Record-breaking number of Hungarian filmmakers have been invited to South-Eastern Europe’s key cinema event, the Sarajevo Film Festival beginning on 23rd July. Beside the competition films, the CineLink development workshop also hosts a record number of Hungarian projects this year.
Sarajevo Film Festival’s prestigious feature film competition, whose jury will be presided by Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu, includes a record number of Hungarian films this year.
Adrienn Pál by Ágnes Kocsis, Bibliothéque Pascal by Szabolcs Hajdu (pictured) and Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project by Kornél Mundruczó will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo endowed by 25.000 Eur. In addition to the three Hungarian movies, very well received by the international audience at A-festivals earlier this year, Bosnian Jasmin Durakovic’s feature, entitled Sevdah for Karim, co-produced by Hungarian Tivoli Films also takes part in the main competition.
The Sarajevo documentary competition features an international premiere, István Nagy’s Hard Lines, which was recognized by Hungarian Film Week’s Special Jury Prize in February. The 54 minutes documentary raises questions about the effectiveness of a Western European model of a juvenile court sanction in the socially stratified region of Borsod County, Hungary.
The gala screenings will be attended by the Hungarian filmmakers in Sarajevo between 25-28 July.
Screening schedule is available here.
CineLink development workshop organized by the Sarajevo festival, also invited a record number of Hungarian projects this year. More than 90 applications from 16 eligible countries were entered to the high-profile forum. The committee selected 17 projects altogether for CineLink and CineLink Plus. As for Hungarians, Szabolcs Hajdu’s Mirage, Bálint Kenyeres’ Hier, Árpád Bogdán’s The Necromancer and Áron Mátyássy’s Weekend take part at CineLink.