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The association of film professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Sarajevo Film Festival, has celebrated the opening of the fifth Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in the country's capital.
The festival was opened with the annual award ceremony to recognise important contributions to Bosnian-Herzegovinian cinematography. The "Ivica Matic" award was presented to director Vefik Hadzismajlovic and film professional Aziz Arnautovic at the ceremony on Saturday, July 24. In tribute to Hadzismajlovic, his 1964 movie “Dva zakona” (“Two Laws”) was screened at the opening.
The festival, which aims to show the complete 2009-2010 film production of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is held from July 24 to 31 and is one of the Sarajevo Film Festival's official programmes.
This year’s edition of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival will include some 100 filmmakers and screen 30 titles, six of which are feature films, ten documentaries, 12 short and animated films, as well as a special screening of the film “Buried Land” by Steven Eastwood and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes.
The movie screenings in the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival programme are being held at the Multiplex Cinema City. The festival is supported by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Foundation for Cinematography Sarajevo, and the American Embassy in Bosnia.
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