Checkers is the national competition program of short films that primarily promotes young and aspiring authors who have not made their feature-length films yet. The program dates back to the festival’s beginnings and it includes premieres of short films by Croatian filmmakers who have achieved acclaim in the meantime. This is why Checkers is considered as one of the most important platforms for the promotion of young Croatian talents. The selector of Checkers is Vladimir Gojun.


Tickets should be picked up on the screening day, and ticket distribution begins when the ticket office opens. A part of the tickets for the Checkers section will be distributed half and hour before the screening, at 9.30pm.