This year, eight countries from the Balkan region will join together at the most important film market in the world – Marche du Film of the Cannes Film Festival.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Serbia have joined their forces in order to present themselves together to the rest of the film world, in the South-East European Pavilion. The initiative of the Regional Pavilion was announced two years ago at the Sarajevo Film Festival (July 22-20, 2011) in the framework of the Regional Forum, begun last year.
The initiative of linking regional cinema gradually has become stronger supported by the hopes of filmmakers that the implementation of the European idea of regionalization of film art will create more space for everyone.
The Regional Pavilion has been envisaged as a joint space for all filmmakers from the above mentioned countries attending the Cannes Film Festival to gather, meet colleagues, organize meetings, and find opportunities for their projects.