27 July 2013

Kyocera Document Solutions announces its gold sponsorship of the one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the biggest in the Balkan area, for the second year running. The Sarajevo Film Festival was founded in 1995 during the siege of Sarajevo and brings numerous international and local celebrities to the city every year. This year's festival will take place from 16th to 24th August. Kyocera sees the event as culturally important for the area and a great opportunity for its local partner Xenon Forte to expand customer contacts and increase visibility in the region.

Sarajevo Film Festival
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Kyocera has implemented a customised network of printers, which has significantly improved the workflow of the festival's head office with the team now benefitting from reduced costs and time savings. "What makes us especially happy is that this socially responsible company invests in the field of culture and recognises the ethos of Sarajevo Film Festival," said Mr Mirsad Purivatra, director of SFF at the press conference. He also stated, "The first year of cooperation with Kyocera Document Solutions and Xenon Forte brought significant improvements to the way we work."

Environmental and ethical goals have always driven the way Kyocera produces and distributes products. Mr Adel Mešič, the representative of Xenon Forte, Kyocera Document Solutions' distributer in BiH, reinforced the success of the products. "For more than two decades, Ecosys devices have helped to reduce costs and protect the environment. In spite of an economical crisis across the region, these features have been recognised in the market of BiH and the long term benefits recognised." Besides financial support, Kyocera Document Solutions and Xenon Forte Sarajevo contribute technical support. Mešič continues, "The festival organizers use our technology to raise efficiency, cut costs and take care of the environment."

Sarajevo Film festival grows from strength to strength each year, so it is no surprise that it has had record interest this year from regional producers and authors wishing to promote their films at the event.

About Sarajevo Film Festival

In 1995, after the 4-year-long siege of Sarajevo, the Sarajevo Film Festival was founded to recreate civil society within the City. Today, the Sarajevo Film Festival represents the main meeting place for all regional producers and authors and is recognised by film experts from all over the world. The Festival offers significant networking opportunities for film professionals and educates the industry on the facilities and talent this region has to offer.

The Sarajevo Film Festival presents a wide programme selection of both competitive and non-competitive films. The competition programme is accredited by FIAPF as a Competitive Specialised Festival. Celebrities which have already visited Sarajevo Film Festival include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Fassbender, Willem Dafoe, U2’s Bono, John Malkovich, Mike Leigh and Steve Buscemi.

This year 50 films will be shown at the SFF, bringing the best of regional cinema and discovery of new talents, as well as highlighting approaches and trends rooted in world cinema today. In the Feature film category there will be five world premiere screenings and four regional.

About Kyocera Document Solutions Europe B.V.

Kyocera Document Solutions is one of the world‘s leading office document solutions companies. Its range of products and services includes Ecosys printers, reliable multifunctional systems, high-quality consumables, a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and Managed Document Services (MDS). Kyocera Document Solutions provides innovative products built on a foundation of long-life components. Its customers benefit from low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. Its solutions portfolio and Managed Document Services division help customers to reduce costs and environmental impact at the same time as improving the efficiency and reliability of common business processes. For further information, visit:

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. Ranked no. 604 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, Kyocera is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. Kyocera’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.