The statement of Danis Tanović, director of No Man's Land, made at the American Film Academy Oscar Award Ceremony in Los Angeles, on 13 March 2002, "This is for my country, this is for Bosnia!"announced something new and encouraging for culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It has demonstrated that our people could be equal and successful part of the modern world. That is how we should perceive the success achieved not only in the domain of film art (Danis Tanović, Jasmila Žbanić, Aida Begić, Emir Hadžihafizbegović and others), but, generally, in many areas of culture and sports achieved so far.
Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo Jazz Fest, Mess or Sarajevo Green Design Festival have become renowned regional and world festivals that bring together numerous world authors and audience.
Maja Bajević and Šejla Kamerić have found their place at international art scene in the domain of contemporary visual arts. Product designers Jasna Mujkić and Salih Teskeredžić won prestigious international awards for furniture design. For the first time in its history, the National Football Team of BiH participated in the World Football Championship (Brazil 2014), while in 2015, at the European Championship in Lithuania, the National Junior Basketball Team of BiH became European Champions.