Bašta fest (9)

Basta fest


20 Nov 2021
Call for entries

20 Dec 2021
Early deadline

15 Feb 2022
Standard deadline

01 Mar 2022
Late deadline

15 Mar 2022
Festival closed

20 May 2022
Notification date

30 Jun 2022
03 Jul 2022


Vuka Karadžića 14,  31250, Bajina Bašta, Zlatibor region, Serbia

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 30 June 2022      Festival end: 03 July 2022

Bašta Fest is an international short fiction film festival held in Bajina Bašta, Western Serbia. It is an annual event that is taking place during the first weekend of July and it lasts for four days. Due to the profession of the founders (actors Jovan Jelisavčić and Maja Šuša), the festival's main point of interest is a collaboration between directors and actors. We believe that focusing on the quality of that joint artistic effort will have a positive impact on the positioning of Bašta Fest among short film festivals. Bašta Fest is of great importance for the decentralization of culture since it has brought diverse film, music and off program to this beautiful region. One of the priorities of the festival is to promote the incredible natural beauty to a large number of visitors. Nevertheless, our primary goal is to convert this festival into an exciting cultural oasis, which supports local and international young artists, putting emphasis on short fiction films with authenticity. The main selection is a competition short film program, while two films are screened as a part of non-competition, special program every year - one during the opening and one during the closing ceremony. The last to be screened is a Serbian debut feature film, chosen by Bašta fest team as the most successful one in the previous year. The entrance to all screenings at Bašta is free of charge, while they are always being held under the open night skies. There are currently two official festival locations: Borići park and lake Perućac.

The main selection is a competition film program, and it is being chosen by festival's programmers, emerging young film directors from Serbia. A three-member jury of film authors and artists gives cash prizes and statuettes. The awards are given for: The Best film (Golden Imagination), The Best Actor and Best Actress (Golden Interpretation). Youth Jury also awards a prize for the Best film (Youth Jury prize), and their participation in the program encourages and cultivates the responsible critical approach of high-school students.

Bašta Fest is an international short fiction film festival, which means that to be selected for the competition program, you may only apply fiction films for up to 30 minutes. Applicants must be produced within the last two years (i.e. not be older than 2020). Keep in mind that the festival pays special attention to the collaboration between the director and actors, thus when choosing films, priority will be given to those with authentic acting achievements.

- You can submit your film through Festhome.

- If your film is in a language other than English, it must have English subtitles.

- The deadline for applications is the 15th of March 2022.

- We reserve the right to keep all the films sent to us.



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