Changes Coming to Festival

We are excited to share that changes will be coming to the film festival. First, we are moving our festival to the fall. Second, a new venue will be announced soon.

Thanks to all the filmmakers who have submitted their films already. You will hear from us in the summer.

Stay tuned.



Now Taking Submissions for the 2018 Festival!

It’s that time of year again where we ask YOU, our fellow filmmakers, to submit your work for the 2018 Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film! Are you a Bosnian filmmaker? A film student interested in Bosnian film? A member of the worldwide diaspora who made a masterpiece? Or a foreigner who made a Bosnian film? We want to view your screener!

Please submit your work by March 2, 2018. Deadline for submissions has been extended to August 3, 2018. We will review and let you know if you made the cut during the month of March. To submit, go here:

We look forward to hearing from you!

— The CFBiH Volunteers

2017 Program is Available

Good news! We’ve finalized the 2017 program. You can view it here. And don’t forget to come by on Saturday night to meet Jasmin Geljo!!


2017 Festival Dates Announced: 3/31-4/1

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1st. Because that is when we will blow your mind with the latest and greatest films from Bosnia, its diaspora, and beyond. All the extras (guests, special exhibitions, etc.) will be announced soon so make sure to stay in touch via our website or Facebook.


Submissions Are Now Closed

Thanks to all who submitted their films to the 12th annual Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian film. Submissions are now CLOSED. We will inform you whether your film made the cut in the next coming weeks. Also, look out for our program that will be posted on our website!