FESTIVALS: The 25th Sarajevo FF Announces Lineup

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…

FESTIVALS: CineLink Co-production Market Reveals Lineup for 2019

SARAJEVO: The Sarajevo Film Festival’s coproduction market CineLink announced additional projects included in 2019 Lineup.

PRODUCTION: South East European Factory Wraps Shooting in Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: The newest instalment of La Factory, the South East European Factory (SEE Factory), comprising five short films co-directed by young directors from the South East Europe and their colleagues…

The 9th Docu Rough Cut Boutique Announces Selected Projects

SARAJEVO: Five projects from Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary were selected for the 9th edition of Docu Rough Cut Boutique. This year for the first time Docu Rough Cut Boutique…

Danis Tanović Starts Shooting The Postcard Killings in London

SARAJEVO: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Oscar-winning director Danis Tanović, whose latest success Death in Sarajevo (SCCA/pro.ba, 2016) won the Silver Bear – Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI prize at the 66th…

Valter brani Sarajevo Museum to Open in Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: The opening of the Valter brani Sarajevo museum, dedicated to the cult film Valter brani Sarajevo / Walter Defends Sarajevo (Sutjeska Film, 1972) directed by Hajrudin Šiba Krvavac, is…

FESTIVALS: Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary FF Annnounces Call for Applications

SARAJEVO: Admissions are open for the second edition of Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival. The festival will focus on documentaries intended for television broadcasting and it will take place…


Systematic neglect of film industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina, combined with strong political influences, is starting to show its ugly head, despite the tireless efforts of film professionals. Cinema Law…

Two Bosnian Films in Berlinale Shorts

SARAJEVO: A German/Bosnian short film directed by Clarissa Thieme will compete for the Golden Bear, while a film from 2000 by Jasmila Žbanić will screen out of competition in Berlinale…

Admissions and BO in Bosnia and Herzegovina Increase for Second Year in a Row

SARAJEVO: Total admissions increased by 7.85 percent and total box office increased by 7.07 percent in 2018, according to Sarajevo Film Festival’s Statistics and Analysis Department. Bosnia and Herzegovina also…

Filmmakers Call for Forming of Film Fund of Republika Srpska

BANJA LUKA: Film professionals underlined the urgent need for the establishment of a Film Fund of Republika Srpska at the first Film Forum Banja Luka, held on 29-30 November 2018.

Bosnian Film Forum Scheduled for 29-30 November

BANJA LUKA: Bosnian film professionals will gather in Banja Luka to discuss the state of the film industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 29 and 30 November 2018 at a…

DOCU Rough Cut Boutique Calls for Proposals

SARAJEVO: The newly expanded DOCU Rough Cut Boutique, organised by the Balkan Documentary Center and the Sarajevo Film Festival, is accepting applications through 1 February 2019.

PRODUCTION: Nermin Hamzagić in Postproduction with Debut Feature Full Moon

SARAJEVO: Nermin Hamzagić’s debut feature film Full Moon / Pun mjesec, which was shot in 15 days during the months of August and September, entered the postproduction phase with a…

GRANTS: Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces Grants in October 2018 Session

SARAJEVO: The Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina distributed 650,000 EUR in its October 2018 grant round, announced on 23 October. The Fund gave grants to four feature films and…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Zoran Galić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: Zoran Galić from VizArt Film Production is representing Bosnia and Herzegovina at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Galić about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in…

Bosnia and Herzegovina Selects Never Leave Me as Oscar Bid

SARAJEVO: Never Leave Me by Aida Begić has been selected by the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the official entry from Bosnia and Herzegovina for the US…

Sarajevo FF and Directors' Fortnight in Cannes Team Up for Short Film Initiative

SARAJEVO: Six young filmmakers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia will co-write and co-direct a 10-minute film with a young director from outside the region. The…

Two Winners of Docu Talents From the East Award

SARAJEVO: The Ukrainian/Belarussian coproduction My Granny from Mars directed by Alexandar Mihalkovich and Birthday directed by Hilal Baydarov from Azerbaijan received the Docu Talents from the East Award ex-aequo during…

FNE at Sarajevo FF 2018: Bulgarian/German/French Coproduction Aga Wins Heart of Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: Milko Lazarov’s Aga, a last look at the Inuit people living in the beautiful frozen landscape of the Russian republic of Sakha, was awarded Heart of Sarajevo for Best…