The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced nine projects selected for its CineLink Co-Production Market, which is the prime financing platform in the Balkans but also supports works from Eastern Europe, Greece, and Turkey.

The nine titles are a second batch of selected projects, all in advanced stages. They mix known names and newcomers.

The CineLink Industry Days, which will run Aug 18-20, provide total of than 100.000 Euros ($113,000) in cash and services with awards from European co-production entity Eurimages, Franco/German TV Arte, the Macedonian Film Agency and Berlin-based VFX Studios The Post Republic, among others.

Additional projects will be announced in coming weeks. The 22nd edition of Sarajevo will run August 12-20.


Past CineLink participant projects include this year’s foreign Oscar-winner “Son of Saul,” (pictured) by Hungarian Director Laszlo Nemes.


“God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija” (Macedonia)

Director: Teona S. Mitevska

Scriptwriters: Elma Tataragic, Teona S. Mitevska

Producer: Labina Mitevska

Production company: Sisters And Brother Mitevski

“Illyricum” (Croatia)

Director: Simon Bogojevic Narath

Producers: Ira Cecic, Ankica Juric Tilic

Production company: Kinorama

“Religija Nocnih Setnji” (Serbia)

Director: Nikola Lezaic

Producer: Jelena Mitrovic, Nikola Lezaic

Production company: Bas Celik, Pr Qce

“Samo Zatvori Oci” (Croatia)

Director: Jur Pavlovic

Producers: Luka Venturin, Bonaj Kanjera

Production company: Sekvenca

“Dustcatcher” (Bulgaria, Germany, France)

Director: Pavel Vesnakov

Producers: Sebastian Weyland, Monica Balcheva, Knut Jager, Helene Cases

Production company: Moviemento Ltd. Heimathefen Film and Media GmbH

“Milf” (Austria)

Director: Dinko Draganovic, Sinisa Vidovic

Producers: Markus Fischer

Production company: Fischer Film

“Mare” (Croatia, Switzerland)

Director: Andrea Staka

Producers: Andrea Staka

Production company: Okofilm Productions

“Daisi Or Red Sunset” (Georgia)

Director: Dea Kulumbegshvili

Producers: Rati Oneli, Jim Stark

Production company: Ofa

“My Name is Damian” (Slovenia)

Director: Maja Weiss

Producer: Danijel Hocevar

Production company: Vertigo


“Butterflies” (Turkey) 

Director: Tolga Karacelik

Producer: Cem Doruk

Production company: Karacelik Films

“Ela and Hilmi” (Serbia)

Director: Ziya Demirel

Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoglu

Production company: Istos Film

“The Heroes Were Dancing” (Kosovo)

Director: Nikola Ljuca

Producer: Natasa Damnjanovic

Production company: Dart Film

Looking For Venera”

Director: Norika Sefa

Porducer: Belina Jano

Production company: Animated Society

“Memories From The Future” (Greece)

Director: Konstantinos Antonopoulos

Producer: Fani Skartouli

Production company: Kipoi (The Gardens)

“Otto The Barbarian” (Romania)

Director: Ruxandra Maria Ghitescu

Producer: Iuliana Tarnovetchi

Production company: Alienfilm