’s four competition sections – for feature, documentary, short and student film – will feature 21 world, 7 international, 1 European, 21 regional and 1 B&H premiere.
This programme will gather youth from the Western Balkans to attend Sarajevo Film Festival and through their eyes tell the story of intercultural dialogue, youth cooperation, diversity and peace building
The winning films of Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), Zagreb Film Festival (ZFF), Auteur Film Festival (FAF) and Herceg Novi Film Festival - Montenegro Film Festival (FFHN) will be screened at the Spring Break Edition of these festivals online on the platform Ondemand.kinomeetingpoint.ba.
I am proud of everything we have accomplished over the last 27 years. We started from nothing, when our city was under siege, and today we are a globally renowned institution attended by filmmakers and film industry professionals from the region and the whole world
As part of the Green Festival eco-initiative, Sarajevo Film Festival is introducing green measures to reduce its environmental impact and to raise the awareness about the importance of eco-friendly behaviours.
For all those who are not in Sarajevo for the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival or prefer to watch films from the comfort of their home, Sarajevo Film Festival also provides the most of films from its programme for watching online.
The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival will be opened on Friday, 13 August, with a ceremony at the National Theatre in Sarajevo. The honour of hosting this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival was granted to a young actor from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dino Bajrović.
A total of 48 films will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo awards at the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival. The Festival’s four competition sections – for feature, documentary, short and student film – will feature 18 world, 3 international, 1 european, 25 regional and 1 B&H premieres.
Ahead of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, which will take place from 13 to 20 August, a press conference was held at the Meeting Point cinema in Sarajevo, where jury members of the Competition Programme – Feature Film were announced, and the new main sponsor of the Festival: UniCredit Bank was presented.
There are fifteen film professionals – actresses, actors, directors and screenwriters – participating in the Ponta Lopud masterclass. They come from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia and Kosovo.
The Sarajevo Film Festival is introducing a new award category: Hearts of Sarajevo for TV Series, wishing to promote high-quality regional television series and their authors, actors, and actresses, and to heighten their international appeal.
In addition to films and talks with filmmakers, two panel discussions will also be held: on Tuesday, 27 April and on Wednesday, 28 April, live from 18:00 to 19:30hrs on the Sarajevo Film Festival Facebook page.
Festivals are places that help us decide about our future direction together, and show ourselves as members of the same community – a film community. Together we bring special and new experience of a regional film festival
“We are delighted to honour one of the central figures of modern cinema. With his work in the field of visual arts as an exceptional filmmaker and photographer, Wim Wenders continues to give the audience unforgettable stories and emotions”, said Festival Director Mirsad Purivatra
Due to the pandemic, the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival is taking place online on the ondemand.sff.ba platform and the films from the Competition Feature and Documentary Program as well as the Open Air Selections are being accompanied by the Festival TV.
The world premiere of a new film by Pjer Žalica, FOCUS, GRANDMA, opened the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival. It was a festival new record: the world premiere of Focus, Grandma was watched by almost 14.000 people from 42 countries in the first two hours of its showing on Festival online platform ondemand.sff.ba.
The world premiere of a new film by Pjer Žalica, FOCUS, GRANDMA, opened the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival. Before the screening, a part of the film crew had a symbolic photo shoot on the red carpet outside the National Theatre of BiH.
Twelve feature films from the programme of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival are competing for the Audentia award. The members of the jury are: Aida Begić, film director (BiH), Marco Müller, artistic director of the international film festival ‘Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ (Italy/China), and Iris Zappe-Heller, deputy director and head of department of Gender Equality and Diversity of the Austrian Film Institute (Austria).
Ondemand.sff.ba will be the central site for all the films, programmes, and contents of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival, not only for the viewers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also for regional and global film lovers.
Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is the recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival. The Award is given for outstanding contribution to the art of film. At this edition of the festival Mikkelsen will hold a Masterclass that the festival public will be able to watch online, via ondemand.sff.ba.
The 26th Sarajevo Film Festival presents this year’s series of Masterclasses. As always, they feature some of the most renowned filmmakers from all over the world. This year, the festival public will be able to watch them online, via ondemand.sff.ba.
Due to greatly increased concern regarding the epidemiological situation in Sarajevo, and record cases of COVID-19 infection in the city in the past several days, we at the Sarajevo Film Festival have made the decision to conduct the 2020 edition of all festival events entirely online from 14 to 21 August.
International relations coordinator at Film Center Serbia Anđelija Andrić, general manager at Cannes Cinéfondation Georges Goldenstern and producer Lana Matić will serve on the jury of Competition Programme – Student Film at 26th Sarajevo Film Festival.
This year, the “Promising Filmmakers” come from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Greece, Georgia, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey.
This year, Sarajevo Film Festival will host the fifth Audentia award ceremony for the best female director, founded by Council of Europe’s Eurimages fund to promote gender equality in the European film industry.
A total of 49 films will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo awards at the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival. The Festival’s four competition sections – for feature, documentary, short and student film – will feature 29 world, 6 international, 2 european, 11 regional and 1 Bosnian-Herzegovinian premieres.
Director Stefan Đorđević, director Thanasis Neofotistos and director, screenwriter and producer Ines Tanović will serve on the Jury of the Competition Programme - Short Film of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival.
Producer Lejla Dedić, Director Goran Dević and Documentary Consultant and Critic Tue Steen Müller will serve on the Jury of the Competition Programme - Documentary Film of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival.