Tag: Merlinka Festival

Merlinka in Sarajevo 2020 – Freedom follows the brave

For the eighth time in Sarajevo, from February 6th to 8th 2020, Sarajevo Open Centre will hold the international queer film festival Merlinka, which has been organized in Belgrade for the past eleven years with the idea of promoting films dealing with LGBTIQ+ topics. The eighth Merlinka in Sarajevo opens with a focus on personal … Continued

The Verdict Against the Attackers at the Merlinka Queer Festival

Three years after the attack on the Merlinka festival which was held in 2014, an indictment was made against two identified attackers. The court confirmed the indictment on May 12, 2017, and in February 2018, a conviction was issued against one of the attackers by which the attacker is convicted for six months sentence in prison, and the sentence will not be executed if the accused does not commit a new criminal offense within two years work.

Our personal is political too: About fear, activism and visibility

On the second day of Merlinka Festival, held on 28th of January in Art Cinema Kriterion, panel discussion named Our personal is political too was held. Naida Kučukalić was moderating the discussion and participants were Nera Mešinović (activist from B&H), Nina Đurđević (photographer from Croatia) and Marino Sorel i Entity from Croatian queer art group House of Flamingo. Aim of discussion was to answer the questions of coming out in conservative and homophobic society, and in what way individual activism changes the status quo that many LGBT people are forced to accept.

Fourth Merlinka is over – see you in 2017

The fourth Festival of queer film Merlinka in Sarajevo ended successfully in the early morning hours on Sunday, January 31. This year’s festival lasted two days and presented three feature-length films, three regional short films and a recording of the play on the life of Vjeran Miladinovic, after whom the festival was named. All films … Continued

BH Dani: Freedom

Sixth International Festival of LGBT film Merlinka will be held from 9 to 16 December 2014 at the Dom omladine in Belgrade.