The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced the competition programme of its 13th edition, running from Aug 17 to 25. The feature film competition will include two world premieres, Macedonian-Slovenian-Belgian-French co-production I Am From Titov Veles (Jas Sum Od Titov Veles) by Teona Mitevska and Bosnian-Slovenian-Serbian-German-UK It's Hard To Be Nice (Tesko Je Biti Fin) by Srdjan Vuletic, which will be the opening film of the festival.
Both films are the result of Sarajevo's co-production market CineLink. Ten films will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo for best film, Special Jury award, Heart of Sarajevo for best actress and Heart of Sarajevo for best actor, as well as CICAE award which brings the winner assistance in theatrical distribution in Central and Western Europe.
The Cannes winner, Romanian Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days and another Cannes entry, Austrian Ulrich Seidl's Import Export will have gala screenings out of competition.
The best short film will be chosen from nine films, including world premieres of Slovenian Janez Burger's On The Sunny Side Of Alps (Na Soncni Strani Alpi) and the new short by last year's winner Marko Santic, Croatian feature The Hole (Rupa), as well as this year's third Cinefondation prize winner Serbian Pavle Vuckovic's Minus.
The shorts will be awarded in three categories: Heart of Sarajevo for best short film, two special jury mentions and Prix UIP, which also brings the winner a direct nominaton for the european Film Academy Award for best short film.
This year's Focus Programme will be Focus On The Region. It will feature international festival faviourites from the region, including Cristian Nemescu's California Dreaming (Nesfarsit), Bela Tarr's The Man Fron London and Srdan Golubovic's The Trap.
FULL LIST OF COMPETITION TITLES
I Am From Titov Veles (Jas Sum Od Titov Veles) by Teona Mitevska (Macedonia, Slovenia, Belgium, France)
It's Hard To Be Nice (Tesko Je Biti Fin) by Srdjan Vuletic (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Germany, UK)
Destiny (Kader) by Zeki Demirkubuz (Turkey)
Huddersfield (Hadersfild) by Ivan Zivkovic (Serbia)
Investigation (Razsledvane) by Iglika Triffonova (Bulgaria, Netherlands)
Shorts Circuits (Kratki Stiki) by Janez Lapajne (Slovenia)
The Alive And The Dead (Livi I Mrtvi) by Kristijan Milic (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia)
A Man's Fear Of God (Takva) by Ozer Kiziltan (Turkey, Germany)
Egg (Yumurta) by Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey)
Iska's Journey (Iszka Utaza'sa) by Csaba Boolok (Hungary)
On The Sunny Side Of Alps (Na SonCni Strani Alpi) by Janez Burger (Slovenia)
The Hole (Rupa) by Marko Santic (Croatia)
The 8th Day (A Opta Zi) by Ciprian Panaite (Romania)
In The Name Of Sparrow (ia To Onoma Tou Spourgitiou) by Kyros Papavassiliou (Cyprus)
Minus by Pavle Vuckovic (Serbia)
Rabbit Troubles by Dimitar Mitovski, Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria)
Tripe And Onions (Szalontudo) by Marton Szirmai (Hungary)
Waves (Valuri) by Adrian Sitaru (Romania)
Why Do I Love Ayça (Ayça'yi Neden Seviyorum) by Mufit Samik (Turkey)