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Karlovy Vary IFF will honour Ethan Hawke, an American actor, director, and writer, who will receive the Festival President's Award at its 55th edition taking place August 20 28, 2021. The Award is given to actors, directors, and producers who have contributed in a fundamental way to the development of…

Locarno 2021: Srđan Dragojević’s Heavens Above and Rok Biček’s Penalty Shot in LFF competition programmes

Srđan Dragojević’s fiction feature Heavens Above, which is a Studio Dim minority co-production, with Darija Kulenović Gudan as co-producer, will have its world premiere on 5th August in the International Competition, while the world premiere of fiction short Penalty Shot, directed by Rok Biček, is scheduled for 11th August, in…

Murina at 46th Toronto International Film Festival

Feature debut Murina directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in the Contemporary World Cinema programme, which offers compelling stories with a global perspective. This year’s TIFF is held 9th – 18th September.

56 Participants Selected for Talents Sarajevo 2021

Talents Sarajevo accompanying the 27th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will welcome 56 up-and-coming directors, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers, editors and film critics from 14 countries of Southeast Europe and the Southern Caucasus. This year, participants hail from 14 of the 19 eligible nations, namely: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and…

The most anticipated regional TV achievements in the Avantpremiere Series Programme

As part of this year's Avantpremiere Series programme of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, the audience will be presented with the five latest drama series. The festival audience and film professionals will have the opportunity to watch the first two episodes of the first seasons exclusively on the cinema screen,…

Introducing the Competition Programme - Documentary Film: 16 films in competition, 8 World Premieres

In the Competition Programme - Documentary Film of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, there are 16 films according to the choice of the selector Rada Šešić. In Sarajevo, 8 films will have global, 1 European, 6 regional and 1 Bosnian-Herzegovinian premieres.

Titles of Polish Days 2021 announced

New films of Łukasz Grzegorzek, Aleksandra Terpińska, Anna Jadowska and Jan Holoubek at this year’s biggest industry event in Poland! The 2021 edition of Polish Days will take place from 15th till 17th August during the 21th New Horizons International Film Festival (12 - 22th August) in Wrocław. The Getaway…

Applications for 27th Sarajevo Film Festival press accreditations are now open!

Apply for press accreditation HERE. Please complete the entire accreditation form. Marked fields are mandatory. When completing the press accreditation form, please note that you can also complete the requests for interviews with festival guests and management members and programmers of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Please keep in mind that…


Kids Kino Industry, the pitching and co-production forum for feature films and series (live-action, animation and documentaries) for young audiences, has announced the line-up for its next edition, to be held in Warsaw, Poland and online from 28 September to 1 October 2021.

In Focus Programme of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival

The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival’s In Focus programme brings the best achievements of regional cinematography from the past and this year. It is a selection of strong achievements of both already established artists and debutants that gained success at prestigious film festivals around the world or in the domestic market.

Pustnik announces its 2021 residents and plans for the future

In its 7th year, after an online edition, Pustnik Screenwriters Residency is returning to the banks of the Danube for its 2021 programme at Port Cultural Cetate, September 13–20. 123 applications were received from 49 countries, out of which eight were selected: ”Unrooted” by Geo Doba, Romania“Levirat” by Mikaël Gaudin,…

Programme finalized: WOMEN DO CRY completes the Competition Programme – Feature Film selection of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival

Bulgarian film Women Do Cry by Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva was added to the Competition Programme – Feature Film of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, completing the selection that now includes 10 feature films. Women Do Cry had its world premiere at the recently-held Cannes Film Festival. Its exceptional…

107 Documentary films about the environment want to succeed at this year’s edition of EKOFILM IFF

There are 50% more entries than last year, from 34 countries and 5 continents. BRNO/PRAGUE/CZECH REPUBLIC – More than 200 documentary films have been submitted to the 47th edition of the International Film Festival about the Environment EKOFILM. The programming team is currently selecting 25 most interesting films that will…

27th Sarajevo Film Festival: 47 films to compete for Heart of Sarajevo awards

A total of 47 films will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo awards at the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival. The Festival’s four competition sections – for feature, documentary, short and student film – will feature 18 world, 3 international, 1 european, 24 regional and 1 B&H premieres. This year, the…

Jasna Đuričić Jury President of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival

Renowned actress Jasna Đuričić, winner of numerous awards, including the latest for her role of Aida in “Quo Vadis, Aida?” by Jasmila Žbanić, a film nominated for the Oscar®, is the Jury President of the Competition Programme – Feature Film at the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival. “With the brilliantly played…

Jury of the Competition Programme – Feature Film of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival

Actress Jasna Đuričić (President of the Jury), director and screenwriter Mike Cahill, director and screenwriter Lili Horvát, artistic director of Viennale - International Film Festival in Vienna Eva Sangiorgi and executive director of AFC – Austrian Film Commission Martin Schweighofer will serve on the Jury of the Competition Programme -…

FESTIVALS: Application Open for First Edition of Svaneti International Film Festival

ABOUT Founder and SIFF Announcement (brief about the festival, dates) The first annual Svaneti International Film Festival will open on August 25th, 2021, in Svaneti, Mestia, Georgia (Recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site). The festival is supported by General Sponsor Hotel GISTOLA in Mestia, Georgian National Film Center, Bank of Georgia,…

connecting cottbus - open call & awards 2021

The 23rd edition of East-West co-production market connecting cottbus will be held this year 3-5 November as a hybrid event. Producers can submit their feature fiction film projects in development for cocoPITCH until 16 July 2021, and projects in production or post-production for cocoWIP until 18 August 2021. The projects…

18 film projects selected for Baltic Sea Docs anniversary edition

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has concluded the project selection for its 25th edition that will run on 1-12 September. The most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, Baltic Sea Docs is focused on projects from the wider Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe…

Baltic Shorts grab the spotlight at Cannes 2021

A united group of Baltic short film organizations - Lithuanian Shorts, 2ANNAS Riga International Short Film Festival, SHORT RIGA at Riga International Film Festival, PÖFF Shorts (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival) and the Estonian Short Film Center - have banded together to showcase a number of new shorts and talk…