A day before the official opening on Thursday, an ongoing special screening of a new documentary film about Emerik Blum by Jasmila Žbanic took place at the Coca-Cola Open Air Cinema. Admission to the screening was free as a gift to the public.

Žbanić and DEBLOKADA production are looking for film archives, photos and stories about Emerik Blum, legendary director of Energoinvest and mayor of Sarajevo. They decided to filter their works in progress before they are finished in order to share with the citizens of Sarajevo what they have found so far and ask them to help them finish them. This is a unique process that will allow all citizens to participate in the making of this film. This experience should be particularly interesting for young audiences because it will reveal a story about Bosnia and Herzegovina that may seem like science fiction to them.

The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will open on Friday August 12 with the film TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund.

Towards the end of Sarajevo’s four-year siege, in 1995, Obala Art Centar launched the Sarajevo Film Festival with the aim of helping to rebuild civil society and retain the city’s cosmopolitan spirit.

Today, two decades later, the Sarajevo Film Festival is the region’s leading film festival, recognized by both film professionals and the general public. The Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a particular focus on the South East European region (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine), shining the international spotlight on films, talents and future projects from the region.

High-quality programming, a strong industry segment, an educational and networking platform for young filmmakers and thus the generated presence of the international film industry, film authors and media representatives alongside a paying audience of more than 100,000 people, confirming its status as the region’s leading film festival, recognized by both professionals and the general public.

In an emerging territory of over 140 million people, the Sarajevo Film Festival serves as a common platform for film companies from across the region, setting future standards in festival organization, promotion and presentation. of films in South Eastern Europe.

Feel the creative energy of our Festival and share our passion for cinema in the remarkable atmosphere of the city of Sarajevo.