The City of Sarajevo is the winner of the Global Production Award in the category “City of Film” in Cannes! It was awarded so on Monday night at a ceremony held during the Cannes Film Festival.
The Global Production Awards were given out for the first time this year and were established by the prestigious Screen International with the aim of recognizing outstanding work in supporting film and TV production around the world.
“The Global Production Award is a grand recognition for the efforts and results achieved in film production, primarily for Obala Art Centar, as the holder of the application on behalf of the City of Sarajevo. This prestigious award is proof that Sarajevo is recognized as a center of film culture and that as a city we have decided that the creative industry and film should be the drivers of the cultural, economic and social development of the city,” said the Mayor of Sarajevo, Benjamina Karić.
“The Global Production Award for Sarajevo is extremely significant: it means that the strategy for developing the film and TV industry in the city has been recognized as highly quality. We are proud of this global recognition, and I believe it will serve as an incentive for both institutions and the sector to achieve even greater progress in the upcoming period,” said Jovan Marjanović, Director of the Sarajevo Film Festival,” said the Director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, Jovan Marjanović.
In addition to Sarajevo, in the category “City of Film”, other competitors included Wellington (New Zealand), Calgary (Canada) and Trollhättan – Trollywood (Sweden).
The Global Production Awards highlight the best productions, exceptional and promising locations, as well as works in the field of sustainable production and diversity.
They are awarded to organizations that have set high standards in the film and TV industry, including studios, production companies, filming locations, and other activities in the film industry.
The holder of the application for the Global Production Awards on behalf of the City of Sarajevo is Obala Art Centar, the management unit of the Sarajevo UNESCO City of Film.