16th Sarajevo Film Festival
July 23 - 31, 2010
Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dana Budisavljević - Filmmaker, founder of Hulahop, Croatia
Catherine Le Clef - President and founder of CAT&Docs, France
Esther Van Messel - Producer and founder of First Hand Films, Switzerland
The Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary Film
This Award, in the amount of € 3.000, is provided by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
THE SEAMSTRESSES / SHIVACKITE
Macedonia, Germany 2010, 30 min
Director: Biljana Garvanlieva
Producer: Christian Beetz, Ognen Antov
Script: Biljana Garvanlieva
Director of Photography: Dimo Popov, Manuel Zimmer
Editor: André Nier
Music: Robert Rabenalt
Sound: Manuel Zimmer, Darko Boskovski, Bratislav Zafirovski
Production: gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, Dream Factory
Talented people like artists or writers who stayed have one choice only: work as seamstresses. Eriela, Beti and Vesna are seamstresses in the small town of Stip. If they wanted to afford one of their handmade blouses, it would cost them a months salary. While the women are fully employed, their men are less fortunate and find themselves unemployed after the collapse of communism. A situation with a lot of potential conflict for the couples. The men find it hard to be dependent financially on their women, when they used to proudly provide for the family.
Human Rights Award
This Award, in the amount of €3.000, is provided by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
MILA SEEKING SENIDA / MILA TRAŽI SENIDU
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia 2010, 83 min
Director: Robert Tomić Zuber
Script: Robert Tomić Zuber
Director of Photography: Pero Barić, Mario Marko Krce
Editor: Andrija Gvozdić Michl
Music: Danijel Maoduš
Production: Maxima film, Pro.ba, Baš Čelik, Emotionfilm, Propeler film, HRT
Mila Janković (Senida Bećirović) is a girl who went missing in May 1992 when Serb military forces entered into her birth place Caparde, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Around fifty inhabitants, her mother Senada (25) and older sister Sanda (3) among them, went missing or were killed. For sixteen years it was believed that then nine months old Senida lived to the same fate. Still, Senida’s story continues. In 1993 wee Senida is placed in the Belgrade based family Jankovic, home of Zivko and Zivana. Raised in an affluent, urban and orthodox family, Senida gets a new name - Mila Janković.
For a complete list of all winners at the Sarajevo Film Festival, please click here.