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Lynne Ramsay to receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Art of Film, Scottish director, screenwriter and producer Lynne Ramsay will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival. The Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award will be given to Ramsay on August 16th at the Coca-Cola Open…

Introducing the programme Dealing with the Past of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival

Dealing with the Past programme of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival will present authors who became famous with films about real events, as well as new authors who question the position of individuals whose lives have been marked by trauma from the recent past. The Dealing with the Past programme…

Ticket sales for the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival in the Main Box Office start on Monday

Ticket sales for the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival in the Main Box Office (Bosanski kulturni centar, Branilaca Sarajeva 24) start on Monday, August 7th. Tickets for all films in the programmes of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival will be on sale. We reward the first ten customers with ten free…

Introducing the Competition Programme – Feature Film of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival

Elma Tataragić, programmer of the Competition Programme – Feature Film will present 11 titles. The selection in the competition programme features two world premieres, one international and five regional premieres. The programme includes two gala and one special screening. „We live in extremely turbulent times. And that feeling, unfortunately, is…

Introducing the Jury for the Special Award for Promoting Gender Equality at the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival

Special Award for Promoting Gender Equality, sponsored by Mastercard, is dedicated to the promotion of gender equality for debut films by female authors. Films and directors eligible for the Special Award for Promoting Gender Equality are not limited to Competition strands and include other programmes and territories as well, provided…


The seven work-in-progress films of the 11th edition of Final Cut in Venice (September 3rd – September 5th) have been selected.

Titles of the Polish Days 2023 announced. New films by DK Welchman, Jan P. Matuszyński and Damian Kocur will be showcased at this year’s biggest industry event in Poland!

The 2023 edition of Polish Days will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of July during the 23rd mBank New Horizons International Film Festival (July 20 – 30) in Wrocław. This year's event will feature 4 completed films, 9 works in progress, and 9 projects in development. Congratulations…

Winners of the 57th Karlovy Vary IFF

The 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a non-specialized festival with two competitive categories, took place from June 30th to July 8th. It was organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a.s., with Jiří Bartoška as the president of the festival, Karel Och as its artistic director, Kryštof Mucha as…

Animated Film About a Cow Selected for Pardi di domani at Locarno Film

The highly anticipated short animated film "About a Cow" has been officially selected to compete in the Pardi di domani at the 76th Locarno Film Festival. Directed by Pavla Baštanová and produced by Mária Môťovská from MAUR film (Czech Republic) and Sereina Gabathuler from Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion (Switzerland), the film…

Winners of KVIFF Eastern Promises

KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section and film market, has the exciting mission of bridging the gap between talented filmmakers and their potential partners, festivals and audiences. “Just like every year, we’ve tried to curate a nice mix of projects from around the regions, a solid mix of documentary…


The 10th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (September 1 - September 3, 2023), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place during the forthcoming 80th Venice International Film Festival (August 30th - September 9th, 2023) and will offer selected projects from Europe and around the world…

Tiina Lokk presents Estonian film legacy at Karlovy Vary

Tiina Lokk, the director of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, presents the Estonian cult classic "A Stolen Meeting" (1988) at Karlovy Vary. The last feature of Leida Laius (1923-1996), one of Estonia’s most unique female filmmakers, was selected for "Out of the Past" film legacy section. The film will be…

Calls for Ji.hlava industry programmes & New visual

POSTER OF THE THIS YEAR’S JI.HLAVA IDFF WAS UNVEILED - The visual identity of the 27th Ji.hlava IDFF has been revealed! It refers to calligraphy and at the same time works with the principle of mirroring. The author of the visuals, Juraj Horváth, is an award-winning book graphic designer and…

First Cut+ Karlovy Vary Line Up

Now in its 8th edition since 2020, First Cut+ is a program initiated by Tatino Films that operates twice a year, working in close cooperation with two dynamic and well-established film industryplatforms: Trieste’s When East Meets West and Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises.

CineLink workshop in Slano started with activities for Co-Production Market projects

The CineLink workshop in Slano started on June 20 with activities for projects of this year's selection of CineLink Co-Production Market which will present a total of 11 feature-length film projects during the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival. For the next three days, the participants of the workshop in Slano will…


The 27th Ji.hlava IDFF revealed its poster. Its author is the award-winning illustrator Juraj Horváth.

Karlovy Vary IFF Announces More Guests and the Closing Film of the 57th Edition

American actress and director Robin Wright will be awarded the KVIFF President’s Award at the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s closing ceremony. Find out more information here.

Eight film projects in development within the focus of the CineLink workshop in Slano

The industrial department of the Sarajevo Film Festival, CineLink Industry Days, will organize a CineLink workshop in Slano (Croatia) from 20 to 24 June, focusing on eight film projects in development. The CineLink team in Slano will focus on improving production values by connecting projects and film professionals, and will…

Utopias in the Fest Anča's rich accompanying programme

The 16th edition of the Fest Anča International Animation Festival, which will take place on 29 June - 2 July in Žilina, will present not only animated films, but also a rich accompanying programme, which will consist of discussions, workshops, as well as performances by leading names of the domestic…

Discover the projects selected for this year's KVIFF Eastern Promises

Dear film industry professionals, we would like to draw your attention to the just-revealed selection of 27 film projects that were chosen by KVIFF's curator team to be showcased at this year's Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch, and First Cut+ Works in Progress.