FESTIVALS: The 26th Sarajevo Film Festival Announces Competition Programmes

    Otto the Barbarian by Ruxandra Ghițescu Otto the Barbarian by Ruxandra Ghițescu

    SARAJEVO: Eight titles will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo award in the Competition Programme - Feature Film 2020 of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival. The festival has also announced the selection for the other three competition programmes: documentary, short and student film. In all, 49 films will compete for awards at the festival running from 14 to 21 August 2020.

    Of these 49 films 29 are world, six international, two European, 11 regional and one Bosnian-Herzegovinian premieres. Among the four world premieres in the main competition are Ruxandra Ghițescu’s debut feature Otto the Barbarian (a coproduction between Romania and Belgium) and the Macedonian minority coproduction Andromeda Galaxy, directed by More Raça.

    Competition Programme

    Feature Films

    Andromeda Galaxy / Galaktika e Andromedes (Kosovo, Spain, Italy, North Macedonia)
    Directed by More Raça
    Produced by Arena (KO)
    Coproduced by 39 Films (IT), Ad hoc studios (ES), Deluxe (IT), Nephilm Producciones (ES), No problem sonido (ES), DMF Films (MK)

    Mavzer (Turkey)
    Directed by Fatih Özcan

    Otto the Barbarian / Otto barbarul (Romania, Belgium)
    Directed by Ruxandra Ghițescu
    Produced by Alien Films Entertainment (RO)
    Coproduced by Polar Bear (BE)
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, EurimagesMEDIA- Creative Europe

    The Island Within / Daxildoki ada (Azerbaijan, France)
    Directed by Ru Hasanov

    All the Pretty Little Horses / Ola ta mikra omorfa aloga (Greece, Belgium, Germany)
    Directed by Michalis Konstantatos

    Digger (Greece, France)
    Directed by Georgis Grigorakis

    Exile / Exil (Germany, Belgium, Kosovo)
    Directed by Visar Morina

    Mare (Switzerland, Croatia)
    Directed by Andrea Štaka
    Produced by Okofilm Productions (CH)
    Coproduced by Dinaridi film (HR), SRF (CH), SRG SSR (CH), ZDF/ARTE
    Supported by: the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Suissimage, the Croatian Audiovisual CentreEurimages, the City of Dubrovnik

    Click HERE to see all the competition programmes