Magazine article Screen International

Sarajevo Film Festival 2017: Industry Preview

Magazine article Screen International

Sarajevo Film Festival 2017: Industry Preview

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Screen runs down the key industry happenings at this year’s festival.

This year’s CineLink, the industry wing of the Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 11-18), is adapting to fit the changes enacted across the wider event.

As detailed in Screen’s preview of this year’s fest, the event has condensed into a shorter format, with an emphasis placed on integrating Sarajevo’s disparate parts into one synergised week.

Jovan Marjanović [pictured], Sarajevo’s head of industry, says the new format should provide a more streamlined but also beneficial experience for attending industry delegates.

“The idea is to have a higher intensity of networking around the CineLink events,” he says. “There will be opportunities for meetings between participants in the various strands, but organised in a curated manner.”

As always, CineLink’s co-production market and work-in-progress showcase are two of the more enticing propositions on offer.

You can see the full co-production selection here, and the full work-in-progress selection here.

In recent years, those two strands have seen several high-profile films graduate from CineLink. …

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