17th Zagreb Film Festival: Submissions Are Open!

Zagreb Film Festival once again takes place in November, between the 7th and 17th November 2019 and it will traditionally represent films by upcoming international and Croatian authors in its competition program.

The call for submissions for the Festival’s competition program is open and the deadline is 12th August. The competition program includes debut (first and second) feature and short films. Films in the main competition programs compete for the Golden Pram Award and cash prizes.

The Book of Rules and Online Application Form are available on the following link: https://zff.hr/en/film-submission/

Zagreb Film Festival has always dedicated particular attention to first-time filmmakers, whose debut films we are watching in the competition. So far, directors such as Anton Corbijn, Steve McQueen, Radu Jude, Xavier Dolan, Andrej Zvjagincev, Ubert Pasolini, George Clooney and Alexandros Avranas have competed in the main program. New Croatia authors are presented in the Checker’s selection. Throughout all these years, a new series of today acclaimed and established filmmakers have presented their first films in Zagreb (for example Hana Jušić, Barbara Vekarić, Sonja Tarokić, Tin Žanić and others).

Next to the competition program the audience will have a chance a to see some old and some new film programs (The Great 5, Together Again, My First Film), and Industry program offers education and training. It features a series of workshops, lectures, panels and other events intended for professionals, young filmmakers and all the interested public.

The general sponsor of the festival is Croatian Telecom, with the financial support of the City Department of Culture, Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme. The Festival is organized by Artistic Organization Zagreb Film Festival.