About Fifth Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival™ 2008
May 9-10, 2008
Celebrating its second anniversary at Tribeca Cinemas, the fifth annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival took place on May 9-10, 2008. Attracting over 300 people, the festival screened ten feature, documentary, and short films by emerging and internationally-renowned filmmakers.
Five films had their U.S. premiere at BHFF, including “Esma,” “Patria Mia, nomad direction,” “Not if you can, but you must,” “What do I know” and “The Rhythm of Life.”
BHFF 2008 also screened feature films “The Living and the Dead” and "Silent Gunpowder," as well as documentary films “Enter the Dragon,” “A Burdensome Job” and “Interrogation.”
"Silent Gunpowder" was showcasedd in memory of late Bahrudin "Bato" Cengic, a legendary filmmaker who helped shape Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Yugoslav film industry. He wrote and directed many features, documentaries, short films and television series such as “Playing Soldiers,” “The Role of My Family in the World Revolution,” “Heads or Tails” and “Silent Gunpowder.”
As in years past, “The Golden Apple” awards were designed by the accomplished Bosnian-American artist Aida Šehovic. “Enter the Dragon” by Ozren Milharcic won the BHFF 2008 Audience Award for the Best Documentary Film, and “The Rhythm of Life” by Enver Puška won the 2008 Audience Award for the Best Short or Feature Film.
Among notable guests were DJ Tomo who came all the way from Frankfurt to spin at BHFF parties, Ozren Milharcic and Nino Raspudic (“Enter the Dragon”), Sabina Varjaca (“Back to Bosnia”), artists Aida Šehovic and Nebojša Šeric (Shoba), as well as Mirsada Colakovic (Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations), Jasminka Dinic (Permanent Mission of Croatia to the United Nations), and Matti Lehtonen (United Nations).
BHFF wishes to thank 2008 sponsors: Archipelagos Architecture and Design (Official Sponsor), Trust Realty (Presenting Sponsor), EventLink Group (Major Sponsor) with additional support from Dr. Amra Spahic-Musakadic and Denis Ahmetovic. BMFF 2008 media partners include: Eurochannel, Cinema Without Borders, infoBAR.ba, RadioM, Europa Magazine, KULporter.com and eFM.
For more information, please refer to the 2008 program
“Golden Apple” awards were designed by the New York-based Bosnian-American artist Aida Sehovic.