The event will focus on the underdeveloped series market in the region of the common linguistic background – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia – in particular, to define new business models and plans for further development in the broader region.
Group works will be organised with the involvement of scriptwriters, directors and producers as well as an editor from public or private broadcasters from the region. Experts will give theoretical inputs in lectures and masterclasses on the specific project topics of production, co-production strategies, financial plan, marketing and audience development strategies. Participants will present the results of the event at the Sarajevo Film Festival 2017 in August.
CineLink Drama is part of the Sarajevo Film Festival's industry section, which has become a major hub for Southeast European film professionals as well as a key role in the expansion of cinematic co-production in the Region. Professionals from across Europe approach the activities in order to find talents and co-production possibilities, or for gaining in-depth knowledge about this dynamic region’s business development.
Recently, the Sarajevo Film Festival has received the Champion of Regional Cooperation award from the RCC. As the premier and the largest film festival in SEE and among the largest ones in Europe, the SFF was recognised “for its continuous efforts in promotion of the regional film achievements and talents, and its dedication to further develop and grow with and for the region, making it a part of global film scene. SFF’s features CineLink programme and Talents Sarajevo add to enhancement of regional cooperation in art, leading to mutual tolerance and understanding in SEE and beyond.”