ADO HASANOVIC awarded with Special Mention at Balkans Beyond Border Film Festival in Bucharest

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The Blue Viking in Sarajevo a film by Ado Hasanovic was shown in competition program at the Balkans Beyond Border Film Festival in Bucharest in Romania and won Special Mention from jury. This is third award that Ado Hasanovic received for The Blue Viking in Sarajevo. The Film won awards at festivals in Amsterdam and Banja Luka as the best documentary film.

Published on 17 October 2013

ADO HASANOVIC was special guest at Reggio Film Festival

Published on 15 January  2014

“Andjeo Srebenice”, “Plavi Viking u Sarajevu” and “Mama” were shown at the Reggio Film Festival, which is being held for the 12th time in Italy. Hasanovic’s works were shown as part of the two-day festival that was dedicated to B&H.

Published on 6 October 2013

ADO HASANOVIC  graduated FILM DIRECTING at Sarajevo Film Academy  (SSSST)

Ado Hasanovic is one of the first student generation who graduated Film Directing at Sarajevo Film Academy - University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (28. September 2013)

Published on 29 September 2013

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THE BLUE VIKING IN SARAJEVO at International Short Film Festival in Srebrenica 2013

Short documentary film The Blue Viking in Sarajevo directed by Ado Hasanovic was selected in competition program for the 7. International Short Film Festival “Srebrena Traka” in Srebrenica

Published on 10 September 2013


Ado Hasanovic, a Sarajevo award-winning director, made a short film called “Mama” as part of his graduate thesis at the Sarajevo Film Academy (SFA). The film will premiere at the 19th Sarajevo Film Festival.

Hasanović received the theme of the film from the Academy. The task was to tell a story of a person who gets out of jail and the events that take place 24 hours after release. “I’ve thought long and conducted research about what to do. This topic is challenging and difficult, as much as you think it is easy to do. I randomly found an article in the newspaper about a woman who killed her husband, and this same story was told to me in detail by an acquaintance. I got the inspiration for the script, which I wrote with Mohammadrez Farzad, a student at Film.factory in Sarajevo’’, said Hasanović, who also explained how this film is the result of his three-year study at SFA.

Published on 18 June 2013

Three shorts directed by Ado Hasanovic will be screened at III BALKAN FILM FESTIVAL IN POLAND 2013

Hasanovic will participate in the third edition of the Balkan Film Fest, which will be held in five Polish cities (Lodz, Lublin, Rzeszow and Poznan). As part of the festival, films from Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Croatia, BiH and Bulgaria will be shown, and Hasanovic will participate with his three films: “Andjeo Srebrenice” from 2010, “Art Instalation Sarajevo Red Line” and “The Blue Viking in Sarajevo” from 2012. Goal of the festival is to show art variety of film from the Balkans.

Published on 10 June 2013

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Published on 1 April 2014

MAMA a short film by Ado Hasanovic will be screened in official program at 9th Annual Chicago Festival of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Film. Screening of the film will be on Saturday April 5, 2014. Film was shown at Sarajevo Film Festival, BiH and Regio Film Festival, Italy.

“I made this film about violence in a family because this happens every day in families all over the world. This film is important because I am showing that any violence to anyone brings harm and misfortune. It is a problem that is widespread but not widely discussed in this part of the world. Over the past few years I have researched the subject of family violence, academically and in the field. A real life article inspired this film. My approach shows the chain of violence in a family, and open ended consequences. My perspective is founded on my strong abhorrence of injustice.” Ado Hasanovic


Published on 25 March 2014

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MAMA at Chicago Festival of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Film

MAMA a short film by Ado Hasanovic will be screened in official program at 11th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF)  Screening of the film will be in Tribeca Cinemas on Saturday May 3, 2014.

Published on 28 April 2014

Published on 28 April 2014

New documentary film “Memorie Condivise” by Ado Hasanovic premiered in Italy

Memorie Condivise (Shared Memories) is a new documentary film by Ado Hasanovic.

Film talks about young students who attended elementary school “Bambini di Sarajevo” (Children of Sarajevo) in Crespellano (Bologna-Italy) in 1994-97 when in Bosnia and Herzegovina still was the war. New generations who are attending now this school don’t know why their school is named “Bambini di Sarajevo”. After 20 years war ended  seven young students, with support of their Municipality, make travel for two weeks in BiH to learn more about the meaning of their school’s name. 

Film was premiered on 27 april in Teatro di Calcara in Municipality of Valsamoggia - Bologna, Italy.

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MAMA at Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival on 3th May 2014 

Ado Hasanović, whose film “MUM” won the Jury Award for Best Short Film, expressed his gratitude: “I want to thank the Jury for this award, presented at such an important festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian film in New York City. I share this award with all those who have worked on, participated in and supported my film ‘Mum.’ I especially want to thank all those who believed in my effort and work!”

Published on 7 May 2014

Ado Hasanovic won “Golden Apple” for best short film in New York at BHFF

Ado Hasanovic presents his five films at Human Right Nights Film Festival in Bologna, Italy

Ado Hasanovic was special guest of the 14 edition of Human Right Nights Film Festival in Bologna. Screening of the movies were in amazing cinema at Cinema Lumiere in Cineteca Bologna. Films that Ado screened are:

  1. -Andjeo Srebrenice (The Angel of Srebrenica) 2010

  2. -Art Installation - Red Line Sarajevo 2012

  3. -The Blue Viking in Sarajevo 2012

  4. -Mama 2013

  5. -Memorie Condivise 2014

Published on 6 June 2014

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Short film MAMA was screened at 20 edition at MedFilm Festival in Rome, Italy

Ado Hasanovic was guest at 20 MedFilm Festival in Rome and he gives a speech after screening of his film Mama.

Published on 7 July 2014

Published on 2 November

Film is about two young people who meet through music and went on an unexpected adventure.  

Idea & Film Director: Ado Hasanovic, Screenplay: Nicolo’ Galbiati & Ado Hasanovic;  Actors: Miriam Galanti, Nicolas Zappa 

Production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Roma, Italy

Preparation for shooting a new short film ROCK MY TRUMPET

Short film MAMA at FESTARTE in Rome

Ado Hasanovic will be one of the members of the International Jury at Bolzano Short Film Festival 2015

Published on 23 February 2015

Published on 20 March 2015

Ado Hasanovic presents his five films in cultural organized by Foundation Beneton in Treviso, Italy

Published on 2 February 2015

Ado Hasanovic presented a new documentary film at 21th Sarajevo Film Festival

Published on 2 August 2015

“Breath of life Srebrenica” is a simple story about a place where happened genocide 20 years ago.  Sead Delić (1971), the protagonist of the film, was born in Srebrenica region. He currently lives and works in the United States.

Ado Hasanovic was one of the members of the International Jury at Reggio Film Festival 2015

At 14th Reggio Film Festival Ado Hasanovic together with Alessandro Boschi and Peter Faulkner was one of the members of the international Jury.

Published on 1 November 2015

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THE FROG AND THE SCORPION a new film directed by Ado Hasanovic

Ado Hasanovic finished with shooting of his new short film “The Frog and the Scorpion”. Film is produced by CSC Production and filmed in Rome, Italy. The film is about four young teenagers, friends that enjoys the small robberies and narcotics. Story and characters are based on famous fairy tale “The scorpion and the frog”

Published on 3 November 2015