New York City, April 14, 2018 – The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) in New York City is excited to announce the winners of the Golden Apple Awards for the 16th annual event! The winners of the BHFF 2019 Golden Apple Jury Awards were selected by this year’s esteemed jurors: renowned filmmaker Ademir Kenović, cinematographer Tatjana Krstevski, and visual culture scholar Aleksandar Bošković.
Ado Hasanović’s NOMOPHOBIA won the BHFF 2019 Golden Apple Jury Award for Best Short Film. NOMOPHOBIA offers an unflinching look at the conflict between a mother and daughter, and explores the broader issue of generational gaps between parents and their children. With a dramatic ending, the film leaves us with probing questions about the challenges of coming of age in the era of modern technology and social networks.
BHFF 2019 Jury statement: NOMOPHOBIA by Ado Hasanovic delivers the convincing and passionate story about the alienating effects produced by the contemporary society’s illness defined as the fear of being left without the cellphone. Special quality of this film is it’s visual precision and capability of capturing the key moments of this addiction, through the visual cinematic twist.