Eleonora Veninova’s short film among five short films to open the 2019 edition of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

The Sarajevo Film Festival has teamed up with Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and Dominique Welinski’s DW on the 2019 edition of short film initative The Factory.

The annual project backs the production of short films from specific territories that go on to screen during Directors’ Fortnight.

For the 2019 edition, five young directors from the southeastern European reigon – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia – will be paired with a director from outside of the region to produce five 10 minute short films. The completed works will screen on the opening day of the 2019 Directors’ Fortnight programme.

“THE SIGN”: Eleonora Veninova (Macedonia), Yona Rozenkier (Israel / Swizerland);

 “LOVE SUPREME”: Dušan Kasalica (Montenegro), Teodora Ana Mihai (Romania / Belgium);

“RED STAIN”: Urška Djukić (Slovenia), Gabriel Tzafka (Greece / Denmark);

“MOMMY”: Maša Šarović (Serbia), Sharon Angelhart (Israel);

“SPIT”: Neven Samardžić (Bosna and Herzegovina), Carolina Markowitz (Brazil).

The directors will also have the opportunity to pitch their feature projects to buyers, sales agents, broadcasters and distributors during the Cannes Marche du film in 2019.

The iniative will be funded by Macedonian Film Agency, Film Centre of Montenegro, Film Center Serbia, and Slovenian Film Centre.