Happiness

short film by Šejla Kamerić

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, 2010, color, HD, 18ʼ

Premiered at the 16. Sarajevo Film Festival, Competition Program.

Synopsis

The film was inspired by ‘Engaged Couple from Heaven’, short stories of Mirko Kovač. Like some mantra, these words are an instrument of contemplation, taking us to a new dimension where pursuit for happiness becomes the only way to survive. This film is a remembrance, a zone where time exists in a different way.

Director’s Biography:

Šejla Kamerić was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1976. In 1999 she completed studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Department of Graphic Design. Lives and works in Sarajevo and Berlin. Šejla Kamerić uses mainly photography and video as media juxtaposing an explicit social context with intimate perspectives. Her film ‘What Do I Know’ (co-directed by Timur Makarević) was screend and awarded at the 5th Zagreb Film Festival.

Director’s Filmography:

2010 Sreća / Glück, short,

2007 Šta ja znam, short.

Crew:

Written and Directed by: Šejla Kamerić

DOP: Vladimir Trivić

Editing: Timur Makarević

Coproducer: Elvira Geppert

Producers: Amra Bakšić Čamo, Jovan Marjanović

Festivals:

  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2010, Competition Program
  • Zagreb Film Festival 2010, Competition Program (Jury Special Mention)