Sarajevo Film Festival

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Locarno premiere ‘Cat In The Wall’ sells to Spain (exclusive)

Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva’s drama also played in Competition at Sarajevo.

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‘Take Me Somewhere Nice’ wins top prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

Ena Sendijarević’s Bosnian-Dutch drama took best film.

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Sarajevo’s CineLink crowns 2019 industry award winners

Competition jury member Teona Strugar Mitevska won the top co-production prize.

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Sarajevo partners with Israel’s Sam Spiegel Film School for feature award

The winner of the Sarajevo shorts competition will be fast-tracked to the Lab.

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Berlinale’s Drama Series Days market renamed to appeal to producers of all TV genres

There had been confusion over the word ‘drama’ in the name.

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Sarajevo region to launch €1m film and TV production subsidy in 2020

The Sarajevo Canton government will provide the money for the grants.


Sarajevo Q&A: ‘Honeyland’ filmmakers on being propelled into Oscar contention

The documentary won three awards at Sundance earlier this year.


Five producers to know from Southeast Europe

All have projects at the Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink industry strand.


Personal war story ramps up the emotion at Sarajevo’s True Stories Market

Four war stories were presented at this year’s edition.

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Streaming companies offering “outrageous” low fees to actors, say casting directors

The Sarajevo Film Festival panel chastised the SVoD giants.

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Isabelle Huppert calls for more female festival heads

Actress spoke to Screen at Sarajevo Film Festival.

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Alejandro González Iñárritu blasts ‘dictatorship of the algorithm’ on streaming services

The Mexican filmmaker floated the idea of a ‘Netflix Plus’ platform.


Iñárritu, Pawlikowski receive honorary awards as Sarajevo opens 25th edition

‘Cold War’ and ‘The Revanant’ filmmakers attend opening of Sarajevo.


Sarajevo 2019 industry overview: distribution distortions bring local opportunity

Industry head Jovan Marjanović on why its an exciting time for European production.


Cat In The Wall

‘Cat In The Wall’: Sarajevo Review

Terrific comedy-drama from a Bulgarian directing duo is set on an East London council estate


‘Heidi’: Sarajevo Review

A New Wave police proceduaral from Romania’s Cătălin Mitulescu

Open Door

‘Open Door’: Sarajevo Review

Sisters united in a car journey across Albania in a rare feature to emerge from that country


‘Immortal’: Sarajevo Review

Striking documentary from Estonia looks at the production line of model citizens in Russia’s Arctic Circle

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‘Adoration’: Sarajevo Review

The latest from Fabrice du Welz bleeds horror tropes into a yearning romance