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AJB DOC 2020

The third edition of AJB DOC Film Festival is ready to kick off

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- The Al Jazeera Balkans Film Festival, dedicated to TV documentaries, will take place 11-15 September online and on location in Sarajevo

The third edition of AJB DOC Film Festival is ready to kick off
Vít Klusák and Barbora Chalupová's Caught in the Net

AJB DOC Film Festival, organised by TV broadcaster Al Jazeera Balkans, in cooperation with Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) and Al Jazeera Media Institute, is set to take place for the third time from 11-15 September, on locations in Sarajevo and online at www.online.ajbdoc.ba.

The competition programme will present 12 documentaries adapted for TV broadcasting, while six regional films will be screened in the AJB Screening programme and soon thereafter broadcast on AJB television. Another three famous international titles in the Last Minute Cinema section complete the programme.

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The competition line-up includes Vít Klusák and Barbora Chalupová's Czech box office hit Caught in the Net [+see also:
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(Czech Republic/Slovakia), Jonas Bruun's Nordisk Panorama audience award winner Humanity on Trial (Denmark), Eva Mulvad's Toronto entry Love Child [+see also:
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(Denmark), Molly Stuart's IDFA title Objector (Israel/Palestine), Antonio Martino's Valentin, Son of Europe (Belgium/France/Italy), Dino Mustafić's Transforming Tomorrow [+see also:
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(Bosnia and Herzegovina), and three CPH:DOX entries: Michael Wech's German Television Award-winning Resistance Fighters (Germany), Mira Jargil's Reunited [+see also:
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(Denmark) and Marc Wiese's We Hold the Line [+see also:
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(Germany).

The jury that will decide on the awards comprises Irena Jelić, head of festivals and promotion at the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, London-based BAFTA-winning filmmaker Oggi Tomić and the international executive officer for Sunny Side of the Doc Patrizia Mancini.

The AJB Screening section features local and regional titles, such as mid-length Dream Team Grannies by Lejla Zvizdić, Džemo by Lejla Kakić and Davorin Saković, Vaha: Portrait of a Legend by Igor Latinović (all three from Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Sandžak Process by Aleksandar Reljić (Serbia), and Bosnian short Neighbours by Nerminka Emrić.

Finally, the Last Minute Cinema sidebar includes three recent documentary hits: Luke Lorentzen's Midnight Family (Mexico), Jerry Rothwell's The Reason I Jump [+see also:
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(UK/USA) and Vitaly Mansky's Putin's Witnesses [+see also:
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(Latvia/Switzerland/Czech Republic).

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