The festival will close with a gala screening of Invictus.
Morgan Freeman is to appear as a guest of honour at this years Sarajevo Film Festival, which runs from 23rd - 31st July.
The 16th Festival, held annually in Bosnia, will close with a Gala screening of Invictus, which features Freeman’s Oscar-nominated turn as Nelson Mandela. During his stay in Sarajevo, Freeman will also meet young Bosnian filmmakers that have been selected as part of the festival’s Sarajevo Talent Campus.
He will also travel to Dubrovnik to appear as a special guest at the Dubrovnik Film Meeting, an annual event held on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, as part of the Sarajevo festival.
Among the other attendees this year will be award winning French film-maker Bruno Dumont, who will present a retrospective of his work with screenings of his debut feature A Vie De Jesus, his 1999 film Humanité and the controversial Twenty-Nine Palms. He will also host Q&A sessions about his life and work across the nine-day festival.
The festival annually attracts over 100,000 people, focusing mainly on Southeast European cinema, with competitive sections in feature, short and documentary. It also hosts the annual Cine-Link market, presenting ten regional projects to international distributors and industry professionals, representing a unique opportunity for filmmakers and buyers alike.