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Sarajevo 2019

Irina Șofletea • Policy officer, European Comission

Interview: Irina Șofletea • Policy officer, European Comission

"For Creative Europe MEDIA it is very important to get industry players together"

We met up with European Comission policy officer Irina Șofletea during the think tank organised at Sarajevo's CineLink Industry Days to discuss current issues in the industry  

29/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | CineLink Industry Days

Marijana Verhoef • Creator and co-writer of Playgirl

Interview: Marijana Verhoef • Creator and co-writer of Playgirl

"Our mentor had the most amazing approach: he was really trying to get to the core of our project with us"

We had a chinwag with Marijana Verhoef, the creator and co-writer of Playgirl, which scooped MIDPOINT's Marseille Web Fest Award at Sarajevo  

27/08 | MIDPOINT 2019

Julie Zackova, Milada Tesitelova and Jan Tesitel • Team behind Willows

Interview: Julie Zackova, Milada Tesitelova and Jan Tesitel • Team behind Willows

"At MIDPOINT, you get a chance to concentrate on the project and nothing else"

We caught up with Julie Zackova, Milada Tesitelova and Jan Tesitel, the team behind the winner of the MIDPOINT HBO Europe Award at Sarajevo, Willows  

27/08 | MIDPOINT 2019

Goran Matić, Ruxandra Ghitescu, Michaela Taschek and Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos • CineLink Industry Days participants

Interview: Goran Matić, Ruxandra Ghitescu, Michaela Taschek and Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos • CineLink Industry Days participants

"CineLink really helps you move forward and open up to the international market"

We sat down with some of the participants in the various strands of Sarajevo's CineLink Industry Days to get the lowdown on this year's edition  

27/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | CineLink Industry Days

Review: The Euphoria of Being

Review: The Euphoria of Being

Sarajevo’s Human Rights Award winner is a multi-layered documentary about a Hungarian Holocaust survivor and a dance performance based on her life  

27/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Katalin Bársony • Director of How Far the Stars

Interview: Katalin Bársony • Director of How Far the Stars

"What I love in my film is the fact that you see a natural friendship between a world-class star and someone who comes from a small ghetto"

We chatted to Hungarian filmmaker Katalin Bársony about her feature How Far the Stars, which was shown in Sarajevo's Documentary Competition  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: When the Persimmons Grew

Review: When the Persimmons Grew

The Azerbaijani-Austrian production, which won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film, is a meditative, poetic documentary and an intimate portrait of the filmmaker’s mother  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

REPORT: CineLink Work in Progress 2019

REPORT: CineLink Work in Progress 2019

We present an overview of this year’s Work in Progress winners at Sarajevo, the selection of which included nine fiction and two documentary features from Southeast Europe and the MENA region  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | CineLink Industry Days

Sarajevo Canton to launch a €1 million film and TV production fund

Sarajevo Canton to launch a €1 million film and TV production fund

The subsidy is intended to boost local production and will function as a rebate for local producers, starting in 2020  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019

Review: The Golden Girl

Review: The Golden Girl

Romanian directors Denisa Morariu Tamaş and Adrian Robe explore a dramatic moment in the history of competitive gymnastics  

26/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition