Sarajevo Film Festival

Towards the end of the four-year siege of Sarajevo, in 1995, Obala Art Centar initiated the Sarajevo Film Festival with the aim of helping to reconstruct civil society and retain the cosmopolitan spirit of the city. Today, two decades later, the Sarajevo Film Festival is the leading film festival in the region, recognized by both film professionals and the wider audience. The Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of South-East Europe, shining an international spotlight on films, talent and future projects from the region.

The Festival offers audiences a chance to see the most interesting new films and provides an opportunity for regional directors to network and promote their films, while aspiring film makers have a chance to gain new knowledge and experience. Today, SFF is a must-see on the world map of film festivals and serves as the most significant place for film in Southeastern Europe. It’s held in August and brings international and local celebreties to Sarajevo every year.