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5th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival. Sarajevo, 28-30 November 2014

5th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival Sarajevo 2014 - This year the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival is developing around the motto “Dare to Repeat”! Supported yet again by the European Fund for the Balkans, the 5th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival comes to Sarajevo on 28-30 November 2014, at the art space Kriterion to fill 3 days with short films of great quality, artistic and music events as well as with other interactive activities.

One of its kind Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival travels every year in a different Balkan city and focuses on new regional productions, functioning as a stage for supporting and promoting young and emerging filmmakers. This year the Festival tackles the theme of repetition: Repetition as transformation, as concept between identical, different and seemingly like, bringing about a reflection on contemporary issues.

The Competition Part consists of 40 films that have been selected out of 160 from 32 countries. The Jury is composed of Mr Leone Contini Bonacossi (Italy), Mr Bojan Mucko (Croatia) and Ms Tanja Smalcelj (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The Pre-selection Jury consists of Adela Demetja (Albania), Art Director of BBB, Ana Grgic (Montenegro – Croatian), Deyan Bararev (Bulgaria), Dzenan Medanović (Bosnia- Herzegovina) and Belina Jano (Albania).

Doors open at 18:00pm on Friday and 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday. You are all invited to join the projections and all the events of the Festival at Kriterion, Obala Kulina Bana 2, 71 000 Sarajevo. The Award Ceremony will take place on 30 of November at 20.30, where the Winner, Audience Prize, Special Mentions will be awarded. The Special Projection will be a selection of films from the Nippon Connection - Japanese Film Festival, Frankfurt. All three nights will be accompanied with music events after the screenings. As parallel event, video works of Alma Bakiaj (GR/AL), will be on display at the premises of Kriterion.

Balkans Beyond Borders has been awarded with the 2nd “European Charlemagne Youth Prize” thanks to its engagement to the youth mobility in the Balkan region and the enhancement of the European identity.

The 5th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival is supported by the European Fund for the Balkans:“A joint initiative of the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo, the ERSTE Foundation and the King Baudouin Foundation. Hosted by NEF”

More information about the programme please visit the Balkans Beyond Borders website: