Whether you’d like to admit it or not, the ducks ruled Karlovac last year. They became friends with our yellow film bottles, they swam in all four rivers and played a large role in virtually welcoming and entertaining the festivals’ guests. Many of our young filmmakers and laureates of the festivals were under the impression the ducks will be with us permanently or at least appear in Karlovac again in some way… However, like every year, the time has come to say goodbye to them. Don’t be sad, you know our film bottles are extremely sociable and are in constant search for new yellow friends!
In the second year marked by the pandemic, they met many new yellow subjects and objects, but in the end they had to pick only one to be this year’s festival theme. The bottles thought long and hard, each had their own favourite, but they couldn’t make a decision. Who will have the honour, or the (un)grateful role of being their most interesting new yellow friend, especially considering they might have to hang out online again? If only the yellow festivals could take on the chaos of all the yellow guest motives at once! Or at least four of them…. just to replace the usual yellow fever which takes over Karlovac every September.
As you can guess, one yellow morning the leader of the indestructible ducks came to our rescue. Our yellow bottle didn’t even have time to ask the duck what it was doing in Karlovac, or say “goodbye” once again, before the duckie spoke first. Unfortunately, the duck had to bring bad news, saying this year our guests will be once again navigating our four rivers only virtually. However, since the duckies never visit without bringing gifts and surprises, the film bottle wasn’t disappointed.
Hearing about all these dilemmas and uncertainties, the duck suggested their mutual friend as a special visitor. The lemon desperately wanted to join the festivals as a representative of the yellow motives. The bottles were thrilled, and had only one condition: all lemons have to find their own bottles for storing lemonade, because the film bottles contain only the best pieces of film roll. Let lemonade flow through all four rivers, because we have a new multitude of yellow friends!