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