Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in New York City announces two jury members for 2015

by Zlatko Filipović • @zfilipov

The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in New York City has announced two jury members for 2015.

Award-winning filmmaker and media executive Pamela Hogan and award-winning journalist and Sarajevo-born Almin Karamehmedović will serve as jury members during this year’s event, taking place May 21-23 at Tribeca Cinemas.

The BHFF is still accepting film submissions. The final deadline is Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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Pamela Hogan


Almin Karamehmedović

Hogan and Karamehmedović will be joined by a third jury member who will be announced in the coming weeks.

The jury will award Golden Apples to the Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, and Best Documentary Film.

Pamela Hogan is Series Creator and Executive Producer of Time for School, PBS’s longitudinal mini-series following seven children from seven countries as they fight against the odds for a basic education.

She was recently Co-creator and Executive Producer of Women, War & Peace, a five-part media initiative on women’s strategic role in global conflict and peace-building. She was also Director of Episode 1, I Came to Testify, about the Bosnian women who changed international law when they testified about wartime rape for the first time in history. Seen by 12 million viewers on PBS, the films won two Overseas Press Club awards, a Television Academy Honor, and the ABA’s Silver Gavel.

Almin Karamehmedović is the Executive Producer of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

Karamehmedović was born in Sarajevo and began his career at the national Bosnian-Herzegovinian broadcaster RTV BiH.

He now lives and works in New York City.

He was named Executive Producer of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir in August 2014. In this position, Karamehmedović oversees the production and all daily operations of the program.

Prior to joining ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, Karamehmedović served as the Executive Producer of Nightline, also on ABC.

You can read more of Hogan’s and Karamehmedović’s biographies on the BHFF’s blog.

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