Tribute To Amat Escalante

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.

Amat Escalante, born in 1979, is a self-taught filmmaker from the city of Guanajuato in Mexico. He began his work in cinema at the age of fifteen. After making two short films, he wrote and directed "Sangre", his first feature film. "Sangre" became part of the Official Selection Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize chosen by International Film Critics. His second feature film, "Los Bastardos", also premiered at Cannes in 2008 in the Official Selection Un Certain Regard.

"Heli" is his third feature length film, and was part of the Cannes Film Festival's Official Competition in 2013, where he received the award for Best Director. "La Región Salvaje" (The Untamed) is his new feature film for 2016.

Amat Escalante is a great friend and supporter of Sarajevo Film Festival which he visited two times.

In the scope of the Tribute to Programme Escalante will meet Sarajevo Film Festival audience during the career interview and regular Q&A sessions following the screenings.  

In previous years, Sarajevo Film Festival has hosted and presented retrospectives of the world’s most prominent authors, to a superb response of both the audience and the media.

Guests of the Sarajevo Film Festival Tribute To Programme were:
• Steve Buscemi 2000
• Mike Leigh 2001
• Stephen Frears 2002
• Peter Mullan 2003
• Dušan Makavejev and Gaspar Noe 2004
• Alexander Payne 2005
• Abel Ferrara and Béla Tarr 2006
• Ulrich Seidl 2007
• Todd Haynes 2008
• Jia Zhang-ke 2009
• Bruno Dumont 2010
• Lucrecia Martel 2011
• Todd Solondz 2012
• Cristi Puiu 2013
• Michael Winterbottom 2014
• Atom Egoyan and Brillante Mendoza 2015

“Tribute to” programme of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival dedicated to Jesssica Hausner
The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will host a retrospective of films by Sergei Loznitsa
Bono Vox and Wim Wenders on the Red Carpet of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival
25th Sarajevo Film Festival to present Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award, pay tribute to Pawel Pawlikowski
Tribute To: Nuri Bilge Ceylan