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Promoted in part by the festival, Bosnia is experiencing a film boom, despite its poverty. The country’s filmmakers have won prestigious awards, including a foreign-film Oscar for Danis Tanovic’s “No Man’s Land” in 2002 and the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for Jasmila Zbanic’s “Grbavica” in 2006.

The festival has hosted stars such as Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Michael Moore, Daniel Craig and Mickey Rourke.