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Docu Talent Award 2021 went to Freedom Squared

The best Central and East European documentary film in post-production deals with isolation Eight outstanding documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe, planned for theatrical release during the upcoming 12 months – the Docu Talents from the East – were presented during the Cinelink Industry Days at the 27th Sarajevo Film…

FOCUS ROMANIA. The official selection of Romanian productions at the Astra Film Festival 2021

The 28th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival will take place in Sibiu between September 5th – September 12th, 2021

Astra Film Festival 2021 celebrates life in all its diversity

The 28th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival (Sibiu, September 5th-12th) presents over 200 cinema events

Croatian films and filmmakers at 27th Sarajevo Film Festival

Croatian titles and minority Croatian productions to screen in competition and non-competitive programmes, including some world premieres, at this year’s edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, held 13th – 20th August. In addition, Croatian filmmakers will participate in different SFF industry sections.

10th A Sunday in the Country in Wrocław will be held from August 14 till 17 during the 21th New Horizons IFF

A collaboration of the New Horizons IFF and the European Film Academy (EFA), the 10th Sunday in the Country will gather a dozen young film critics from Europe for a retreat/workshop. The participants meet for 3 days in a remote country house near Wrocław (Willa Słoneczna on Bystrzyckie Lake at…

55th Karlovy Vary Film Festival - Press Release

KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNER MICHAEL CAINE This year’s special guest of the 55th Karlovy Vary IFF will be British actor and winner of two Oscars, the European Film Awards, and more than forty other commendations Sir Michael Caine. At the festival’s opening ceremony, Caine will…

Partners of Polish Days

The biggest industry event in Poland, Polish Days, will take place from 15th till 17th August in the frame of 21st New Horizons IFF. During Polish Days, 20 films at various stages of production will be presented to the international film industry representatives.


Karlovy Vary IFF will honour Ethan Hawke, an American actor, director, and writer, who will receive the Festival President's Award at its 55th edition taking place August 20 28, 2021. The Award is given to actors, directors, and producers who have contributed in a fundamental way to the development of…

Locarno 2021: Srđan Dragojević’s Heavens Above and Rok Biček’s Penalty Shot in LFF competition programmes

Srđan Dragojević’s fiction feature Heavens Above, which is a Studio Dim minority co-production, with Darija Kulenović Gudan as co-producer, will have its world premiere on 5th August in the International Competition, while the world premiere of fiction short Penalty Shot, directed by Rok Biček, is scheduled for 11th August, in…

Murina at 46th Toronto International Film Festival

Feature debut Murina directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in the Contemporary World Cinema programme, which offers compelling stories with a global perspective. This year’s TIFF is held 9th – 18th September.

56 Participants Selected for Talents Sarajevo 2021

Talents Sarajevo accompanying the 27th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will welcome 56 up-and-coming directors, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers, editors and film critics from 14 countries of Southeast Europe and the Southern Caucasus. This year, participants hail from 14 of the 19 eligible nations, namely: Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and…

The most anticipated regional TV achievements in the Avantpremiere Series Programme

As part of this year's Avantpremiere Series programme of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, the audience will be presented with the five latest drama series. The festival audience and film professionals will have the opportunity to watch the first two episodes of the first seasons exclusively on the cinema screen,…

Introducing the Competition Programme - Documentary Film: 16 films in competition, 8 World Premieres

In the Competition Programme - Documentary Film of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, there are 16 films according to the choice of the selector Rada Šešić. In Sarajevo, 8 films will have global, 1 European, 6 regional and 1 Bosnian-Herzegovinian premieres.

Titles of Polish Days 2021 announced

New films of Łukasz Grzegorzek, Aleksandra Terpińska, Anna Jadowska and Jan Holoubek at this year’s biggest industry event in Poland! The 2021 edition of Polish Days will take place from 15th till 17th August during the 21th New Horizons International Film Festival (12 - 22th August) in Wrocław. The Getaway…

Applications for 27th Sarajevo Film Festival press accreditations are now open!

Apply for press accreditation HERE. Please complete the entire accreditation form. Marked fields are mandatory. When completing the press accreditation form, please note that you can also complete the requests for interviews with festival guests and management members and programmers of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Please keep in mind that…


Kids Kino Industry, the pitching and co-production forum for feature films and series (live-action, animation and documentaries) for young audiences, has announced the line-up for its next edition, to be held in Warsaw, Poland and online from 28 September to 1 October 2021.

In Focus Programme of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival

The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival’s In Focus programme brings the best achievements of regional cinematography from the past and this year. It is a selection of strong achievements of both already established artists and debutants that gained success at prestigious film festivals around the world or in the domestic market.

Pustnik announces its 2021 residents and plans for the future

In its 7th year, after an online edition, Pustnik Screenwriters Residency is returning to the banks of the Danube for its 2021 programme at Port Cultural Cetate, September 13–20. 123 applications were received from 49 countries, out of which eight were selected: ”Unrooted” by Geo Doba, Romania“Levirat” by Mikaël Gaudin,…

Programme finalized: WOMEN DO CRY completes the Competition Programme – Feature Film selection of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival

Bulgarian film Women Do Cry by Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva was added to the Competition Programme – Feature Film of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, completing the selection that now includes 10 feature films. Women Do Cry had its world premiere at the recently-held Cannes Film Festival. Its exceptional…

107 Documentary films about the environment want to succeed at this year’s edition of EKOFILM IFF

There are 50% more entries than last year, from 34 countries and 5 continents. BRNO/PRAGUE/CZECH REPUBLIC – More than 200 documentary films have been submitted to the 47th edition of the International Film Festival about the Environment EKOFILM. The programming team is currently selecting 25 most interesting films that will…