GRANTS: Film Fund Sarajevo Doubles Production Funds

SARAJEVO: Film Fund Sarajevo will allot 1,155,519 EUR / 2.26 m KM in 2022, which is a 100% increase compared to the 594,066 EUR / 1,161,893 KM allocated in 2021.

FESTIVALS: Sarajevo FF Announces Selection for 2nd edition of TV Series and Expands Awards Categories

SARAJEVO: Seventeen series from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Slovenia have been selected for the second edition of the TV series Awards at the 28th…

Cinelink Industry Days Co-Production Market and Drama Announces Selected Projects

SARAJEVO: Nine projects were selected for the CineLink Co-production Market and seven for the CineLink Drama at the upcoming edition of CineLink Industry Days within the Sarajevo Film Festival (12-19…

FNE at Sarajevo FF 2022: Festival Jury of 28th Sarajevo Film Festival Unveiled

SARAJEVO: The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from 12 to 19 August 2022, has announced the jury for its main competition will be headed by Austrian director and…

BOX OFFICE: Bosnia and Herzegovina Sees Rise of Interest in Domestic Films for Second Consecutive Year

SARAJEVO: Danis Tanović’s Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair / Deset u pola (Obala Art Centre, 2021) scored 35,341 admissions in 2021, following the success of Jasmila Žbanić’s Quo Vadis, Aida?,…

Talents Sarajevo 2022 Launches Call for Applications

SARAJEVO: The call is open for the 16th edition of Talents Sarajevo, founded in collaboration with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talents. Talents Sarajevo will be held under the …

Jovan Marjanović Replaces Mirsad Purivatra As Director of Sarajevo Film Festival

SARAJEVO: Mirsad Purivatra, the founder of the Sarajevo Film Festival, is leaving the SFF Director’s position after 27 years to take on the role of President of the Obala Art…

BOX OFFICE: Danis Tanović's Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair Tops Box Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: The latest comedy directed by Oscar winner Danis Tanović, Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair, which premiered at the opening of the Sarajevo Film Festival, followed by a week of…

BOX OFFICE: Serbian South Wind 2 – Speed Up Tops Box Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: South Wind 2 – Speed Up / Južni vetar 2 – Ubrzanje directed by Miloš Avramović topped the 11 – 14 November 2021 weekend chart in Bosnia and Herzegovina,…

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: The White Fortress to Represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in Oscar Race

SARAJEVO: Igor Drljača’s third feature film The White Fortress / Tabija has been selected as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…

FNE Podcast: Amra Bakšić Čamo - Head of CineLink Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: FNE spoke to Amra Bakšić Čamo, the Head of CineLink, the industry section of the Sarajevo Film Festival, about the 2021 edition after the pandemic forced the last minute…

BOX OFFICE: Serbian Toma Rocks Bosnian BO in Its Opening Week

SARAJEVO: The biopic Toma directed by famous Serbian actor/director/producer Dragan Bjelogrlić broke the 2021 record in Bosnia and Herzegovina with 40,877 admissions and 112,900 EUR / 220,815 BAM gross in…

FNE Podcast: Jovan Marjanović, Co-director - Sarajevo Film Festival

SARAJEVO: FNE spoke to Jovan Marjanović, Co-director of Sarajevo Film Festival, about the festival’s return to its on site operations after being forced to cancel the 2020 on site edition…

PRODUCTION: Bosnian Director Pjer Žalica Begins Shooting May Labour Day

SARAJEVO: The acclaimed Bosnian director Pjer Žalica has started shooting his fourth feature film May Labour Day, a coproduction between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

FESTIVALS: Great Freedom Wins Sarajevo Film Festival 2021

SARAJEVO: The Austrian/German coproduction Great Freedom / Grosse Freiheit by Sebastian Meise has received the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film at the 27th edition of the Sarajevo Film…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2021: Documentary Gems of CineLink Selection

SARAJEVO: Fourteen documentary projects from FNE partner countries were selected for three programmes within the CineLink Industry Days: CineLink Work in Progress, Docu Rough Cut Boutique and Docu Talents from…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2021: Bojan Vuletić’s The Family Swoops Most Awards for TV Series

SARAJEVO: The Sarajevo Film Festival has awarded best regional TV series for the first time ever. Most of the awards went to the Serbian series The Family, created and directed…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2021: CineLink Drama Showcases Hungarian Series The Grand Trial

SARAJEVO: Iván Szabó, the writer behind Land of Storms (2014), which premiered at the Berlinale and competed for the Heart of Sarajevo, returns to the Sarajevo Film Festival to present…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2021: Crime, Culture, and Identity Meet in Two CineLink Drama Projects

SARAJEVO: CineLink Drama, which is running 14-19 August 2021 under the umbrella of the Sarajevo Film Festival, brings two teams of newcomers into its selection. Mario Kozina and Maja Pek-Brünjes…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2021: Two Romanian Projects at CineLink Drama 2021

SARAJEVO: Adrian Sitaru, whose feature film Ilegitim (Domestic Film, 2016) won the C.I.C.A.E. Award in the Berlinale Forum, and Tudor Giurgiu, whose third feature film Why Me? (Libra Film, 2015)…