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
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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.
From 7 to 9 February 2019 in Sarajevo, Sarajevo Open Centre will organize for the seventh time the International Queer Film Festival Merlinka.
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.
his year’s Sarajevo edition of Merlinka has a different program than the Belgrade one – including movie premieres, an exhibition, a discussion about bodies in the public space, as well as hosting the House of Flamingo with their spectacular drag show.
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
Sixth International Festival of LGBT film Merlinka will be held from 9 to 16 December 2014 at the Dom omladine in Belgrade.