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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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Tribute to Todd Solondz

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. 
Todd Solondz (October 15, 1959) was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in the suburbs. In 1996 WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, a feature he produced, wrote, and directed, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and many other awards. In 1998, HAPPINESS, which he wrote and directed, won the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay.  His next film, STORYTELLING, premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and was named one of the “ten best films of the year” by THE NEW YORK TIMES. 
PALINDROMES premiered in competition at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, as well as at that year’s Telluride, New York, and Toronto film festivals. LIFE DURING WARTIME won the best screenplay award at the Venice Film Festival in 2009 and numerous other awards. His latest film DARK HOUSE premiered in competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.
In the scope of the Tribute to Programme Solondz will meet Sarajevo Film Festival audience during regular Q&A sessions following the screenings.  
In previous years, Sarajevo Film Festival has hosted and presented retrospectives of world’s most prominent authors who attracted great attention of both the audiences and the media.
Guests of the Sarajevo Film Festival Tribute to Programme in previous years were:
 
•    Steve Buscemi 2000
•    Mike Leigh 2001
•    Stephen Frears 2002
•    Peter Mullan 2003
•    Dušan Makavejev and Gaspar Noe 2004
•    Alexander Payne 2005
•    Abel Ferrara and Béla Tarr 2006
•    Ulrich Seidl 2007
•    Todd Haynes 2008
•    Jia Zhang-ke 2009
•    Bruno Dumont 2010
•    Lucrecia Martel 2011

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About 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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