Two Bosnian Films in Berlinale Shorts

SARAJEVO: A German/Bosnian short film directed by Clarissa Thieme will compete for the Golden Bear, while a film from 2000 by Jasmila Žbanić will screen out of competition in Berlinale…

Admissions and BO in Bosnia and Herzegovina Increase for Second Year in a Row

SARAJEVO: Total admissions increased by 7.85 percent and total box office increased by 7.07 percent in 2018, according to Sarajevo Film Festival’s Statistics and Analysis Department. Bosnia and Herzegovina also…

Filmmakers Call for Forming of Film Fund of Republika Srpska

BANJA LUKA: Film professionals underlined the urgent need for the establishment of a Film Fund of Republika Srpska at the first Film Forum Banja Luka, held on 29-30 November 2018.

Bosnian Film Forum Scheduled for 29-30 November

BANJA LUKA: Bosnian film professionals will gather in Banja Luka to discuss the state of the film industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 29 and 30 November 2018 at a…

DOCU Rough Cut Boutique Calls for Proposals

SARAJEVO: The newly expanded DOCU Rough Cut Boutique, organised by the Balkan Documentary Center and the Sarajevo Film Festival, is accepting applications through 1 February 2019.

PRODUCTION: Nermin Hamzagić in Postproduction with Debut Feature Full Moon

SARAJEVO: Nermin Hamzagić’s debut feature film Full Moon / Pun mjesec, which was shot in 15 days during the months of August and September, entered the postproduction phase with a…

GRANTS: Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces Grants in October 2018 Session

SARAJEVO: The Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina distributed 650,000 EUR in its October 2018 grant round, announced on 23 October. The Fund gave grants to four feature films and…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Zoran Galić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: Zoran Galić from VizArt Film Production is representing Bosnia and Herzegovina at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Galić about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in…

Bosnia and Herzegovina Selects Never Leave Me as Oscar Bid

SARAJEVO: Never Leave Me by Aida Begić has been selected by the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the official entry from Bosnia and Herzegovina for the US…

Sarajevo FF and Directors' Fortnight in Cannes Team Up for Short Film Initiative

SARAJEVO: Six young filmmakers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia will co-write and co-direct a 10-minute film with a young director from outside the region. The…

Two Winners of Docu Talents From the East Award

SARAJEVO: The Ukrainian/Belarussian coproduction My Granny from Mars directed by Alexandar Mihalkovich and Birthday directed by Hilal Baydarov from Azerbaijan received the Docu Talents from the East Award ex-aequo during…

FNE at Sarajevo FF 2018: Bulgarian/German/French Coproduction Aga Wins Heart of Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: Milko Lazarov’s Aga, a last look at the Inuit people living in the beautiful frozen landscape of the Russian republic of Sakha, was awarded Heart of Sarajevo for Best…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2018: Winner of Heart of Sarajevo for Short Film Milica Tomović Presents First Feature Project

SARAJEVO: Serbian writer/director Milica Tomović, who won the Heart of Sarajevo for her short film Tranzicija (EED Productions, 2016), is returning to the Sarajevo Film Festival with her debut feature…

Bosnia and Herzegovina Signs Coproduction Agreement with France

SARAJEVO: Bosnia and Herzegovina has signed a coproduction agreement with France during the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival. The agreement aims at modernising the legal framework for coproductions between the two…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2018: Winner of Heart of Sarajevo for Short Film Dušan Kasalica Returns with Debut Feature Project

SARAJEVO: Montenegrin writer/director Dušan Kasalica, who won the Heart of Sarajevo for his short film A Matter of Will in 2015, is returning to the Sarajevo Film Festival with his…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2018: Summer Night, Half Past Ten, a Contemporary Fairy Tale by Ivana Mladenović

SARAJEVO: After the success of her debut feature Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, the Serbian-Romanian writer/director Ivana Mladenović is presenting her second feature film project Summer Night, Half Past Ten…

FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2018: Acclaimed Bosnian Director Pjer Žalica Develops Third Feature Film

SARAJEVO: Bosnian and Herzegovinian writer/director Pjer Žalica, winner of more than 50 international awards, including Silver Leopard at Locarno IFF and European Film Awards – Discovery Special Mention for his…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Cineplexx Palas, Banja Luka

This month we speak with Aida Begić-Ljevar, the manager of Cineplexx Palas in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

FESTIVALS: Sarajevo’s CineLink 2018 Announces Work in Progress Selection

SARAJEVO: Eight feature films and two documentaries have been selected in the Sarajevo Film Festival's CineLink co-production market Work in Progress section. The list includes projects from Romania, Bulgaria and…

FESTIVALS: CineLink Co-Production Market Unveils Second Round of Projects

SARAJEVO: Seven projects and two guest projects were additionally selected for the 2018 CineLink Co-Production Market. They will participate in the CineLink Industry Days throughout the Sarajevo Film Festival, from…