Bosnian director Srdjan Vuletic's It's Hard To Be Nice will open the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival (August 17-25).

It is his second feature, after the Rotterdam, Brussels and Sofia prize-winner Summer In The Golden Valley in 2004.

Screenings of Sam Garbarski's Irina Palm and Fatih Akin's The Edge Of Heaven have been confirmed, as well as Akin's presence at the festival.

The festival has also announced names of the lecturers who will attend the First Sarajevo Talent Campus, organised in co-operation with Berlinale.

Besides Sarajevo regular Alexander Payne, participants include Juliette Binoche who will introduce Anthony Minghella's Breaking And Entering.

After a visit to the 10th Sarajevo Film Festival, Minghella re-adapted the screenplay and changed one of its characters to tell a story about a Bosnian woman living in London with her son.

Binoche had been chosen to play the role and in order to better understand the character she would portray, she spent her pre-filming preparation period in Sarajevo.

Victoria Belfrage from Julian Belfrage Associates (agency handling Daniel Day-Lewis, Jude Law, Judi Dench); Peter Zawrel, the director of Vienna Film Fund; Mandfred Schmidt, the director of German funding body MDM; Labina Mitevska, Macedonian actress known for her roles in Milcho Manchevski's Before The Rain and Michael Winterbottom's Welcome To Sarajevo and Jasmila Zbanic, the director of Grbavica have all confirmed their participation.

As the Talent Campus will be open for young directors, producers and actors, young directors will be guided by Bosnian director Pjer Zalica, winner of numerous awards and honours for the film Fuse.

One of the most renowned Croatian actors, Leon Lucev, who achieved an important role in the Grbavica, is going to be the host to the young actors, whereas young producers will be led by Cedomir Kolar, producer of the Academy Award winner No Man's Land and Hell by Danis Tanovic.