Open Call for Western Balkans Young Team: Sarajevo Film Festival In Youth Eyes

This programme will gather youth from the Western Balkans to attend the Sarajevo Film Festival and, through their eyes, tell the story of intercultural dialogue, youth cooperation, diversity, and peacebuilding

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Sarajevo Film Festival and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe in cooperation with Forum Civil Peace Service – forum ZFD and USAID project PRO-Future are organizing once again programme In Youth Eyes: WESTERN BALKANS YOUTH TEAM which will gather youth from the Western Balkans to attend Sarajevo Film Festival and its “Dealing with the Past” programme and through their eyes tell the story of intercultural dialogue, youth cooperation, diversity and peacebuilding.

Sarajevo Film Festival wants to offer an opportunity for young people from the Western Balkans, to visit Sarajevo, meet with their peers, discover, watch, and learn about our communities and others through movies, discussions but also through walking around Sarajevo at its best moment.

The Western Balkans Youth Team will attend movie projections within the Sarajevo Film Festivals Dealing with the Past Programme, participate in panel discussions with filmmakers as well as have the opportunity to create social media content to present their experience and perception of history, narratives, youth activism, Sarajevo, film festival, dialogue, and networking.

The joint project is a synergy of important and valuable partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina which aims to make opportunities for young people from the Western Balkans to be mobile, creative, and involved as they are engines for a better region and intercultural community.

The programme will welcome 25 youth participants to form the Western Balkans Youth Team who should fit the following criteria:

Residents of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia (collectively referred to as the contracting parties);

Age 18-25;

Motivated to take part in the full project and contribute to teamwork, as well as writing stories for the DwP page and producing content for social media;

Inspired to participate in the agreed agenda of Sarajevo Film Festival and write an article about their experience after they get back to their local community;

Able to attend the “Dealing with the Past” program from August 17th to 22nd 2024.

Have never travelled or had fewer opportunities to travel outside their cities/contracting parties;

Will take part in a special episode of the show “Perspective”.

The organizers will cover travel and accommodation costs for the participants.

Interested candidates should apply until July 1st, 2024.

The 30th Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from August 16th to August 23rd, 2024.

You can apply HERE.

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* This designation does not prejudice positions on status and is in accordance with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

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