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BH FILM FORUM PROGRAM AT ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES, 32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 

 

The 13th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) will kick things off with a newly added BH Film Forum program on Wednesday, May 25 at Anthology Film Archives, the place which hosted our second and third annual BHFF editions back in 2005 and 2006. The evening will include the screenings of two films as part of our non-competition program, as well as a special panel presentation featuring Bosnian-Herzegovinian and international film professionals and cinema experts. The BH Film Forum is intended as a warm-up to exciting events that follow and to provide our audience and those Bosnian filmophiles an informative artistic backdrop for the inspiring film lineup to come. 

BH FILM FORUM BLOCK #1
Screening time:
Wednesday, May 25 2016
6:30 PM

PROGRAMMERS' NOTES: BH FILM FORUM - BLOCK 1

No Excuses | 100 Million Dollar House
 

Both “No Excuses” and “100 Million Dollar House” deal with grave human rights violations. One is centered in the Balkans, the other in the Middle East, both of which are hotspots for ongoing conflict and ethnic and religious tensions and persecutions. “No Excuses” attempts to bring to the forefront a conversation that has not been widely discussed in the last two decades: the murders of Bosnian Serb civilians in Sarajevo during the 90s war. “100 Million Dollar House” offers a fresh perspective on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict by focusing on the life of a simple family and giving us a closer look at the realities of life in this hotly contested part of the world.

NO EXCUSES 

(Nema ali)
2015 | Faruk Sokolović | 32 min
Documentary Short


No Excuses follows the story of a young history teacher, Haris Jusufović, a Bosniak from Sarajevo, as he tries to memorialize crimes that were committed against the Bosnian Serb civilians during the 1992-95 siege of the city.

Premieres: 
New York City Premiere
United States Premiere

100 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE

2015 | Reshad Kulenović | 53 min 
Documentary Feature


In 100 Million Dollar House, a documentary set in the West Bank, a family is offered 100 million dollars to sell their home and leave. The film also features a former Israeli soldier who shares his experiences and attempts to come to terms with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The film explores issues and themes of the meaning of home and the search for identity in a part of the world where tension and conflict continue year after year.

Premieres: 
New York City Premiere

BH FILM FORUM: PANEL

 

We’re excited to be adding an extra day of screenings and events this year by hosting an event called BH Film Forum at Anthology Film Archives on Wednesday, May 25th. The event will kick off the 13th annual BHFF and will comprise of two short film screenings, followed by a panel presentation and discussion with Bosnian- Herzegovinian and international film professionals and cinema experts. BH Film Forum is a free event with and online purchase of a ticket for any block in the competition program or the festival pass, but you still MUST RSVP as seating is very limited. If you are not purchasing a competition block ticket or festival pass and want to attend the BH Film Forum, then you will need to purchase a ticket for BH Film Forum and RSVP 

BH FILM FORUM PANEL 
Event time: 
Wednesday, May 25 2016
8:30 PM

 

Free event with the purchase of a ticket for any block in the competition program or the Festival Pass 

Must present the purchase receipt at the box office. 

Must RSVP due to limited seating.

Panel Topic: 

Bosnian Cinema - From National to
Transnational Frameworks

 

Curated by:
• Elma Tataragić, Sarajevo Film Festival selector, scriptwriter and producer; 
• Ines Tanović, filmmaker; Board President of the Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Association of Filmmakers in Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina; 
• Dijana Jelača, scholar of cultural and cinema studies; • Amir Husak, filmmaker and multimedia artist, 
and others guests

Premieres: 
New York City Premiere
United States Premiere