Heart of Sarajevo

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Heart of Sarajevo
Srce Sarajeva / Срце Сарајева
Sarajevo Film Festival logo.png
Location Sarajevo
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presented by Sarajevo Film Festival
First awarded 1995
Website www.sff.ba

The Heart of Sarajevo (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Srce Sarajeva / Срце Сарајева) is the highest prize awarded in all the competition categories at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Heart of Sarajevo[edit]

The official Heart of Sarajevo have been awarded since 2004, and the 10th anniversary of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Its design, as a visual identity for the festival, was chosen in 2004 from the shape that has been in informal circulation since the very beginning of the festival in early 1990's, a heart designed by French fashion designer Agnès Andrée Marguerite Troublé a.k.a. Agnès B., a friend and patron of the Sarajevo Film Festival.[1]

Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Feature Film[edit]

Year Film Original title Director(s) Nationality of Director
1996 Breaking the Waves Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier  Denmark
1997 My Life in Pink Ma Vie en Rose Alain Berliner  Belgium
1998 I Stand Alone Seul contre tous Gaspar Noé  France
1999 December 1–31 Dezember, 1-31 Jan Peters  Germany
2000 Bleeder Bleeder Nicolas Winding Refn  Denmark
2001 No Man's Land Ničija zemlja Danis Tanović  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002 Saturday Sábado Juan Villegas  Argentina
2003 Fuse Gori vatra Pjer Žalica  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2004 Mila from Mars Mila ot Mars Zornitsa Sofia  Bulgaria
2005 Lady Zee Leydi Zi Georgi Djulgerov  Bulgaria
2006 Fraulein Das Fräulein Andrea Staka   Switzerland
2007 Takva: A Man's Fear of God Takva Özer Kızıltan  Turkey
2008 Buick Riviera Buick Riviera Goran Rušinović  Croatia
2009 Ordinary People Obični ljudi Vladimir Perišić  Serbia
2010 Tilva Roš Tilva Roš Nikola Ležaić  Serbia
2011 Breathing Atmen Karl Markovics  Austria
2012 Everybody in Our Family Toată lumea din familia noastră Radu Jude  Romania
2013 In Bloom Grdzeli nateli dgheebi Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß  Georgia
2014 Song of My Mother Annemin Şarkısı Erol Mintaş  Turkey
2015 Mustang Mustang Deniz Gamze Ergüven  Turkey
2016 Album Albüm Mehmet Can Mertoğlu  Turkey
2017 Scary Mother Sashishi deda Ana Urushadze  Georgia

Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Director[edit]

Year Director Film Nationality of Director
2017 Emanuel Părvu Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things  Romania

Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Actress[edit]

Year Actress Film Nationality of Actress
2004 Marija Škaričić A Wonderful Night in Split  Croatia
2005 Zrinka Cvitešić What Is a Man Without a Moustache?  Croatia
2006 Marija Škaričić Fraulein  Croatia
2007 Saadet Aksoy Egg  Turkey
2008 Ayça Damgacı Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando  Turkey
2009 Angeliki Papoulia and Mary Tsoni Dogtooth  Greece
2010 Mirela Oprișor Tuesday, After Christmas  Romania
2011 Ada Condeescu Loverboy  Romania
2012 Marija Pikić Children of Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2013 Lika Babluani and Mariam Bokeria In Bloom  Georgia
2014 Mari Kitia Brides  Georgia
2015 Mustang  Turkey
2016 Irena Ivanova Godless  Bulgaria
2017 Ornela Kapetani Daybreak  Albania

Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Actor[edit]

Year Actress Film Nationality of Actor
2004 Milan Točinovski How I Killed a Saint  Macedonia
2005 Peter Musevski Labour Equals Freedom  Slovenia
2006 Rakan Rushaidat All for Free  Croatia
2007 Saša Petrović It's Hard to Be Nice  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2008 Leon Lučev and Slavko Štimac Buick Riviera  Croatia and  Serbia
2009 Relja Popović Ordinary People  Serbia
2010 Marko Todorović Tilva Roš  Serbia
2011 Thomas Schubert Breathing  Austria
2012 Uliks Fehmiu Redemption Street  Serbia
2013 Bogdan Diklić A Stranger  Serbia
2014 Feyyaz Duman Song of My Mother  Turkey
2015 Chevalier Athina  Greece
2016 Gheorghe Visu Dogs  Romania
2017 Șerban Pavlu Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things  Romania

Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Short Film[edit]

Year Film Original title Director(s) Nationality of Director
2001 Copy Shop Copy Shop Virgil Widrich  Austria
2002 10 Minutes 10 minuta Ahmed Imamović  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2003 The Wallet Le portefeuille Vincent Bierrewaerts  Belgium
2004 Me, Myself and the Universe Ich und das Universum Hajo Schomerus  Germany
2005 Before Dawn Hajnal Balint Kenyeres  Hungary
2006 Good Luck Nedim Sretan put Nedime Marko Šantić  Slovenia
2007 Waves Valuri Adrian Sitaru  Romania
2008 Tolerantia Tolerantia Ivan Ramadan  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2009 Party Tulum Dalibor Matanić  Croatia
2010 Yellow Moon Žuti mjesec Zvonimir Jurić  Croatia
2011 Mezzanine Mezanin Dalibor Matanić  Croatia
2012 The Return Kthimi Blerta Zeqiri  Kosovo
2013 Shadow of a Cloud O umbra de nor Radu Jude  Romania
2014 The Chicken Kokoška Una Gunjak  Croatia
2015 A Matter of Will Biserna obala Dušan Kasalica  Montenegro
2016 Transition Tranzicija Milica Tomović  Serbia
2017 Into the Blue U plavetnilo Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović  Croatia

Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Student Film[edit]

Year Film Original title Director(s) Nationality of Director
2017 Clean Čistoća Neven Samardžić  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary Film[edit]

Year Film Original title Director(s) Nationality of Director
2006 Facing the Day Što sa sobom preko dana Ivona Juka  Croatia
2007 Interrogation Informativni razgovori Namik Kabil  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2008 Corridor No. 8 Коридор No. 8 Boris Despodov  Bulgaria
2009 The Caviar Connection Kavijar konekšn Dragan Nikolić  Serbia
2010 The Seamstresses Shivackite Biljana Garvanlieva  Macedonia
2011 A Cell Phone Movie Mobitel Nedžad Begović  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2012 Turn Off the Lights Lumea in patratele Ivana Mladenović  Serbia
2013 Sickfuckpeople Хворісукалюди Juri Rechinsky  Ukraine
2014 Naked Island Goli Tiha K. Gudac  Croatia
2015 Toto and His Sisters Toto şi surorile lui Alexander Nanau  Romania
2016 A Mere Breath Doar o răsuflare Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan  Romania
2017 City of the Sun Mzis qalaqi Rati Oneli  Georgia

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award[edit]

Since 2005, the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo has been also awarded to individuals who have contributed to the development of the festival, as well as regional film in general, term which comprise filmmaking in broad area of Former Yugoslavia, Balkans, and Southeast Europe.[1] In 2016, the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for lifetime achievement was introduced. Its first recipient was Robert De Niro.[2][3][4]

Year Winner Note
2005 Marco Müller Director of Rome Film Festival
2006 Gavrilo Grahovac Former Minister of Culture and Sports in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2006 Mike Leigh Film director
2007 Steve Buscemi Actor and film director
2008 Cat Villiers Film producer
2009 Manfred Schmidt Executive director of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
2010 Dieter Kosslick Director of Berlin International Film Festival
2011 Angelina Jolie Actress and film director
2011 Jafar Panahi Film director
2011 Emil Tedeschi President of Atlantic Grupa
2012 Branko Lustig Film producer
2013 Roberto Olla Executive director of Eurimages
2013 Béla Tarr Film director
2014 Gael García Bernal Actor
2014 Danis Tanović Film director
2014 Agnès Troublé Fashion designer
2015 Atom Egoyan Film director
2015 Benicio del Toro Actor
2016 Robert De Niro Actor, film director and producer
Lifetime Achievement Award
2016 Stephen Frears Film director
2016 Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart Former Deputy Chief of Mission and Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017 John Cleese Actor and film producer
2017 Oliver Stone Film director and producer
2018 Nuri Bilge Ceylan Film director
2018 Nijaz Hastor Owner and founder of the ASA Prevent Group and founder of the Hastor Foundation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Awards - Sarajevo Film Festival" (.html). sff.ba (in Bosnian and English). Sarajevo Film Festival. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Robert De Niro received Honorary Heart of Sarajevo – Lifetime Achievement Award". sff.ba. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Barraclough, Leo (8 August 2016). "Robert De Niro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Robert DeNiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film Festival". BroadwayWorld.com. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 

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