The 24th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival takes place from August 10 to 17. For the fourth year in a row, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna is a partner of the Sarajevo Film Festival, supporting the Romanian presences at the festival.
Twelve Romanian films will be screened during this year`s edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival.
Love 1: Dog / Dragoste 1: Câine
(directed by Florin Șerban
), One and a Half Prince / Un prinț și jumătate
(directed by Ana Lungu
) and Lemonade / Luna de miere
(directed by Ioana Uricaru)
Two films were included in the short film competition: Morski Briz
(directed by Cecilia Ștefănescu) and Everything Is Far Away / Totul e foarte departe
(directed by Emanuel Pârvu
); while other two are part of the student film competition: 16 Blows / 16 lovituri
(directed by Alexandru Badea) and Equally Red and Blue / Albastru și roșu, în proporții egale
(directed by Georgiana-Elena Moldoveanu)
Touch me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă
(directed by Adina Pintilie
) and Infinite Football / Fotbal infinit
(directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
) are screened in the In Focus
section and “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari”
(directed by Radu Jude
) is screened in the section Dealing with the Past
Besides the competition sections, Written/Unwritten / Scris/Nescris
(directed by Adrian Silișteanu
) will be screened in the section Short Matters! 3 and De Natura
(directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović) will be screened in the Children`s Programme, Short MiniArena.
Furthermore, some Romanian filmmakers take part in the programmes dedicated to the film industry: CineLink, Docu Rough Cut Boutique şi Talents Sarajevo
The film projects Balaur
(written and directed by Octav Chelaru, produced by Radu Stancu
, Ioana Lascăr and Livia Rădulescu), Chemistry
(written and directed by Adina Dulcu, produced by Tudor Giurgiu
and Bogdan Crăciun) and Summer Night, Half Past Ten
(directed by Ivana Mladenović
, written by Ivana Mladenović and Adrian Schiop, produced by Jelena Mitrović and Ada Solomon
) were selected alongside other 12 projects from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey and Hungary in the programme CineLink Co-Production Market (projects in development).
CineLink Work in Progress, a section dedicated to the projects in the postproduction stage, includes the productions Legacy
(directed by Dorian Boguţă
, produced by Oana Giurgiu
(directed by Andrei Gruzsniczki
, produced by Alexandru Teodorescu) and the documentary The Motherlands
(directed by Gabriel Babsi, produced by Ágnes Horváth-Szabó and András Pires Muhi).
The documentary projects Maia – Portrait with Hands 1999-1905
(directed by Alexandra Gulea, produced by Ana Maria Pîrvan) and The Red Sheep
(directed by Sara Tirelli, produced by Ioana Țurcan) were selected together with other 8 projects in the Docu Talents
Among the 5 final productions, Docu Rough Cut Boutique
presents the project The Chalice (directed by Cătălina Tesar, produced by Anda Ionescu).