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Călin Peter Netzer to head Sarajevo feature competition jury

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- The festival has announced juries for feature, documentary and shorts competitions, as well as for EFA Short Film Nomination, CICAE and Cineuropa Award

Călin Peter Netzer to head Sarajevo feature competition jury
Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer

The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced juries for its 21st edition, which runs 14-22 August.

The jury for the feature film competition will be presided over by Călin Peter Netzer, director of Child's Pose [+see also:
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, and will be comprised of UK producer and vice-president of the EFA Mike Downey (The President [+see also:
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, Lost in Karastan
 [+see also:
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), Serbian director Maja Miloš (Clip [+see also:
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), Croatian actress Zrinka Cvitešić- who won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress for her role in What is a Man without a Moustache in 2005, and most recently starred in Vegetarian Cannibal [+see also:
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, and Diana Bustamante, the artistic director of Cartagena International Film Festival. The jury will be deciding on awards in the main competition- story here.

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The documentary competition jury consists of Boro Kontić- a veteran Bosnian journalist and director of the media centre in Sarajevo, French-born writer/director Juliano Ribeiro Salgado- best known for Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize-winning The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
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, which he co-directed with Wim Wenders, and Swiss filmmaker and video artist Anka Schmid. The Sarajevo documentary competition features 23 films, including Jasmila Žbanić's One Day in Sarajevo [+see also:
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. Full list here.

The best short film will be chosen by the jury, comprising of Marion Döring, director of the European Film Academy; Una Gunjak, director of Sarajevo and EFA-winning short The Chicken; and Alice Kharoubi, head of Cannes Film Festival Short Films. The Sarajevo shorts competition includes ten films, which can be found here.

The EFA jury, which will decide on a nominee for European Film Academy best short film award, consists of Laurent Crouzeix, co-executive director of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival & Market; Marina Kožul, programmer and producer of Croatia's 25 FPS Festival; and Israeli director Tom Shoval (Youth [+see also:
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).

The jury of CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) is comprised of Sylvie Da Rocha, the general manager of Cinema Le Studio, Silvia Bahl, programmer of Metropol Düsseldorfer Filmkunstkino, and Kevin De Ridder, programmer of Belgium's Sphinx Cinema.

Finally, the Cineuropa Award for a film in the feature competition will be given out by Cineuropa's editorial coordinator David Gonzalez and Arben Zharku, director of Kosovo Cinematography Center.

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