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Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival
Zelenih beretki 12/I
71 000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
phone + 387 33 221 516 / 209 411 / 263 380
fax + 387 33 263 381
http://www.sff.ba
email: info-sff@sff.ba

Director
Mr. Mirsad Purivatr

Creative Director
Ms. Izeta Gradevic
info-sff@sff.ba

Head of Programming
Mr. Amer Bećirbegović
programmes@sff.ba

Year of Foundation 1995

Event Date from 10 August 2018 till 18 August 2018

in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sections Competition Programmes (Features, Shorts, Documentaries), In Focus, Kinoscope, Tribute to, Open Air, Laško Summer Nights, Children`s Programme, TeenArena, European Shorts 2014, Operation Kino, Katrin Cartlidge Foundation, Human Rights Day, Sarajevo Film Festival Partner Presents, Sarajevo Film Festival Guests Present, BH Film

Terms of Entry no prior screening in Bosnia and Herzegovina, films must have been produced 12 months prior to the festival, unsolicited submissions for New Currents and Regional Program only; all other sections by invitation; the Festival gives priority to world and international premieres

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, Beta SP PAL, DVD PAL, DCP, Blu-ray, DigiBeta, HDCAM

Registration Deadline European Shorts, Children's Programme and TeenArena: May 1 2015
Feature Film Competition, Short Film Competition, Documentary Film Competition: May 29 2015

Fees none

Attendance Figures 100,000

Participants of the Film Industry 1.300 national and international film professionals; only CineLink, Sarajevo Film Festival’s Co-Production Market, sparked the attention of over one hundred guests from various spheres of European film industry

Prizes/Awards Official Awards
Heart of Sarajevo: Best Feature Film
(16,000 €, provided by Council of Europe)

Heart of Sarajevo: Best Actor
(2,500 €)

Special Jury Prize
(10,000 €, provided by Agnes B.)

Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress
(2,500 €)

Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film
(2,500 €)

Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film
(3,000 €, provided by The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs)

Special Jury Prize for Competition Programme Documentary Film
(2,500 €, is provided by Al Jazeera Balkans)

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo

(Every year Sarajevo Film Festival presents the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award. This award honours an individual for exceptional contribution to the affirmation and development of film and support in development of the Sarajevo Film Festival.)
Partner Awards


Sarajevo Short Film Nominee for the EFA Award
(The winner receives a nomination for the European Film Academy (EFA) Best Film Award)


Human Rights Award
(3,000 €, granted by The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs)


EDN Talent Grant


CICAE Award


Audience Award


Cineuropa Prize
(5,000 €)


Atlantic Grupa Award
(2,000 € provides by Atlantic Grupa)

British Council Award

German Films

2018


Feature Film Competition
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
LEMONADE by Ioana Uricaru (RO/CA/DE/SE, 42film)

Documentary Film Competition
BEFORE FATHER GETS BACK by Mari Gulbiani (GE/FR/DE, Filmpunkt)

Competition Programme - Documentary Film, Shorts
BIGGER THAN LIFE by Adnan Softić (DE/MK/IT)

In Focus
MADEMOISELLE PARADIS (LICHT) by Barbara Albert (AT/DE, LOOKS Filmproduktionen) SMUGGLING HENDRIX by Marios Piperides (CY/DE/GR, Pallas Film)
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)
THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TR/FR/DE/BG/MK/BA/SE, DETAiLFILM)

Kinoscope
CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel (CH/HR/DE/FI, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
THEATRE OF WAR by Lola Arias (AG/ES/DE, Sutor Kolonko)

Children’s Programme
CAT DAYS (NEKO NO HI) by Jon Frickey
MY GIRAFFE (MEIN FREUND, DIE GIRAFFE) by Barbara Bredero (NL/BE/DE, Hamster Film)
PENGUIN (PINGUIN) by Julia Ocker

Shorts
EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND (ENTSCHULDIGUNG, ICH SUCHE DEN TISCHTENNISRAUM UND MEINE FREUNDIN) by Bernhard Wenger (AT/DE/SE)
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (UK/DE)   
SOG by Jonatan Schwenk
UGLY by Nikita Diakur
WANNABE by Jannis Lenz (AT/DE)

Summer Screen
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO by Philipp Jedicke (DE/GB, Rapid Eye Movies)

BH Film
THE MINER by Hanna Slak (SI/HR/DE)
NO ONE’S HOME by Nevena Savić (DE/BA)
A SARAJEVO JEWISH STORY by Jonna Rock
TODAY IS THE 11TH JUNE 1993 by Clarissa Thieme (DE/BA)

Tribute To Nuri Bilge Ceylan
WINTER SLEEP by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TR/DE/FR, Bredok Film Production)

TeenArena
ADAM by Maria Solrun (DE/IS/MX/US, Big Key Films)
FOLLOWER by Jonathan Benedict Behr (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)

Dealing with the past
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude (RO/CZ/FR/BG/DE, Komplizen Film)

SFF Partner Presents
I HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU ALL ALONG by Rawda Al-Thani (QA/DE)
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki (DE/SY, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Number of Films Shown 267 international films from 60 countries at 9 venues

Media Coverage about 850 accredited local, regional and international journalists from 35 countries

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation 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.

Services Sarajevo Film Festival in certain cases does cover the transportation costs.

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