The 25th Annual SFF is underway

The 25th Sarajevo Film Festival, which will be held from August 16th to 23rd, is opened in a gala ceremony at Sarajevo National Theatre.


This year, a special red carpet lead to the entrance of the main festival venue, the National Theater. It contains elements of Bosnian carpet, and it is inspired by BiH kilim (flat-weave carpet) from the collection of the National Museum of BiH, made in 1930.

25th festival is opened with the world premiere of the film “The Son” by bh. author Ines Tanović.

This year’s Sarajevo Film Festival will present to its audience 270 films in 18 different programmes. It will feature as many as 68 world premieres, 12 international.

SFF will pay tribute to the French Actress Isabelle Huppert, Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski and Mexican director and producer Alejandro G. Iñarritu, who will receive Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film.

During the SFF, restaurants and cafes will be offering extended working hours. During this time it will also be possible to gather at certain locations that will be hosting movie screenings.

Box office

Tickets will be available at two box office locations: the Main Box Office (Bosnian Cultural Center) – Branilaca Sarajeva 24 and Meeting Point CinemaHamdije Kreševljakovića 13.

The main box office will work every day from 8:30a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Meeting Point Cinema will work from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The price of tickets range from 3KM at MMC - Ilidža Cinema and Novi Grad Cinema up to 20KM for tickets to the awards ceremony that will be held at the National Theater.

You can find more information about box office sales here and you can follow this link to see the full SFF program.

Festival Eating Point

Throughout the 25th Annual Sarajevo Film Festival, the plaza in front of Dom Armije will host a Festival Eating Point, a spot for good food and socializing and will offer a daily program for all who come.

Festival Eating Point by Coca-Cola will work every day from from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (from August 16 to 23) and will feature the daily Cooking Show.

Visitors can enjoy musical performances in the evenings with DJ shows and concerts.

Traffic flow

The following streets will be closed to traffic: Zelenih Beretki St. (from the intersection with Ćumurija St. to the intersection with Gimnazijska St.); Branilaca Sarajeva St. (from the intersection with Gimnazijska St. to the intersection with Kulovića St.); and Ćemaluša St. (from the intersection with Mula Mustafe Bašeskije to the intersection with Branilaca Sarajeva).

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