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1717 Kilometers of Summer 2009

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Croatia,
Serbia,
Slovenia,
Kosovo,
Montenegro
2010
27 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Jurij Meden, KINO!
Jurij Meden
Vlado Škafar, Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
A personal summer travelogue through non-personal memories, collective personal ideals, and personal collective collectives. An old, once-upon-a-time country, reborn and undone in the blink of an eye. A youthful, romantic drive through bleak squares, forgotten roads, and reconstructed dreams. A poem.
Kumjana Novakova
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
A Day on the Drina Ines Tanović

In this cinema vérité film without words, the Bosnian director follows an ordinary workers’ day. Their job ultimately shapes the destiny of thousands who are still waiting to bury their loved ones murdered in the last war.

A Day on the Drina

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2012
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Alem Babić, Dokument
Ines Tanović
Almir Đikoli
Nijaz Kožljak
Ines Tanović
In this cinema vérité film without words, the Bosnian director follows an ordinary workers’ day. Their job ultimately shapes the destiny of thousands who are still waiting to bury their loved ones murdered in the last war. The author is equally involved and calm and observant, leaving room for contemplation.
Rada Šešić

Escape

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Serbia
2013
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Srđan Keča
Srđan Keča
Molo
Srđan Keča
Jelena Maksimović
Davor Keča, Jakov Munižaba
Three women on the run. Srđan Keča portrays individual lives on the background of a struggle for survival within the same basic structure. Danijela, Elvira, and Galiba are Roma, each of them suffering in her own way in the patriarchal environment she grew up in and trying to escape from preconceived patterns.
At the start we see Danijela as an open-minded girl who plays football and has ambitious goals for the future. But suddenly she runs away from home and stays away from school – she has married out of the blue. Her mother and teachers are at a loss, horrified and sad, but powerless. Elvira, on the other hand, is a struggling single mother. After she was deserted by the father of the child she wants to give her daughter a better future. Education is the most important factor to help disrupt the cycle of violence and poverty. Galiba, the third woman, is desperately trying to break away from a life that has nothing to offer but oppression and abuse. Very slowly she manages to regain a certain degree of dignity and self-respect.
This film was supported by the NGO CARE that aids the integration and self-determination of Roma in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Lina Dinkla

Ghetto 59

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2014
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Amra Bakšić Čamo
Ines Tanović
Mustafa Mustafić
Nijaz Kožljak, Redžinald Šimek
Ines Tanović
An encounter that might make a teenage girl’s dreams come true. Poetic and observant, this short documentary follows the life of refugees having lived in temporary accommodation for twenty years and waiting for something – no longer even knowing what it is. Could a merciful German soul help the Bosnian family?
Rada Šešić
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
Her Cinema Love Nejra Latić Hulusić, David-Jan Bronsgeest

The grief of a mother who lost her son to a sniper narrated through the portrait of the operator of a legendary Sarajevo cinema that served as an air-raid shelter during the war.

Her Cinema Love

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2011
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Nejra Latić Hulusić, David-Jan Bronsgeest, Hava Film
Nejra Latić Hulusić, David-Jan Bronsgeest
Samir Bajramović
David-Jan Bronsgeest
Nejra Latić Hulusić
Samir Bajramović
The grief of a mother who lost her son to a sniper narrated through the portrait of the operator of a legendary Sarajevo cinema that served as an air-raid shelter during the war. The film was withdrawn from its world premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival owing to threats. A short documentary that triggers big debates.
Rada Šešić

One Day in Sarajevo

Documentary Film
Austria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2015
60 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Damir Ibrahimovic, Jasmila Zbanic
Jasmila Zbanić
Christine A. Maier
Isabel Meier
Igor Camo
On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip shot the heir presumptive to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo. A momentous assassination that is considered to have triggered the First World War.

Exactly 100 years later, Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić, who has already tried to come to terms with history in her award winning feature films, visits the site of the historic event and asks people what they think of the assassin. Some see Princip as a national hero who fought for Bosnian freedom; others see him as a terrorist who destroyed the existing order. Žbanić mixes her own material with images the inhabitants and tourists recorded on their mobile devices, juxtaposing these contemporary images with excerpts from feature films about the assassination. The result is a multilayered view of the event and its consequences, not without some funny moments but primarily a reflection about what a nation deduces from its history. In Sarajevo, almost ahistorical moments of celebrations with marching children in uniform and machine guns are set against the critical voices of the counter-demonstrators who, in the spirit of the Occupy movement, are fighting against a new occupation of Bosnia: this time by capitalism.

Lina Dinkla

Screens

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Germany,
Slovenia
2013
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Guillaume Cailleau, CaSk Films
Hanna Slak
Hanna Slak
Markus Krohn
The anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide is attended by thousands every year. The talented Slovenian film maker, who was researching her debut feature film when she made this ingenious miniature, focuses on screens: umbrellas to screen people from the sun and other people’s gaze, and those of mobile phone cameras.
Rada Šešić

SK 2014

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
North Macedonia,
Spain,
Kosovo
2014
26 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Kumjana Novakova
Kumjana Novakova, Guillermo Carreras-Candi, Emilio Guerra Delgado
Emilio Guerra Delgado
Guillermo Carreras-Candi
Oriol Gallart Miret
“Monuments are good for nothing.” As monuments and museums rise around the fixed camera’s field of vision, “SK 2014” deconstructs a regime’s absurdity. The absurdity of its reading of the political, its need to mythologise itself, its absurd stones. Even in the rhythm of Offenbach, it is the graveyard of a community. Though it may appear grandiose to some.
Kumjana Novakova

Stack of Material

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2019
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sajra Subašić
Jakob Krese
Sajra Subašić
Sajra Subašić, Muhamed Bajramović
Midhat Mujkić
The one image that would be the key to everything, one’s identity, past, parents, exists only in our mind. History has destroyed it forever. Still, the search for it makes something visible: Nature, which still provides a framework for the old hometown, the substance of buildings still inscribed with traces of past suffering, new life that appropriates childhood homes and even – a moment of relief – a comedic miniature at the hairdresser’s.

Lukas Foerster

Tolerantia

Animated Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2008
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Ivan Ramadan
Ivan Ramadan
Mostar Sevdah Reunion
Ivan Ramadan
Ivan Ramadan
Ivan Ramadan
Animated film in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not very dynamic. Ramadan, one of its rising young talents, learned everything on his own. His debut is the first Bosnian 3D film, produced as a perfect one-man-show where the director did everything on his own except for the music. Nominated for the Best European Short Film.
Rada Šešić

Toward a Common Tenderness

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Japan
2017
64 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Shinji Kitagawa
Kaori Oda
Mono Fontana
Kaori Oda
Kaori Oda
Kaori Oda
Kaori Oda
A young Japanese woman in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She is both subject and object of a poetic film research in a foreign land. Attempts to inscribe herself into unfamiliar daily routines. Nomadic invididuality on lonely outposts. What could easily have become self-satisfied introspection is shown in “Toward a Common Tenderness” as a deficient state of being that must be cracked open. The camera becomes the filmmaker’s physical and spiritual tool to capture her own story, her current human and geographical environment and a path through life that may or may not result from this.

Kaori Oda’s film has a mysterious beauty, a beauty on uncertain terrain. Perhaps it most resembles the kind described by Robert Bresson in his “Notes on Cinematography”: “The beauty of your film will not be in the images (postcardism) but in the ineffable that they will emit.”

Ralph Eue

Watching the Ball

Animated Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Estonia,
Germany,
Russia,
Serbia
2014
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Michael Schwertel, Martin Kleinmichel
Martin Kleinmichel
Henning Schärfke, Martin Kleinmichel
Martin Kleinmichel
Anastasia Tasić, Ivan Ramadan, Katre Haav, Krunoslav Jović, Nenad Krstić, Tatiana Moshkova, Till Laßmann
Anastasia Tasić, Ivan Ramadan, Katre Haav, Nenad Krstić, Tatiana Moshkova, Till Laßmann, Martin Kleinmichel
Rainer Gerlach
Different people are watching football at different places on earth and in space. While the game connects them all, every one of them has his or her own problems to cope with. A European community project about our favourite sport.
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
What Do I Know Šejla Kamerić

Every house hides loves. Our loves, somebody else’s loves. Each questions us: what do we know about love?
Šejla Kamerić knits love stories, knits secrets, whispers, passages.

What Do I Know

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2007
16 minutes

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Amra Bakšić Čamo, Jovan Marjanović
Šejla Kamerić
Dušan Vranić
Vladimir Trivić
Timur Makarević
Šejla Kamerić
Igor Čamo
Every house hides loves. Our loves, somebody else’s loves. Each questions us: what do we know about love?
Šejla Kamerić knits love stories, knits secrets, whispers, passages. Fleeting memories, glimpses of lives – inside a house and around a house.
Kumjana Novakova