THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL (BHFF™) WILL TAKE PLACE IN MAY 2014 AT TRIBECA CINEMAS IN NEW YORK CITY.
The BHFF is now accepting entries; the final deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014.
NEW YORK CITY, November 2013 – The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is a vibrant forum to explore the diversity of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian people and their experiences, and to honor innovative filmmakers with roots in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the greater Balkan region. The BHFF—organized by two New York City-area nonprofit organizations, the Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc. and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina—has earned a reputation as an important platform for both internationally renowned and emerging filmmakers. Since its inception in 2003, the BHFF has screened more than 100 films before thousands of people.
"The BHFF has evolved at an incredible pace over the last decade, showcasing a broader selection of films to an ever more diverse audience. In the coming years, we hope to further expand our reach and become a fixture in New York City's vibrant film sphere," said BHFF spokeswoman Sanida Luković.
The BHFF committee will consider feature films, short films, documentary films, and animated films by Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers, as well as films that have Bosnia-Herzegovina as their theme. Films selected to screen at the 11th annual BHFF are eligible to win a number of honors, including the Golden Apple audience awards. 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.
"It is wonderful to be able to remember and honor Bosnian-Herzegovinian culture and arts in what many perceive as the cultural capital of the world," said BHFF spokesman Zlatko Filipović. "The festival is a great way for members of the Bosnian community in the New York City area to connect with one another, and share our culture with the rest of the world."
For more information about the submissions process and to download the entry form
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