Ivica Matić award

In 2003 the Association of Filmmakers re-established the award that had originally been awarded for contribution to BiH film prior to the 1992 aggression. The award is given once a year, and it goes to a member of the Association and bears the name of one of the most significant BiH filmmakers, Ivica Matić.

Ivica Matić was born in 1948 in Vareš, and he worked as director and cameraman. He joined TV Sarajevo in 1968 as a professional cameraman (and occasional director), and continued to create an oeuvre of extraordinary amateur works as a complete author. Ivica Matić graduated from the Camera Department of Zagreb Academy in 1976. His only and most significant feature film is WOMAN WITH A LANDSCAPE (1976), a highly stylized essay on the relationship between an artist and the society. In WOMAN WITH A LANDSCAPE, Matić showed an extraordinary sense for photography and atmosphere, both subtle and unique, thus becoming, with his first, and eventually his only film, a promising name in BiH cinema. He died in Sarajevo in 1976, at the age of 29.

The award is presented annually and is supported by Film Fund Sarajevo.

The recipients of "Ivica Matić" Award are:

2003 – Director Pjer Žalica for his film FUSE;

2004 – Director Srđan Vuletić for his film SUMMER IN THE GOLDEN VALLEY;

2005 – Location manager Mensud Arlsanović, posthumously awarded for his life contribution to BiH cinema;

2006 – Director Jasmila Žbanić for her film GRBAVICA, and Gavrilo Grahovac (at time Minister at Federal Ministry for culture and Sports), Honorary Award for contribution to BiH cinema;

2007 – Directors Gojko Šipovac and Vlatko Filipović for their life contribution to BiH cinema;

2008 – Director Aida Begić and writer and producer Elma Tataragić for their film SNOW;

2009 / 2010 – director Vefik Hadžismajlović and set worker Aziz Arnautović for their life contribution to BiH cinema;

2011 – Director Srđan Šarenac for his documentary film A VILLAGE WITHOUT WOMEN, and production manager Pero Burić for his dedicated work on production of BiH films.

2012. – Vera Mihić for her life contribution to BiH cinema, and author team of the film CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO: set designer Sanda Popovac, costume designer Sanja Džeba, director of photography Erol Zubčević, editor Miralem Zubčević, and sound designer Igor Čamo.

2013. – Director of Photography Mustafa Mustafić for his life contribution to BiH cinema and director Danis Tanović for his film AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER.

2014. – Direktor of Sarajevo Film Festival Mirsad Purivatra and pruducer Zoran Galić

2015. –  Producer and director Ademir Kenović, producer Amra Bakšić Čamo and Director of Photography Erol Zubčević.

2016 – Editor Redžinald Šimek for very productive year; Director of Mediteran Film Festival Tomislav Topić and Action Gruopu of the Association of Filmmakers members: Jovan Marjanović, Elma Tataragić, Pjer Žalica, Amar Nović.

2017 - Director Alend Drljević and producer Damir Ibrahimović for their film MEN DON'T CRY and Dagutin Ressner and Nidžara Mehić for overall contribution to Bosnian and Herzegovinian film 

2018 – Project  „Sarajevo City of Film“, and director Vesko Kadić and DOP Milenko Uherka for overall contribution to Bosnian and Herzegovinian film 

2019 – Mustafa Kapidžić for overall contribution to Bosnian and Herzegovinian film, director Nermin Hamzagić for his film FULL MOON and scriptwriter Elma Tataragić for films GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA and STICHES.

2020 – Ratko Orozović and Danijal Šukalo for overall contribution to Bosnian and Herzegovinian film, producer Damir Ibrahimović for  film QUO VADIS, AIDA? and sound designer Igor Čamo for films QUO VADIS, AIDA? and FOCUS, GRANDMA

2021 – Nedžad Begović for overall contribution to Bosnian and Herzegovinian film, director Igor Drljača for film THE WHITE FORTRESS