Sarajevo Film Festival
Bosnia's capital will become a "city that does not sleep" for eight days in the second half of this month, as it celebrates the silver jubilee of the much-loved Sarajevo Film Festival.
The fun starts with a street parade on August 16, marking the opening of the festival, after which 270 films from 56 countries will be shown over the following eight days.
This year's edition includes a programme of over 260 films from 56 countries, and will include 52 premieres.
Turkey's Cannes-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival, the organizers of the event have said.
Sarajevo Film Festival organisers announced on Monday that the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award this year will be presented to Academy Award-winning scriptwriter and director Oliver Stone.
"Sarajevo Film Festival is honoured to pay tribute to the preeminent filmmaker," the organisers stated on their website.