ONLINE TICKET SALES BEGIN FOR THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL (BHFF™)
Festival also announces special events, guests, and press opportunities
New York City, April 2014
– Ticket sales for the 11th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) in New York City will be available through the festival's website Program page
starting on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
A total of 16 films will screen May 1-3 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. They include four feature films, five short films, and seven documentaries – all with English subtitles. Please visit the program page of the festival's website for more information.
Tickets for each film block are $15, and can be purchased online until May 1st, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Tickets will also be available at the box office at Tribeca Cinemas immediately before each screening on a first-come, first-served basis.
The festival is also announcing an expert panel discussion, Q&A session
with a film director, and special guests
at this year's festival.
There will be an expert panel discussion
after the screening of documentary "May 31st" on the first day of the festival, Thursday, May 1st. The panel will include Refik Hodžić
and Eldar Sarajlić
, and will focus on the White Armband Initiative, the state of social activism in Prijedor and the current sociopolitical turmoil in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
is director of communications at the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York City. For almost two decades, Hodžić has worked in transitional justice as a journalist and filmmaker, as well as an expert in public information and outreach campaigns for international and national courts seeking justice for war crimes. He has focused on post-war justice and media primarily in the former Yugoslavia, Lebanon, and Timor-Leste. While working with the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, he served as the tribunal's spokesman and outreach coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also headed the public information and outreach section of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2004, Hodžić co-founded XY Films, an independent film and television production company producing documentary films dealing with the legacy of war crimes committed during the 1990s.
is a researcher and a lecturer in political theory and philosophy. He teaches contemporary political theory at CUNY's Brooklyn College. He was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in 2012/2013 and he is currently finishing his PhD at the Central European University in Budapest. Before coming to New York, he worked as a journalist, communicator and lecturer in Sarajevo. He was born in Doboj.
The BHFF 2014 is also proud to present a Q&A session
with Chris Leslie
, one of the directors of "Finding Family."
The session will take place following the screening of the film on the last day of the festival, Saturday, May 3rd.
A number of other special guests
will be joining us this year:
• Ambassador H.E. Jadranka Negodić, the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington D.C.
• Adnan Hadrović, Minister Counselor (DCM), the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington, D.C.
• Sixten Björkstrand, director of "Bosnia in Our Hearts"
• Nebojša Šerić-Shoba (Jury)
• Amir Husak (Jury)
For press passes, please email Sanida Luković (email@example.com
) or Zlatko Filipović (firstname.lastname@example.org
The festival will end with a Closing Party
in the Varick Room at Tribeca Cinemas on Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00 p.m. ET.
The festival is completely run by all volunteers and organized by two non-for-profit organizations, the Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc.
and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc.
If you would like to support us, please consider donating to our Indiegogo campaign
or (917) 250–1200; and Dino Bešlić: email@example.com
or (646) 641–5256.