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24 Aug 15

Turkish Film Wins at Sarajevo Film Festival

The contemporary comedy-drama 'Mustang' by the Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven won the top prize at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.

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24 Aug 15

Bosnian WWII Battlefield Becomes Art Laboratory

The World War II battlefield in the Kozara National Park, where Tito's Partisan forces fought Nazi troops in 1942, is being used for a unique open-air art event.

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21 Aug 15

Benicio del Toro Gets Heart of Sarajevo Award

The Puerto Rican actor received the honorary Heart of Sarajevo award of the Sarajevo Film Festival before presenting a new film in which he is plays an aid worker during the 1992-5 war.

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19 Aug 15

BIRN Film on Kosovo Makes Debut in Sarajevo

BIRN documentary on some of the most brutal crimes of the Kosovo war had its international premiere at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

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18 Aug 15

Arsen Dedic, Musical Legend, Dies in Zagreb

Arsen Dedic, a singer and songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians in Yugoslavia, died on Monday aged 77 in Zagreb.

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17 Aug 15

Sarajevo Festival-Goers Overflow at Holbrooke Film

The Sarajevo Film Festival is offering an additional screening of a film about the career of Dayton peace deal broker Richard Holbrooke, after too many people showed up on Sunday.

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17 Aug 15

BIRN’s War Movie Premieres at Sarajevo Film Festival

BIRN’s latest feature-length documentary ‘The Unidentified’, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will be screened at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival.

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14 Aug 15

Sarajevo Glams up For Start of Film Festival

The Bosnian capital is in festive mode for the grand opening of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival, where the star guest will be Benicio del Toro.

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10 Aug 15

Kosovo Film Festival Presents BIRN’s War Crimes Movie

BIRN’s latest feature-length documentary ‘The Unidentified’, investigating the commanders responsible for some of the most brutal attacks of the Kosovo war, will be screened at this year’s DokuFest in Prizren.

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04 Aug 15

Croatian Serb Refugee Artists Depict Lost Homeland

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Croatia Army’s Operation Storm, Croatian Serb artists who fled the military offensive displayed paintings and sculptures about the place they left behind.

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03 Aug 15

Serbia’s Brass Band Festival Kicks off in Guca

The Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's wildest traditional music event, is expecting 500,000 visitors to be attracted this year by its combination of blaring trumpets, grilled meat and local brandy.

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29 Jul 15

Sarajevo Film Festival Expects 100,000 Visitors

One of the leading European film festivals will bring top cinematic works, renowned directors and movie stars to the Bosnian capital in August and attendance figures are expected to rise again this year.

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17 Jul 15

Romanian Music Festival Trades Tickets For Blood

Music fans are being encouraged to donate blood in exchange for cheaper tickets to a festival in the Transylvanian city of Cluj.

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09 Jul 15

Exit Festival Returns with Big Names

Emeli Sandé and other stars will be taking the stage at the Novi Sad's Exit festival - before the sounds move to Montenegro.

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07 Jul 15

100,000 Bones Exhibit to Open in Srebrenica

On the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, an artwork made up of 100,000 ceramic bones will be installed to commemorate the victims whose remains were found in mass graves.

Culture Policy Focus

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30 Apr 15

Serbian Artist Puts ‘Dead Nations’ on Show

Artist Ivan Grubanov, whose first major work was drawings of Slobodan Milosevic on trial, examines the idea of countries that no longer exist in a show at this year’s prestigious Venice Biennale.

Politics and Society

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28 Aug 15

Bosnia Serb Opposition Seeks PM's Dismissal

The opposition bloc in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, says it has new proof that the entity premier was involved in a bribery scandal and will seek her dismissal.

Business

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World Bank Analysis to Guide Serbian Layoffs

A forthcoming World Bank analysis of Serbia's public sector is likely to provide a basis for the government to determine further public-sector job cuts.