New York City, November 2014 – The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is back for another weekend of breathtaking films and good cheer! Please mark your calendars and join us at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City on May 21, 22 and 23, 2015.
Details about the official program and jury members will be released in the coming months. For the latest updates and other items of interest, check out our Twitter account @BHFFNYC, Facebook page, Instagram @BHFFNYC, and Google+. Our official website is another great resource for information about films screened, our history and mission, and ways to help out.
A bit more about the BHFF: the annual event honors innovative filmmakers with roots in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the greater Balkan region, while exploring the diversity of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian people and their experiences. It is organized by two New York City- area nonprofit organizations, the Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc. and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since its inception in 2003, the BHFF has screened about 125 films before thousands of people, and has become an important platform for both internationally renowned and emerging filmmakers.
"Even before I became involved in planning the BHFF, it was one of the events I looked forward to all year," said BHFF spokeswoman Sanida Luković. "It is an invaluable privilege and pleasure to watch the latest Bosnian-Herzegovinian film releases in NYC. During the weekend of the festival, I feel like I am back home."
The BHFF committee will consider features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films by Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers and films that have Bosnia-Herzegovina as their theme. Films selected to screen at the 12th annual BHFF are eligible to win a number of honors, including the Golden Apple audience award. Films previously screened at the BHFF have won awards around the world, including at the Cannes Film Festival in France and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.
"Our festival is a very important cultural event and we take great pride in organizing it," said BHFF spokesman Zlatko Filipović. "We also have a lot of fun in the process. I think the audiences really appreciate having an opportunity to see a piece of Bosnian-Herzegovinian culture here in the United States and we love seeing them enjoy and be moved by the films we show."