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Sarajevo Film Festival

Tonight! Free screening of Croatian film in Pasadena, 7pm, Dec. 16!

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Come see the 2010 Croatian feature, “Mother of Asphalt” directed by Dalibor Matanić and starring Marija Škaričić, winner of the 2011 Golden FIPA Award from France’s Biarritz International Festival for this performance. (Two of her other performances, “Fraulein” in 2006 and “A Wonderful Night in Split” in 2004, were also awarded Best Actress Awards from the Sarajevo Film Festival.)   The story: It's almost Christmas time when Mare, recently laid off, leaves...

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 

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...

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

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Grand Prix prize winning film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Turkey, 2011) screened in BH Film at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival SFF.here: director Nuri Bilge Ceylanphoto by Vanessa McMahon

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

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Grand Prix prize winning film at this year's Cannes Film Festival, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Turkey, 2011) screened in BH Film at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival SFF.here: director Nuri Bilge Ceylanphoto by Vanessa McMahon

Cirkus Columbia at Salonica 2010

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  This year at the 51st Salonica film festival, The Match Factory represented film Cirkus Columbia (2010) makes a stop in the 'Balkan Survey' category. This film has now toured all the major festivals this year, proving a favorite of filmgoers everywhere. Below is my interview with main actress from the film, Jelena Stupljanin.  Actress Jelena Stupljanin speaks about her new film Cirkus Columbia, a Bosian film by Bosnian Oscar winner director Danis Tanovic, set in the former Yugoslavi...

Sarajevo the City of Film

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With this year selection, Sarajevo Film Festival Competition Program has reached certain level after 15 years of existence: the aim that has been discovered, in order to recognize talents and encourage filmmakers under the special production circumstances. The regional production structure has had a lot to deal with production that dramatically changed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. And as it is celebrated the Berlin Wall Fall, the festival is now celebrating the birth of the new cinema ae...

Hollywood Sex Symbol in Sarajevo

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Mickey Rourke in between the process of undergoing the knife almost too unrecognizable familiar face of Hollywood sex symbol of 80s had no means to conceal the damage caused to his face, but only to rise above all in rather flirty matter, with addressing the Sarajevo Press Audience. Something that you can check out on official festival site www.sff.ba Born in New York in 1952, Rourke's teenage years were more aimed towards sports than acting. He took up self-defense training at the Bo...

Small cinematography meets industry

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This year’s winner of the Special Heart of Sarajevo Awards is the executive director of the MDM Fund Manfred Schmidt. The award is being granted for the outstanding contribution to film industry a support in development of Sarajevo Film Festival 2009.  But beside the usual program of one festival day I would like to mention an interesting talk about small cinematography, in Coffee with Program and its guests Denis Tanović and Jasmila Žbanić. „Small cinematography often need to step behin...

Small cinematography meets industry in Sarajevo

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This year’s winner of the Special Heart of Sarajevo Awards is the executive director of the MDM Fund Manfred Schmidt. The award is being granted for the outstanding contribution to film industry a support in development of Sarajevo Film Festival 2009. But beside the usual program of one festival day I would like to mention an interesting talk about small cinematography, in Coffee with Program and its guests Denis Tanović and Jasmila Žbanić. „Small cinematography often need to ste...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Expo...

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on Sarajevo Film Festival

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Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from Aug 12 to 20, has announced the Panorama section programmed by regular Screen critic Howard Feinstein. The titles selected are: Another Man (Switzerland) Lionel Baier, Antichrist (Denmark) Lars Von Trier, Bronson (UK) Nicolas Winding Refn, Daniel & Ana (Mexico/Spain) Michel Franco, Fear Me Not (Denmark) Kristian Levring, The Fly (Russia) Vladimir Kott, Goodbye Solo (USA) Ramin Bahrani, Laila’s Birthday (Palestine) Rashid Masharawi, Love Exposure (...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film ...

Sarajevo Film Fest wrapped its 9 day long 14th edition

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Bosnia-Herzegovina the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival started 15th of August with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," film about life in a village in postwar Bosnia, movie that was honored in May on a Cannes competition. Over nine days, the Sarajevo festival — born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war — showed 174 movies from 40 countries. The Sarajevo Film Festival was first time launched near the end of the war and grew into the biggest regional film competitio...

Bucharest Film Festival to open with it's hard to be nice

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This years Bucharest Film Festival (June 28 to July 6) opens with the latest production from Bosnian director Srđan Vuletić. His film IT’S HARD TO BE NICE tells the story of Fudo, a forty year-old taxi driver who wants to lead a good life. Fudo just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time: Sarajevo today. In the criminal circles of the city, he is known for giving good “tips” to thieves – in return he gets a share of their profits. But one day he decides to turn a ne...

Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2006

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The European Film Academy (EFA), United International Pictures and the Sarajevo Film Festival congratulate the winner of thePRIX UIP SARAJEVO 2006Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2006SRETAN PUT NEDIME (Good Luck Nedim)by Marko ŠantićSlovenia 2006, 13 min, fictionThe Prix UIP is an initiative by UIP and the European Film Academy in co-operation with fourteen festivals throughout Europe. Each prize includes a financial donation of EUR 2,000 and an automatic nomination in the s...

11 Films Competing for the Heart of Sarajevo

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Eleven Feature Films Competing for the Heart of SarajevoEleven feature films from nine countries from the region are competing this year for the Sarajevo Film Festival Award - Heart of Sarajevo.Sarajevo Film Festival (which runs August 19-27) will bring together 11 film crews, i.e. about 100 guests for the Competition Program in the Feature Film category alone.As the programmer of the Competition Program, Elma Tataragić states, what is characteristic in this year’s selection are two threa...
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