Sarajevo Film Festival announces first regional online film event

NEWS 30.03.2021 13:12
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Source: N1

Four major film festivals in the region will for the first time join together in an online festival that will be held next month as a part of the Network of Festivals in the Adriatic Region, the Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF), which initiated the project, announced on Tuesday.

The first online festival involving four leading national film festivals of the same speaking area including Sarajevo Film Festival (BiH), Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia), Auteur Film Festival (Serbia) and Montenegro Film Festival (Montenegro), will take place from April 9th to April 17th 2021 at ondemand.kinomeetingpoint.ba platform.

The nine-day event will include the feature films selected by a special jury of the four festivals and will be named the Spring edition April 9-17, 2021.

“Today, when we need to connect more than ever, we are lucky to be here, joined over the first regional film festival, in the Network of Festivals in the Adriatic Region. Festivals are meeting points, places to gather and share,” said a joint statement.

“Festivals are places where we can decide about our future direction together and show ourselves as members of the same community – a film community. Together we bring a special, new experience of a regional film festival”, said the representatives of the four film festivals.

The first edition of the regional film festival will present the films that would otherwise be unavailable to the audience, the organisers said, adding that the list includes Yugoslavian classics, multi-awarded films, the most interesting European and world titles. In addition to the films, the audience will also see interviews with some of the filmmakers.

“We invite you to use the opportunity to see some of the new and unique cinematographic voices, to rediscover classics, and join us in these times of epidemic in using the film industry as a tool to bring back the feeling of togetherness and closeness!”.