Program in cooperation with Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc.

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is an annual event which features award-winning films by emerging Bosnian filmmakers or filmmakers who have Bosnia and Herzegovina as their theme.

Since its founding in 2003, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF™) has attracted significant public attention in New York City, the Tri-State area and beyond. This vibrant cultural event, organized annually by the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and radio Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, brings together a wide spectrum of audiences. Among these are New Yorkers interested in film, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Balkan region, human rights activists, artists, members of academia, international visitors, members of the growing Bosnian-American community in the United States and many others as diverse as the city itself.

BHFF™ represents and promotes award-winning Bosnian-Herzegovinian cinematography and also provides a platform for the international exposure for emerging Bosnian filmmakers.

Following its debut in 2003, in 2005 BHFF™ moved to larger premises at the Anthology Film Archives, still maintaining its presence in East Village. Among festival guests were young Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers and artists, as well as the director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, Mirsad Purivatra, and the former Bosnian-Herzegovinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Mirza Kusljugic. This second annual event, which celebrated the accomplishments of Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers and showcased award winning short and feature films, was a milestone, making the festival a much awaited tradition among its audiences. To date, more than 800 people have visited the festival’s 15 feature, short, and documentary film screenings. BHFF™ aims to continue its steady growth, by attracting broader audiences, opening its doors to more Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers and artists, and becoming a staple event of the New York’s cultural scene.

The third annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival took place on 19-21 May 2006 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York.

program website: www.bhffnyc.org

Program staff:
Leila Lucevic
Damir Pozderac
Almir Lucevic
Amra Turalic
Radio Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina