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  • Brač Film Festival

    Location: Supetar, Brač
    Festival dates: August 10 – 13, 2022 | 8th Edition

    Brač Film Festival is an international feature film festival for emerging filmmakers from Europe and the Mediterranean. Key goals of the Festival are: promotion of the first time feature film directors, presentation of short student films, development of film literacy amongst children and youth and connecting young film professionals with experienced ones. The prize for Best Film is awarded by the audience.

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  • Liburnia Film Festival

    Location: Open Air Theatre, Opatija
    Festival dates: 24 – 28 August, 2022 | 20th Edition

    Liburnia Film Festival is the first documentary film festival in Croatia and the only festival exclusively screening recent Croatian documentaries. The festival is comprised of two competition programmes – the National programme and the Regional programme, and gives seven awards: Best Film, Audience Award, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Sound Design and Best Regional Film. LFF is organized by Association Liburnia Film Festival from Rijeka, in cooperation with Restart from Zagreb.

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  • ​Star Film Fest

    Location: Sisak
    Festival dates: 1 – 3 September, 2022 | 9th Edition

    The Star Film Fest is a film festival for young filmmakers from around the world. The festival screens short documentaries, experimental, feature, industrial and animated films, and the authors who apply for films must be adults and not older than thirty-five years. With film screenings and competition program, Star Film Fest with accompanying content - exhibitions, film workshops, concerts and discussions on current topics, enriches the culture of Sisak and creates and maintains a much-needed platform for self-realization of young filmmakers, contributes to the growth and development of culture and film audiences. 

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  • Split Film Festival – International Festival of New Film

    Location: Split
    Festival dates: 1 – 9 September, 2022 | 27th Edition

    The Split Film Festival – International Festival of New Film focuses on new, creative, experimental, radical, and subversive films, videos and new media works. It screens all forms and genres, with special focus on works diverging from the mainstream film and video production model, regardless of whether it concerns traditional filmmaking techniques or the use of the most recent digital technology. The competition programme is divided into two parts: feature films and shorts. The festival’s side programme presents web projects, interactive works, performances, special programmes and retrospectives of local and international filmmakers.

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  • Youth Film Festival and Four River Film Festival

    Location: Karlovac
    Festival dates: 6 – 10 September, 2022 | 27th Edition of Youth Film Festival; 15th Edition of Four River Film Festival

    The Youth Film Festival is a festival screening films produced by high-school children, i.e. young people between the ages of 14 and 20. The Four River Film Festival is its international edition, also geared towards high-school film.

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  • 25 FPS Festival

    Location: Zagreb
    Festival dates: 22– 25 September, 2022 | 18th Edition

    25 FPS Festival is an international experimental film and video festival, primarily oriented towards short film. It screens films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of artists', avant-garde and experimental film. Main festival sections are: Competition Programme, Jury's Choice, Expanded Cinema, Reflexes, Kino 23. International Grand Jury hands out three Grand Prix prizes in cash (ex aequo) and Special Mentions, Critics Jury Critics Award, festival organizer an award in production services to the best Croatian film, and Audience Award is selected according to audience votes.

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  • KinoKino – International Film Festival for Children

    Location: Zagreb
    Festival dates: 28 September – 2 October, 2022 | 7th Edition

    KinoKino – International Film Festival for Children was launched by the management team of Zagreb Film Festival with the aim of promoting professional cinema for elementary schoolchildren and raising new audience generations. During the Festival, cinema fully adapts to the needs of the children's festival, making it possible for them to take part in many film, workshop and side events tailor-made for them. The aim is to make the cinema-going experience special and different and thus leave a mark on the future generations of cinema audiences and cinephiles. The Festival's film program consists of a competition and a side program, and workshops include a broad range of events directly and indirectly related to film, as well as Q&As about the films after the screenings. A jury of children and a jury of professionals decide on the best entries, and another honour presented is the Audience Award. KinoKino is meant as a platform for exchange of information and experiences between teachers about film literacy, advocating innovations in the school curriculum, as well as media and film literacy.

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  • Croatian Children's Film Festival

    Location: Mali Lošinj
    Festival dates: September 29 – October 2, 2022 | 60th Edition

    The Croatian Children’s Film Festival is Croatia’s only event devoted to film creation of elementary school children. Every year, the festival takes place in a new city.

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  • KIKI – International film festival for children

    Location: Zabok, Krapina
    Festival dates: 10 – 14 October, 2022 | 11th Edition

    During the KIKI program professional feature films, documentaries, animated and experimental shorts for children and youth will be screened, and the program is divided according to age into films for pre-school children (4 – 6 years of age) and school-age children (7 – 16 years of age). After the screenings talks about the films will be organized with the children, the aim of which is developing an active film audience. The aim of the KIKI festival is developing the children’s culture of film watching from an early age and raising the visual literacy of children, with a special emphasis on educational films which inspire critical thinking.

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  • Zagreb Film Festival

    Location: Zagreb
    Festival dates: 23 – 30 October, 2022 | 20th Edition

    Zagreb Film Festival is one of the central and most visited cultural events, and the largest international film festival in Croatia. It is held during November in Zagreb and presents to its audience the best of newer independent international and local film production. From its beginnings, ZFF’s mission is to discover and promote contemporary independent film and debut films of directors from all over the world. For almost two decades, it has offered a festival, and later also a distribution platform, and it has screened works which are often left out of the programs of multiplex cinemas. The festival has also played a key role in educating generations of audiences which enjoy film art. The festival program offers a diverse film and educational content for all ages and interests, and serves as a platform for the networking of professionals: each edition of the festival gathers around 200 film experts from Croatia and around the world who come to Zagreb to present their films or participate in the festival’s educational programs.

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  • STIFF – Student International Film Festival

    Location: Rijeka
    Festival dates: November 25 – 28, 2022 | 9th Edition

    STIFF is Croatia’s first International Film Festival dedicated entirely to student films. Established by the SKC Rijeka (Student Cultural Center) and Filmaktiv – the purpose of the festival is strengthening the student film industry by allowing an insight into the work of other fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing international collaborations in the field of media production. STIFF’s main goal is to present the best of the student film production from all around the world and help them get their audiences. It strives to educate audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers.

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  • Fibula – Documentary Film Festival

    Location: Sisak
    Festival dates: November 28 – 29, 2022 | 17th Edition

    Documentary film festival Fibula has been bringing together the sound directors  names of documentaries, both from Croatia and abroad. In 2022 it will be held at the end of November, and it is common for the filmmakers to present their film, and to offer viewers the opportunity to talk to them, as well as to decide the festival winner. 

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  • Human Rights Film Festival

    Location: Zagreb, Rijeka
    Festival dates: 4 – 11 December, 2022 | 20th Edition

    The Human Rights Film Festival was initiated in 2002 with the goal of increasing visibility of various topics on human rights issues in film. Taking place in Zagreb and Rijeka every December, the festival showcases a programme of feature and documentary films that promote openness, multiculturalism, tolerance and freedom of speech. It is organized by the Multimedia Institute and the Culture Development Association (CDA). 

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