Avant Premiere

Avant Premiere

After the successful launch of the Avant Premiere program at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival, we will once again offer insights into the newest regional film production. In previous editions of Avant Premiere, we showcased a number of films produced in our region that gained significant attention, such as MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON, NEXT TO ME, A THOUSAND and ZG80. This year’s fourth edition promises new exciting discoveries in the Avant Premiere Trailers, Avant Premiere Gala and Avant Premiere Lab sections.  

The Avant Premiere programme aims to create new platforms for the promotion, distribution and market placement of films and television drama series from our linguistic area.

This year, top regional film distributors will present almost 30 upcoming films from our region and the rest of Europe. The programme will also include three gala premieres for Sarajevo Film Festival audiences of films with strong commercial potential, set to be released in cinemas this coming fall or winter. To keep pace with the growing popularity of television drama, Avant Premieres also presents promising upcoming drama series. In addition, an Innovation Lab will again be arranged. 

Participation in Avant Premiere provides access to regional and international film distributors and exhibitors, as well as to film industry professionals from around the world.

Everyone is welcome! 



Tina Hajon
Avant Premiere Coordinator
Sarajevo Film Festival
Zelenih beretki 12
71 000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina