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he programming committee for the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is excited to announce the lineup for its 2017 edition. A total of 13 films will be screened at the festival, including 6 Q&A and discussion panels with the filmmakers, running from Wednesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 15 at two Manhattan venues.
The BHFF will kick off with a special event on Wednesday, April 12 with a screening and discussion panel at Anthology Film Archives before moving to the SVA Theatre for three exciting nights featuring screenings of the festival's 2017 competition selections, events with with filmmakers, and much more.
This year's program is incredibly diverse and tackles a number of important social and cultural themes, including economic insecurity, disability, gender discrimination, and the ongoing efforts to come to terms with the legacies of the Bosnian War. The BHFF is delighted to feature the work of innovative young filmmakers alongside established regional names such as Oscar-winning director Danis Tanović and legendary actress Mirjana Karanović.
Starting things off on Wednesday, April 12 at Anthology Film Archives will be a special screening of Branko Ištvančić documentary feature film ALBUM, a look at the Balkan wars through the memories of photos left behind, followed by a panel discussion on the subject of post-Yugoslav cinema.
The festival's competition program will be held at SVA Theater on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from April 13-15, and will consist of four narrative feature films, four narrative shorts and four documentary films. Films in competition are:
Films selected to screen at the 14th Annual BHFF competition program are eligible to win a number of honors including the Golden Apple audience and jury awards.
NIKA | Slobodan Maksimović | 92 min
MY AUNT IN SARAJEVO | Goran Kapetanović | 58 min
A GOOD WIFE | Mirjana Karanović | 94 min
DEATH IN SARAJEVO | Danis Tanović | 85 min
CAMERAPERSON | Kirsten Johnson | 102 min
CITY OF ELEPHANTES| Marko Mijatović | 29 min
MAN WITH A WILL OF STEEL| Amar Spahić | 16 min
NO SMOKING IN SARAJEVO | Gianluca Loffredo | 75 min
NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS
GAME | Senad Alihodžić | 7 min
REFUGEE 532| Goran Kapetanović | 14 min
I REMEMBER| Elma Tataragić | 15 min
THE DRAGON | Ivan Ramadan | 10 min
The 2017 edition of the BHFF will also introduce a new jury award for Best Acting Performance, awarded to an actor or actress in a lead or supporting role in any of the narrative short and feature films. The festival is honored to extend the following nominations for the BHFF 2017 Jury Award for Best Acting Performance to:
Milan Dragišić, lead actor in the role of Zlatan in MY AUNT IN SARAJEVO
Sadžida Šetić, supporting actress in the role of Radmila in MY AUNT IN SARAJEVO
Mirjana Karanović, lead actress in the role of Milena in A GOOD WIFE
Alena Džebo, lead actress in the unnamed role in I REMEMBER
Snežana Vidović, lead actress in the role of Lamija in DEATH IN SARAJEVO
Faketa Salihbegović-Avdagić, supporting actress in the role of Hatidža in DEATH IN SARAJEVO
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