Sarajevo, 7 August 2017 – This year, for the first time, the Tourism Association Canton Sarajevo will sponsor Sarajevo Film Festival. Thus, the most important international film event in our country – Sarajevo Film Festival will receive significant support from KS Tourism Association in order to improve the representation of our capital.
This co-operation, which will contribute to the promotion of Sarajevo as a regional film center and one of the most attractive tourist destinations, was officially announced at the conference for media representatives held today at the Cinema Meeting Point.
Director of Sarajevo Film Festival, Mirsad Purivatra explained that for over two decades, the Festival has contributed to the promotion and affirmation of Sarajevo through series of programs and the partnership with KS Tourism Association is based on common aim to promote Sarajevo continuing the tradition cultivated by the Festival from the start.
“For the first time in 23 years of Sarajevo Film Festival, we have official collaboration and significant support from the Tourism Association Canton Sarajevo which is a huge credit to the Festival.” stated Purivatra.
Sarajevo Film Festival has long since expanded beyond the scope, size and structure of the film festival itself and became the most significant cultural and social event in the region. “Festival’s long term contribution to promoting Sarajevo deserves great recognition and this biggest gathering of filmmakers in the region has now gained a serious partner”, stated Nermin Muzur, Director of TZKS. “Tourism Association Canton Sarajevo in cooperation with the Government of Canton Sarajevo supports projects which are of major importance for the promotion of Sarajevo, so our cooperation with the Sarajevo Film Festival is just a logical sequence of events”, states Muzur.
The 23rd edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from 11 to 18 August on several locations which, from this year, include locations in Municipality of Ilidža.