NEW VENUE, DATES AND CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES ANNOUNCED FOR THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL (BHFF™)
New York City, November 2015
- The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is moving to a new home! The thirteenth annual event will take place at the SVA Theatre
from Thursday, May 26th, through Saturday, May 28th, 2016.
The SVA Theatre is the cultural hub of NYC’s artistically-vibrant Chelsea neighborhood. The BHFF will screen films in the 266-seat Beatrice theatre. The move to a new venue follows the closure of Tribeca Cinemas, which the BHFF called home for almost a decade. While it is a bittersweet goodbye, the transition will provide the festival an opportunity to grow, as the SVA Theatre offers twice the number of seats, and bigger and better space for special events like Q&A sessions with filmmakers. For more information on the SVA Theatre, visit http://svatheatre.com.
Like the BHFF 2015, next year’s festival will screen films during Memorial Day weekend, so mark your calendars!
The call for film entries opens on November 1st, 2015. Films can be submitted with an online form available at BHFF’s website: http://www.bhffnyc.org/submission.html
. The film entry deadline is March 15th, 2016. The BHFF programming 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 thirteenth 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.
The BHFF is an annual event that honors innovative filmmakers stemming from Bosnia-Herzegovina and films whose subject addresses and closely relates to the country’s contemporary socioeconomic and cultural issues. The festival’s film selections also explore the diversity of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian people and their experiences.
The BHFF is organized by two NYC-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 more than 150 films before thousands of people, and has become an important platform for both internationally renowned and emerging Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers.
For the latest updates and other items of interest, check out our Twitter account @BHFFNYC, Facebook page, Instagram @BHFFNYC, and Google+ under Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival. Our official website is another great resource for information about films screened, our history and mission, and ways to help out.