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Sofia Meetings project wins the Heart of Sarajevo

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Romanian Everybody in Our Family received Sarajevo's Grand Prize - the Heart of Sarajevo on Saturday.  Director Radu Jude's film was presented as project during Sofia Meetings in 2009 and is the latest successful title that started its way from Sofia. The Parafin Prince by Pavel G. Vesnakov was selected for the Competition programme of short films and received a Special Jury Mention. Vesnakov is the Jameson Short Film Award winner with Vlakove at 2011 Sofia International Film Fes...

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...

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...

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...

'A TRIP' at Cinedays in Skopje, Macedonia! (interview with Ales Pavlin)

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 A TRIP (2011) producer Ales Pavlin The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda and producer Ales Pavlin most recently traveled to the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) and screened in competition at 'Cinedays' in Skopje, Macedonia. A TRIP's 'trip' will continue to Goa, India for the Goa Film Festival and then begin its tour in the USA. It is the first feature film (of what promises to be many) for both writer/director Nejc and producer Ales.  I in...

'A TRIP': Interview with Ales Pavlin!

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 A TRIP (2011) producer Ales Pavlin The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda and producer Ales Pavlin most recently traveled to the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) and screened in competition at 'Cinedays' in Skopje, Macedonia. A TRIP's 'trip' will continue to Goa, India for the Goa Film Festival and then begin its tour in the USA. It is the first feature film (of what promises to be many) for both writer/director Nejc and producer Ales.  I in...

'A TRIP' at Cinedays in Skopje, Macedonia!

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                The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda held its world premier in Sarajevo this year at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF). The film screened in competition and was nominated for Best Film. In only four months of touring festivals, the film has been nominated for Best Film in several festivals around the world and won the award for Best Feature Film at its national S...

IZLET, A TRIP (2011)

The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda held its world premier in Sarajevo this year at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF). The filmscreened in competition and was nominated for Best Film. In only four months oftouring festivals, the film has been nominated for Best Film in several festivalsaround the world and won the award for Best Feature Film at its nationalSlovene Film Fest

'A TRIP' at 52nd TIFF

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A TRIP (2011) producer Ales Pavlin   The Slovenian film IZLET (A TRIP, 2011) by writer/director Nejc Gazvoda and producer Ales Pavlin most recently traveled to the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival (TIFF) and screened in competition at 'Cinedays' in Skopje, Macedonia. A TRIP's 'trip' will continue to Goa, India for the Goa Film Festival and then begin its tour in the USA. It is the first feature film (of what promises to be many) for both writer/director Nejc and producer Ales. ...

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! ...

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Two Bulgarian films triumphant in Sarajevo received applauses from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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New Bulgarian cinema was remarkably presented at 17th Sarajevo Film Festival. Seven films participated in different festival's sections and two of them received awards. Konstantin Bojanov's 'AVE' received Special Jury Award and the prize awarded by the CINEUROPA portal. Bojanov personally received the awards in the presence of actors Ovanes Torosian, Angela Nikolova and producer Dimitar Gotchev. This year's jury  of the Competition Programme - Feature Film was presided by Israeli d...

Charlotte Rampling at SFF 2011

Actress Charlotte Rampling introduces the film MELANCHOLIA (2011) to a sold out theater in Sarajevo during the 17th annual Sarajevo Film Festival. She praised the film saying it was Lars Von Trier's greatest masterpiece. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Charlotte Rampling at SFF 2011

Actress Charlotte Rampling introduces the film MELANCHOLIA (2011) to a sold out theater in Sarajevo during the 17th annual Sarajevo Film Festival. She praised the film saying it was Lars Von Trier's greatest masterpiece. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Closing night, SFF 2011

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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 BLOOD AND HONEY (2011...

Charlotte Rampling at SFF 2011

Charlotte Rampling speaks to press at Sarajevo Film Festival about her career and her role in THE LOOK (2011) and MELANCHOLIA (2011)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Charlotte Rampling at SFF 2011

Charlotte Rampling speaks to press at Sarajevo Film Festival about her career and her role in THE LOOK (2011) and MELANCHOLIA (2011)photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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...

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The Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Film: BREATHING / ATMEN Director: Karl Markovics Austria

SFF Awards

Angelina Jolie accepts award for Heart of Sarajevo Honorary Award. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

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...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at SFF

On July 30th, Sarajevo closed its 17th annual Film Festival. Filmmakers, press and film industry persons attended the red carpet awards ceremony with a great surprise Hollywood couple.Brad and Angelina attended the festival to honor the city where Angelina has just wrapped her directorial debut, the film soon to be released, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (2012). This is the couple arriving on the red carpet seen fro

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