BHFF™ Audience Award
BHFF™ Audience Awards were first introduced at the BHFF in 2006. For 6 years BHFF nominated films for the BHFF Audience Awards in Documentary, Short or Feature Films categories.
The BHFF will award the
2013 BHFF Audience Award for Best Picture
to one film selected by audience members. Films eligible for the Audience Award will be all those screened at the BHFF 2013 that were produced between 2011 and 2013. The winning film will be presented with "The Golden Apple" award. The Audience Award for Best Picture will be presented at the awards ceremony in The Varick Room at Tribeca Cinemas after the final film screening on Saturday, May 11th.
BHFF™ Jury Awards
In 2013, BHFF™ Jury Awards will be awarded to the most outstanding films screened at the BHFF 2013. Members of the BHFF Jury are accomplished and recognized members from Bosnian and American cultural, film and art community who have significantly contributed to the Bosnian-Herzegovinian film industry and culture in general.
BHFF 2013 Jury will award following honors to the most outstanding films:
BHFF™ 2013 Jury Award for Best Documentary Film
BHFF™ 2013 Jury Award for Best Short or Animated Film
BHFF™ 2013 Jury Award for Best Feature Film
Films eligible for the Jury Award in 2013 are all those screened at the BHFF 2013 that were produced during 2013, 2012 or 2011. All winning films will be presented with "The Golden Apple" award.
Official BHFF 2013
Jury Members are:
Goran Rušinovic is an award-winning Croatian film director and screenwriter.
After graduating from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 with a degree in painting, Rušinovic went on to the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark for post-graduate studies.
Rušinovic's first feature film was independently-produced "Mondo Bobo," which won four Golden Arena awards, including the Golden Arena for Best Director, at the 1997 Pula Film Festival.
His 2008 film, "Buick Riviera," based on a novel by Miljenko Jergovic, won him the Golden Arena for Best Screenplay at the 2008 Pula Film Festival, as well as the "A to A" Regional Best Film Award at the 2009 Motovun Film Festival, and the Grand Prix at the 2008 Sarajevo Film Festival.
He has worked as a screenwriter on many films, including "The World's Greatest Monster" (2000), "Butterflies" (2002) and "Freelander" (2009), also based on a novel by Miljenko Jergovic.
Rušinovic lives in Jersey City.
Bill Carter is an award winning filmmaker and author.
He spent almost two years in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war in the 90s, mostly in Sarajevo, where he delivered humanitarian aid. Understanding the importance of music to Sarajevo culture, Carter arranged for nightly satellite link-ups between Sarajevo and U2 concerts during the siege of Sarajevo, while U2 was on their Zoo TV Tour. Carter also directed and produced "Miss Sarajevo," a documentary executive produced by Bono, based on personal video material Carter took of the citizens of Sarajevo. In 2009, Carter was given honorary citizenship of Sarajevo for work he did during the war and for continuing to be an ambassador of goodwill.
During the last 15 years, Carter has traveled to over 70 countries, writing articles and doing photography. He has written three books: Fools Rush In, which details his time in Sarajevo during the war; Red Summer, a look at commercial salmon fishing in the remote Bristol Bay Alaskan region; and most recently, Boom, Bust, Boom: a Story about Copper, the Metal that Runs the World.
Carter lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with his wife and two young daughters.
A former staff correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and magazine freelance writer, Sara Terry made a mid-career transition into photojournalism and documentary photography in the late 1990s.
Her long-term project about the aftermath of war in Bosnia -- "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace" -- was published in September 2005 by Channel Photographics.
Her work has been widely exhibited, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and in many private collections. In 2005, she received a prestigious Alicia Patterson Fellowship for her work in Bosnia.
She is the founder of The Aftermath Project (www.theaftermathproject.org), a non-profit grant program that helps photographers cover the aftermath of conflict. Based on the conviction that "War is only half the story," the Aftermath Project seeks to affect media and public understanding of the true cost of war and the real price of peace through its grant program, exhibitions, publications and educational outreach.
"Fambul Tok" is her first documentary; she won a 2009 Sundance Documentary Institute grant for the film, and was a fellow at the 2010 IFP Doc Lab.
She is about to release her second documentary, "Folk," which follows three singer-songwriters through the sub-culture of American folk music.
BHFF 2012 Jury will award following honors to the most outstanding films:
BHFF™ 2012 Jury Award for Best Documentary Film
BHFF™ 2012 Jury Award for Best Short or Animated Film
BHFF™ 2012 Jury Award for Best Feature Film
Films eligible for the Jury Award in 2012 are all those screened at the BHFF 2012 that were produced during 2012, 2011 or 2010.
All winning films will be presented with “The Golden Apple” award.
Nominees and Winners: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012