PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE TWELFTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL (BHFF™)
New York City, April 2015 – The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) has announced the film lineup for its twelfth annual edition. A total of 14 films will screen Thursday through Saturday, May 21-23 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. They include four feature films, four short films, and six documentaries.
The selection covers a broad range of subjects and includes two feature comedy dramas, Love Island and A Quintet, a crime drama Racket and an omnibus feature tribute to city of Sarajevo, The Bridges of Sarajevo, featuring renowned European filmmakers. The documentary film selection will cover topics inspired by the hundreth anniversary of World War I in Sarajevo Assassination, homecomings in Bad Blood and Pretty Village, and an analytical dissection of the final years’ work of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords in Seeking Truth in the Balkans. Dear Lastan! is a documentary filled with nostalgias for the days of growing up in former Yugoslavia; it is juxtaposed by the vivid imagery of childhood in wartime, presented in the award-winning short fiction film The Chicken. On the Verge is an essayistic portrait of Sarajevo and shows the city as it undergoes several changes in early 2014. Other short fiction films also included this year will address issues of family values and problems in Toy Car and Mercy, while Redemption shows the power of forgiveness.
The festival received more than 40 film submissions this year from all over the world. The films selected into the BHFF’s final program represent a wide range of talents and themes from the following countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The complete PROGRAM and TICKETS are AVAILABLE NOW at our Program page. Tickets for each film block are $15. They can be purchased NOW until Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. ET. All films have English subtitles.
Program at a Glance:
Thursday, May 21st, 2015:
Block 1: 7:00 p.m. The Chicken / Dear Lastan!
Block 2: 9:00 pm. Toy Car / Love Island
Friday, May 22nd, 2015:
Block 3: 7:00 p.m. Bad Blood / Pretty Village
Block 4: 9:00 p.m. On the Verge / The Bridges of Sarajevo
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015:
Block 5: 4:00 p.m. Sarajevo Assassination
Block 6: 5:00 p.m. Seeking Truth in The Balkans
Block 7: 6:30 p.m. Mercy / A Quintet
Block 8: 8:30 p.m. Redemption / Racket
Films selected to screen at the 12th Annual BHFF are eligible to win a number of honors including the Golden Apple audience and jury awards.
In 2015, the BHFF Jury consists of award-winning filmmaker and media executive Pamela Hogan and award-winning journalist Almin Karamehmedović, and scholar of cultural and cinema studies Dijana Jelača.
The jury will award the following honors to the most outstanding films: BHFF 2015 Jury Award for Best Documentary Film; BHFF 2015 Jury Award for Best Short Film and BHFF 2015 Jury Award for Best Feature Film. Films eligible for the Jury Award are all those screened at the BHFF 2015 that were produced in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
As always, the audience will select one film in any of the categories to receive the BHFF 2015 Audience Award for the Best Picture. All those attending the screening will be able to vote for the favorite film of this year’s Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival. We hope to see you at the festival!
Those interested in sponsoring the BHFF or a particular film/block should contact Denis Bešlić: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 267-2467.