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27th Sarajevo Film Festival: 48 films to compete for Heart of Sarajevo awards

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.

This year, the Sarajevo Film Festival Selection team lead by Creative Director Izeta Građević has seen 683 films submitted for the Festival, including 135 feature fiction films, 153 documentary, 245 short and 150 student titles.
 
Elma Tataragić, selector of the Competition Programme – Feature Film picked ten titles. The selection features two world premieres and eight regional premieres.
 
Rada Šešić, selector of the Competition Programme – Documentary Film picked 16 titles. The selection features eight world premieres, one European, six regional premieres and one B&H premiere.
 
Ten titles selected by Elma Tataragić will be screened in the Competition Programme – Short Film. The selection features four world and six regional premieres.
 
Asja Krsmanović, selector of the Competition Programme – Student Film picked 12 titles. The selection features four world premieres, three international and five regional premieres.
 
The programme is open for films and filmmakers from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbejan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
 
 
COMPETITION PROGRAMME – FEATURE FILM 2021
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST FEATURE FILM
Award in the amount of 16,000 €, co-sponsored by Tourism Association of Canton Sarajevo
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Award in the amount of 10,000 €, sponsored by Agnes B.
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST ACTRESS
Award in the amount of 2,500 €
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST ACTOR
Award in the amount of 2,500 €
 
1. THE ELEGY OF LAUREL / ELEGIJA LOVORA, Dušan Kasalica (Montenegro, Serbia, 2021, 93 min.) - World premiere
2. THINGS WORTH WEEPING FOR / A LEGJOBB DOLGOKON BŐGNI KELL, Cristina Grosan (Hungary, 2021, 84 min) - World premiere
3. BEBIA, À MON SEUL DÉSIR, Juja Dobrachkous (Georgia, United Kingdom, 2020, 113 min.) - Regional premiere
4. CELTS / KELTI, Milica Tomović (Serbia, 2021, 106 min.) - Regional premiere
5. GREAT FREEDOM / GROSSE FREIHEIT, Sebastian Meise (Austria, Germany, 2021, 116 min.) - Regional premiere
6. LOOKING FOR VENERA / NË KËRKIM TË VENERËS, Norika Sefa (Kosovo, 2020, 111 min.) - Regional premiere
7. MOON, 66 QUESTIONS / SELENE 66 QUESTIONS, Jacqueline Lentzou (Greece, France, 2021, 108 min.) - Regional premiere
8. MURINA, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović (Croatia, Brazil, United States, Slovenia, 2021, 92 min.) - Regional premiere
9. THE HILL WHERE LIONESSES ROAR / LA COLLINE OÙ RUGISSENT LES LIONESS, Luàna Bajrami (Kosovo, France, 2021, 83 min.) - Regional premiere
10. WOMEN DO CRY*, Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva (Bulgaria, France, 2021, 107 min.) - Regional premiere
 
*The film was additionally added to the Competition Programme – Feature Film of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, completing the selection that now includes 10 feature films.
 
COMPETITION PROGRAMME – DOCUMENTARY FILM 2021
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Award in the amount of 3,000 €, sponsored by Government of Switzerland
 
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
Award in the amount of 3,000 €, sponsored by Kingdom of the Netherlands
 
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Award in the amount of 2,500 €
 
1. BOSNIAN BROADWAY / BOSANSKI BRODVEJ, Jasmina Beširević (Croatia, 2021, 30 min.) - World premiere
2. DISTURBED EARTH, Kumjana Novakova, Guillermo Carreras-Candi (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain, North Macedonia, 2021, 71 min.) - World premiere
3. DIVAS / DÍVÁK, Máté Kőrösi (Hungary, 2021, 80 min.) - World premiere
4. EVERY SUNDAY, Keti Papadema (Cyprus, 2020, 24 min.) - World premiere
5. HORIZON / HORIZONT, Tanja Deman (Croatia, 2021, 25 min.) - World premiere
6. THE SAME DREAM / ACELAȘI VIS, Vlad Petri (Romania, 2021, 29 min.) - World premiere
7. WHEN WE WERE THEM, Danis Tanović, Damir Šagolj (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021, 15 min.) - World premiere
8. ŽŽŽ (JOURNAL ABOUT ŽELIMIR ŽILNIK) / ŽŽŽ (ŽURNAL O ŽELIMIRU ŽILNIKU), Janko Baljak (Serbia, 2021, 90 min.) - World premiere
9. SUNNY/ MZIURI, Keti Machavariani (Georgia, 2021, 67 min.) – European premiere
10. FACTORY TO THE WORKERS / TVORNICE RADNICIMA, Srđan Kovačević (Croatia, 2021, 105 min.) - Regional premiere
11. LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES / YARAMAZ ÇOCUKLAR, Ahmet Necdet Çupur (Turkey, France, Germany, 2021, 93 min.) - Regional premiere
12. LOOKING FOR HORSES, Stefan Pavlović (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Netherlands, France, 2021, 88 min.) - Regional premiere
13. RECIPE FOR HATE/ POTREBA ZA MRŽNJOM, Filip Čolović (Serbia, 2020, 81 min.) - Regional premiere
14. RECONCILIATION / ODPUŠČANJE, Marija Zidar (Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, 2021, 82 min.) - Regional premiere
15. SOLDAT AHMET, Jannis Lenz (Austria, 2021, 76 min.) - Regional premiere
16. LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE / PEJZAŽI OTPORA, Marta Popivoda (Serbia, France, Germany, 2021, 95 min.) – B&H premiere
 
 
COMPETITION PROGRAMME - SHORT FILM 2021
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST SHORT FILM -  Oscar® qualifying
Award in the amount of 2,500 €, sponsored by Podravka
 
SARAJEVO SHORT FILM NOMINEE FOR THE CANDIDACY FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2021
 
1. EVERYTHING AHEAD / SVE ŠTO DOLAZI, Mate Ugrin (Croatia, France, 2021, 24 min.) - World premiere
2. FROM THE BALCONY, Aris Kaplanidis (Greece, 2020, 13 min.) – World premiere
3. HEARTBREATH / TENGNEFES, Azer Guliev (Azerbaijan, 2021, 15 min.) - World premiere
4. SOLO MODE, Tamara Kotevska (North Macedonia, Turkey, United States, 2021, 30 min.) - World premiere
5. BRUTALIA, DAYS OF LABOUR, Manolis Mavris (Belgium, Greece, 2021, 26 min.) - Regional premiere
6. DISPLACED / PA VEND, Samir Karahoda (Kosovo, 2021, 15 min.) - Regional premiere
7. INTERCOM 15 / INTERFON 15, Andrei Epure (Romania, 2021, 22 min.) - Regional premiere 
8. NORTH POLE / SEVEREN POL, Marija Apchevska (North Macedonia, Serbia, 2021, 15 min.) - Regional premiere
9. PENALTY SHOT / KAZENSKI STREL, Rok Biček (Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, 2021, 15 min.) - Regional premiere
10. STEAKHOUSE, Špela Čadež (Slovenia, Germany, France, 2021, 10 min.) - Regional premiere
 
 
COMPETITION PROGRAMME - STUDENT FILM 2021
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST STUDENT FILM
Award in the amount of 1,000 € sponsored by Regional Cooperation Council
 
1. BARLEY / JEČAM ŽELA, Andrija Mugoša (Montenegro, 2021, 18 min.) – World premiere
2. SUMMER PLANNING / PLANURI DE VACANTA, Alexandru Mironescu (Romania, 2021, 26 min.) - World premiere
3. WHEN NIGHT LOST / OTAN ECHASE I NICHTA, Asteris Tziolas (Greece, 2021, 17 min.) - World premiere
4. WHEN THE MORNING DAWNS / KAD JUTRO SVANE, Karmen Obrdalj (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021, 23 min.) - World premiere
5. APARTMENT X / APARTAMENTUL X, Marius Papară (Romania, 2020, 14 min.) - International premiere
6. OTAVA, Lana Bregar (Slovenia, 2021, 15 min.) – International premiere
7. WAIT FOR ME / ČEKAJ ME, Damir Markovina (Croatia, 2020, 42 min.) - International premiere
8. DUSK / FÉLHOMÁLY, Bálint Bíró (Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, 2020, 21 min.) - Regional premiere
9. EATING SOIL / ERDE ESSEN, Laura Weissenberger (Austria, 2021, 26 min.) - Regional premiere
10. FONICA M-120, Oliver Rudolf (Hungary, 2020, 24 min.) – Regional premiere
11. LOVE STORIES ON THE MOVE / PRIN ORAȘ CIRCULĂ SCURTE POVEȘTI DE DRAGOSTE, Carina-Gabriela Dașoveanu (Romania, 2021, 21 min.) - Regional premiere
12. REDUCTION, Réka Anna Szakály (Hungary, 2021, 11 min.) - Regional premiere
 
 
The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival will take place 13-20 August 2021.
 
 
* This label does not prejudge the status of Kosovo and is in accordance with Resolution 1244 and the opinion of the ICJ on Kosovo's declaration of independence
Green Festival – Sarajevo Film Festival Eco-Initiative
Awarded Hearts of Sarajevo for the Best TV series
Tonight at 8 PM, the award ceremony Heart of Sarajevo Award for TV series
Bono Vox and Wim Wenders today at 2.30 PM at the Red Carpet of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival
Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award: Wim Wenders