Hope Hotel Phantom

FAST FORWARD 2023 / Projections:
14.12.2023 / 20:00 / CIC “Budo Tomović” – Dodest / Podgorica
13.12.2023 / 19:30 / Cinema „Boka“ / Kotor
13.12.2023 / 20:00 / Cultural Centre / Berane

Bojan Stojčić / Bosnia and Herzegovina, US / 2023 / 22’

Director: Bojan Stojčić
Screenplay: Bojan Stojčić
Editors: Bojan Stojčić, Midhat Mujkić
Camera: Bojan Stojčić
Producer: Bojan Stojčić


The Dayton Peace Agreement, negotiated at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the U.S. state of Ohio, halted the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Simultaneously, it trapped the country in an unchanging quasi-democratic system that recognizes citizens through three ethnic categories, labeling those who do not fit into them as others – citizens without the right to political action or recognition. Twenty-seven years after Dayton, in early July 2022, the director reserved a room at the Hope Hotel, the same place where the negotiators stayed. Sleeping, walking, eating in the same rooms and corridors as the people who shaped the future of his country, he documented the echoes of that historical event, a dream that turned into a nightmare.


Bojan Stojčić, born in 1988, is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian visual artist. His recent solo exhibitions were held at Oloman Next Door Gallery in Detroit (2022), AK Gallery in Koprivnica (2022), and the Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2020). His latest group exhibitions include the Graphic Triennial in Tallinn (2022), Cité internationale des arts in Paris (2021), and Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar in Berlin (2021). Through his multimedia works, Stojčić addresses auto-colonial discourse and affect in the meta-Yugoslav space, questioning the collective and individual perspectives towards the peripheral Other and oneself. His experience of war in early childhood strongly informs his artistic expression. Shaped by intense experiences of loss, absence, displacement, and transition, both in public and private life, Stojčić positions himself as a European peripheral subject, conquering and subverting that position. Expressing himself through humor, poetics, and geopolitics, he explores the traces and transformations of the present. He lives and works in Sarajevo.


  • Sarajevo Film Festival 2023 (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Nominee – Best short documentary
  • ZagrebDox 2023 (Croatia) – Nominee – Regional Competition