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Years running: 24 (since 1995)

Sarajevo Film Festival

The premier and largest film festival in the Balkans.

About

An interesting film festival in terms of cultural aspects, with increasing importance for the relations between East and West. The open-air events (2,500 seats) are among the higlights of the festival. General focus of the Sarajevo Film Festival is on regional production. An important element of the Sarajevo Film Festival is the CineLink market that connects scriptwriters, directors and producers from the region with international professionals. The CineLink, established in cooperation with the Hubert Balls Fund and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, enables professional improvement and presentation of the film projects of the authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia and Montenegro.

Awards

Members of the Competition Programme Feature Film Jury shall grant the following Awards:

  • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film - 16,000 EUR (the Prize is shared equally by the director and the producer)
  • Special Jury Prize - 10,000 EUR (the Prize is awarded to the director)
  • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress - 2,500 EUR
  • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor - 2,500 EUR

Members of the Competition Programme Short Film Jury shall grant the following Awards:

  • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film - 2,500 EUR (the Prize is awarded to the director)
  • Special Jury Mention (the Prize is awarded to the director)
  • Special Jury Mention (the Prize is awarded to the director)

Members of the Competition Programme Documentary Film Jury shall grant the following Awards:

  • Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film - 3,000 EUR (the Prize is awarded to the director)
  • Human Rights Film Award - 3,000 EUR (the Prize is awarded to the director)
  • Special Jury Prize - 2,500 EUR (the Prize is awarded to the director)
  • Special Jury Mention (the Prize is awarded to the director).

Sarajevo Film Festival holds the right to provide additional partner awards.

Rules

  • Submission is open to films produced during the 12 months preceding the starting date of the Festival (for the Student Film Competition, produced 18 months preceding the starting date of the Festival) exclusively.
  • Sarajevo Film Festival dedicates its Competition Programme solely to regional film, showing regional, international and world premieres of films from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Malta, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
  • Subtitles language: english

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • A duly completed online Entry Form (to be printed out and sent to us with the DVD).
  • A copy of the film on DVD, labelled with the film's title, director's name, length, format and subtitling (if the film's original language is other than English, the Festival requires receiving English subtitles).
  • Films can be directly uploaded during the online submission process. If this option is chosen, the shipment of DVD copy and Entry Form will not be needed.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director: Mr. Mirsad Purivatra
  • Program Director: Elma Tatar
  • Creative Director: Ms. Izeta Gradevic

Documents

Place

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo

Official website

sff.ba

Contacts

Address:

Art Servis Sarajevo Film Festival
PLEASE STATE THE PROGRAMME YOU'RE APPLYING FOR
Hamdije Kresevljakovica
13 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone: +387 33 221 516 or +387 33 209 411
Fax: +387 33 263 381

Email: programmes@sff.ba

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  • Non-competitive Programs Deadline
    May 11, 2018
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    May 25, 2018
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    10 — 17 August 2018
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