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28th Sarajevo Film Festival: 51 films to compete for Heart of Sarajevo awards

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 year, the Sarajevo Film Festival Programmers team lead by Creative Director Izeta Građević has seen 751 films submitted for the Festival, including 160 feature fiction films, 211 documentary, 240 short and 140 student titles.

Elma Tataragić, programmer of the Competition Programme – Feature Film will present eight titles. The selection features four world premieres and four regional premieres.

Rada Šešić, programmer of the Competition Programme – Documentary Film picked 22 titles. The selection features eight world premieres, three international, one European, nine 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, one international and five regional premieres.

Asja Krsmanović, programmer of the Competition Programme – Student Film picked 11 titles. The selection features four world premieres, four international and three 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, Türkiye and Ukraine.


COMPETITION PROGRAMME – FEATURE FILM 2022

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 United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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. A BALLAD / BALADA, Aida Begić (Bosna and Herzegovina, 2022, 120 min.) – World premiere
2. MEN OF DEEDS / OAMENI DE TREABĂ, Paul Negoescu (Romania, Bulgaria, 2022, 105 min.) – World premiere
3. RIDERS / JEZDECA, Dominik Mencej (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2022, 110 min.) – World premiere
4. SIX WEEKS / HAT HÉT, Noémi Veronika Szakonyi (Hungary, 2022, 95 min.) – World premiere
5. CORSAGE, Marie Kreutzer (Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, France, 2022, 113 min.) – Regional premiere
6. KLONDIKE, Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine, Türkiye, 2022, 100 min.) – Regional premiere
7. SAFE PLACE / SIGURNO MJESTO, Juraj Lerotić (Croatia, 2022, 102 min.) – Regional premiere
8. SERVIAM - I WILL SERVE / SERVIAM - ICH WILL DIENEN, Ruth Mader (Austria, 2022, 106 min.) – Regional premiere


COMPETITION PROGRAMME – DOCUMENTARY FILM 2022

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Award in the amount of 4,000 €, sponsored by Government of Switzerland

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM
Award in the amount of 2,000 €

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. DIARY OF A BRIDE OF CHRIST / TSCHODENNYK NARECHENOI CHRISTA, Marta Smerechynska (Ukraine, 2021, 90 min.) – World premiere
2. LIGHTS OF SARAJEVO / SVJETLA SARAJEVA, Srđan Perkić (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2022, 68 min.) – World premiere
3. LITURGY OF ANTI-TANK OBSTACLES, Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (Ukraine, USA, 2022, 12 min.) – World premiere
4. PAYING A VISIT TO FORTUNA / FORTUNA VENDÉGEI, Mátyás Kálmán (Hungary, Croatia, 2022, 74 min.) – World premiere
5. SHADOWED BY THE PLANE TREE / ÇINAR AĞACININ KÖLGƏSINDƏ, Aynur Elgunesh (Azerbaijan, 2022, 18 min.) – World premiere
6. THE CHALICE. OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS / O TAHTAI. SAVENDAR TAI SEIANDAR, Cătălina Tesăr, Dana Bunescu (Romania, 2022, 83 min.) – World premiere
7. THE FILM FACTORY / TVORNICA FILMOVA, Silvestar Kolbas (Croatia, 2022, 15 min.) – World premiere
8. TOO CLOSE, Botond Püsök (Romania, Hungary, 2022, 85 min.) – World premiere
9. BABAJANJA, Ante Zlatko Stolica (Croatia, 2022, 13 min.) – International premiere
10. RETREAT, Anabela Angelovska (North Macedonia, Germany, 2022, 30 min.) – International premiere
11. WE, ... COMPOSITION / WIR, ... KOMPOSITION, Visar Jusufi (Kosovo, Germany, 2022, 15 min.) – International premiere
12. BIGGER THAN TRAUMA / VEĆE OD TRAUME, Vedrana Pribačić (Croatia, 2022, 91 min.) – European premiere
13. ANOTHER SPRING / JOŠ JEDNO PROLEĆE, Mladen Kovačević (Serbia, France, Qatar, 2022, 90 min.) – Regional premiere
14. A PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL / EDNA PROVINTSIALNA BOLNITSA, Ilian Metev, Ivan Chertov, Zlatina Teneva (Bulgaria, Germany, 2022, 107 min.) – Regional premiere
15. ATONAL GLOW / ATONALURI GABRZKINEBA, Alexander Koridze (Georgia, 2022, 67 min.) – Regional premiere
16. BEAUTY OF THE BEAST, Anna Eszter Nemes (Hungary, Serbia, 2022, 47 min.) – Regional premiere
17. FRAGILE MEMORY, Igor Ivanjko (Ukraine, 2022, 85 min.) – Regional premiere
18. LIVING TOGETHER / ZUSAMMENLEBEN, Thomas Fürhapter (Austria, 2022, 90 min.) – Regional premiere
19. MICROBIOME, Stavros Petropoulos (Greece, 2021, 27 min.) – Regional premiere
20. NO PLACE FOR YOU IN OUR TOWN / NIAMASH MIASTO V NASHIA GRAD, Nikolay Stefanov (Bulgaria, 2022, 81 min.) – Regional premiere
21. RIBS / REBRA, Farah Hasanbegović (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, 2022, 8 min.) – Regional premiere
22. MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION / MUZEJ REVOLUCIJE, Srđan Keča (Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, 2021, 91 min.) - B&H premiere


COMPETITION PROGRAMME - SHORT FILM 2022

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST SHORT FILM - Oscar® qualifying Award in the amount of 2,500 €.

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY SHORT FILM CANDIDATE

1. AFFRICATE, Anna Gyimesi (Hungary, 2022, 26 min.) – World premiere
2. IT IS QUIET HERE. / POKY TUT TYKHO., Novruz Hikmet, Olena Podolianko (Ukraine, 2022, 12 min.) – World premiere
3. MY NEIGHBOUR WOLF / BANIJA, Nebojša Slijepčević (Croatia, Serbia, 2022, 17 min.) – World premiere
4. TOGETHER, ALONE / BIRLIKTE, YALNIZ, Kasım Ördek (Türkiye, France, 2022, Colour, 20 min.) – World premiere
5. ALBA VULVA, Dorka Vermes (Hungary, 2022, 16 min.) – International premiere
6. AMOK, Balázs Turai (Hungary, Romania, 2022, 15 min.) – Regional premiere
7. MONEY AND HAPPINESS, Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr. (Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, 2022, 10 min.) – Regional premiere
8. ON XERXES' THRONE / STON THRONO TOU XERXI, Evi Kalogiropoulou (Greece, 2022, 15 min.) – Regional premiere
9. THAT'S HOW THE SUMMER ENDED / TAKO SE JE KONČALO POLETJE, Matjaž Ivanišin (Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, 2022, 13 min.) – Regional premiere
10. 5PM SEASIDE, Valentin Stejskal (Greece, Austria, 2022, 26 min.) – Regional premiere


COMPETITION PROGRAMME - STUDENT FILM 2022

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR BEST STUDENT FILM
Award in the amount of 1,000 € sponsored by Regional Cooperation Council

1. IT’S NOT COLD FOR MOSQUITOES / NIJE ZIMA ZA KOMARCE, Josip Lukić, Klara Šovagović (Croatia, 2022, 29 min.) – World premiere
2. MY NIKOLA / MOJ NIKOLA, Martina Marasović (Croatia, 2022, 22 min.) – World premiere
3. RAINBOY / KIŠNI DJEČAK, Sandra Marić (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2022, 4 min.) – World premiere
4. THE OTHER END OF THE STREET / AZ UTCA MÁSIK VÉGE, Kálmán Nagy (Austria, Hungary, 2022, 22 min.) – World premiere
5. WATER BALLOONS / ČEKAJ ME OVDE, Aleksa Borković (Serbia, 2022, 13 min.) – World premiere
6. HOLLYWOOD, Leni Gruber, Alex Reinberg (Austria, 2022, 29 min.) – International premiere
7. MON AMI, Carina Dasoveanu (Romania, 2022, 30 min.) - International premiere
8. MY SISTER AND I / EU ȘI SORA MEA, Theodor Ioniță (Romania, 2022, 17 min.) – International premiere
9. CRAZE / HAJSZÁLREPEDÉS, Bianka Szelestey (Hungary, 2021, 22 min.) – Regional premiere
10. RESTING FOG / NYUGVÓ KÖD, Nikolett Fábián (Hungary, 2022, 5 min.) – Regional premiere
11. THE ANALOGY OF SPACE / ANALOHIYA PROSTORU, Oleksandr Hoisan (Ukraine, 2022, 12 min.) – Regional premiere

 

The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from the 12th to the 19th of August, 2022

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