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 TelevisionSupported by the Georgian National Film Center
Cat in the Wall / Kotka v stenata (Bulgaria, United Kingdom, France)Directed by Mina Mileva, Vesela KazakovaProduced by Аctivist 38 Coproduced by Glasshead ltd, Ici et LaSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Heidi (Romania)Directed by Cătălin MitulescuProduced by Strada FilmSupported by the Romanian Film Centre
Mo (Romania) Directed by Radu DragomirProduced by Scharf FilmCoproduced 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 KomandarevProduced by Argo Film Coproduced by SEE Film PRO, Deuxième Ligne Films, EZ FilmsSupported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Film Center Serbia, Eurimages
Son / Sin (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro)Directed by Ines TanovićProduced by Dokument SarajevoCoproduced by Spiritus Movens, Luna Film, Moono Film, Cut UpSupported by the Sarajevo Film Fund, Eurimages, the Ministry of Culture and Sports Sarajevo, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Romanian Film Centre, the Slovenian Film Center, the 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.