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The BHFF is now accepting film entries; the final deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.


New York City, November 2017 - The 15th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) will take place in New York City from Wednesday, April 11, through Saturday, April 14, 2018!
The BHFF promotes the diversity and breadth of Bosnia-Herzegovinian stories through film, and serves as a valuable link for members of the Bosnian diaspora in the New York City area to their heritage, while also exposing a wider audience to Bosnian culture. Over the years it has grown from a simple film revue event to a New York City institution, recognized by filmmakers, production companies, and the general cinema community. In addition to the roughly 15 productions screened annually, BHFF also includes a series of interactive, collaborative events that serve as a platform for critical dialogue between our guests, most of whom are filmmakers based in the Balkan region, and the hundreds of New York City-based attendees the festival attracts each year.
The BHFF call for entries is open until February 1, 2018. The festival is currently accepting feature, documentary, short, and animated films either produced by Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers or that feature themes about Bosnia-Herzegovina. 


Submit Your Film


The BHFF programming team will consider features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films by Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers and films that have Bosnia-Herzegovina as their theme. Films Eligible for Consideration by BHFF are:


1. Films directed or co-directed by a Bosnian-Herzegovinian film director either residing or stemming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, or

2. Films produced or co-produced by a Bosnian-Herzegovinian film production company based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or

3. Films by any filmmakers, directors or production companies that have Bosnia and Herzegovina as the film's subject or that relate closely to Bosnian-Herzegovinian socio-economic, cultural and historical issues, and

4. Films complying with at least one point above and produced in 2016, 2017 or 2018

Films selected to screen at the 15th 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.

For more information about the submission process please find at our website at or enter the film submission form below.

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