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Sarajevo International Film Festival

August 14-22, 2015

Sarajevo, Europe

What’s It All About?

The festival started in 1995 with an aim to reconstruct civil society and retain the cosmopolitan spirit of Sarajevo, towards the end of a four-year siege. The festival has been running for two decades and is the leading film festival in the region, recognised by both film professionals and the audience. It also serves as a common platform for film businesses from all over the region, setting future standards in festival organisation, film promotion and presentation in South-East Europe.

Watch Out For

Opening Night Film

The Second Mother

The film, directed by Anna Muylaert, will be screened at the open-air theatre at the festival. It tells the story of an estranged daughter of a live-in housekeeper who suddenly appears and breaks down unspoken class barriers that exist within the home. The film was originally titled Que Horas Ela Volta?

Special Collaboration

In its 21st edition, the Sarajevo Film Festival has associated with the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), India’s Screenwriters’ Lab 2015. NFDC has selected six projects for the Screenwriters’ Lab from close to 280 applications. The selection this year includes projects spanning varied stories, styles and genres.

Six Featured Films

Bombay Rose – Gitanjali

City of Light - Shubhashish Bhutiani

Dastaan E Awaargi - Ankit Kothari

Mango’s Tale - Sidharth Gupt

The Return - Asad Hussain

The Sun Goes Round the Earth -

Arijit Biswas

Competition Programme

The competition programme includes three categories – Feature, Short and Documentary

Feature Films

Our Everyday Life


Back Home


The High Sun




The Treasure

Short Films

Damaged Goods

A Matter Of Will

A Random Act Of Kindness

With Many Things To Come


The Translator



Chasing A Dream


One Day In Sarajevo

Self Reflection


Green Walls, Black Food

I Like That Super Most The Best

Minor Border

Through My Lens


The Unidentified

Chuck Norris



Cain’s Children


Flotel Europa

In The Dark

Over The Years

Toto And His Sisters

Other screenings include:


Goodnight Mommy

The Lesson

You Carry Me

Closing Night Film

Virgin Mountain

The festival will conclude with the screening of Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain (Fusi). The story revolves around a 43-year-old man (Gunnar Jónsson), who still lives with his mother and whose monotonous daily routine is turned around by a new arrival.

This year, the festival will pay an honorary tribute to contemporary filmmaker Brillante Mendoza from the Philippines.

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