Twenty international filmmakers making progressive work alone and together.

United by our experience as the first generation at Béla Tarr’s film.factory in Sarajevo, our work shares a spirit of humanism and humility even as it manifests through disparate forms and unique new voices.

Disrupting established forms of narrative, documentary, and essay film, our movies operate at the forefront of the development of new cinematic languages.

Our independent ethos is strengthened by meaningful co-operation, philosophical interrogation, and full-blooded celebration of the cinema we love: a liberated cinema, visceral, responsive, curious, crafted.

BISTRIK7 is the address of Tito’s assembly building in Sarajevo, which later became the headquarters of film.factory. The former parliamentary auditorium was adapted into a makeshift cinema where we watched and debated countless movies together.