Founded in 1995 after a four-year long siege of the city of Sarajevo. Today the Sarajevo Film Festival represents the main meeting place for all regional producers and authors and is recognized by film professionals from all over the world as the pinnacle point for networking for all wishing to learn more about the possibilities this region has to offer. The Festival presents a wide programme selection of both competitive and non-competitive films as well as a the CineLink co-production market. Sarajevo Film Festival Competition program is accredited by FIAPF as a Competitive Specialized Festival. The main focus is the region of Southeast Europe (Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece. Hungary, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Romania, SErbia, Slovenia, Turkey, UNMI Kosova) and it's filmmakers which compete in Feature, Short and Documentary film section.
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film - ÁGA Heart of Sarajevo for Best Director - LEMONADE Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor (Leon Lučev) - THE LOAD
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary Film - SRBENKA Human Rights Award - ARAF