The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) in New York City is excited to announce the lineup for its 2023 edition. From a large number of films submitted to BHFF for consideration, a total of twelve films were selected into the festival’s final program. The 19th Annual festival will also include a series of interactive Q&A’s and discussion events with filmmaker guests, running from Wednesday, April 12th through Saturday, April 15th in person at the SVA Theatre in New York City.  Tickets go on sale soon.
This year's film selection showcases the range and depth of the filmmaking achievements stemming from Bosnia-Herzegovina, the region, and Bosnian diaspora worldwide.  BHFF is excited to announce that, for the first time, the overwhelming majority of the directors featured in this year’s festival are women. Moreover, the stories and themes covered by this year's selected films suggest an enviable range, as do the cinematic styles and formal aesthetics on display. As a small film industry that continues to face issues around funding and infrastructural support, Bosnian cinema is as resilient and as vibrant as ever, despite these challenges. Once again, BHFF is honored to continue to be an important showcase platform for the work of both established and emerging filmmakers.

The nineteenth annual BHFF will consist of three narrative feature films, five narrative shorts, and four documentary films. The twelve films selected to screen at the 19th annual BHFF are eligible to win the BHFF Jury Awards for Best Documentary Film, Best Short or Animated Narrative Film, Best Feature Narrative Film, Best Acting Performance, and the Jury Special Mention, as well as the BHFF Audience Award for Best Picture.
Full program of the BH Film Festival in New York is available here