Every year we look forward to the week in which Karlovac will turn yellow, and when that week finally arrives, time seems to fly by. We couldn’t wait for the festival to start again this year, and now all the competition program screenings, numerous workshops and three evening screenings are behind us. Time has flown by, but the festival is still going strong, and the most exciting day is yet to come.
Although the weather forecast these days did not allow us to hold all the screenings at the planned outdoor locations, nothing could spoil the happiness of our superheroes. We had a lot of fun, we hung out, watched films and managed to hold our planned screenings at Zorin dom, while the fun continued until late at night. During these few days we had the opportunity to see the films Savages, Kick and Scream, Adio and the series The Outsiders, and their producers, directors and actors joined us at the screenings. A little rain yesterday and today did not manage to erase our happiness, as well as the happiness of our guests.
Guests are a big part of every festival, so we are extremely glad that we were able to welcome them this year, after two pandemic editions of the festival. We love our professional team of superheroes who do a great job of organizing the festival every year, but we love it even more when our guests, authors and members of the youth and expert jury are here with us, because then we have the opportunity to meet all the talented young filmmakers, talk to them about their projects and provide them a with week to remember!
Tonight’s screening will take place at Zorin dom again; we will have the opportunity to watch The Staffroom, directed by Sonja Tarokić, who will join us for a conversation before the screening. The film’s story questions the way the school system works, i.e. doesn’t work, and it’s a really interesting film that you shouldn’t miss!
The only thing left for us to do after tonight’s screening is to impatiently wait for tomorrow’s announcement of the winners and the closing of the festival. Although only a select few will be awarded, we confidently claim that you are all our film superheroes and we are glad that you participated in the 15th Four River FIlm Festival and the 27th Youth Film Festival this year!