<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>

BOSNIAN-HERZEGOVINIAN FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TWO JURY MEMBERS: PAMELA HOGAN AND ALMIN KARAMEHMEDOVIĆ

The BHFF is still accepting film submissions; the final deadline is March 15, 2015.



New York City, March 2015
– The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is proud to announce two jury members for this year's event.

Award-winning filmmaker and media executive Pamela Hogan and award-winning journalist Almin Karamehmedović will serve as jury members during this year's event, taking place May 21-23 at Tribeca Cinemas.

Hogan and Karamehmedović will be joined by a third jury member who will be announced in the coming weeks.

The jury will award Golden Apples to the Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, and Best Documentary Film.

Pamela Hogan is Series Creator and Executive Producer of Time for School, PBS's longitudinal mini-series following seven children from seven countries as they fight against the odds for a basic education. She was recently Co-creator and Executive Producer of Women, War & Peace, a five-part media initiative on women's strategic role in global conflict and peace-building. She was also Director of Episode 1, I Came to Testify, about the Bosnian women who changed international law when they testified about wartime rape for the first time in history. Seen by 12 million viewers on PBS, the films won two Overseas Press Club awards, a Television Academy Honor, and the ABA's Silver Gavel. Previously, Hogan was Executive Producer of PBS's international series Wide Angle. Working closely with global filmmakers on 70 programs filmed in 50 countries, she also originated and developed Ladies First about women's leadership in post-genocide Rwanda. The film won her an Emmy and the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi for excellence in journalism. She is currently a Board Member of the International Center for Transitional Justice and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Almin Karamehmedović is the Executive Producer of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. Karamehmedović was born in Sarajevo and began his career at the national Bosnian-Herzegovinian broadcaster RTV BiH. He was named Executive Producer of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir in August 2014. In this position, Karamehmedović oversees the production and all daily operations of the program. Prior to joining ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, Karamehmedović served as the Executive Producer of Nightline, also on ABC. Karamehmedović has traveled the world over the years producing notable pieces for Nightline and ABC News. Some of his award-winning work includes living among the indigenous people of the Enawene Nawe tribe in the remote and uncivilized Amazon. Karamehmedović has also covered the ongoing Mexican Drug Wars, and the child abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cambodia. Since joining ABC News in 1998, Karamehmedović has been involved in many firsts: in 2001 he was one of the first journalists to gain access to Tora Bora, Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden was believed to be holed up, and in 2003 he embedded with the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq and spent much of the next three years there. In 2005, he was one of the first journalists to travel to Darfur/Sudan to report on the genocide unfolding there, and in 2006 he covered the war in Southern Lebanon. He has won 11 Emmys, two Overseas Press Club Awards, four Murrow awards, two Genesis awards, as well as contributed to a number of ABC News' Peabody and DuPont Awards. Karamehmedović has traveled to more than 90 countries. He is a graduate of the University of Greenwich in London.Karamehmedović resides in New York City with his wife Amela and son Jake.

The call for film entries is still open; the final deadline is March 15, 2015. The BHFF committee will consider features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films by Bosnian- Herzegovinian filmmakers and films that have Bosnia- Herzegovina as their theme.

In addition to jury awards, films selected to screen at the BHFF 2015 are eligible to win the Golden Apple audience award.

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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