BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TWO JURY MEMBERS: PAMELA HOGAN AND ALMIN KARAMEHMEDOVIĆ
The BHFF is still accepting film submissions; the final deadline is March 15, 2015.
New York City, March 2015
– The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is proud to announce two jury members for this year's event.
Award-winning filmmaker and media executive Pamela Hogan and award-winning journalist Almin Karamehmedović will serve as jury members during this year's event, taking place May 21-23 at Tribeca Cinemas.
Hogan and Karamehmedović will be joined by a third jury member who will be announced in the coming weeks.
The jury will award Golden Apples to the Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, and Best Documentary Film.
Pamela Hogan is Series Creator and Executive Producer of Time for School, PBS's longitudinal mini-series following seven children from seven countries as they fight against the odds for a basic education.
She was recently Co-creator and Executive Producer of Women, War & Peace, a five-part media initiative on women's strategic role in global conflict and peace-building. She was also Director of Episode 1, I Came to Testify, about the Bosnian women who changed international law when they testified about wartime rape for the first time in history. Seen by 12 million viewers on PBS, the films won two Overseas Press Club awards, a Television Academy Honor, and the ABA's Silver Gavel.
Previously, Hogan was Executive Producer of PBS's international series Wide Angle. Working closely with global filmmakers on 70 programs filmed in 50 countries, she also originated and developed Ladies First about women's leadership in post-genocide Rwanda.
The film won her an Emmy and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi for excellence in journalism.
She is currently a Board Member of the International Center for Transitional Justice and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Almin Karamehmedović is the Executive Producer of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. Karamehmedović was born in Sarajevo and began his career at the national Bosnian-Herzegovinian broadcaster RTV BiH. He was named Executive Producer of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir in August 2014. In this position, Karamehmedović oversees the production and all daily operations of the program. Prior to joining ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, Karamehmedović served as the Executive Producer of Nightline, also on ABC. Karamehmedović has traveled the world over the years producing notable pieces for Nightline and ABC News. Some of his award-winning work includes living among the indigenous people of the Enawene Nawe tribe in the remote and uncivilized Amazon. Karamehmedović has also covered the ongoing Mexican Drug Wars, and the child abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cambodia. Since joining ABC News in 1998, Karamehmedović has been involved in many firsts: in 2001 he was one of the first journalists to gain access to Tora Bora, Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden was believed to be holed up, and in 2003 he embedded with the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq and spent much of the next three years there. In 2005, he was one of the first journalists to travel to Darfur/Sudan to report on the genocide unfolding there, and in 2006 he covered the war in Southern Lebanon. He has won 11 Emmys, two Overseas Press Club Awards, four Murrow awards, two Genesis awards, as well as contributed to a number of ABC News' Peabody and DuPont Awards. Karamehmedović has traveled to more than 90 countries. He is a graduate of the University of Greenwich in London.Karamehmedović resides in New York City with his wife Amela and son Jake.
The call for film entries is still open; the final deadline is March 15, 2015. The BHFF committee will consider features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films by Bosnian- Herzegovinian filmmakers and films that have Bosnia- Herzegovina as their theme.
In addition to jury awards, films selected to screen at the BHFF 2015 are eligible to win the Golden Apple audience award.
More information about the submissions process, including the the online entry form, is available here
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