From today until June 1st you can submit your films to YFF & FRFF, the central place of high school filmmaking, while the festival will be held from September 7 to 11, 2021 in Karlovac
Although 2020 put unexpected challenges and obstacles in front of us, we are sure that this did not discourage our young filmmakers from being even more creative and making a multitude of fantastic films. Dear high school students, we can’t wait to see what you have filmed!
Submissions for the 26th Youth Film Festival & the 14th Four River Film Festival, national and international festival dedicated to high school film, are open! The festival will be organized by the Croatian Film Association and Cinema Club Karlovac, from September 7 to 11, 2021 in Karlovac.
With more than 1,600 films from as many as 100 countries, 4.000 spectators and 200 international guests, the festival is the fastest growing destination for high school film, but also an opportunity for finding your place in the world as seen through a camera lens. The success of Karlovac’s editions is best illustrated by last year’s reach of more than 45.000 visitors who virtually yellowed the city!
If you are 14 to 20 years old and you have completed your film after January 2019, you can compete in four categories – feature, animated, documentary and freestyle. The winners of previous editions such as directors Kaja Šišmanović and Dario Lonjak, producers Ivan Kelava, Marina Jurišić and Marija Ratković Vidaković, editors Maida Srabović, Tomislav Stojanović and Daniel Pejić and animators Vjekoslav Živković and Luka Hrgović are now successful professionals in the film world.
The film story at the festival does not end with leaving the cinema hall! In addition to the high school films in the competition program, YFF & FRFF are known for their accompanying program, enriching and supporting the work of high school students from year to year. In September, our participants’ days are filled with practical workshops and masterclasses, round tables and debates, presentations of partner organizations, excursions and performances by music bands, along with evening screenings of professional film.
If all this is not enough incentive for you to participate, we have another card up our sleeve. Namely, this renowned film event has one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world – the banks of the four Karlovac rivers. Every night we hang out on a different river, at a different destination: Kupa, Korana, Mrežnica and Dobra. Virtually or not, see you in Karlovac from September 7 to 11, 2021 to make the city yellow again!
Applications for the festival are accepted via FilmFreeway until June 1st, 2021. All details can be found on the official website https://frff.com.hr