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SARAJEVO 2019 Competition / Documentary Competition

Sarajevo announces all of its competition line-ups

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- 53 films will be competing for the Heart of Sarajevo Awards in the feature, documentary, short and student competitions, and 23 of these will have their world premieres at Sarajevo

Sarajevo announces all of its competition line-ups
Heidi by Cătălin Mitulescu

The Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF, 16-23 August) has announced the full line-ups of its four competition programmes. A total of 53 pictures will be vying for the Heart of Sarajevo Awards in the Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film and Student Film sections. This includes 23 world, four international, 24 regional and two Bosnian premieres.

In the Feature Film Competition, there are four world premieres: Cătălin Mitulescu's Heidi [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cătălin Mitulescu
film profile
]
(Romania), Stephan Komandarev's Rounds [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephan Komandarev
film profile
]
(Bulgaria/Serbia/France), Florenc Papas' Open Door [+see also:
film review
interview: Florenc Papas
film profile
]
(Albania/Italy/Kosovo/Macedonia) and Ines Tanović's The Son [+see also:
film review
interview: Ines Tanović
film profile
]
 (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Romania/Slovenia/Montenegro).

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The regional premieres include Emin Alper's Berlinale competition entry A Tale of Three Sisters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emin Alper
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
(Turkey/Germany/Netherlands), Levan Akin's Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title And Then We Danced [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Levan Akin
film profile
]
(Georgia/Sweden/France), Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova's Locarno competition-bound Cat in the Wall [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
film profile
]
(Bulgaria/UK/France), and Ena Serdarijević's Rotterdam Tiger Special Mention winner Take Me Somewhere Nice [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ena Sendijarević
film profile
]
(Bosnia and Herzegovina/Netherlands).

The international premiere of Radu Dragomir's Mo [+see also:
film review
interview: Radu Dragomir
film profile
]
(Romania), which previously screened at the Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj, rounds off the selection.

In the Documentary Film section, 16 titles will be competing for the awards, and eight of them are set to have their world premieres at Sarajevo: Goran Bregović's A Small Documentary About 3 Letters (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia/France), Siniša Gačić's Daughter of Camorra [+see also:
interview: Siniša Gacić
film profile
]
 (Slovenia/Italy), Katalin Barsony's How Far the Stars (Hungary/USA), Višnja Skorin's medium-length film If Only Dreams Came True (Croatia), Pelin Esmer's Queen Lear (Turkey), Sajra Subašić's short film Stack of Material (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Denisa Morariu-Tamas and Adrian Robe's The Golden Girl (Romania), and Dragoș Turea's The Soviet Garden (Moldova/Romania).

The regional premieres include Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov's DOK Leipzig entry Palace for the People [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (Bulgaria/Romania/Germany), Hilal Baydarov's Visions du Réel prizewinner When the Persimmons Grew [+see also:
trailer
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]
(Azerbaijan/Austria), Marianna Economou's Berlinale title and Thessaloniki winner When Tomatoes Met Wagner [+see also:
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trailer
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(Greece), Réka Szabó's The Euphoria of Being [+see also:
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]
 (Hungary) and Maja Novaković's short film Then Comes the Evening (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The international premiere of Renata Poljak's short film Yet Another Departure (Croatia) and the Bosnian premieres of Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov's triple Sundance winner Honeyland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara K…
film profile
]
(North Macedonia) and Samir Karahoda's Berlinale Shorts entry In Between (Kosovo) top off the selection.

For the list of Short and Student Competition titles, please scroll down.

Here is the full list of titles selected for the Sarajevo programme:

Feature Film Competition

And Then We Danced [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Levan Akin
film profile
]
- Levan Akin (Georgia/Sweden/France)
Cat in the Wall [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
film profile
]
- Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/UK/France)
Heidi [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cătălin Mitulescu
film profile
]
- Cătălin Mitulescu (Romania)
Mo [+see also:
film review
interview: Radu Dragomir
film profile
]
- Radu Dragomir (Romania)
Open Door [+see also:
film review
interview: Florenc Papas
film profile
]
- Florenc Papas (Albania/Italy/Kosovo/Macedonia)
Rounds [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephan Komandarev
film profile
]
 - Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria/Serbia/France)
The Son [+see also:
film review
interview: Ines Tanović
film profile
]
- Ines Tanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Romania/Slovenia/Montenegro)
A Tale of Three Sisters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emin Alper
interview: Emin Alper
film profile
]
- Emin Alper (Turkey/Germany/Netherlands/Greece)
Take Me Somewhere Nice [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ena Sendijarević
film profile
]
- Ena Sendijarević (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Netherlands)

Documentary Film Competition

Daughter Of Camorra [+see also:
interview: Siniša Gacić
film profile
]
 - Siniša Gačić (Slovenia/Italy)
The Euphoria of Being [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Réka Szabó (Hungary)
The Golden Girl - Denisa Morariu-Tamas, Adrian Robe (Romania)
Honeyland [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara K…
film profile
]
- Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska (North Macedonia)
How Far the Stars - Katalin Barsony (Hungary/USA)
If Only Dreams Came True - Višnja Skorin (Croatia) (medium-length film)
In Between - Samir Karahoda (Kosovo) (short film)
Palace for the People [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov (Bulgaria/Romania/Germany)
Queen Lear - Pelin Esmer (Turkey)
A Small Documentary About 3 Letters - Goran Bregović (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia/France) (medium-length film)
The Soviet Garden - Dragoș Turea (Moldova/Romania)
Stack of Material - Sajra Subašić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (short film)
Then Comes the Evening - Maja Novaković (Serbia/Bosnia And Herzegovina) (short film)
Yet Another Departure - Renata Poljak (Croatia) (short film)
When the Persimmons Grew [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Hilal Baydarov (Azerbaijan/Austria)
When Tomatoes Met Wagner [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Marianna Economou (Greece)

Short Film Competition

12 K. Marx Street - Irine Jordania (Georgia)
Black Sun - Arda Çiltepe (Turkey/Germany)
The Distance Between Us and the Sky - Vasilis Kekatos (Greece/France)
EDNA/One of Many - Vuk Mitevski (North Macedonia/Belgium)
The Last Image of Father - Stefan Đorđević (Serbia/Croatia/Greece)
The Last Trip to the Seaside - Adi Voicu (Romania)
Mr. Mare - Luca Tóth (Hungary/France)
Natural Selection - Aleta Rajič (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The Pit - Alban Ukaj (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Postcards from the End of the World - Konstantinos Antonopoulos (Greece)
Salt, Pepper to Taste - Teymur Hajiyev (Azerbaijan)
Symbiosis - Nadja Andrasev (Hungary/France)
Tina - Dubravka Turić (Croatia)
The Van - Erenik Beqiri (Albania/France)

Student Film Competition

As Up to Now - Katalin Moldovai (Hungary)
Broken Things - Panni Gyulai (Hungary)
Day Release - Martin Winter (Austria)
Elephants' Graveyard - Filip Mojzeš (Croatia)
Favorites - Martin Monk (Austria/Germany)
God the Mother - Mihai Ghiță (Romania)
How to Fly a Kite? - Loránd Gábor (Romania)
Life Between the Exit Signs - Nicolas Pindeus (Austria)
Night Session - Petre Tomadze (Georgia)
Sad Girl Weekend - Dimitris Tsakaleas, Lida Vartzioti (Greece)
Sherbet - Nikola Stojanović (Serbia)
Sigh - Vlad Bolgarin (Moldova)
The Shift - Damir Markovina (Croatia)
World, on Hold - Ömer Deniz (Turkey)

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