Online film submissions for the programmes of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival, which will be held from 16th to 23rd August 2019, are now open.
Film authors and producers can submit their films exclusively for Competition Programme – Feature Film, Competition Programme – Documentary Film, Competition Programme – Short Film, Competition Programme – Student Film, European Shorts, Children’s Programme, TeenArena and BH Film Programme.
All film entries for programmes European Shorts, Children’s Programme and TeenArena, unless otherwise specified, must be submitted to the Festival for selection by May 11th, 2019; for programmes Competition Programme – Feature Film, Competition Programme – Documentary Film, Competition Programme – Short Film, Competition Programme – Student Film and BH Film Programme, unless otherwise specified, must be submitted to the Festival for selection by May 25th, 2019.
Please find rules and regulations and online entry form here.
Towards the end of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, in 1995, Obala Art Centar initiated the Sarajevo Film Festival with the aim of helping to reconstruct civil society and retain the cosmopolitan spirit of the city.
Today, two decades later, the Sarajevo Film Festival is the leading film festival in the region, recognized by both film professionals and the wider audience. The Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of South-East Europe (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey), shining an international spotlight on films, talent and future projects from the region.
High quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational and networking platform for young filmmakers and thus generated presence of the international film industry, film authors and media representatives alongside a paying audience of over 100,000, confirm its status as the leading film festival in the region, recognised by both professionals and the wider audiences.