FNE at Sarajevo FF 2017: Main Competition Lineup Announced

    Hostages / Mdzevlebi Directed by Rezo Gigineishvili Hostages / Mdzevlebi Directed by Rezo Gigineishvili

    SARAJEVO: Three world premieres and three debut features are among the seven titles selected for the main competition of the new edition of Sarajevo Film Festival, set to take place from 11 to 18 August 2017. 

    The main programme also includes two feature films out of the competition - the awaited animated film Birds Like Us / Ptice kao mi, directed by Faruk Šabanović and Amela Ćuhara which participated in the CineLink Work in Progress section of Sarajevo FF in 2015 and Men Don’t Cry / Muškarcine plaču, directed by Alen Drljević.

    Feature Film Competition Programme:

    1500384383586 0570x0400 1500384414610Daybreak / Dita zë fill (Albania, Greece), World premiere, debut feature
    Directed by Gentian Koçi

    Grain (Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden, Qatar), World premiere
    Directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu

    Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things / Meda sau partea nu prea fericită a lucrurilor (Romania), World premiere, debut feature
    Directed by Emanuel Pârvu
    Produced by FAMart Productions
    Coproduced by DaKINO Productions, Ceramus Film

    DIRECTIONS STEPHAN KOMANDAREV EXTRACT2 VOSTENDirections / Posoki (Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia), Regional premiere
    Directed by Stephan Komandarev
    Produced by Argo Film
    Coproduced by Aktis Film Production, Sector Film
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Bulgarian National Television, the German Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), the Macedonian Film Agency and Eurimages

    Hostages / Mdzevlebi (Russia, Georgia, Poland), Regional premiere
    Directed by Rezo Gigineishvili
    Produced by INK TV and NEBO Film Company
    Coproduced by 20 Steps Productions, Extreme Emotions

    Scary Mother / Sashishi deda (Georgia), Regional premiere, debut feature
    Director: Ana Urushadze
    Produced by Studio Artizm
    Coproduced by Gemini
    Supported by the Georgian National Film Center

    1493395714073 0960x0285 1493414954820Son of Sofia / O gios tis Sofias (Greece, France, Bulgaria), Regional premiere
    Directed by Elina Psykou
    Produced by Heretic
    Coproduced by KinoElektron (France), Chouchkov Brothers
    Supported by Eurimages, the Greek Film Centre, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, the Bulgarian National Film Center, Creative Europe, ERT, Berlinale Residency

    Out of Competition – Gala Screenings:

    Birds Like Us / Ptice kao mi (Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Turkey, USA), Debut feature
    Directed by Faruk Šabanović, Amela Ćuhara
    Produced by Prime Time
    Coproduced by Fork Film, Autonomous
    Supported by the Turkish Television (TRT), Telecom Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian Film Fund

    Men Don’t Cry / Muškarcine plaču (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany), Debut feature
    Directed by Alen Drljević
    Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo
    Coproduced by Iridium Film, This and That, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa and Cineplanet
    Supported by Foundation of Cinematography Sarajevo, the Slovenian Film Centre, ZDF/Arte TV, MEDIA, Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kanton Sarajevo, CineLink Market