MOSCOW — The Sarajevo Film Festival’s project incubator Cinelink announced Thursday its selection for this year’s competition.
A total of 17 projects were chosen from a record 90 applications from the 16 countries in South-East Europe eligible to enter.
The films — 12 of which will participate in development workshops in Sarajevo later this month, and five of which will be presented directly at the festival’s co-production market in July under the Cinelink Plus program — showcase the region’s film industry “at its best,” organizers said.
The field includes projects from established filmmakers like Slovenia’s Damjan Kozole and Serrbia’s Srdan Golubovic, directors of second features such as Romania’s Tudor Giurgiu and Florin Serban, along with newcomers who have been lauded for shorts, like Hungary’s Balint Kenyeres.
THE FULL LINE-UP FOR CINELINK:
“Circles” (Serbia, writer, Srdan Koljevic, dir: Srdan Golubovic, prod: Jelena Mitrovic);
“Domestic” (Romania, writer/dir: Adrian Sitaru, prod: Monica
“El Rumano” (Romania, writers: Florin Serban, Catalin Mitulescu,
dir: Florin Serban, prod: Daniel Mitulescu);
“Luton” (Greece, writers: Michalis Konstantatos, Stelios Likouresis,
dir: Michalis Konstantatos, prod: Yorgos Tsourgiannis);
“Mirage” (Hungary, writers: Szabolcs Hajdu, Jim Stark, dir: Szabolcs
Hajdu, prod: Gabor Kovacs, Andrea Taschler);
“Night Life” (Slovenia, writers: Damjan Kozole, Ognjen Svilicic,
dir: Damjan Kozole, prod: Danijel Hocevar);
“Our Everyday Life” (Bosnia and Herzegovina, writer/dir:
Ines Tanovic, prod: Alem Babic, Mirjana Momirovic);
“Stain” (Turkey, writer/dir: Emine Emel Balci, prod: Emine
Emel Balci, Gokce Isil Tuna);
“Tegnap/Hier” (Hungary, writer/dir: Balint Kenyeres, prod:
“The Disobedients” (Serbia, writer/dir: Mina Dukic, prod:
Mina Dukic, Nikola Lezaic, Uros Tomic);
“The Necromancer” (Hungary, writer/dir: Arpad Bogdan, prod:
“Voice of My Father” (Turkey, writer, Orhan Eskikoy, dir: Orhan Eskikoy, Zeynel Dogan, prod: Nadir Operli, Ozgur Dogan).
THE CINELINK PLUS SELECTION:
“Monument to Michael Jackson” (Serbia, writer/dir: Darko
Lungulov, prod: Snezana Penev, Darko Lungulov);
“Of Snails and Men” (Romania, writer: Ionut Teinau, dir: Tudor
Giurgiu, prod: Oana Giurgiu);
“St. Anne in the Field” (Croatia, writers: Zvonimir Juric, Jelena
Paljan, dir: Zvonimir Juric, prod: Ankica Juric-Tilic);
“Weekend” (Hungary, writer: Norbert Kobli, dir: Aron Matyassy,
prod: Gergely Fodor);
“Wolf” (Romania, writer/dir: Bogdan Mustata, prod: Marcian Lazar).