Pitching training

with director Una Gunjak

Sarajevo Film Academy welcomed director and scriptwriter Una Gunjak for a week-long Directing Workshop. During the workshop, Una shared her experience and carrer steps she undertook as well as the life and filmmaking lessons learned throughout. Una discussed with the students about the creative/production/distribution challenges from the point of director. Students were give a great opportunity to have a pitching trainings with Una, where they were introduced to pitching process, various pitching methods and hands on advices.

With her impressive film story and incredible success in a short period of time, Una Gunjak went on to establish herself as one of the most internationally accomplished young film directors from the region. Studied in Italy and UK, she obtained Master Degree in Editing at the UK National Film and TV School. Una has extensively worked as editor on features and documentaries, before focusing on writing and directing. Her short film The Chicken (2014) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critics' Week, won the European Film Award for Best Short Film 2014 and screened in the International Competition of Sundance Film Festival and New Director, New Films in New York. It went on to screen at 270 festivals around the globe, winning more than 70 awards. Her short film Salamat from Germany (2017), made within the initiative Lebanon Factory, premiered at the Directors' Fortnight 2017. Una's first feature project, ALFA, supported by Creative Europe MEDIA Desk was selected for the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation Residence, Artists-In-Residence Program of the Vienna Museum Quarters and has won the Producers Network Award at the When East Meets West Co-Production Forum.