Zagreb Film Festival , in the competitive part of the program, will present an international selection of the first or second directors work in categories:
FEATURE-LENGHT FILM – to satisfy festivals rules and regulations the film should be screened on 35 mm format and longer than 70 minutes.
SHORT FILM – to satisfy festival rules and regulations the film shouldn’t be longer than 30 minutes.
DOCUMENTARY FILM – to satisfy festival rules and regulations the film shouldn’t be longer than 90 minutes.

Film registering in the competitive part of the program can be done till August 1, 2006. Registering is free of charge. Together with the application form, competitors have to send VHS/DVD of the film in the original language with English subtitles (PAL or NTSC format).

Films that can partake in the competitive part of the program are those completed from January 1, 2005. All films in the competitive program, except the Croatian production till the beginning of Zagreb Film Festival, must not be shown in public on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. Films that promote racism, or any other form of intolerance, or those which promote pornography shall not be taken into consideration.

For the competitive part of the program, selection panel will choose 10 first or second feature films, and at lest 10 first or second short films and documentary films. Each of the chosen films will be shown three times at the most during the festival. All chosen films will be shown in the original version with Croatian subtitles. It is recommended that films in the Croatian production have subtitles in English. After the festival selection committee has seen all the films and has made the final selection, the festival organizers will inform the authors via letter of invitation. All authors of the selected films will be informed about the decision by September 1, 2006.

International panel for the competitive part of the program will consist of at least three film professionals and it will grant three awards:

  • Golden Pram for the best feature film. Together with plaque, a director of the best feature film will be granted €4000 award.
  • Golden Pram for the best documentary film. Together with plaque, a director of the best documentary film will be granted €1500 award.
  • Golden Pram for the best short film. Together with plaque, a director of the best short film will be granted €1500 award.
  • Golden Pram for the best Croatian film in the Checkered competition.

Together with plaque, a director of the best film will be granted €2000 award.