Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Where: Sarajevo, Zenica, Zavidovici, Banja Luka, Doboj, Brcko
When: May 9-13, 2014
Film Forward returns to Bosnia & Herzegovina for a second year of film screenings, filmmaker discussions, and workshops. Film Forward, in collaboration with the US Embassy, Sarajevo will tour Sarajevo, Zenica, Zavidovici, Banja Luka, Doboj, and Brcko with filmmakers Kim Mordaunt (director, The Rocket) and Caitrin Rogers (producer, Twenty Feet From Stardom).
The Rocket is a deeply personal story about the determination of a young Laotian boy who has the odds stacked against him, set against the epic backdrop of a war-ravaged country on the brink of huge change. Twenty Feet From Stardom shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres, and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating story to share of life in the shadows of superstardom.
Other films that will be screening with this program but without filmmaker representatives are: Circles, Dancing In Jaffa, Fruitvale Station, If You Build It, The World Before Her, and Valentine Road.
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US Embassy in Bosnia & Herzegovina
The American Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina protects and promotes American interests and develops relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina through contacts with B&H government, business, labor, agriculture, media and education leaders.
The Association of Artists “Deblokada” was founded by filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic and producer Damir Ibrahimovic, with the aim to gather artists of various profiles from around the world and to open space for joint expression and release of creative potentials. With ten documentaries and short feature films shown at the most prestigious international festivals, two feature films selected in Competition Programme of A-list festivals (including the Berlinale’s winner full-length feature film Grbavica) and three films in their preproduction phases, Deblokada is one of the most successful production companies of Southeast Europe. Deblokada was founded in 1997 as an association of artists.