Directed by

Stijn Bouma

Lejla is a young woman from Sarajevo who feels stuck in her life, working in a fast food restaurant and taking care of her elderly father. One day she meets Vedad and they fall in love. Vedad offers her the possibility of leaving together with him, but she is unsure about what’s best for her future.

Festivals:

  • Festival de Cannes, France (17 – 28 May, 2017)
    Cinéfondation Selection

  • Official Selection Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2017)

  • Official Selection Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy, Finland (2017)

  • Official Selection Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (2017)

  • Official Selection Festival of Mediterranean Short Film Tangier, Morocco (2017)

  • Official Selection Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival, Egypt (2017)

  • Official Selection IndieCork Festival, Ireland (2017)

  • Official Selection Princeton Independent Film Festival, United States (2017)

  • Official Selection Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia (2017)

  • Official Selection Shift Film Festival, the Netherlands (2017)

  • Official Selection EKADESHMA International Short Film Festival, Nepal (2017)

Won: Best Short Film

  • Official Selection Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands (2017)

  • Official Selection Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival, Egypt (2017)

Won: Jury Special Prize

  • Official Selection Ammehoela Film Festival, the Netherlands (2018)

  • Official Selection Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands (2018)

  • Official Selection Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, United States (2018)

  • Official Selection Outdoor Short Film Festival of Grenoble, France (2018)

  • Official Selection Bueu International Short Film Festival, Spain (2018)

  • Official Selection Festival Internationale Signes de Nuit, France (2018)

  • Official Selection Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, Serbia (2018)

  • Official Selection International Festival Bosnia-Herzegovina Looks Around, Germany (2018)

  • Official Selection Nachalo – International Debut and Student Film Festival, Russia (2018)

Lejla

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