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The official Heart of Sarajevo awards have been a feature of the festival since the 10th Sarajevo Film Festival.
 
The Heart of Sarajevo is awarded in all the Competition categories. Also, since 2005, the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo has been awarded to individuals who have contributed to the development of the Sarajevo Film Festival and regional film.
 
The search for a visual identity for the Sarajevo Film Festival ended spontaneously in 2004 with the choice of a shape that has been present since the very beginning of the Festival—a heart created by Agnès B., a great friend and patron of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
 
HONORARY HEART OF SARAJEVO AWARD 
Award is given in recognition for the exceptional contribution to the art of film and development of Sarajevo Film Festival

Previous recipient of Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award
 
Competition Programme – Feature Film 
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR THE BEST FEATURE FILM 
Award in the amount of 16,000 € 
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR 
Award in the amount of 10,000 €, sponsored by Agnes B.
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR THE BEST ACTRESS 
Award in the amount of 2,500 €, sponsored by Tondach 
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR THE BEST ACTOR 
Award in the amount of 2,500 €, sponsored by Tondach
 
Competition Programme – Short Film 

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR THE BEST SHORT FILM 
Award in the amount of 2,500 €, sponsored by Podravka
 
Competition Programme – Student Film 
 
HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR THE BEST STUDENT FILM 
Award in the amount of 1,000 € sponsored by Regional Cooperation Council.
 
Competition Programme – Documentary Film 

HEART OF SARAJEVO FOR THE BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM 
Award in the amount of 3,000 €, sponsored by Government of Switzerland.
 
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 
Best film of the Competition Programme - Documentary Film dealing with the subject of human rights. Award in the amount of 3,000 €, sponsored by Government of Switzerland.
 
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE 
Award in the amount of 2,500 €
 
AUDIENCE AWARD

PARTNERS' AWARDS

SARAJEVO SHORT FILM NOMINEE FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2018
The winner receives a nomination for the European Film Academy (EFA) Best Film Award.
 
EDN TALENT GRANT
EDN Talent Grant has been created as co-operation between the Sarajevo Film Festival and the European Documentary Network with the purpose of supporting promising new documentary filmmakers from the region.
 
CICAE AWARD
The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) awards a film from the Competition Programme - Features. The awarded film will receive CICAE support in terms of distribution, exhibition and audience outreach, through a network of 3,000 cinemas.
 
CINEUROPA PRIZE 
The prize is awarded by the Cineuropa portal, the site dedicated to the European cinema and film professionals, and is given to a film that besides having indisputable artistic qualities also promotes the idea of European dialogue and integration. The value of this award is 5,000 €.