The 18th Sarajevo Film Festival (July 6 - 14, 2012) screened 210 films from 57 countries. Since 2006, Sarajevo Film Festival has been promoting outstanding creative documentaries with the award for Best Documentary. Aiming to support in-depth investigative docs, Sarajevo also presents the Human Rights Award for best film on human rights issues.
The Heart of Sarajevo Award was presented to Turn Off the Lights (dir. Ivana Mladenović). The Human Rights Award went to Real Man's Film (dir. Nebojsa Slijepčević). Winners of the the Documentary Competition were picked by SFF's Jury: Thomas Imbach (Director, Producer, Switzerland), Audrius Stonys (Director, Producer, Lithuania) and Damir Šagolj (journalist, B&H).
Heart of Sarajevo Award - This Award, in the amount of € 3.000, is provided by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Lumea în pătrăţele , Romania, 2012, 71 min, DCP, Creative, Portrait, Social Issues
After years behind bars, three young men are released from prison. Among them is Alex, a captivating figure who charismatically addresses his past with a disturbingly blasé attitude toward violence, women, and guilt. Offering a rare peek into contemporary Roma culture, the three ex-cons try to reconcile the outside world with the gray-shaded areas of morality with which they struggle.
Human Rights Award - This Award, in the amount of €3.000, is provided by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Muški film , Croatia, 2012, 12 min, Beta SP, Creative
The situation on the ground is serious: there is rifles and pistols in every hand. Concentration of arms has reached a critical point. Even the smallest incident would be disastrous to this fragile peace! Just one nervous finger on the trigger could start off unstoppable chaos...