SARAJEVO: Romanian writer/director Andrei Tănase is preparing his first feature film Victus, after the success of his short film First Night (2016), which premiered in Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti. The Romanian/Czech coproduction has been selected for CineLink Co-Production Market (20-22 August 2019), running in the framework of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days.

SARAJEVO: Montenegrin director Ivan Marinović, whose previous film Black Pin (Adriatic Western, 2016) won the Living Pictures Award at CineLink in 2014, returns to CineLink Co-Production Market with his new project Forever Hold Your Peace. The event will be held from 20 to 22 August 2019 in the framework of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days.

SARAJEVO: Tunç Davut, whose debut feature Entanglement premiered at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival, is returning to Sarajevo with his second film project Like A Limbless Tree, which has been selected for CineLink Co-Production Market (20-22 August 2019), organised in the framework of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days.

SARAJEVO: Greek director Sofia Georgovassili will present her coming-of-age debut Mignon at CineLink Co-Production Market (20-22 August 2019), organised in the framework of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days. The film is a Greek/Romanian coproduction.

SARAJEVO: Montenegrin writer/director Senad Šahmanović, whose short film Tranquillity of Blood (2015) screened in more than 50 festivals and won multiple awards, has been selected with his debut feature Sirin for the CineLink Co-Production Market, running in the framework of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days, from 20 to 22 August 2019. The film will star Arta Dobroshi.

SARAJEVO: The Sarajevo Film Festival’s coproduction market CineLink announced additional projects included in 2019 Lineup.

SARAJEVO: The newest instalment of La Factory, the South East European Factory (SEE Factory), comprising five short films co-directed by young directors from the South East Europe and their colleagues from other parts of the world, has been shot on different locations in Sarajevo during the month of March 2019.

SARAJEVO: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Oscar-winning director Danis Tanović, whose latest success Death in Sarajevo (SCCA/pro.ba, 2016) won the Silver Bear – Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI prize at the 66th Berlinale, started shooting The Postcard Killings, a UK production starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Connie Nielsen.

SARAJEVO: The opening of the Valter brani Sarajevo museum, dedicated to the cult film Valter brani Sarajevo / Walter Defends Sarajevo (Sutjeska Film, 1972) directed by Hajrudin Šiba Krvavac, is set for the official Day of the City of Sarajevo, 6 April 2019. The museum is planned both as an educational facility and as a tourist attraction.

Systematic neglect of film industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina, combined with strong political influences, is starting to show its ugly head, despite the tireless efforts of film professionals. Cinema Law hasn’t been adopted yet, which means that there is still no public body responsible for forming policies and the promotion of Bosnian and Herzegovinian film, and the Film Fund has cut the funds allocated for projects of the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the third year in a row.

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