Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival #BHFFNYC

An annual event that takes place in NYC, featuring contemporary Bosnian-Herzegovinian films with Bosnia and Herzegovina as their theme. A country in Southeastern Europe, slightly smaller than West Virginia, with talented filmmakers that have gained worldwide recognition producing award-winning movies on very low budgets, but with the quality of high budgets projects!

This film festival was founded in 2003 and their reputation keeps growing as an important showcase of up-and-coming and internationally-renowned filmmakers. This year is the 13th annual BHFF in New York!

Event Hashtag: #BHFFNYC

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival: Website

BHFFNYC Poster 2016: 13th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF™) in New York City

Who’s this event for?



May 25, 2016. The BHFF added this day where they will screen a special non-competition program, which will also feature a panel event.

May 26-28, 2016 (Thursday through Saturday)


May 25 at Anthology Film Archives: 32 2nd Ave. between 1st. & 2nd. Ave.

May 26-28 at SVA Theater: 333 West 23rd St. between 8th & 9th Ave. 


Click here to see the complete schedule of BHFFNYC 2016, days and times.


Price: $15 per screening block (each block can have more than one film)

Click here to buy tickets.

Remaining tickets will be available at the box office about 15 minutes before the first block screening.

There are no refunds, no exchanges, no resale.

Golden Apple Awards

The Golden Apple is given to the most outstanding films screened at the BHFF in two categories of awards:

  • The BHFF Audience Award
  • BHFF Jury Awards

Audience Award for:

  • Best Picture

Jury Awards Categories:

  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Short or Animated Film
  • Best Feature Film
Official BHFF 2016 Jury Members:

Elma Tataragić

Born in Sarajevo. She has been with the Sarajevo Film Festival since its founding in 1995.

Some of her work: she co-wrote the short film “First Death Experience” and wrote and produced the short “North Went Mad.” She has produced and co-written the feature film “Snow,” which was shown at Cannes 2008 – Semaine de la critique and won the Grand Prix. The film has been screened at over 80 festivals and has won over 30 international awards. Tataragić is also a General Secretary and member of the Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia-Herzegovina and also member of European Film Academy.

Annette Danto

An accomplished filmmaker, educator and author with extensive credits in film, television production, documentaries and sound recording. Some of her works include projects for BBC, Channel Four, NHK, Canal Plus, NBC, HBO and Showtime. Danto has directed fiction and documentary films for nonprofit organizations, including the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Pathfinder International and the Ted Turner Foundation. She’s been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in Film and Media Making three times.

Nataša Milas

A Ph.D. candidate at Yale University in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Born in Sarajevo, currently living in New York City. She works on Russian and South Slavic literatures and film and translates from Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Her translation of Muharem Bazdulj’s novel Transit, Comet, Eclipse is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in 2016. Her essays and translations have appeared in Slavic and East European Journal, Absinthe, Brooklyn Rail, Kino Kultura, InTranslation, and In Contrast: Croatian Film Today.

Videos that won the Golden Apple in 2015
Bridges of Sarajevo

Won the BHFF Golden Apple Award in 2015 for Best Feature Film.

13 Talented European directors, including Leonardo di Constanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loynitsa, Vicenyo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perišić, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Aida Begić and Teresa Villaverde.

Pretty Village

Won the BHFF Golden Apple Award in 2015 for Best Documentary Film.

Directed by Dave Evans and produced by Kemal Pervanić.

The Chicken

Won the BHFF Golden Apple Award in 2015 for Best Short Film.

By Una Gunjak.

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