Are you ready?

We hope you cleared your schedule for this weekend because it’s finally time for the 11th annual Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film! And oh boy, do we have treats for you this year.

If you haven’t done so already, check out our program. On Friday during reception, you will be able to enjoy delicious food by Zebda and view art by Des Moines artist Monika Agic. Our friends at the Turkish American Society are also bringing by Bosnian memorabilia to show. Make sure to take pics on the red carpet and stick around to watch two films that have been submitted as Bosnia’s submission for the Oscars.

Saturday is filled with amazing films. Local artist Muamer Celik, who premiered his short film Toy Car, will be premiering another short with a lot of mystery. Cristobal Krusen is also presenting his emotionally gripping drama Sabina K. Stick around for a Q&A with the director and trust us, you will have a lot of questions. Don’t forget the after party at the wonderful venue HQ! Two local bands will perform and one of them will take you back in time (in a good way).

Sunday it’s all about self-discovery with films dealing with fitting in and going back home. Ivana shares her move as an adult to Sarajevo with us while Marko deals with two opposing perspectives on what it means to go back. Speaking of Marko, he’ll be there! In fact, him and our long-time festival friend Jeff Harder are discussing how in the world they manage to make movies on such a tight budget. Pick up some pointers before you go home and finally finish that script of yours.

We can’t wait to see you!

Check Out Our 2016 Program

We’re excited to announce our 2016 program for the 11th annual Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film. You can view it here: https://chicagobhfilm.org/program/

We’re also excited to have four filmmakers as part of the festival that will be available to answer your questions about their films and help you engage with their work on an intimate level.

Make sure to mark your calendars for April 8-10. And don’t forget about our reception Friday night and after party on Saturday night. We will have exhibits, food, local musicians and more!

 

 

2016 Festival Dates Announced: April 8-10

Mark your calendars for this year’s Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film, which will take place Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10! We are finalizing our program and schedule and will post it in the next week or two. Our film festival will yet again take place at the lovely Loyola University Sullivan Center.

A few things to look forward to:

  • Award-winning films
  • A fancy red carpet
  • One, two, maybe three guests!
  • A world premiere of a short made by a local filmmaker
  • Awesome after party with local musicians performing
  • And moooore!

We look forward to seeing you in April.

Got Design Skills? Enter Our T-Shirt Contest!

Calling all graphic designers and illustrators:

The Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film is seeking a cool design for this year’s festival t-shirt. Submit your entry by March 5th, 2016 to dijana@chicagobhfilm.org and your art may be worn by hundreds of people in Chicago and beyond!

Requirements:

  • Use PMS colors
  • Convert all text to outlines
  • Resolution: 300 DPI
  • Use vector art if possible
  • Expand your strokes
  • Artwork should be created in actual size
  • Submit your design mocked up on a t-shirt in PDF form
  • Must include festival logo (right-click, save below)

Offensive designs will not be considered. Other than that, there are no rules for your creativity. Good luck!

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Sponsorship Opportunities for 2016

The Chicago Festival of Bosnian & Herzegovinian Film is entirely funded through donations and sponsorship. Our staff consists entirely of volunteers.  We need your help to make the 11th annual festival the best one yet! Pick your sponsorship level and take advantage of our reach into the community you want to engage.  Email Lana Turkic at lana@chicagobhfilm.org to sign up.

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BRONZE
$100
Get your logo on our printed material, website, and posted on our Facebook page.

SILVER
$250
Get a prime logo spot on our website and printed material, an announcement about your company during the festival, and a dedicated Facebook post about your business.

GOLD
$500
Get a prime logo spot on our website and printed material, an announcement about your company during the festival, and a dedicated Facebook post about your business. In addition, get a VIP seat at the festival and a table in the lobby area during our reception.

PLATINUM
$1000
Get a prime logo spot on our website and printed material, an announcement about your company during the festival, and a dedicated Facebook post about your business. In addition, get a VIP seat at the festival, a table in the lobby area during our reception, a daily screening of your company’s commercial during the festival, a banner ad on our website, and a gift bag filled with Bosnian goodies.

Donate on PayPal or make checks out to the Bosnian American Community and Cultural Center and mail them to 2501 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. #501, Chicago, IL 60659.