Bašta fest ()

Basta fest


15 Jan 2019
Call for entries

01 Feb 2019
Early deadline

10 Mar 2019
Standard deadline

01 Apr 2019
Late deadline

01 Apr 2019
Festival closed

25 May 2019
Notification date

04 Jul 2019
07 Jul 2019


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

Festival description
Short Films 30'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
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Festival start: 04 July 2019      Festival end: 07 July 2019

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. This year, the festival is being held for the sixth time, taking place from the 4th until 7th of July, 2019. Due to the profession of the founders (actors Jovan Jelisavčić and Maja Šuša), the festival's main point of interest is collaboration between directors and actors. We believe that focusing on 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 the 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 Director (Golden Indication), The Best Actor and Best Actress (Golden Interpretation) and The Best Screenplay (Gold Inspiration). Youth Jury also awards a prize for the Best film (Youth Jury prize), and their participation in the program encourages and cultivates 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 up to 30 minutes. Applicants' must be produced within the last two years (i.e. not be older than 2017). 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.

- Deadline for applications is 1st of April 2019.

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



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