Place are the people. It's past is interpretation, recreation of those who survived it. Meeting those two,
Album tells about Sarajevo today through remembrance of its citizens.
Aida Begić was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated in directing at the Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts. Her graduation film Prvo smrtno iskustvo (First Death Experience) was presented at The Cinéfondation Official Selection of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards at festivals worldwide. In 2003 she wrote and directed her second short film Sjever je poludio (North Went Mad). Her debut feature Snijeg (Snow) was part of L’Atelier at Cannes Film Festival 2005 and premiered at Cannes 2008, Critics’ Week, where it won the Grand Prix and 20 further festival awards from around the world. Snow was nominated for a European Film Award, Discovery Section. In 2009 she founded an independent production company, Film House. In 2010 she wrote and directed a short fiction Otel(o) as part of omnibus Unutma Beni Istanbul. Her second feature film Djeca (Children of Sarajevo) premiered in Un Certain Regard, Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2012, where it won Special Distinction of the Jury.
Obala Art Centar
Association Obala Art Centar was founded in Sarajevo in 1984 with the purpose of developing and promoting cultural, artistic and educational activities of its members and other citizens. In its programme the association started from traditional values of artistic creation, particularly in the field of film, fine arts, performing arts and music, as well as advanced philosophical thought. In 1995, Obala Art Centar established the Sarajevo Film Festival, which has since then become one of the key cultural events in the region of Southeast Europe. Today, besides the annual film festival organization, Obala Art Centar produces and distributes films, runs an art-house cinema and organizes different educational activities, mostly in the field of media and visual literacy.