27th Sarajevo Film Festival Winners Announced

The winners were announced at the ceremony held at the Sarajevo National Theatre.

The winners of the Sarajevo Film Festival, held for the 27th time this year, were announced with an award ceremony held at the Sarajevo National Theatre. At the “27th Sarajevo Film Festival” held in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the awards were announced with a ceremony held at the Sarajevo National Theatre. In the festival, where 47 films competed in four different programmes, 9 feature film, 10 short films, 16 documentary film, and 12 in the student films competed for The Heart of Sarajevo Award.

“Hesitation Wound,” directed by Selman Nacar and winner of the TRT Co-Production Award in12 Punto 2021, received the Montenegro Cinelink award in the Cinelink Co-production Market prize (10,000 Euro), where projects in the screenplay stage compete. The film tells the story of lawyer Nesrin, who must confront her conscience at the sentencing hearing of a murder suspect she believes is innocent and has been defending for a long time.

The Cinelink Work in Progress TRT Award, in which films in the editing stage compete, was given to Bosnian filmmaker Aida Begic‘s “A Ballad” as part of the Sarajevo Film Festival. The film is about the story of a Bosnian woman’s daily life and her struggle to hold on to life.

“Great Freedom” by Austrian filmmaker Sebastian Meise won the Best Feature Film, while “Landscape of Resistance” by Serbian director Marta Popivoda won the Best Documentary.

Mate Urgin’s “Everything Ahead,” directed by Croatian Mate Urgin, won the Best Short Film award, while Aleksandru Mironescu‘s “Summer Planning,” directed by Romanian Aleksandru Mironescu, got the Best Student Film award. Turkish director Ahmet Necdet Çupur‘s documentary film “Les Enfants Terribles” won the Sarajevo Film Festival Human Rights Award.

Milica Tomovic of Serbia won Best Director for his film “Celts,” which competed at the festival, and Austrian lead actor Georg Friedrich of the Best Feature Film “Great Freedom” won Best Actor. In this year’s Best Actress category of the festival, Flaka Latifi, Era Balaj and Urata Shabanireceived the award for their roles in the movie “The Hill Where Lionesses Roar.”

The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival, where 18 films had their world premieres, will end tomorrow after the screenings of the award-winning films.