In collaboration with the Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian and Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) will take place from 11th to 14th April at two Manhattan venues. A total of 15 films will be screened at the festival, which also includes a series of Q&A and discussion panels with filmmakers. The BHFF will kick off with a special event on Wednesday, April 11, with a screening and discussion panel at Anthology Film Archives before moving to the SVA Theatre for three exciting nights featuring screenings, events with with filmmakers, and much more. This year's program is incredibly diverse and tackles a range of important social and cultural themes, including family dynamics in contemporary Bosnia, exploring one’s own identity, masculinity, and the ongoing efforts to come to terms with the legacies of the Bosnian War. The fifteenth annual BHFF and will consist of five narrative feature films, four narrative shorts and six documentary films. All films selected to screen at the 15th Annual BHFF program are eligible to win a number of honors including the Golden Apple audience and jury awards. Films in competition are:


BIRDS LIKE US | Faruk Šabanović, Amela Ćuhara | 84 min

THE FROG (ŽABA) | Elmir Jukić | 78 Minutes

MEN DON’T CRY (MUŠKARCI NE PLAČU) | Alen Drljević | 98 Minutes

NEVER LEAVE ME (BIRAKMA BENI) | Aida Begić | 97 min

NOTHING BUT THE WIND (NIŠTA, SAMO VJETAR) | Timur Makarević | 87 min


GREAT WALL OF CHINA (KINESKI ZID) | Aleksandra Odić | 36 min

HEDGEHOG’S HOME (JEŽEVA KUĆICA) | Eva Cvijanović | 10 min

PINK ELEPHANT | Ado Hasanović | 17 min

STALEMATE | Amir Karagić | 13 min


ŠTO TE NEMA | Rialda Zukić | 8 min

SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO | Tarik Hodžić | 95 min

TO BE FAR (BITI DALEKO) | Samira Kameli, Sajra Subašić | 9 min

TWO SCHOOLS (DVIJE ŠKOLE) | Srđan Šarenac | 43 min

UNDERCOVERED | Nejra Latić Hulusić, Sabrina Begović Ćorić | 53 min

WINTER SUN (ZIMSKO SUNCE) | Pilar Palomero | 37 min 

The BHFF also presents a 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 2018 Jury Award for Best Acting Performance to:

Emir Hadžihafizbegović, lead actor in the role of Zeko in THE FROG

Ermin Bravo, lead actor in the role of Ahmed in MEN DON’T CRY

Elena Matić, lead actress in the role of Maja in GREAT WALL OF CHINA

Boris Glibušić, lead actor in the role of Vedran in NOTHING BUT THE WIND

Izudin Bajrović, supporting actor in the role of Sead in PINK ELEPHANT

Jasna Žalica, supporting actress in the role of Zlata in PINK ELEPHANT

Isa Demlakhi, lead actor in the role of Isa in NEVER LEAVE ME

Emir Hadžihafizbegović, lead actor in the role of Merim in MEN DON’T CRY