And the winner of Sarajevo Film Festival is...
Sarajevo Film Festival announced the winners!
After the difficult times that the film industry experienced, and during the first pandemic situation of the lockdowns, somehow Sarajevo gave us hope, trust and courage to survive.
After the Cannes Film Festival cancelation, Sarajevo announced that if they could have the festival during the war, there is no question about having it this year, despite the virus.
Unfortunately, the situation was not good in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and they had to swipe it to online.
Nevertheless, somehow they manage to keep the spirit. Tonight, they announced the winners and we can just congratulate them and say: "It wasn´t such a bad year, after all?!"
Stay safe and keep your creativity going!
Awards of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival
Winners of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival announced August 20th, 2020.
Winner of the Heart of Sarajevo Award for the Best Feature Film is:
EXILE / EXIL (Germany, Belgium, Kosovo), directed by Visar Morina.
Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Director won;
Ru Hasanov (THE ISLAND WITHIN / DAXILDƏKI ADA).
Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Actress won:
Marija Škaričić (MARE by Andrea Štaka), and the Best Actor is Vangelis Mourikis (DIGGER, directed by Georgis Grigorakis).
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Short Film won:
ANTIOTPAD, directed by Tin Žanić.
Academy Award® qualifying
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Student Film won;
THE GREAT ISTANBUL DEPRESSION / BÜYÜK İSTANBUL DEPRESYONU, directed by Zeynep Dilan Süren