Around 187 films from 56 countries were screened, of which 64 had their world premieres and eight had international premieres.
The Sarajevo Film Festival, which was held online from August 14 to 21, has wrapped up its 2020 edition. The festival saw 250 employees, 320 media representatives, 1536 guests from 47 countries and over 130,000 viewers from 59 world countries.
Around 187 films from 56 countries were screened, of which 64 had their world premieres and eight had international premieres. Forty-nine films were in the competition programmes, of which 29 were world premieres.
There were five Masterclass talks with director Michel Hazanavicius, actress Bérénice Bejo, director Michel Franco who is the winner of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo and guest of the Tribute to programme, actor Mads and director Rithy Panh.
There were 13 panel discussions with professionals within the CineLink Talks, 15 webinars for young film professionals, and more than 800 meetings related to cooperation on the realisation of 49 new film projects were presented at the CineLink.
The festival opened with the world premiere of Pjer Žalica’s film Focus, Grandma, which was watched by almost 14,000 viewers from 42 world countries in the two hours since the screening began.
The festival was closed with a screening of this film at the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema, at a closed screening for the film crew and festival partners, in compliance with all the preventive measures and a maximum number of 100 visitors.