Magazine article Screen International

Bosnian Film Directors to Call for Government Support

Magazine article Screen International

Bosnian Film Directors to Call for Government Support

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At the Sarajevo Film Festival today (Aug 21), the Directors Guild of Bosnia and Herzegovina is to showcase more than a dozen projects in development and discuss the future of the region's film industry with politicians.

The projects include new features from Oscar-winner Danis Tanovic (No Man's Land), Palme d'Or winner Emir Kusturica (Underground) and Berlinale Golden Bear winner Jasmila Zbanic (Grbavica).

Sarajevo-born Zbanic will host today's event with Tanovic and told ScreenDaily they hope to hear plans for the introduction of tax breaks for filmmaking in Bosnia.

"We are trying to persuade the government to return tax to people who are shooting here [in Bosnia] and invest in film," she said.

"It is something Croatia a few years ago, generating incredible income, and something that Serbia did a few days ago. …

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