This poster was printed in New York in 200 copies
The first Sarajevo Film Festival was held from October 25 to November 5, 1995. At that time, the siege of Sarajevo was still in progress and it was assumed that the visit would be low. However, a surprising number of 15,000 people came to watch movies, of which 37 were from 15 different countries. The festival has grown rapidly into a prominent film festival in Southeast Europe, attracting more than 100,000 people per year to all programs and projections of hundreds of films from 60 countries.
The festival was hosted by renowned figures such as Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Emile Hirsch, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig, Danny Glover, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Oliver Stone, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi, Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Bono Vox, Nick Cave, Coolio, Stephen Frears, Mickey Rourke, Michael Moore, Gerard Depardieu, Darren Aronofsky, Sophie Okonedo, Gillian Anderson, Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro and many others.