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8 TV series from the previous season have been nominated for the Heart of Sarajevo awards for TV series as chosen by industry professionals

The Heart of Sarajevo awards for TV series at the 30th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival engaged a professional jury comprising over 500 film professionals from the region. This year, they nominated 8 series across 14 categories.

Drama series and comedies from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo*, and Slovenia that premiered between April 1st, 2023, and April 30th, 2024, were eligible for consideration.

A professional jury composed of film and TV professionals casted an electronic vote and determined the selection of nominated series for the Heart of Sarajevo awards.

The same jury will subsequently determine the winners through a second round of electronic voting. The announcement of the winners will take place at the Awards ceremony that will be held on August 18th at the 30th Sarajevo Film Festival.

"It seems that series from different countries across the region are increasingly attracting their audiences within the region. This is due to both traditional regional broadcasters, who recognize the value of such content for their programming schedules, as well as due to the global streamers present in our market, who are buying more and more local content. We believe that the role of professional awards like these is to further promote the high quality this content offers, thereby encouraging the entire sector to continuously raise its quality," said Jovan Marjanović, director of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

The Heart of Sarajevo Awards for TV series will be awarded in two categories: drama series and comedy.

In the drama series category, 8 awards will be given: Best Drama Series, Best Leading Actress, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Rising Star, Best Director (per episode), and Best Script (per episode).

In the comedy category, 6 awards will be given: Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Actor, Rising Star, Best Director (per episode), and for Best Script (per episode).

Nominees for the Heart of Sarajevo Awards for TV Series of the 30th Sarajevo Film Festival:

I.BEST DRAMA SERIES
GORA (Croatia)
I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
THE CALL / POZIV (Serbia)
SKIN / KOŽA (Serbia)

BEST LEADING ACTRESS - DRAMA SERIES
Jasna Đuričić (I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ)
Mirjana Joković (THE CALL / POZIV)
Vesna Trivalić (SKIN / KOŽA)

BEST LEADING ACTOR - DRAMA SERIES
Ermin Bravo (I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ)
Uliks Fehmiu (THE CALL / POZIV)
Žarko Laušević (1960 - 2023.) (TIME OF DEATH / VREME SMRTI)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – DRAMA SERIES
Snežana Bogdanović (THE CALL / POZIV)
Milica Janevski (SKIN / KOŽA)
Jelena Kordić Kuret (I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – DRAMA SERIES
Ermin Bravo (THE CALL / POZIV)
Mirvad Kurić (I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ)
Marko Todorović (SKIN / KOŽA)

RISING STAR 
Lazar Dragojević (I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ)
Jovana Gavrilović (SKIN / KOŽA)
Danica Nedeljković (THE CALL / POZIV)

BEST SCREENPLAY FOR THE EPISODE – DRAMA SERIES
Nikola Pejaković (SKIN / KOŽA – episode 1)
Iva Mitrović, Marko Popović (THE CALL / POZIV – episode 6)
Jasmila Žbanić i koscenaristica Elma Tataragić (I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ – episode 1)

BEST DIRECTOR FOR THE EPISODE – DRAMA SERIES
Marko Djilas (THE CALL / POZIV – episode 3)
Saša Hajduković (SKIN / KOŽA – episode 5)
Nermin Hamzagić (I KNOW YOUR SOUL / ZNAM KAKO DIŠEŠ – episode 3)

II. BEST COMEDY
SMASHING IT / PRINC IZ ELEJA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
RADIO MILEVA (Serbia)
BEST LEADING ACTRESS – COMEDY
Mediha Musliović (SMASHING IT / PRINC IZ ELEJA)
Olga Odanović (RADIO MILEVA)

BEST LEADING ACTOR – COMEDY
Branimir Brstina (RADIO MILEVA)
Alen Muratović (SMASHING IT / PRINC IZ ELEJA)

RISING STAR – COMEDY
Kris Gavrić (RADIO MILEVA)
Nikola Trišić (THE PREACHER’S WIFE / POPADIJA)

BEST SCREENPLAY FOR THE EPISODE – COMEDY
Zorica Cvijetić (RADIO MILEVA – episode 14)
Elma Tataragić, Dušan Vranić, Enes Zlatar (SMASHING IT / PRINC IZ ELEJA – episode 4)

BEST DIRECTOR FOR THE EPISODE – COMEDY
Elmir Jukić (RADIO MILEVA –episode 14)
Alen Šimić (SMASHING IT / PRINC IZ ELEJA – episode 4)

* 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.

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