BHFF PRESS RELEASES

THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL OPENS VIRTUALLY OCTOBER 27, 2020!

September 21, 2020

This year's Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is going to be held via a video-on-demand platform!​

We are excited to announce the opening of the Seventeenth Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF), slated to take place virtually October 27th - November 1st, 2020. Information regarding tickets and festival passes will be announced soon. While we cannot bring the many talented directors and filmmakers to New York City this year we are excited to host virtual and live Q&A events with filmmakers whose works will be part of the official BHFF 2020 Program.

POSTPONED BHFF 2020

March 13, 2020

Dear BHFF friends,

We have closely monitored the ongoing developments around the COVID-19 public health crisis and risk assessment. As a result of the current circumstances, BHFF staff has reached the decision to postpone our 17th annual film festival. The new festival dates are October 28-31, 2020.

BHFF ANNOUNCES 2020 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE EMINA ŠKALJIĆ

January 27, 2020

New York, February 2020 – The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is pleased to announce that Emina Škaljić, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo (AFAS), has been selected as our 2020 Artist-in-Residence!

As the winning designer of the BHFF’s 2020 promotional artwork (pictured above), Emina will be rewarded with a visit to New York City during the 17th annual BHFF, which takes place from April 8-11, 2020. She will present her project to the BHFF audience at the closing ceremony on April 11.

BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES CLOSES FEBRUARY 15!

January 27, 2020

The BHFF call for entries will close soon, on February 15, 2020!

The festival is currently accepting feature, documentary, short, and animated films either produced by Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers or that feature themes about Bosnia-Herzegovina. For more information on submission guidelines and to enter your film, please click here!

BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2020 DATES, CALL FOR ENTRIES

October 14, 2019

The seventeenth annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) will take place in New York City from Wednesday, April 8, through Saturday, April 11, 2020!
 

The BHFF call for entries is open until February 15, 2020. The festival is currently accepting feature, documentary, short, and animated films either produced by Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers or that feature themes about Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD WINNERS

April 13, 2019

New York City, April 14, 2018 - The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) in New York City is excited to announce the winners of the Golden Apple Awards for the 16th annual event! 

DON'T MISS THE BHFF CLOSING FESTIVITIES TONIGHT, APRIL 13!

April 12, 2019

New York, April 2019 - Don't miss the star-studded conclusion of the 16th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF)!

Tickets are available online until 2:00 pm, and afterward for sale at the SVA box office!

BHFF ANNOUNCES 2019 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ŽANA ARNAUTOVIĆ

April 10, 2019

New York, April 11, 2019 – The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is pleased to announce that Žana Arnautović, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo (AFAS), has been selected as our 2019 Artist-in-Residence!

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL OPENS APRIL 10!

April 06, 2019

New York City, April 2019 — We are excited to announce the opening of the sixteenth annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) TOMORROW, April 10! Ticket sales are open -- get yours now! Sales close 3 hours before each presentation but will be available for purchase at any time at the SVA Theatre box office. Please read on for the full BHFF schedule of presentations and after-hours events, this April 10-13!

MEET THE FILMMAKERS: BHFF PRESENTS ADEMIR KENOVIĆ AND SNEŽANA BOGDANOVIĆ

April 06, 2019

Kenović and Bogdanović join us to celebrate 30 years since the release of KUDUZ. Be part of this unique and rare theatrical screening of a legendary Bosnian and Yugoslavian film.

BHFF PRESENTS: ŠIMA AND DRAŽENKA ČULJAK, AND THEIR INCREDIBLE FEAT OF SURVIVAL

April 04, 2019

New York City, April 2019 — The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) invites you to the April 12 screening of Zdenko Jurilj’s documentary SISTERS, followed by a Q&A with sisters Šima and Draženka Čuljak, whose incredible feat of survival the film recounts. Through their harrowing voiceover narration, combined with poetically rendered reenactments, we learn about the sisters’ eight-day ordeal of being stuck in a snowy canyon and cut off from the world in sub-zero temperatures in 1985. After their rescue, both sisters, who were teenagers at the time, had to have their legs amputated below the knee.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS: BHFF PRESENTS DAMIR AVDAGIĆ, BOJAN BODRUŽIĆ, AND NEBOJŠA SLIJEPČEVIĆ

March 31, 2019

New York City, April 2019 — The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is proud to present Q&A events with three of this year’s innovative documentary directors: interdisciplinary artist Damir Avdagić, director Nebojša Slijepčević, and writer and director Bojan Bodružić!

MEET THE FILMMAKERS: BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS MARTA HERNAIZ PIDAL

March 27, 2019

New York City, March 2019 — The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is proud to present a Q&A with Marta Hernaiz Pidal as part of the sixteenth annual festival! On Thursday, April 11, Hernaiz Pidal joins BHFF for a special Q&A event following the 8:45 pm screening of her film The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, a moving drama that seamlessly blurs fiction and documentary in chronicling the life of a single mother whose young child is diagnosed with autism.

BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 JURORS!

March 24, 2019

New York City, March 2019 — The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is pleased to announce the jury members for its 16th annual event: renowned filmmaker Ademir Kenović, cinematographer Tatjana Krstevski, and visual culture scholar Aleksandar Bošković!

PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK CITY

March 17, 2019

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) in New York  is excited to announce the lineup for its 2019 edition. A total of 13 films will be screened at the festival, which also includes a series of Q&A and discussion panels with filmmakers, running from Wednesday, April 10 through Saturday, April 13 at SVA Theatre, in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Tickets are available now. 

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