ARTICLE I – General propositions

This year, for the sixth time, Zagreb Film Festival will take place in Zagreb, in the premises of Zagreb University Student centre and cinema Europa from 19th to 25th October 2008. Its aim is to make the Croatian public acquainted with new film directors and their first or second films, and to induce creative meetings of international and local film artists and thus to make a positive impact on the development of film production and culture in Croatia.

ARTICLE II – Program and application requirements

In the competition program, Zagreb Film Festival will present an international selection of directors’ first or second works in the following categories:

  • LONG FEATURE FILM – to meet festivals requirements for the competition program the film should be director’s first or second feature longer than 70 minutes. If selected for the program, the film should be screened in 35 mm format. Director’s first or second film means that it is director’s first or second film intended for cinema screenings.
  • SHORT FEATURE FILM – to meet festival requirements for the competition program the film should be director’s first or second short and shouldn’t be longer than 30 minutes. Director’s first or second film means the film shot during director’s studies as well as the first or second film shot after the graduation.
  • DOCUMENTARY FILM – to meet festival requirements for the competition program the film should be director’s first or second documentary not intended solely for TV screening.

Application is free of charge. Upon online application, the VHS/DVD screener of the film in the original language with English subtitles (PAL format) should be sent to the address of ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL. Only films completed after January 1, 2007 can be selected in the competition program.

ARTICLE III – Selection and film screenings

For the competition program, selection panel will choose 10 first or second feature films, and at least 10 first or second short films and documentary films. Each of the selected films will be screened up to three times during the festival. All selected films will be screened in the original version with Croatian subtitles. It is recommended that films of 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 October 1, 2008.

Films in the competition program, except the Croatian production, must not have public screenings on the territory of the Republic of Croatia prior to the beginning of Zagreb Film Festival.

Films that promote racism, or any other form of intolerance, or those which promote pornography shall not be taken into consideration by the selection committee.

ARTICLE IV – jury and awards

International jury for the competition program will consist of at least three film professionals and it will grant three awards:
Golden Pram for the best feature film. Together with the plaque, the director of the best feature film will be granted €5000 award.
Golden Pram for the best documentary film. Together with the plaque, the director of the best documentary film will be granted €1500 award.
Golden Pram for the best short film. Together with the plaque, the director of the best short film will be granted €1500 award.
Golden Pram for the best Croatian film in the Checkered competition. Together with the plaque, the director of the best film will be granted €2000 award.

Contact

ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL / Propeler Film
SC – Savska 25
10000 Zagreb
Hrvatska