It will be the first time for the four leading film festivals from the same linguistic region – the Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia), Herceg Novi Film Festival (Montenegro), and Auteur Film Festival (Serbia) – to get together. The Sarajevo Film Festival initiated the project.
“Festivals are meeting points, places to get together and share. They are places where we can decide about our future direction together and show that we are all part of the same community – a single film community,” representatives of the four festivals said in a joint statement.
The first edition of the regional film festival will feature films that can rarely be seen, including Yugoslav classics, directorial debuts, award-winning films, and the most attractive European and world titles. The audience will also have a chance to see interviews with some of the filmmakers.
The Network of Festivals in the Adriatic Region is supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program.
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