SARAJEVO: Maya Vitkova-Kosev returns to CineLink, held online from 15 till 20 August 2020, with her new project One Month. Vitkova-Kosev’s debut feature film Viktoria (2014, Viktoria Films) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went to more than 70 festivals, and her film project Afrika was presented at CineLink in 2017.

SARAJEVO: Nothing to See Here, a project questioning both the current social structures and modern communication amongst teenagers and its effect, found its way to CineLink this year. Borbála Nagy, Hungarian writer and director, will be presenting her debut feature project about a viral video that destroys lives at the market being held online from 15 till 20 August 2020.

SARAJEVO: Bosnian and Herzegovinian director Amra Mehić, will be presenting her feature debut Walls, a poignant story of violence at home, at CineLink, that will be held online from 15 till 20 August 2020.

SARAJEVO: Rotterdam Film Festival's Tiger Award Winner Srđan Vuletić returns to CineLink with his third feature film project The Otter. CineLink will be held online from 15 till 20 August 2020.

SARAJEVO: Ivan Salatić, whose 2018 debut feature film You Have the Night (Meander) premiered at the Venice Film Festival, will present his project Melting of the Ruler at CineLink, taking place online from 15 till 20 August 2020.

SARAJEVO: Goran Stanković will present his debut feature Our Father at CineLink, which will be held online from 15 till 20 August 2020. Stanković is a Student Academy Award nominee and the creator of popular 2018 Serbian TV series Morning Changes Everything (This and That Productions, RTS).

SARAJEVO: Serbian director Nikola Ljuca, whose 2016 debut feature Humidity (Dart) premiered in Berlinale Forum, returns to the online edition of CineLink (15 - 20 August 2020) with his new project Rattlesnakes.

SARAJEVO: The 26th Sarajevo Film Festival which was to be held on-site from 14 to 21 August 2020, has been called off nine days before the opening. The organisers have announced that the whole festival will be moved online for this year’s edition. 

SARAJEVO: Sarajevo is getting prepared for a bit different Sarajevo Film Festival when it opens on 14 August 2020. It will have to be different because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but organisers are strongly determined to keep at least a part of the programme onsite. One of the first major film festivals to take place since the pandemic film professionals across Europe will be watching the event closely.

Jovan talks about the hybrid format for this year’s industry programme at the Sarajevo Film Festival with the first part taking place online and guests coming to Sarajevo for the second part.  The festival team has been working closely with health experts while watching the evolving situation in the run-up to what will be one of the first major festivals to take place in the region since the COVID pandemic.

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