Kod Amidze Idriza, the new feature by award-winningBosnian director Pjer Zalica (Fuse), is set to be the opening film atthe 10th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival (August 20-28).
The Euros 1.3m drama, which was scripted by Namik Kabil andstars Senad Basic and Semka Sokolovic, began shooting in Bosnia-Herzegovina onApril 5 as a co-production between the Sarajevo-based production companyRefresh, Slovenia's Arkaden Studio and Croatia's Jadran Film.
In addition, the festival's organisers have announced thatthis year's Children's Programme will run a day longer and be supplemented by asidebar of films targeted at the 14-18 year old audience. Provisionallyentitled 14+, the film selection is being made with the assistance of ThomasHailer, director of the Berlinale's Kinderfilmfest, who successfully initiatedhis own 14+ section in Berlin this year.
Hailer told Screendaily.com that he will be taking MariaSolrun's well-received feature debut Jargo to Sarajevo as an example ofthe Berlinale's lineup. Other films confirmed for this section include MagnusMartens' coming of age comedy United (Norway), Ulrike Schweiger's Twinni(Austria), Ineke Houtman's Polleke (Netherlands) and the Frenchanimation feature Raining Cats And Frogs (La Prophetie des Grenouilles).