In the Avant Premiere Gala program of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival, the festivalgoers will get a sneak preview of the five most anticipated regional drama series which are scheduled to air this fall. Each of the five high-end productions to be presented in the program is characterized by interesting plotline and an excellent cast.
Included in the line-up are drama series BESA, BLACK SUN – 2nd season, THE FAMILY MARKOVSKI, THE GROUP and THE LAKE. In addition to getting a unique preview of the above series, the audience in Sarajevo will also have a chance to meet with their makers and cast members.
The Avant Premiere Gala program will screen the UK-Serbia coproduction, BESA, written by one of the best British screenwriters, Tony Jordan, as well as the second season of Dragan Bjelogrlic’s BLACK SUN – one of the best Serbian drama series that is highly popular across former Yugoslavia. The first season of BLACK SUN premiered in the Avant Premiere Gala program of the 2017 Sarajevo Film Festival. Also included in our 2019 line-up are the second season of THE FAMILY MARKOVSKI a highly popular drama series in North Macedonia, Serbia’s THE GROUP about dramatic lives of teenagers, and the suspenseful Slovenian crime TV show THE LAKE.
This year, the Avant Premiere Gala program is exclusively focused on drama series. This is due to the program’s growth and development through its cooperation with the Festival’s platform for the development of high-quality drama series, CineLink Drama, and the Avant Premiere program of the Sarajevo Film Festival that screens recently completed regional productions. The Sarajevo Film Festival will continue to develop this segment of its program to keep up with the growing trend of regional production and popularity of “our local” drama series.