The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced the titles of the Documentary Competition and the projects selected for the CineLink Work in Progress section.

The Documentary Competition of the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival (July 6-14) includes seven world premieres, seven international premieres, and eight regional ones.


Boris With An I, Director: Vesna Marić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Boy, Bloodbrother Of Death 2, Maja Weiss (Slovenia)

Čedo, Nikola Strašek (Croatia)

Exhibition, Boro Kontić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Real Man’s Film, Nebojša Slijepčević (Croatia)

The Role Of My Life, Nađa Mehmedbašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Two Furnaces For Udarnik Josip Trojko, Goran Dević (Croatia)


The Big Day, Djuro Gavran (Bosnia and Herzegovina) [pictured]

The Face Of A Revolution, Vladimir Milovanović (Serbia)

Family Meals, Dana Budisavljević (Croatia)

I Love You, Emine Emel Balci (Turkey/Germany)

L.E.F.,Goran Trbuljak (Croatia)

The Long Vacation, Damjan Kozole (Slovenia)

Secrets And Doubts, Želimir Gvardiol (Serbia)


24 Buckets, 7 Mice, 18 Years, Marius Iacob (Romania)

The Boy Who Was A King, Andrey Paounov (Bulgaria/Germany)

German Unity @ Balaton, Péter Forgács (Hungary)

Mama Illegal, Ed Moschitz (Austria)

Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams, Angelos Abazoglou (Greece/UK/Turkey)

Sofia’s Last Ambulance, Ilian Metev (Bulgaria/Croatia/Germany)

Trains Of Thoughts, Timo Novotny (Austria)

Turn Off The Lights, Ivana Mladenović (Romania)

Sarajevo’s co-production market CineLink Work in Progress section, where the most promising regional projects currently in post-production are presented to executives from the European film industry, has selected seven projects. So far CineLink had focused on countries of South-Eastern Europe, but after successful tryouts in the previous years the region has been extended to the Caucasus Region and to the North African and Middle Eastern countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Therefore, the 2012 Work in Progress will also feature projects from Israel and Kazakhstan.

The seven selected projects are: Mahmut Fazil Coskun’s Yozgat Blues (Turkey/Germany), Ivan Ikic’s Barbarians (Serbia), Bobo Jelcic’s The Bridge (Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina), Yorgos Servetas’ Standing Aside, Watching (Greece), Baigazin Emir’s Harmony Lessons (Kazakhstan), Maya Vitkova’s Viktoria (Bulgaria/Romania), and Noaz Deshe’s White Shadow (Israel/Germany).

One additional project will be added during the festival, a documentary from the Rough Cut Boutique, a workshop organized by the Festival’s Documentary Competition Program in collaboration with the Balkan Documentary Center.

The projects will compete for awards totaling €100,000 in post-production services, with €80,000 in services from The Post Republic Berlin.