From 6th of April to 8th of May 2022, 33 shor films produced as part of the Sarajevo City of Film project will be available free of charge to viewers worldwide at ondemand.kinomeetingpoint.ba.
One short film will be posted each day on the online platform, which will be available to viewers for the next seven days from the moment when they are posted on the platform. The screenings will start on 6th of April with the film Liberation in 26 Paintings by Ivan Ramljak and Marko Škobalj (2009, 17 min.).
Sarajevo City of Film is a project of the Obala Art Center – Sarajevo Film Festival launched with the mission to discover, support and promote the talent of filmmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region, and to enable their cooperation and exchange of experience. In the period from 2008 to the present, more than 300 young directors, screenwriters, producers, actors, cameramen and editors made their short films in Sarajevo.
“On the occasion of the City of Sarajevo Day, the audience will have the opportunity to watch short films of different genres for free, all connected with the city of Sarajevo. The program symbolically begins on the City of Sarajevo Day, as a gift to the audience. We are pleased that audiences around the world will have the opportunity to watch films made in our city, to meet different artistic styles, artists of different generations and from different countries, all of which are connected by the love of the art of film. Enjoy the films made in Sarajevo UNESCO City of Film,” said Sarajevo Mayor Benjamina Karić.
“Thanks to the project, young professionals gathered in Sarajevo for the first time, got to know each other and worked together on short films. Their films were produced, financed, and then screened by the Sarajevo Film Festival in front of a large audience. Some of the films produced as part of the project had a very successful festival life and achieved international success. Viewers around the world will have the opportunity to exclusively watch a selection of films made in Sarajevo in the past 10 years as part of this project,” said Sarajevo UNESCO City of Film Project Manager Nataša Kučera.
On the platform ondemand.kinomeetingpoint.ba, along with some films, a video message by film’s crew is posted as a bonus content.