<h2>THAT'S A WRAP</h2><span class='program_text_slider'> 'An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker,' a feature film directed by Danis Tanović; and 'Mum,' a short fiction film directed by Ado Hasanović, and documentary film 'Finding Family' won Golden Apple awards at the eleventh annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival, held May 1-3 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. </span> <h2>AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER </h3><span class='program_text_slider'>Nazif can barely support his family with earnings from his work as an iron picker. He searches daily for scrap metal while his partner Senada tends to their home and two young daughters. When an iron picker's critically ill wife is refused medical treatment, their harrowing odyssey of survival provides a damning critique of the social conditions that trap them.</span> <h2>FINDING FAMILY</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>The film tells the story of one Sarajevo orphan's extraordinary journey as he heads back to Bosnia 20 years after the war. He's searching for answers from his long-lost family. It turns out the family he has waited his entire life to hear from are on the same side as the men who shelled and sniped at him during the 1,300-day siege of Sarajevo.

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MUM</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>A woman, after she was accused of killing her husband, is released from prison after 13 years. She comes home and meets her son and his pregnant girlfriend, who are standing with packed suitcases and plane tickets in their hands... The young couple is ready to move to Australia and start a new life</span> <h2>THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>Four Golden Apple awards were presented at the 11th annual BHFF in 2014: for Best Feature Film; Best Short or Animated Film; Best Documentary Film; and the Audience Award for Best Picture.</span> <h2>DAY 1 WRAP UP</h3><span class='program_text_slider'>An expert panel discussion took place following the screening of documentary  'May 31st.' It was led by Refik Hodžić, director of communications at the International Center for Transitional Justice, and Eldar Sarajlić, researcher and lecturer in contemporary political theory at CUNY's Brooklyn College. Topics covered the White Armband Initiative, the state of social activism in Prijedor and the current sociopolitical turmoil in Bosnia-Herzegovina.</span> <h2>UNTIL NEXT YEAR!</h3><span class='program_text_slider'> BHFF Team would like to thank all who participated and supported the BHFF 2014.  See you all next year.  Standing left to right: Jelena Subotić, Zlatko Filipović, Adnan Hadrović (guest), Damir Pozderac, Nakeishia Crawford, Bojan Simić, H.E Jadranka Negodić (guest), Amelisa Dzulović, Dr. Džemaludin Harba, Aleksandar Hemon.  Below:Sanida Luković, Dino Bešlić, Sixten Björkstrand (guest). Not pictured: Mirza Medunjanin, Milan Džaja, Alma Subašić, Leila Rachidi, Almir Lucević. </span>


The BHFF is now accepting entries; the final deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015.

New York City, November 2014
– The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is back for another weekend of breathtaking films and good cheer! Please mark your calendars and join us at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City on May 21, 22 and 23, 2015.

Details about the official program and jury members will be released in the coming months. For the latest updates and other items of interest, check out our Twitter account @BHFFNYC, Facebook page, Instagram @BHFFNYC, and Google+. Our official website is another great resource for information about films screened, our history and mission, and ways to help out.

A bit more about the BHFF: the annual event honors innovative filmmakers with roots in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the greater Balkan region, while exploring the diversity of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian people and their experiences. It is organized by two New York City- area nonprofit organizations, the Voice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc. and the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since its inception in 2003, the BHFF has screened about 125 films before thousands of people, and has become an important platform for both internationally renowned and emerging filmmakers.

"Even before I became involved in planning the BHFF, it was one of the events I looked forward to all year," said BHFF spokeswoman Sanida Luković. "It is an invaluable privilege and pleasure to watch the latest Bosnian-Herzegovinian film releases in NYC. During the weekend of the festival, I feel like I am back home."

The BHFF committee will consider features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films by Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers and films that have Bosnia-Herzegovina as their theme. Films selected to screen at the 12th annual BHFF are eligible to win a number of honors, including the Golden Apple audience award. Films previously screened at the BHFF have won awards around the world, including at the Cannes Film Festival in France and the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.

"Our festival is a very important cultural event and we take great pride in organizing it," said BHFF spokesman Zlatko Filipović. "We also have a lot of fun in the process. I think the audiences really appreciate having an opportunity to see a piece of Bosnian-Herzegovinian culture here in the United States and we love seeing them enjoy and be moved by the films we show."

More information about the submissions process, including the the online entry form, is available here. Those interested in sponsoring the BHFF should contact Denis Bešlić at denis@bhffnyc.org

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