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Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : International festival
Location : Bosnia-Herzegovina
Period : August

    Festival years (21)

    Event presentation

    The Sarajevo Film Festival was founded in 1993 by the Bosnian director Haris Pasovic. The fashion designer agnès b has largely contributed to this festival, like the creation of the Heart of Sarajevo, among others.

    A festival recognized by the FIAPF, this event presents an extensive selection of films divided into around twelve sections. Its Official Competition is only open to films from the Balkans and south-eastern Europe, aiming to serve as a showcase for these productions. With around twenty French films selected each year—from a total of 200 titles presented—French cinema is well-represented in a number of sections, including Kinoscope, New Currents, and the festival's short film programs. An average of 100,000 spectators attend screenings.

    The CinéLink Film Market presents around a dozen productions from the various countries in the region in its feature-length category. It also gives local movie industry professionals and filmmakers a chance to meet up and launch new projects. It is southern Europe's biggest international film market.

    The Sarajevo Talent Campus, an educational platform for young movie industry professionals, was created in 2007. The Sarajevo Film Fund, launched the following year, has provided encouragement for young filmmakers in the region of southern and eastern Europe to work on collaborative projects, or to make films with participants in the Sarajevo Talent Campus program.

    The team (5)

    For feature films only

    Contact UniFrance: Joël Chapron

    Registration conditions for short films

    Films produced on or after : Dans les 12 mois précédant le festival
    Subtitling required
    Maximum runtime : 30'
    Films produced on or after : Dans les 12 mois précédant le festival
    Genres accepted : All genres
    Conditions : Films not previously released on the Internet
    Pre-selection format requirements : Streaming
    Screening format requirements : DCP (Digital Cinema Package)

    French short films can only apply for submission in the following programs (films produced in 2014-2015):

    European Shorts: A European short film may be nominated for the Short Film Prize, which is awarded each year by the European Academy.

    Non-Competitive Programs: Children's Program, TeenArena

    Once your registration is completed, you must upload your film to the festival website.

    All films shot in a language apart from English must have English subtitles. All films with dialogue that is not in Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian, will be provided with subtitles in these languages by the festival's subtitling department.

    Please provide a dialogue list in English. The festival does not return material sent for pre-selection.


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