WELCOME TO 8th Edition Of VIVA FILM FESTIVAL
It’s our great honor to invite you to the following 8th International festival of documentary and short film Viva Film Festival, that is going to be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 1st to 4th December 2022
One Festival – All Cities!
WELCOME TO BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Viva Film Festival
Like everything else, it started with an good idea
The first Viva Film Festival was held from May 28 to 31, 2015. in Sarajevo. 430 films have applied for the official competition of the festival from almost all countries of the world. After three days of content, the Viva Film Festival in Sarajevo, Kakanj and Vareš, becomes a proud member of the IDA (International Documentary Association), and the official support of Mr. Al Gore, as well as directors of film festivals across the region. The second Viva Film Festival was held from June 1 to 5, 2016 in Sarajevo, and it numbered 2,180 films, submitted to the official competition of the festival.Parallel screenings were held in the festival centers Kakanj, Vareš, Sanski Most, Mostar, Lukavac, Puračić and Ljubuški. Today, the festival is held every year in 20 BiH cities, under the slogan “One festival – all cities”.
The greatest success and pride of the second Viva Film Festival is the new festival category “Youth BH Film”, which was created as a result of Viva workshops for young people. The best authors are awarded cameras as prizes.
In June 2016, according to the votes of the authors, viewers and visitors of the Filmfreeway platform, the Viva Film Festival was selected in the TOP-100 world festivals in a competition of over 4,000 festivals. Viva Film Festival is at the same time a domestic and international competitive film festival of artistic achievements in the field of documentary film.The main idea for the organization of the same is the question of primordial human values, and the increasingly topical issue of biological survival on Earth. The main categories of the festival are religion, tourism and ecology. The project is officially supported by all four cultural and religious communities and representatives of minorities in BiH, because it is the first Festival with this theme in this area. The Viva Film Festival runs throughout the calendar year. The first part of the festival are the screening -competition days of the festival, and the second part are the days of film workshops for young people called “VIVA SCHOOL OF FILM“ which are held every year in 20 cities in BiH. From 2020, the Viva Film School – Croatia will start operating, with the goal of realizing a film school in the entire region.
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