The U.S. actress attended the festival Saturday to support her directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," telling the story of a relationship between a Serb man and a Muslim woman during the Bosnian war, E! Online reported Sunday.
"The time I spent and the people I met in Bosnia have changed me forever. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be named an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, a city so dear to my heart," Jolie said of her connection to the country.
"[Directing the movie] was the hardest thing I have ever done because of my deep respect for the people that really experienced it. The experience here was so unique for me that I felt very connected to the people."
Festival organizers said Jolie was scheduled to participate in a young filmmakers workshop as part of the film festival, People magazine reported.