FESTIVALS: The 25th Sarajevo FF Announces Lineup

Son by Ines Tanovic Son by Ines Tanovic Dokument Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: Nine feature films will compete for the main prize of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival. A total of 53 films were selected in the four competition sections – for feature, documentary, short and student films.

Of these 53 films, 23 are world premieres, four international premieres, 24 regional and two Bosnian and Herzegovinian premieres.

The opening film of the festival is Son / Sin, the sophomore feature of the Bosnian director Ines Tanović. The film is a coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia and Montenegro.

Short films that win the Heart of Sarajevo Award and the nomination candidacy for the European Film Academy short film award will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards.

The 25th Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from 16 to 23 August 2019 under the patronage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Competition Programme – Feature Film: 

A Tale of Three Sisters / Kiz kardeșler (Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, Greece)
Directed by Emin Alper

And Then We Danced (Sweden, Georgia, France, Finland)
Directed by Levan Akin
Produced by French Quarter Film, Takes Film
Coproduced by AMA Productions, RMV Film, Inland Film in cooperation with Sveriges Television
Supported by the Georgian National Film Center

Cat in the Wall / Kotka v stenata (Bulgaria, United Kingdom, France)
Directed by Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Produced by Аctivist 38 
Coproduced by Glasshead ltd, Ici et La
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

Heidi (Romania)
Directed by Cătălin Mitulescu
Produced by Strada Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

Mo (Romania)
Directed by Radu Dragomir
Produced by Scharf Film
Coproduced by Strada Film

Open Door / Derë e hapur (Albania, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia)
Directed by Florenc Papas

Rounds / V krag (Bulgaria, Serbia, France)
Directed by Stephan Komandarev
Produced by Argo Film 
Coproduced by SEE Film PRO, Deuxième Ligne Films, EZ Films
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Film Center Serbia, Eurimages 

Son / Sin (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro)
Directed by Ines Tanović
Produced by Dokument Sarajevo
Coproduced by Spiritus Movens, Luna Film, Moono Film, Cut Up
Supported by the Sarajevo
Film Fund, Eurimages, the Ministry of Culture and Sports Sarajevo, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Romanian Film Centre, the Slovenian Film Centerthe Film Centre of Montenegro

Take Me Somewhere Nice (the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Directed by Ena Sendijarevic
Produced by Pupkin Film
Coproduced by VPRO 

Click HERE to see all the competition sections.