Four world premieres set for competitive strand.

My Gay Syria

The 2017 Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 11-18) has revealed the titles set to feature in its documentary competition this year.

The programme includes 14 films in total, seven less than last year, focusing on a variety of topics including sexuality, family, love and survival.

Alongside four world premieres - all from Bosnia - there are several high-profile regional premieres that have bowed at other festivals.

City Of The Sun (Mzis Qalaqi) premiered at the Berlinale and had its UK bow at Sheffield Doc/Fest (winning the Art Doc prize), where fellow Sarajevo title Mr Gay Syria [pictured] had its world premiere.

Avec L’Amour premiered at HotDocs in Canada, while the Iggy Pop-narrated In Praise Of Nothing will premiere at Locarno.


World premieres

Guidance Through the Black Hole (Vodic Kroz Crnu Rupu)
Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, 2017, 76 min.
Directors: Aleksandar Nikolić, Zlatko Pranjić

Home (Dom)
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017, 40 min.
Director: Zdenko Jurilj

Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017, 53 min.
Directors: Nejra Latić Hulusić, Sabrina Begović Ćorić

When Pigs Come
Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017, 72 min.
Director: Biljana Tutorov

Regional premieres

Avec L’Amour
Macedonia, 2017, 66 min.
Director: Ilija Cvetkovski

City of the Sun (Mzis Qalaqi)
Georgia, USA, Qatar, Netherlands, 2017, 103 min.
Director: Rati Oneli

The Family (Druzina)
Slovenia, 2017, 106 min.
Director: Rok Biček

In Praise of Nothing
Serbia, Croatia, France, 2017, 78 min.
Director: Boris Mitić

Austria, 2016, 95 min.
Director: Arash T.Riahi, Arman T.Riahi

Mr Gay Syria
Turkey, France, Germany, 2017, 84 min.
Director: Ayşe Toprak

No Place For Tears (Gozyasina Yer Yok)
Turkey, 2017, 84 min.
Director: Reyan Tuvi

Planeta Petrila
Romania, 2016, 80 min.
Director: Andrei Dascalescu

Playing Men
Slovenia, Croatia, 2017, 60 min.
Director: Matjaž Ivanišin

Hungary, Greece, 2017, 81 min.
Director: Balázs Simonyi