General propositions

This year, for the seventh time, Zagreb Film Festival will take place in Zagreb, in the premises of Zagreb University Student centre and cinema Europa from 18th to 24th October 2009. 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.

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:

  • 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 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. Animation and experimental short films are not accepted.
  • 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.