Pravo Ljudski Film Festival


Years running: 17 (since 2006)

Pravo Ljudski Film Festival

International Film Festival dedicated human rights issues.


Pravo Ljudski Film Festival is an annual creative documentary and experimental film festival, exploring the possible and impossible forms, practices and common spaces of cinema and audio-visual arts.

PRAVO LJUDSKI aims to establish itself as a specific and recognizable space engendering action and activism against all forms of discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as broader. By presenting socially responsible and committed films from around the world, discussions and debates, promotion of civic activism and engagement, PRAVO LJUDSKI will constantly address topics and problems from our everyday lives in an informal setting, and therefore provide strong tools for understanding the problem from many different angles, developing a space for focused debate and action.

The festival program includes two program sections open to entries:

  • Extra muros – the first-time directors competition program;
  • Shorts programme (out of comprtition).


  • Extra Muros Award for Best Documentary Debut.


  • All the productions must have been completed no earlier than January 1st, 2017;
  • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival will give a priority to regional and foreign premieres;
  • Entries may not be previously publicly screened or televised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the Festival gives priority to films that the audience has not had the chance to see.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form;
  • Sent online preview of the flm (preferred preview option), or two preview DVD copies (PAL preferred).

Also provide:

  • a brief synopsis (up to 50 words) and long synopsis (up to 300 words) of the flm.
  • The director’s biography/filmography
  • The director’s photo (300dpi JPEG image)
  • A minimum of three film stills (300dpi JPEG image)
  • A trailer and/or samples (MPEG format - .mpg or .mpeg)
  • Press and/or promotional materials (film poster, film leaflet and/or press dossier)
  • An English language dialogue list. 

ALL supporting submission materials should be sent in electronic formats.

Pravo Ljudski will cover the travel costs and accommodate only invited film-makers for a maximum of 2 nights of stay in Sarajevo, due to limited festival budget. Priority will be given to the film-makers whose films are in competition

Selection Media Type: online, DVD PAL

Screening Media Type: 35mm, Betacam SP (PAL), Digital (HD, BluRay), DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Kumjana Novakova



Bosnia and Herzegovina

Official Website



Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
Obala Kulina bana 18, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone: +387 33 668 685
+387 33 668 683


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    July 15, 2018
  • Event Dates
    28 November — 13 December 2018
Categories & Fees

The first-time directors competition programme. Mid- or full-length socially engaged creative documentary.

  • Deadline — free

Non-competitive international short film programme ( up to 30 minutes in length).

  • Deadline — free
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