The 28th Youth Film Festival and the 16th Four River Film Festival will be organized by the Croatian Film Association and the Cinema Club Karlovac from September 12 to 16, 2023.
The excitement is building as we announce the official selection for this year’s celebration of creativity, talent, and the magic of cinema!
With an international flair that stretches across more than countries, we promise to take you on a cinematic journey like no other.
As the 1.447 submissions from 98 countries poured in, it became evident that the selection committee has a tough task ahead. We are all set to make a splash as we are witnessing an impressive official selection of 63 films from talented filmmakers of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
The committee’s members include Ana Đordić, professor of Croatian language and philosophy and doctor of filmology. Joining her are the discerning eyes and sharp pens of Boško Picula, an esteemed film critic, and Dinka Radonić, a talented cinematographer and director of photography.
Their combined passion for cinema and their commitment to nurturing emerging talent have been the driving force behind creating a carefully chosen selection by narrowing down a vast array of submissions.
Within the selection, audiences and the festival’s jury will be treated to a diverse range of genres, encompassing fiction films, animated creations, powerful documentaries, and captivating freestyle films.
The official selection offers a plethora of film delights, from heartwarming stories that touch the soul to eye-catching animations that mesmerize, and thought-provoking documentaries that challenge perspectives. These films arrived from more than 20 countries: Croatia, Bosnia island Herzegovina, Serbia, United Kingdom, USA , Poland, France,Sweeden, Norway, Germany , Ireland, Denmark, Ukraine, Indonesia, China, Singapore, India, Peru, Iran, Brazil, Kyrgyzstan and Kazahsta. The festival’s global reach is a testament to the universality of the language of film.
Read more about the results of the selection as well as the complete list here:
We are gearing up to welcome cinephiles, industry professionals, and aspiring filmmakers from around the world to partake in this yellow adventure. The selected films will be screened during the festival, and audiences will have the opportunity to engage with the creative minds behind these films during insightful Q&A sessions.
Embrace the current, a river of film awaits, get ready to dive in!