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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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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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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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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.

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30 Jun 15

Sarajevo Hosts War Reporters’ Festival

War correspondents, historians, film-makers and activists gathered in Sarajevo for an annual festival aimed at promoting the best of conflict reporting and war-related art.

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19 Mar 15

Power Dams Pose Threat to Rare Balkan Salmon

Planned hydroelectric power plants on Balkan rivers pose a deadly threat to the survival of the Mladica, known as the Balkan salmon, the NGO Riverwatch says.

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09 Feb 15

Culture Festival Brightens Sarajevo’s Winter

Bosnia’s showpiece winter arts festival has opened in the capital, offering music, film, theatre, literature and visual art events for the 31st year in a row.

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23 Jan 15

Bosnian Photo Fest Crosses Ethnic Divide

Sarajevo is hosting the fifth Photography of the Year festival, which unites professionals and photography enthusiasts from across the region.

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22 Jan 15

Bosnia's Kemal Monteno Mourned Across Balkans

Fans across the Balkan region have paid tribute to the much-loved Bosnian singer and musician, Kemal Monteno, who has died aged 67.

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06 Oct 14

Vanessa Redgrave Premieres Bosnia Protest Film

Actress Vanessa Redgrave and her son Carlo Nero held the premiere in Sarajevo of their new documentary 'Bosnia Rising', which follows the events that triggered mass protests this year.

Politics and Society

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31 Aug 15

Bosniak Parents Reject School Boycott Compromise

Parents planning to boycott schools in protest at the Bosnian Serb government’s renaming of the Bosnian language as ‘Bosniak’ said that a compromise offered by officials was unacceptable.

Culture Policy Focus

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26 May 14

Saving the Rich Sound of Sevdah

Celebrated Sevdah musician Damir Imamovic talks about past and future of a Balkan musical genre that is in danger of disappearing.

Business

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31 Aug 15

Europe to Fund Balkan Transport, Energy Projects

Following the Vienna summit, the Western Balkans has been promised 200 million euro in co-financing for 10 transport and energy projects, to improve growth and energy security.