<h2>WELCOME</h2><span class='program_text_slider'> The 12th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) was held from May 21-23 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. It included four feature films, four short films, and six documentaries.
The films represented a wide range of countries, including: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  </span> <h2>THE CHICKEN </h3><span class='program_text_slider'>The festival kicked off on Thursday with a screening of the award-winning short film The Chicken, directed by Sarajevo-born and London-based Una Gunjak. Gunjak studied film at the University of Torino and editing at the National Film and TV School in UK, where she received her Master of Arts degree.</span> <h2>LOVE ISLAND</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>The past comes back for a young couple vacationing at a popular Adriatic seaside resort. Grebo and his very pregnant wife Liliane are enjoying a holiday, but soon meet a young woman named Flora, who will put their young marriage to the test. Past secrets cannot stay hidden for long on Love Island. 

Jasmila Žbanić is an acclaimed film director from Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

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THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>Bridges of Sarajevo is an omnibus containing 13 short films by 13 directors sewn together into one. 

The film contemplates Sarajevo’s present and past, including the 1914-18 period and the more recent war period 1992-95. 

The filmmakers explore what the city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe.</span> <h2>SEEKING TRUTH IN THE BALKANS</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>Seeking Truth in the Balkans comes on the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, which ended the bloody war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as on the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. 

The film explores and analyzes where things stand today and if the prosecution of war criminals in the Hague has contributed as much as once hoped to peace and reconciliation. 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and analysts.</span> <h2>A QUINTET</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>Five up-and-coming, award-winning filmmakers with different cultural backgrounds tell five stories of people in various countries and walks of life who meet and bring down the inner walls in their lives.

The five segments take place in Germany, the United States, Italy, the Balkans and Turkey - and they are all, in a way, connected to the multicultural center of Berlin - the city where all the filmmakers met each other for the first time. </span> <h2>RACKET</h3><span class='program_text_slider'> Racket deals with life and corruption in today’s Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

Amil Pašić finds that local authorities are not doing enough to protect his father from a local criminal, so he decides to take things into his own hands. 

Director Admir Buljugić is a Sarajevo-native. He studied film directing at Columbia College in Chicago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Racket is his feature debut. </span>


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.

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