The Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival held annually in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was first established in 1995 during the siege of Sarajevo as an act of resistance against the war and as an attempt to bring life back to the city’s cultural scene. The festival has since grown in size and prestige, attracting filmmakers, actors, and film enthusiasts from around the world.
The festival showcases a variety of feature films, documentaries, short films, and other cinematic works, with a particular emphasis on films from Southeast Europe and the broader region. It also includes various panels, workshops, and other events aimed at promoting film culture and education.
Over the years, the Sarajevo Film Festival has become one of the most important cultural events in the region, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year and helping to establish Sarajevo as a major center of film and culture in the Balkans.