Ado Hasanović


- Film Director - Film Festival Programmer -

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Ado Hasanović è un regista bosniaco con base a Roma. Nato nel 1986 a Srebrenica, Bosnia ed Erzegovina (precedentemente parte della Jugoslavia). Dal 2008 al 2011, ha ricoperto la carica di Direttore Artistico del Festival del Cortometraggio di Srebrenica, “Srebrena Traka”.

Ex studente del Berlinale Talents Sarajevo nel 2008, Ado ha completato l’Accademia Nansen norvegese con un focus sul dialogo interetnico nel 2010. Si è laureato all’Accademia del Film di Sarajevo come regista nel 2013 e ha proseguito la sua formazione al Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia a Roma, specializzandosi come regista.

Dal 2015 è Direttore Artistico del Festival del Cortometraggio Mediterraneo “Passaggi d’Autore” a Sant’Antioco, Sardegna.

Ado ha vinto numerosi premi internazionali per i suoi cortometraggi, tra cui “L’Angelo di Srebrenica”, “Vichingo Blu a Sarajevo”, “Mamma”, “Breath of Life Srebrenica”, “Pink Elephant”, “Nomofobia” e “Let There Be Colour”. Nel 2017, ha completato un Master in Drammaturgia presso l’Accademia di Arti Sceniche di Sarajevo. A partire dal 2023, ha assunto il ruolo di selezionatore di cortometraggi per il Balkan Film Festival a Roma. È anche il creatore di “Cortovisioni – Come Realizzare un Cortometraggio”, un formato di workshop in cui insegna come creare un cortometraggio dall’idea iniziale alla post-produzione. Ado ha recentemente terminato il suo primo documentario, “I Diari di Mio Padre”, prodotto da Palomar (Italia) e Mediawan (Francia).

MY FILMS

MY VISION My VOICE MY MY LANGUAGE

BREATH OF LIFE SREBRENICA (2015)

Produced by Admon Film

short doc, 3 min, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sead Delic (1971), originally from Srebrenica, currently works as a truck driver in the USA. After 19 years, he returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina and visited the Memorial Center in Potocari. There, he visited the graves of family members killed in the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide

MAMA (2013)

Produced by Sarajevo Film Academy

 short fiction, 14 min, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Bosnian woman, released from prison after 13 years for her husband’s murder, returns home to find her son and his pregnant girlfriend planning to emigrate illegally to Australia. Tensions escalate, leading to violence and a shattered travel plan. The mother, desperate to stop them, rushes to the airport, but the turn of events changes the girl’s mind. In the end, three separate taxis carry them away. The question remains: to where?

THE BLUE VIKING IN SARAJEVO (2012)

Produced by Sarajevo Film Academy

short doc, 17′, Bosnia and Herzegovina

“The Blue Viking in Sarajevo” is a film that portrays a Latin American whose background includes three nationalities – Argentinean, Chilean, and Uruguayan. Emilio started performing street dance in Chile at the age of 19. He had visited 65 states, and then he found himself on the streets of Sarajevo. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina has become his home, and new friends have become his family. 

SHARED MEMORIES (2014)

Produced by Admon Film

short doc, 25′, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy

The film focuses on young students who attended the “Bambini di Sarajevo” (Children of Sarajevo) elementary school in Crespellano (Bologna-Italy) during 1994-97, when Bosnia and Herzegovina was immersed in war. The new generations now attending this school don’t know why their school is named “Bambini di Sarajevo”. 20 years since war ended, and seven young students, with support of their Municipality, embark upon a two week journey in BiH in order to learn more about the meaning of their school’s name.

LET THERE BE COLOUR (2020)

Produced by Admon Film & Rosa Film

short documentary, 15′, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy

 On September, 8 2019 Sarajevo hosts its first Pride March. Are people ready to march for love or hate?

NOMOFOBIA (2018)

Produced by Admon Film

short fiction, 14′, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 An afternoon like many others in the provinces of Tuscany, central Italy, has an unexpected twist when a mother decides to confiscate her teenager daughter’s telephone. 

PINK ELEPHANT (2017)

Produced by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

short fiction, 17′, Italy

“The Blue Viking in Sarajevo” is a film that portrays a Latin American whose background includes three nationalities – Argentinean, Chilean, and Uruguayan. Emilio started performing street dance in Chile at the age of 19. He had visited 65 states, and then he found himself on the streets of Sarajevo. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina has become his home, and new friends have become his family. 

SEARCHING FOR JUSTICE (2023)

Produced by Admon Film, Hubris Pictures 

short doc, 25′, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany

The film focuses on young students who attended the “Bambini di Sarajevo” (Children of Sarajevo) elementary school in Crespellano (Bologna-Italy) during 1994-97, when Bosnia and Herzegovina was immersed in war. The new generations now attending this school don’t know why their school is named “Bambini di Sarajevo”. 20 years since war ended, and seven young students, with support of their Municipality, embark upon a two week journey in BiH in order to learn more about the meaning of their school’s name.

ANĐEO SREBRENICE (2010)

Produced by Via Media Sarajevo

short fiction, 6′, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The film tells about how a perfect day in the little Bosnian town, Srebrenica, looks like nowadays. The town shows visibly the scars of the recent war. The angel appears in the form of a ballerina in the Guber Spa, the source of life in Srebrenica. The Angel starts moving as a ballerina visiting the crucial parts of the city and creating an imaginary picture of life in the town, which doubtless still suffers the consequences of war. The angel is driven by her curiosity and appears at the Memorial Center. While walking through the cemetery, the angel is overwhelmed by endless sadness and lets the torrent of emotions flow.

DREAMING EUROPE (2020)

Produced by the European Parliament Office in Milan, Italy, in association with Oratori di Gratosoglio Milano / Babelia & C. – progetti culturali / ADMON FILM   (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

short documentary, 18′, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy

The short film highlights the feelings, fears and dreams of the young authors who observed the outside world and Europe immersed in the pandemic while being locked inside their homes.

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Ado Hasanovic is a film director residing in Rome, originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina (formerly Yugoslavia)

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