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Sarajevo Film Festival


18th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 6 - 14 JULY 2012 Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of South-East Europe. The Festival places films, talent and future projects from the region under an international spotlight.   High quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational and networking platform for young filmmakers and thus generated presence of the international film industry, film authors and media representatives alongside a paying audience of over 100,000, confirm its status as the leading film festival in the region, recognised by both professionals and the wider audiences.   In an emerging territory of more than 140 million inhabitants, Sarajevo Film Festival serves as a common platform for film businesses from all over the region, setting the future standards in festival organisation, film promotion and presentation in South-East Europe.   Feel the creative energy of our Festival and share our passion for films in the remarkable atmosphere of the city of Sarajevo.   For more details on Sarajevo Film Festival news, programmes and film submission please visit www.sff.ba
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CineLink Selection 2012 Announced

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CineLink 2012 call for entries attracted over 80 projects in development from 18 different countries in Southeastern Europe. Our selection committee selected 17 projects altogether for the CineLink and the CineLink + lineups, criteria being respective authors potential and strength of the story on one side and potential benefit for the project from our development workshops and the coproduction market on the other.   CineLink project, the backbone of the festival's Industry ...

Sarajevo Talent Campus Call for Entries 2012

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New call for entries for emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in Sarajevo Talent Campus held within the framework of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival is open from the 15th of March 2012. Application deadline is the 8th of May, 2012. Sarajevo Talent Campus, the educational and networking platform for emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe, was launched in 2007 in cooperation with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talent Campus. The programme offer...

CineLink Call for Entries Extended!

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New call for entries for filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in the CineLink Project Development Workshop and Co-Production Market held within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival is opened from the 1th of December 2011.  New deadline for project submissions is 12th of March 2012. CineLink project, the backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected local feature projects destine...

Kornél Mundruczó President of the Jury for Competition Programme – Feature Film

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Sarajevo Film Festival has the pleasure of announcing that this year's President of the Jury for Competition Programme – Feature Film will be Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó. Mundruczó was born in 1975. He is one of Hungary's young, progressive directors, described by film critics as initiators of the New Wave in Hungarian, as well as in European film.  Mundruczó is rightly considered one of the most renowned European film authors, having made four feature-length and five...

Tribute to Todd Solondz

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The 18th Sarajevo Film Festival (6-14 July 2012) will proudly present the Tribute to Todd Solondz. This exceptional US filmmaker will be joining us in Sarajevo to present to our viewers a selection of his impressive opus that earned him a place among the most renowned directors and writers of today. Solondz has been critically acclaimed for his examination of the "dark underbelly of middle class American suburbia", a reflection of his own background in New Jersey.  ...

Sarajevo City of Film 2012 Projects

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Within the framework of this year’s edition of the Sarajevo City of Film Project four short films are going to be filmed, and then premiered at the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival.  The Call for Entries attracted the total of 16 projects whose teams of authors consisted of young talents, participants of 4th and 5th editions of Sarajevo Talent Campus. The selected projects for the 2012 Sarajevo City of Film are:   THE PLAYGROUND director: Ionut Pituresc...

Online Film Submissions

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Online film submissions for the programmes of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival, which will be held from 6th to 14th July 2012 is open. Film authors and producers can submit their films for the following programmes: Competition Programme - Feature Film, Competition Programme - Short Film, Competition Programme- Documentary Film, as well as for the New Currents - Shorts, Children's Programme and TeenArena. The application deadline is 30th April 2012. Please find r...

KINOSCOPE - New Section in Sarajevo Film Festival Programming

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The Sarajevo Film Festival has created a new section in its programming called KINOSCOPE and drafted in three new programmers onto its international team: Mike Goodridge from the UK, Alessandro Raja from Italy and Mathilde Henrot from France. The programme will comprise films from around the world, both narrative and documentary, choosing 18 films from around the globe excluding the southeastern European territories which compose the festival’s competition strand. The focus will be on disti...

18th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL - SAVE THE DATE: 6-14 July 2012

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18th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL  Mark your calendars so you don't miss the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival - 6-14 July 2012. To keep track of all Sarajevo Film Festival announcements follow our website www.sff.ba and become a fan on Facebook. Remember to relive the best moments of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival with videos, Festival Dailies or Photo Gallery. See you in Sarajevo next year! ...

Milcho Manchevski Interview at 17th SFF

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  To commemorate one of the world's oldest and most respected festivals during this 68th Venice International Film Festival, I present you with an in-depth interview with one of the prestigious Golden Lion winners for Best Director, Milcho Manchevski, who won the award in 1994 for his epic masterpiece BEFORE THE RAIN (1994). This interview has a story. We began it in the gardens of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Aruba during the 2nd annual AIFF in June, continued in Sarajevo during the 17th annual...

LOVERBOY, an interview with Daniel Mitulescu

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LOVERBOY (2011) is the newest film by the Mitulescu brothers, Catalin and Daniel. LOVERBOY opened at Cannes 2011 in ‘Un Certain Regard’ and screened in competition in Sarajevo at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival where the stunning lead actress, Ada Condeescu, won a merited Best Actress award for her magnetic and arresting performance in the film as a her loverboy’s greatest conquest. LOVERBOY examines the nature of love and questions the psyche of a lover in not only m...

MELANCHOLIA...

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, in Sarajevo...

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Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (2011) premiered in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where the film won Grand Prix. A Turkish and Bosnian co-production, the film screened to audiences at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival in the Open Air Theater on July 25th, 2011. The cast and crew attended a press conference at SFF on July 26th to answer questions in detail about their much beloved new film.A stream of cars with illuminated headlig...

17th annual SFF Awards

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photo from SFF official site: http://www.sff.ba/news/show/id/834 Sarajevo Film Festival Proudly Presents Award Winners 201117th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL – OFFICIAL AWARDS COMPETITION PROGRAMME – FEATURE FILM Jury:Jury President:ARI FOLMAN, Director, Israel Jury members:ALBERTO BARBERA, Director of the National Museum of Cinema, ItalyZANA MARJANOVIĆ, Actress, Bosnia and Herzegovina MICHELE OHAYON, Director, producer, writer, USARIZVAN RADULESCU, Scriptwriter and direct...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

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photo from SFF press official site  A surprise attendance of the world's most famous movie couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, came as a shock to all inside and outside of Sarajevo's National Theater on closing night of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival on July 30th, 2011.  Angelina has a special place in her heart for Bosnia's capital city as she has just finished her directorial debut which was shot in Bosnia, a love story set during the Yugoslav wars called, IN THE LAND OF BLO...

The Forgiveness of Blood at SFF 2011

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 THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (2011) screened at SFF 2011 in the Open Air cinema. Director Joshua Marston and his main cast Tristan Halilaj and Sindi Laçej appeared at the festival to attend press conferences, talent campus labs and Q and A's after screenings of their film. The very much talked about and gripping film, The Forgiveness of Blood, by American director and pioneering arthouse/foreign film advocate (director of Maria Full of Grace, 2004), opened at the 2011 Berlinale Film Festival. FOR...

MORGEN at SFF 2011

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MORGEN (2010) screened 'IN FOCUS' at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival, SFF, 2011. Director Marian Crisan attended the festival in support of his multiple award winning film. To read more about the film at SFF: http://www.sff.ba/film/show/id/1585 Read below a review of the film MORGEN.  This definitely seems to be a year full of films about the ever increasing global situation of international border crossing… from ‘For A Moment, Freedom’ (2009, Iran) to ‘Illeg...

LOVERBOY at SIFF 2011

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  Catalin Mitulescu's latest film LOVERBOY (Romania, 2011) screened in competition (features) at the 17th SIFF. Actress Ada Condeescu received and award for BEST ACTRESS at the closing night award ceremony. Cast of the film includes: George Piştereanu, Ada Condeescu, Ion Besoiu, Clara Vodă, Bogdan Dumitrache, Coca Bloos, Remus Mărginean, Alexandru Mititelu, Adina Galupa. At the press conference SFF 2011, director Catalin and actor George were asked what the meaning of LOVE m...

JANE EYRE at SFF 2011

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The latest JANE EYRE (2011), directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga screened in the open air theater in Sarajevo at SFF. And did my skin shiver with goosebumps (not only because of post rain cold outdoor air) when Jane (played by Mia Wasikowska) answered to all of Edward Rochester's (played by Michael Fassbender) very cloudy English stoicism with such chilling yet captivating self-assured humility. I fell in love with Jane myself! read summary of film and more here: http://www.sff.ba/film/show/id/1565...

Broken Mussels at SFF 2011

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The Turkish film BROKEN MUSSELS (2011) screened in competition (features) at this year's SFF. Directed by Seyfettin Tokmak, the film is about the struggles of immigration and fight for survival in one of the biggest metropoles in the world, Istanbul.   Read here for a full summary of film and film credits: http://www.sff.ba/film/show/id/1508 photos of SFF Broken Mussels press conference by Vanessa McMahon   Broken Mussels 2011   ...

OUR GRAND DESPAIR at SFF 2011

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The Turkish film OUR GRAND DESPAIR (2011) screened in the IN FOCUS section in Sarajevo during the SFF 2011. Directed by Seyfi Teoman, The film saw its open at the 2011 Berlinale and this lyrical tribute to love and life's little ironies continues to make its way to festivals around the world.  **Read an in depth interview with the film's award winning DOP, Birgit Gudjonsdottir, here: On April 17th, during the closing ceremony of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival (IFF), the award for the...

WE HAVE A POPE, 17TH SFF

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WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM, Italy, 2011) This year at Cannes Nanni Moretti’s latest film, HEBEMUS PAPAM, screened in competition. Tonight on July 26th, 2011, the film will screen at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF). Nanni Moretti arrived yesterday in Sarajevo to present his film.The film is about a new pope (played by Michel Piccoli) who decides he cannot take the colossal responsibility of his new public role and ends up seeking psychological help to come to terms with his private pas...

MOTHERS at SFF 17!

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MOTHERS (2010) by director Milcho Manchevski will screen at the 17th Sarajevo International Film Festival (SFF) 2011. Here find a review of the award-winning film that saw its opening in Toronto at TIFF 2010 and continues to travel to festivals around the globe. MOTHERS, a rave review! Fiction, nonfiction, and everything else in between and without- this is the dizzying dialectic of Milcho Manchevski’s latest film MOTHERS (2010). MOTHERS is a feature film structured as a triptych of three part...

Sarajevo Film Festival July 22-31

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From SFF official site:The FestivalThe 17th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will take place from 22nd till 30th July, 2011.After the 4-year-long siege of Sarajevo, and with an intention to recreate civil society of the City, in 1995, we founded the Sarajevo Film Festival. Today, we are proud to say that Sarajevo Film Festival represents the main meeting place for all regional producers and authors and is recognized by film professionals from all over the world as the pinnacle point for net...

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18th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 6 - 14 JULY 2012

Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of South-East Europe. The Festival places films, talent and future projects from the region under an international spotlight.

 

High quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational and networking platform for young filmmakers and thus generated presence of the international film industry, film authors and media representatives alongside a paying audience of over 100,000, confirm its status as the leading film festival in the region, recognised by both professionals and the wider audiences.

 

In an emerging territory of more than 140 million inhabitants, Sarajevo Film Festival serves as a common platform for film businesses from all over the region, setting the future standards in festival organisation, film promotion and presentation in South-East Europe.

 

Feel the creative energy of our Festival and share our passion for films in the remarkable atmosphere of the city of Sarajevo.

 

For more details on Sarajevo Film Festival news, programmes and film submission please visit www.sff.ba


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