VIVA Film Festival

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VIVA Film Festival
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LocationSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Founded2015; 4 years ago (2015)
LanguageInternational
Websitewww.vivaba.com

The VIVA Film Festival is an annual documentary film festival that is based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1][2] The festival showcases international films with ecological, religious and touristic themes, as well as youth-made films.[3] It was established by an international team of film professionals, environmentalists, diplomats, religious leaders and scholars that includes former US Vice President Al Gore (current festival Vice Chairman), Bosnian archeologist Semir Osmanagić, Austrian diplomat currently serving as the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko and others, with the purpose of promoting inter-religious dialogue, the preservation of the environment and ecotourism.[4][5][6]

Format[edit]

The festival is composed of five competition programs: Grand Prix, Ecology, Religion, Tourism and Youth-directed.[7] It is based in Sarajevo, where the centre piece events, projections and award ceremonies are held, but also travels to cities and towns across Bosnia and Herzegovina.[8] Each town has its own management departement and they are all interlinked. Heads of the various management departements sit in the festival's managing council. Each year's competition selection includes more than 100 films from over 45 countries that tackle the issues of inter-religious dialogue, environmentalism and ecotourism.[9] A panel of filmmakers, religious and community leaders, writers and human rights advocates judges the entries, based both on their cinematic value and on their message, deciding on the three best films from each program.[10]

Award winners[edit]

Grand Prix[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2015 Baobabs between Land and Sea [11] N/A Cyrille Cornu Madagascar
2016 Man From Salt [12] مرد نمک Sajed Sayad Moosavi Iran
2017 The Last Warriors [13] N/A Valentina Ippolito Italy, China
2018 Our Roots [14] Nos Racines André Russell France

Ecology[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2015 WindEnds [15] N/A Andoni SanGaley Spain
2016 Nature Needs You [16] N/A Mark Peace Australia
2017 Day After Day [17] दिवसेंदिवस Nagnath Kharat India

Religion[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2015 As You Like It [18] N/A Paola Onet Romania
2016 Jewish Blind Date [19] N/A Anaelle Morf Switzerland
2017 Bhikkhuni, Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Revolution [20] N/A Małgorzata Dobrowolska Poland

Tourism[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2015 The Glacier - An Alpine Legend [21] N/A Michael Schlamberger Germany
2016 The Phenomenon of the Fortress [22] Fenomen tvrđava Dragan Stojmenović Serbia
2017 Novalja - Eternal Beauty on the Isand of Pag [23] N/A Ivan Perić Croatia

Youth[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
2016 Ornament of the World [24] Ukras svijeta Stefan Krasić Serbia
2017 My Diary [25] Moj dnevnik Petra Omazić Bosnia and Herzegovina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". official website.
  2. ^ "Dodjelom nagrada zatvoren VIVA film festival u Sarajevu". klix.ba.
  3. ^ "Scena: Počinje Viva Film Festival u Sarajevu". N1 Televizija.
  4. ^ "Veni vidi VIVA: U Sarajevu svečano otvoren drugi VIVA film festival". klix.ba.
  5. ^ "Intervju sa Ratkom Orozovićem – Veni Vidi Viva Fest". visoko.co.ba.
  6. ^ "VIVA Festival Team". official website.
  7. ^ "Dunović otvorio VIVA film festival". vecernji.ba.
  8. ^ "Sarajevo: 38 premijera na ovogodišnjem VIVA festivali". vecernji.ba.
  9. ^ "Treći VIVA festival: Filmovi s porukom za bolje sutra". oslobodjenje.ba.
  10. ^ "Treći VIVA festival: Filmovi s porukom za bolje sutra". oslobodjenje.ba.
  11. ^ "2015 VIVA Film Festival awards". tacno.ba.
  12. ^ "2016 VIVA Film Festival awards". mondo.ba.
  13. ^ "2017 VIVA Film Festival awards". official website.
  14. ^ "2017 VIVA Film Festival awards". official website.
  15. ^ "2015 VIVA Film Festival awards". tacno.ba.
  16. ^ "2016 VIVA Film Festival awards". mondo.ba.
  17. ^ "2017 VIVA Film Festival awards". official website.
  18. ^ "2015 VIVA Film Festival awards". tacno.ba.
  19. ^ "2016 VIVA Film Festival awards". mondo.ba.
  20. ^ "2017 VIVA Film Festival awards". official website.
  21. ^ "2015 VIVA Film Festival awards". tacno.ba.
  22. ^ "2016 VIVA Film Festival awards". mondo.ba.
  23. ^ "2017 VIVA Film Festival awards". official website.
  24. ^ "2016 VIVA Film Festival awards". mondo.ba.
  25. ^ "2017 VIVA Film Festival awards". official website.

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