Sarajevo Film Festival
This international cultural event, held for the first time in 1995 at the height of the siege of the Bosnian capital, seeks to support and further regional cinema and authors. It will run from 15 to 23 August 2014.
Short and full-length films by young directors from Eastern and Southern Europe are screened at the Festival, together with independent productions. The festival is a professional platform for the seventh art in a region where the Council of Europe is very active. The issues addressed by the contending works quite often tie in with the values upheld by the Organisation. Many are furthermore co-financed by the Council of Europe's Eurimages support fund for European cinema.
The Council of Europe reiterates its support to the Sarajevo Film Festival and will organise different activities besides screenings.