Film art and industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The films ad film industries in Bosnia and Herzegovina are also a story of its own. The foundation of movie making companies Bosna and Sutjeska film provided technical presuppositions for film industry. Sarajevo Television that started broadcasting in June 1962, played a special role in the development. Authors like Ivica Matić, Vesna Ljubić, Vlatko Filipović, Vefik Hadžismajlović, Radoslav Janjić, Mirza Idrizović, Ademir Kenović, Danis Tanović, Jasmila Žbanić, Emir Kusturica, or before them, Hajrudin Šiba Krvavac, made their contribution to the film expression today. All those familiar with filmmaking know about Šiba Krvavac. The greatest awards – Oscar, awarded to Dušan Vukotić for his animated film “Surogat” in 1962, Oscar to Danis Tanović for “No Man’s land” in 2002, the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival in 1981 to Emir Kusturica for “Do you Remember Dolly Bell” and Golden Palm at Cannes Festival in 1985 for “When Father Was Away on Business”, and the Berlin Festival Golden Bear to Jasmila Žbanić for the best movie at the Berlin film festival in 2006 for her film “Grbavica” – all speak about creative and artistic achievements of Bosnian and Herzegovinian film industry.
In 1993, Haris Pašović first started the International “ Theatar and Film Festival “ in Sarajevo. In 1995, Obala Art Centar started “ Sarajevo Film Festival “ , which became a regular event and famous world movie meeting to today.