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Croatian Drama ‘Safe Place’ Wins 2022 Sarajevo Film Festival

Safe Place, the feature debut of Croatian writer-director-star Juraj Lerotić was the big winner at the 2022 Sarajevo Film Festival, winning the Heart of Sarajevo prize for best feature film as well as best acting honors for Lerotić. A critical favorite of the 28th Sarajevo festival, Safe Place is a devastating, and autobiographical, family drama […]

Croatian Series ‘The Last Socialist Artifact’ Wins Big at Sarajevo TV Awards

The Croatian limited series The Last Socialist Artifact (original title: Područje bez signala) won the top prize for best drama series at the Hearts of Sarajevo TV Awards, the small-screen section of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival. The TV awards honor excellence among television productions from the region. In addition to the top prize of best drama series, […]

New Sarajevo Film Festival Director Jovan Marjanovic on Supporting Ukraine Without Banning Russian Films

New Sarajevo Film Festival director Jovan Marjanović is promising “a vintage edition” for the 28th SFF. “We had a great opening film — Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund — and we have a great closing film — May Labour Day by the Bosnian director Pjer Žalica, who’s one of the most beloved local filmmakers […]

Ukraine, Female Filmmakers in Focus at Sarajevo’s CineLink Program

When the Sarajevo Film Festival was launched, back in 1995, it was in defiance. Founded during the siege of the city during the Bosnian War, the festival stood as a symbol of the power and resilience of cinema even in the face of violence and war. In 2002, when the fest launched its CineLink program, […]