New Cineplexx Cinema Opens in Sarajevo

SARAJEVO: Cineplexx International opens its doors in Sarajevo on 17 June 2021 and will be one of the venues of the Sarajevo Film Festival starting this year.

CineLink Co-Production Market and CineLink Drama 2021 Announce Selected Projects

SARAJEVO: Ten feature films and six drama series from Southeast Europe have been selected for the 2021 CineLink Co-production Market and CineLink Drama, respectively. They will take part in a…

All Cinemas in Bosnia and Herzegovina Reopened

SARAJEVO: All cinemas in Bosnia and Herzegovina are now open, since cinemas in Republika Srpska, which had closed on 21 March 2021, have now reopened. All the distributors should be…

Applications Still Open for Docu Talents from the East

SARAJEVO: Mid-length and long documentary projects in postproduction with expected premiere between September 2021 and August 2022 can apply to the 17th edition of Docu Talents from the East till…

PRODUCTION: Danis Tanović Starts Shooting A Ten in a Half

SARAJEVO: Danis Tanović has started shooting his ninth film on 3 May 2021. A Ten in a Half is a Bosnian coproduction supported through the feature film production scheme Sarajevo…

PRODUCTION: Aida Begić in Postproduction With Bosnian/French A Ballade

SARAJEVO: Aida Begić is currently in postproduction with her fourth feature film A Ballade, a Bosnian/French coproduction between Film House and Les Films de l'Après Midi, which was shot with…

OBITUARY: Bosnian Director Vesna Ljubić Dies of COVID-19

SARAJEVO: Vesna Ljubić, the first female director who made a feature film in Bosnia and Herzegovina, died of COVID-19 at the age of 82. Vesna Ljubić paved the way for…

OBITUARY: Bosnian Editor Miralem Zubčević

SARAJEVO: The esteemed Bosnian editor Miralem Zubčević, best known for his work on Snow (Mamafilm, 2008) and Children of Sarajevo (Film House, 2012), both directed by Aida Begić and awarded…

Cinemas Close in Part of Bosnia and Herzegovina

BANJA LUKA: The Government of Republika Srpska, the smaller part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, voted on 21 March 2021 to close all cinemas until further notice.

FESTIVALS: Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2021 Chooses Five Projects

SARAJEVO: The 11th edition of Docu Rough Cut Boutique, the development platform of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section and Balkan Documentary Center, announced the selection of five projects that…

TVCO Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights for Bosnia and Herzegovina's The White Fortress

SARAJEVO: The Bosnian and Herzegovinian film The White Fortress by Igor Drljača, which premiered at the 2021 Berlinale in the Generation 14plus programme, has been sold for worldwide distribution to…


SARAJEVO: The already fragile film industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been severely shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic. The cinema attendance dropped by 70% compared to 2019 results, almost all…

BOX OFFICE: Domestic Market Share Increases in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: The total 2020 box office in Bosnia and Herzegovina dropped by 70%, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the domestic box office showed a 786% growth, from…

Cinema Meeting Point on Demand Begins Distribution in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: The Cinema Meeting Point on Demand platform, which bowed at the 2020 Sarajevo Film Festival, has been launched as an online distribution platform. The platform is a venture of…

GRANTS: BiH Republic of Srpska Announces Grants

BANJA LUKA: The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska has announced the recipients of its grants for film projects. Srpska is one of the two entities…

OBITUARY: Bosnian Actor Mustafa Nadarević

SARAJEVO: Bosnian film and TV world has lost one of the most prominent actors: Mustafa Nadarević. He died at his home in Zagreb on 22 November 2020 from COVID-19 after…

CineStar Opens Multiplex in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: The CineStar Sarajevo multiplex opened in the new Bingo City Center mall on 30 October 2020. CineStar's sixth multiplex is also the biggest one in the country with 10…

Quo Vadis, Aida? Tops Bosnian and Herzegovinian Box Office for Three Weeks

SARAJEVO: Domestic films are having a surprise resurgence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Jasmila Žbanić’s Quo Vadis, Aida? on top of the box office for three weeks running.

GRANTS: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Film Fund Announces 2020 Production and Development Grants

SARAJEVO: Film Fund Sarajevo allocated 1,230,000 KM / 81,800 EUR to nine features, 14 short films, three minority coproductions and nine projects in development.

FESTIVALS: Visar Morina's Exile Wins 2020 Sarajevo Film Festival

SARAJEVO: Exile by Visar Morina, a coproduction between Germany, Belgium and Kosovo, has been awarded the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film at the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival (14-21…