ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES | 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003
The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) held second and third annual film festivals at Anthology Film Archives in 2005 and 2006. Following the growth of the festival BHFF came back to the Anthology in 2016 to showcase special smaller and more reflective screenings and discussion panels that allow for a more personal connection with the audience.
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.
Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection.
In the decades since its founding, Anthology has grown far beyond its original concept to encompass film and video preservation; the formation of a reference library containing the world’s largest collection of books, periodicals, stills, and other paper materials related to avant-garde cinema; and a remarkably innovative and eclectic film exhibition program.
Anthology screens more than 900 programs annually, preserves an average of 25 films per year (with 900 works preserved to date), publishes books and DVDs, and hosts numerous scholars and researchers.
Fueled by the conviction that the index of a culture’s health and vibrancy lies largely in its margins, in those works of art that are created outside the commercial mainstream, Anthology strives to advance the cause and protect the heritage of a kind of cinema that is in particular danger of being lost, overlooked, or ignored.
In 2017, the 14th annual BHFF will screen films in 72 seat Anthology Film Archives Maya Deren Theater screening room.
Anthology Film Archive is located at 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.) New York, NY 10003 in East Village.
• F train to 2nd Avenue, walk two blocks north on 2nd Avenue to 2nd Street;
• #6 to Bleecker St., walk one block north on Lafayette, then two blocks east on Bond St. (turns into 2nd St.) to 2nd Avenue.
• Bus:M15 to 3rd Street