Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Branilaca Sarajeva 20 / III
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone: + 387 33 667 452
Mail: ab.mlifhb@ejnezurdu

EFP Representative

Elma Tataragić

Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

"We are very excited to join the EFP family. Bosnia and Herzegovina will both contribute and benefit from this membership as we have a small but rather mature film industry. It will be great to use the EFP platforms for the promotion of our upcoming talents and films."
Elma Tataragić

Facts & Figures (2019)
Population 3,5 million
Screens total 34
Average ticket price € 2.70
Cinema attendance per capita 0.37
National market share 0.18%
Number of feature films produced 9
Number of documentaries produced 
Number of co-productions maj. 1 / min. 5 (including both narrative and documentary features)
Most important co-production countries Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia
Number of national film productions 38
Number of national film distributors 3
Major national film fund Film Fund Sarajevo
Major film schools Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts, Banja Luka Art Academy, Sarajevo Film Academy
Crew and industry guilds Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of Cinematographers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of Directors in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Most popular VOD platforms,
Support sceems for market Presentation of cinema at major film festivals and markets
Support sceems for production Film Fund Sarajevo
Education and training programs Student program (BH Film Festival), Sarajevo Talent Campus, CineLink Co-production market
Most important market attendance Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival
Special film events inside the country Sarajevo Film Festival, Film Festival of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Cinema, Mediterranean Film Festival in Široki Brijeg, Banja Luka International Animated Film Festival
Film weeks/events outside the country Presentation of Contemporary Bosnian and Herzegovinian Short Films at Zagreb Film Festival; Bh. Film Festival in New York
Publications Catalogue of BH Cinema, Location Guide – available for download at

The Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded in 1950 and gathers film professionals from the various fields of filmmaking. It has the mandate to develop and guide the national film industry with, at present, 22 production companies producing about 15 documentaries and feature films per year. Moreover, it supports the promotion of national cinema abroad and selects the candidate for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards. Annual projects of the Association also include the Film Festival of Cinema of Bosnia and Herzegovina (part of Sarajevo Film Festival) and a competitive student film festival.

The Association of Filmmakers has been a member of EFP since 2015.

Selected films

The Son
Directed by Ines Tanović
Full Moon
Directed by Nermin Hamzagić

°efp is supported by

European Film Promotion e.V.
Friedensallee 14-16
22765 Hamburg / Germany

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°efp President
Markéta Santrochová
Czech Film Center

°efp Managing Director 
Sonja Heinen

Panatom Corporate Communication

Andrea Dittler