Sarajevo Schedule

 VII in Sarajevo: Festival of the Image


Please note that this schedule is subject to change. All events are held at Kino Meeting Point / Obala Cinema, Hamdije Kreševljakovića 13, Sarajevo, unless otherwise noted.

Day 1: Thursday, May 9

12:00-12:45 Welcome and opening for the festival. Photographer Presentation 1: “Journeys Near & Far” Ed Kashi moderated by Ron Haviv.

13:00-14:30 Portfolio reviews

15:00-15:45 Photographer Presentation 2: “The Evolution of Seamus Murphy” Seamus Murphy moderated by Gary Knight.

16:00-17:00 Networking

17:00-17:45 Photographer Presentation 3: “Beyond Walls and Bamboo Curtains: The Forbidden Journeys of Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz.”

18:00-19:00 “Her Take” exhibition opening at The Academy of Fine Arts.

19:00-21:00 Film screening


Day 2: Friday, May 10

10:30-11:30 Tour of “Her Take” with women photographers of VII at The Academy of Fine Arts.

12:00-13:30 Portfolio reviews

14:00-15:00 Photographer Presentation 4: “Post-Conflict Photography” Ziyah Gafic and Sara Terry moderated by Paul Lowe.

15:15-16:45 Portfolio reviews

17:00-17:45 Photographer Presentation 5: “Navigating the Moral Maze” Nichole Sobecki, Maciek Nabrdalik, and Franco Pagetti use their work to discuss the moral and ethical dilemmas of photographing migration from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe.

18:00-18:30 Networking

19:00-21:00 Film screening


Day 3: Saturday, May 11

9:00-11:00 Sarajevo Historical Tours

11:15-12:15 Photographer Presentation 6: “Exploring Identity Through Photography” with Tomas Van Houtryve, Danny Wilcox Frazier and Seamus Murphy.

12:30-13:30 Panel
Session 1: The Role of the Media in Post-Conflict Society with panelists Dragan Bursać, Vladimir Petrovic, Marko Drobnjakovic, and Viktor Ivančić.

14:00-14:45 Short films

14:45-15:45 Panel
Session 2: Women in the Media: Practice in the Balkans and Abroad” with panelists Edina Bećirević, Vildana Selimbegović, and Aida Čerkez.

15:45-16:30 Networking

17:00-17:45 Photographer Presentation 7: “Career Retrospective” Christopher Morris moderated by Stefano De Luigi.

1900 Closing Party

Join photographers including Ed Kashi and Christopher Morris as they delve into their most challenging projects, sharing insight in the what and how of shaping stories—and publishing them.

Listen to and pose questions to our panel of journalists and thinkers from across the Balkans and surrounding countries as they address topics that include women in the region’s media and the role of journalism in this post-conflict society.

Sign up during online registration for one-on-one portfolio sessions with photographers from VII Photo Agency.

Join us for evening sessions enjoying VII’s latest film projects.

Exhibitions, a walking tour of the city, networking events, and more will round out our schedule of events during three days that celebrate visual media and the city of Sarajevo.