The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) is an annual event founded in 2003 and held in New York and since 2007 showcased at the Tribeca Cinemas Theatres. This Festival showcases the best of the Bosnian cinematography and also provides a platform for the international exposure for emerging Bosnian filmmakers. It showcases the best of the resurgent film production in Bosnia since the recent war, bringing the simplicity, soulfulness and the perennial dark humor of the Bosnian film to the American audiences. In addition to showcasing the Bosnian production films the festival also includes in their program films by other producers and directors that deal with historical, socio-political and cultural issues of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Following its debut, the BHFF€ moved to larger premises at the Anthology Film Archives, still maintaining its presence in the East Village. Film director Džemal Šabić opened the second annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival on April 29, 2005. There were 10 film titles screened at the second BHFF.
Among festival guests were young Bosnian-Herzegovinian filmmakers and artists Sabina Vajraca, Aida Sehovic and Nebojsa Seric Shoba, as well as the director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, Mirsad Purivatra, and the former Bosnian-Herzegovinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Mirza Kusljugic.
This critical second annual event of Bosnian-Herzegovinian film set the pace for the future BHFF, making the festival much awaited tradition among its audience.