From Friday, 17 June, films can be submitted for the competition program of the 14th Zagreb Film Festival; the application deadline is 25 August for international competition, and 26 September for Checkers section competition. The competition, as usual, includes debut (first and second) feature and short fiction films. Croatian filmmakers can submitt their films up to 30 minutes of duration or the Checkers competition, by 26 September. The Book of Rules and an online application form are available on the official Festival website: Book of rules / application form.
The 14th Zagreb Film Festival will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, in the Cinema Europa and other cinemas, from 12th to 20th November 2016. Its aim is to get the Croatian audience acquainted with new film directors and their first or second films, and to organize creative meetings with international and local film artists and professionals. The festival thus aims to make a positive impact on the improvement of Croatian film production and culture. Since the very beginning, Zagreb Film Festival has been programatically focused on the presentation and promotion of debut films and new filmmakers. The main festival competition has so far included directors like Anton Corbijn, Steve McQueen, Radu Jude, Xavier Dolan, Andrei Zviagintsev etc. The Checkers competition introduced and acquainted the broader audience with new names on the local film scene, later acknowledged not only among national filmmakers, but also on the international festival scene (e.g. Hana Jušić, Ivan Sikavica, Sonja Tarokić, Tin Žanić, Daria Blažević etc.), with a systematic promotion of Croatian short film.
We remind you that the open call for the My First Script workshop, organised for filmmakers writing a script for their first feature film, is open at the moment and closes on 15 July. Information regarding the application procedure can be found on this link.